María Consuelo Araújo

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María Consuelo Araújo Castro
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia
In office
7 August 2006 – 19 February 2007
President Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded by Carolina Barco Isakson
Succeeded by Fernando Araújo Perdomo
6th Minister of Culture of Colombia
In office
7 August 2002 – 25 January 2006
President Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Preceded by Aracely Morales López
Succeeded by Elvira Cuervo Uribe
Personal details
Born (1971-10-27) 27 October 1971 (age 45)
Valledupar, Cesar, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Spouse(s) Ricardo Mazalán
Children Susana Mazalán Araújo
Alma mater Universidad Externado de Colombia
Profession Economist
Religion Roman Catholic

María Consuelo Araújo Castro (born 27 October 1971) is a Colombian politician. In 2006 she was appointed Minister of Foreign Relations of the government of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. She had previously served as Minister of Culture from 2002 to 2006.

On 19 February 2007, she resigned her ministerial portfolio[1] following the arrest of her brother, Senator Álvaro Araújo Castro, investigated and condenated as co-author of support to paramilitary groups active in the country's ongoing internal conflict. Her father, Álvaro Araújo Noguera is under investigation for the same crimes.[2]

She recommended Fernando Araújo Perdomo (no relation) and he was appointed as new Minister by the President.

Maria Consuela Araujo has been Chief Executive Officer of Gran Colombia Gold Corp. since August 20, 2010. [3]


  1. ^ "Colombian foreign minister quits". BBC News. 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2007-02-19. 
  2. ^ Muse, Toby (February 16, 2007). "Colombia Won't Resign Despite Scandal". ABC News. 
  3. ^ "Maria Consuelo Araujo: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". Retrieved 30 December 2016. 

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