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President Arango of the Republic of Columbia Addresses the UN
NYP2001111123 -10 NOVEMBER 2001-NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: President Andres Pastrana Arango of the Republic of Columbia addresses the 56th session of the United Nations on November 10, 2001 in New York City. RLW/mg/Monika Graff UPI
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Andrés Pastrana Arango (born 17 August 1954) was the President of Colombia from 1998 to 2002, following in the footsteps of his father, Misael Pastrana, who was president from 1970 to 1974.

During his father's presidency, he was a student in Colegio San Carlos. He got a degree in law at the Our Lady of the Rosary University in 1977. After obtaining a postgraduate degree at Harvard University (a non degree course on french culinary history) in the United States, he returned to Colombia. On his return he founded a magazine called Guión and a television news program called Noticiero TV Hoy. As a regular news anchor he became a nationally known figure.

In 1982 he formally began his political career, gaining a seat on the local Bogotá council. He also specialized in press articles on the production and trafficking of cocaine, for which he gained many journalistic awards. In 1991 he was elected Senator.

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