Alvaro Uribe

  • Colombian statesman
  • Born July 4, 1952

Álvaro Uribe Vélez (born 4 July 1952) is a Colombian politician who served as the 31st President of Colombia from 7 August 2002 to 7 August 2010. Uribe studied law. Álvaro Uribe focused his political career and became a member of the Colombian Liberal Party. In 1993 he attended Harvard University, receiving a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management at Harvard Extension School and Certificate in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at Harvard Law School. Between 1998 and 1999, he studied at St Antony's College, Oxford, England, on a Chevening-Simón Bolívar scholarship and was appointed Senior Associate Member at St Antony's College.

I will protect all Colombians regardless of whether the attacks come from guerrillas or paramilitaries.

For security you need more soldiers, you need more policemen, you need more vehicles, you need more planes, you need more guns, you need more communications.

The basic dream of many Colombians is to have a secure nation, without exclusions, with equity, and without hatred.

In the name of justice there cannot be subjection and in the name of peace there cannot be impunity.

When I get the morning report on security, I call those battalions in the regions where there are problems.

When you review the Central American wars or other Latin American wars, you find that there were dictators and there were insurgents.

No one can feel as the owner of the country and no one can feel excluded from the right of property. We must all suffer Colombia.

I just want to serve Colombia.