Juan Gabriel Uribe Vegalara

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Juan Gabriel Uribe Vegalara
2nd Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia
In office
September 3, 2012 (2012-09-03) – September 11, 2013 (2013-09-11)
President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Frank Pearl González
Succeeded by Luz Helena Sarmiento Villamizar
Senator of Colombia
In office
30 September 1999 – 20 July 2002
Personal details
Born Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Ana María Ruán Perdomo
(1988)
Children Pablo Uribe Ruán
Manuela Uribe Ruán
Alma mater University of the Andes (LLB, )
Profession Lawyer, Journalist

Juan Gabriel Uribe Vegalara is a Colombian Conservative Party politician and journalist. He served as the 2nd Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia from 2012 to 2013, and as Senator of Colombia from 1998 to 2002. An award-winning journalist, he was Editor-in-chief of El Nuevo Siglo before his appointment as Minister.[1][2]

Minister of Environment[edit]

On 31 August 2012 President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón announced the designation of Uribe as Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia in replacement of Frank Pearl González.[3] Uribe was sworn in on 3 September 2012 in a ceremony at the Palace of Nariño.

Personal life[edit]

Juan Gabriel is the son of Juan Pablo Uribe Uribe and Elvira Vegalara Rojas.[4] He married Ana María Ruán Perdomo[4] in 1988 with whom he had two children, Pablo and Manuela.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El exsenador y exconsejero Juan Gabriel Uribe sería el nuevo Minambiente" (in Spanish). Bogotá. Caracol Radio. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Juan Gabriel Uribe reemplazaría a Frank Pearl en el Ministerio de Ambiente" (in Spanish). Bogotá. RCN Radio. 31 August 2012. Archived from the original on 7 May 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Presidente Santos designó ministros de Interior y de Ambiente" (in Spanish). Armenia, Quindío: Colombia, Office of the Presidency of. 31 August 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Bogotá Social". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá (26,919): 7C. 26 May 1988. ISSN 0121-9987. OCLC 28894254. Retrieved 30 April 2013.