Viviane Morales Hoyos

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Viviane Morales Hoyos
Senator of Colombia
Assumed office
20 July 2014
7th Attorney General of Colombia
In office
12 January 2011 – 6 March 2012
Nominated by Juan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded by Guillermo Ignacio Mendoza Diago
Succeeded by Martha Lucía Zamora Ávila
Senator of Colombia
In office
20 July 1998 – 20 July 2002
Constituency Capital District
Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia
In office
1 December 1991 – 20 July 1998
Personal details
Born (1962-03-17) 17 March 1962 (age 55)
Bogotá, D.C., Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party Liberal
Other political
Christian Union (1991-1998)
Front of Hope (1998-2002)
Spouse(s) Luis Alfonso Gutiérrez (1987-2000)
Carlos Alonso Lucio López
(2000-2008; 2011-present)
Children Gabriela Gutiérrez Morales
Esteban Gutiérrez Morales
Sara Gutiérrez Morales
Alma mater Our Lady of the Rosary University (LLB, 1984)
Pantheon-Sorbonne University (LLM, 1985)
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic (1962-1979)
Evangelical (1979- present)
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Morales and the second or maternal family name is Hoyos.

Viviane Aleyda Morales Hoyos (born 17 March 1962) was the 7th Attorney General of Colombia and the first woman to hold that post.[1] She was elected by the Supreme Court of Justice out of a list of three candidates presented by President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón that also included Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero and Carlos Gustavo Arrieta Padilla. On 2 March 2012, she resigned days after her election as Attorney General was invalidated by the Council of State due to irregularities in her election.[2] Her resignation was accepted on 5 March 2012 by the Supreme Court.[3]

Currently, she's part of the Colombian Senate since 2014. She was elected for a term of four years with possibility of unlimited reelection.


  1. ^ "Llegó la era Viviane Morales". El Espectador (in Spanish). Bogotá. 11 January 2011. ISSN 0122-2856. OCLC 436626557. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Colombia chief prosecutor Viviane Morales resigns". BBC News. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Corte Suprema aceptó renuncia de fiscal Viviane Morales". El Espectador (in Spanish). Bogotá. 5 March 2012. ISSN 0122-2856. OCLC 436626557. Retrieved 1 June 2013.