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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Visits Cuba

Havana, Cuba, Mar 7.- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is on a working visit to Cuba to meet with his Cuban peer, Raul Castro, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Biographical data on Juan Manuel Santos Calderón

Santos, 60, will talk separately with Raul Castro and Chavez, who is in Havana recovering from surgery, Granma newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The Colombian president took office in August 2010 for a four-year term. Previously, he was the minister of Foreign Trade, Finance and National Defense.

Santos founded the "Buen Gobierno" Foundation and set up the U Party in 2005, a group that is currently the largest political force in Colombia.

He was also head of the Colombian Delegation at the International Coffee Organization in London.

Father of three children, Santos was a columnist and assistant director of El Tiempo newspaper. (Prensa Latina).

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