Jorge Iván Ospina

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Jorge Ivan Ospina
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Senator of Colombia
Assumed office
20 July 12014
Mayor of Santiago de Cali
In office
1 January 2008 – 31 December 2011
Preceded by Sabas Ramiro Tafur Reyes
Succeeded by Rodrigo Guerrero Velasco
Personal details
Born (1965-10-01) 1 October 1965 (age 51)
Cali, Colombia
Political party Green Alliance
Alma mater University of Havana
Profession Surgeon

Jorge Iván Ospina (born October 1965 in Cali, Colombia) is a Colombian Senator and former mayor of Santiago de Cali, the third largest city in Colombia and the economic hub for Southwestern Colombia. [1] Ospina is also a doctor who has worked in the hospital located on the University of Valle, called, el hospital Universitario del Valle.[2] Ospina's father, Ivan was a guerrilla fighter and co-founder of the revolutionary group 19th of April Movement (M-19).


Ospina defeated Francisco Lloreda in the Colombian elections which were on October 28, 2007. Ospina won with 44%, leaving Lloreda with 39%, and 17% distributed by the other 6 Mayor of Cali candidates.