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Gilberto Echeverri Mejía

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200 Momentos: Gilberto Echeverri y Guillermo Gaviría

 

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Con este homenaje recordaron a Guillermo Gaviria Correa y Gilberto Echeverri | Noticias Caracol

 

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15 años sin Guillermo Gaviria y Gilberto Echeverri

 

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Intercambio vial Gilberto Echeverri Mejía

Gilberto Echeverri Mejía was a Colombian electrical engineer and politician who on 22 April 2002 was kidnapped by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - FARC-EP along with the then-Governor of Antioquia Guillermo Gaviria Correa among others while participating in a peace walk and held hostage until 5 May 2003 when he was murdered by the guerrillas during a botched rescue operation by government forces deep in the jungles. A Liberal party politician, he had previously served as Ambassador of Colombia to Ecuador from 1975 to 1977 in the Administration of President Alfonso López Michelsen, Minister of Economic Development from 1978 to 1980 in the Administration of President Julio César Turbay Ayala, Minister of National Defence from 1997 to 1998 in the Administration of President Ernesto Samper Pizano, and was working as peace advisor to Governor Gaviria before he was kidnapped.
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