Fernando Londoño

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Fernando Londoño Hoyos
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1st Minister of the Interior and Justice of Colombia
In office
27 December 2002 – 7 August 2004
President Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded by *Office created
Succeeded by Sabas Pretelt de la Vega
8th Minister of the Interior of Colombia
In office
7 August 2002 – 27 December 2002
President Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded by Armando Estrada Villa
Succeeded by *Office abolished
Personal details
Born (1944-12-27) 27 December 1944 (age 73)
Manizales, Caldas, Colombia
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Patricia Villa Posse (1968-1975)
María Margarita Camargo Espinosa (1978-present)
Relations Fernando Londoño y Londoño (father)
Children Cristina Londoño Villa
Rosario Londoño Villa
Tatiana Londoño Camargo
Fernando Londoño Camargo
Alma mater Pontifical Xavierian University (LLB, 1967)
Profession Lawyer

Fernando Londoño Hoyos (born 27 December 1944) is a Colombian politician, lawyer, and economist. A longtime member of the Colombian Conservative Party, Londoño served as the 1st Minister of the Interior and Justice of Colombia from 2002 to 2004 during the Administration of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez.

Londoño has worked as a journalist since leaving government.[1] He is a columnist and opinion writer for several Colombian newspapers. He also hosts a radio talk show, La Hora de la Verdad.[1]

Londoño was wounded in a targeted bombing in Bogotá on 15 May 2012.[1] Two people on a motorbike attached an explosive device to his car shortly before the explosion.[1] Londoño survived the terrorist attack, but the blast killed his driver and a police escort.[1] The attack, which took place in Bogota's financial district, injured twenty bystanders.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Fernando was born on 27 December 1944 in Manizales to Fernando Londoño y Londoño and Melba Hoyos Botero. He attended to the presitigous San Bartolomé La Merced School in Bogotá where he finished his primary and secondary studies, and latter attended the Pontifical Xavierian University where he graduated in 1967 with a Bachelor of Laws.[2][3] On 7 December 1968 Londoño married colleague and fellow alumni, Patricia,[4] He remarried in 1978, this time to María Margarita Camargo Espinosa.[5] From his first marriage he had two daughters, Cristina (b 1969) and Rosario (b 1971); from his second and current marriage he has one daughter, Tatiana (b 1979), and one son, Fernando (b 1981).[6]


Minister of the Interior and Justice[edit]

On 12 July 2002, then President-elect Álvaro Uribe Vélez ratified Londoño as his choice for Minister of the Interior.[7] Upon taking office on 7 August 2002, Uribe sworn in his new Cabinet and Londoño as the 8th Minister of the Interior entrusting him with the Ministry of Justice and Law as well.[8] He remained in that post until the ministries were reorganized and consolidated together to form the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, and Londoño reappointed as its 1st Minister.

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Garcia, Eduardo; Acosta, Luis Jaime (2012-05-15). "Bomb targeting former Colombian minister kills two". Bogotá. Reuters News. Retrieved 2012-05-16. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Barón Ortega, Julio (1999). El Conservatismo Colombiano: Su Historia Y Sus Hombres [Colombian Conservatism: Its History and Men] (in Spanish). 3. Tunja: Editorial Jotamar. p. 163. ISBN 9789589665329. OCLC 42949602. Retrieved 2012-05-19. 
  3. ^ Fernando, Londoño Hoyos (1967). El Poder del Juez [The Power of the Judge] (Thesis/Dissertation) (in Spanish). Bogotá: Editorial Kelly. LCCN 68051044. OCLC 20496179. 
  4. ^ Ortega, María Elvira (1968-10-20). "Bogotá Social". El Tiempo (in Spanish): 12. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  5. ^ Báez Albarracín, José Ángel (2002-09-20). "El Balcón de los Londoño" [The Londoños' Balcony]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  6. ^ Duzán Sáenz, María Jimena (2012-05-19). "'Que no me pregunten si eran de izquierda o de derecha'" ['Don't ask me if they were from the left of the right']. En Plata Blanca (in Spanish). Bogotá: Semana (1568). ISSN 0124-5473. Retrieved 2012-05-20. 
  7. ^ "Uribe Ratifica A Fernando Londoño" [Uribe Ratifies Fernando Londoño]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá. 2002-07-13. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  8. ^ "Decreto Que Nombra al Ministro del Interior y Justicia" [Decree that Names Minister of the Interior and Justice] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Press Office of the President (CNE). 2002-08-07. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 

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