Hernando Molina Araújo

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Hernando Molina Araújo
30th Governor of Cesar Department
In office
January 1, 2004 – May 17, 2007
Preceded by Rafael Bolaños Guerrero
Succeeded by Cristian Hernando Moreno Panezo
Personal details
Born (1961-08-28) August 28, 1961 (age 56)
Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Spouse(s) Katica Carvajal Riveira
Relations Consuelo Araújonoguera (mother)
Maria Consuelo Araújo (cousin)
Álvaro Araújo Castro (cousin)
Children Diana Carolina
Hernando Enrique
Andrés David
Profession politician

Hernando César Molina Araújo (born August 28, 1961 in Valledupar) is a Colombian politician. Son of Hernando Molina Céspedes and Consuelo Araújo, he studied at the Colegio Nacional Loperena in Valledupar and later studied Law in the Antonio Nariño University, but dropped out. He declares himself a self-taught man. Molina was governor of the Colombian Department of Cesar for the period 2004–2007, a term which he did not complete due to his involvement in the Parapolitica scandal. he was called to testify on May 17, 2007 at the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia.[1]



In 2003 Molina ran for the Cesar Department governorship without contestants after a highly influential AUC paramilitary leader in the region named Jorge 40 allegedly mounted pressure over the other two candidates to make them renounce their candidacies. These raised questions about Molina and his possible involvement with illegal paramilitary groups.[2][3]

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