Death of Carlos Gaviria

May 8, 1937 - March 31, 2015
Bogota, Colombia | Age 77

Leftist Colombian jurist dies at 77
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By JOSHUA GOODMAN, The Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Carlos Gaviria, a former Colombian presidential candidate who became an icon of the country's democratic left while presiding over its constitutional court, died Tuesday night. He was 77.

Gaviria died two weeks after checking into a Bogota hospital with a respiratory infection.

President Juan Manuel Santos confirmed the jurist's death on Twitter, saying his passing represents "an enormous loss for the country."<...

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