Germán Santa María Barragán

Germán Santa María Barragán (born 24 January 1950)[1] is the current Ambassador of Colombia to Portugal.[2] A renowned journalist in Colombia, he is a five-time winner of the Simón Bolívar National Award in Journalism, and twice served as president of the Bogotá Circle of Journalists; he has been a contributor for El Tiempo for eleven years, and editor-in-chief of Diners magazine since 1999.[3] As a writer, his novel No Morirás won the Julio Cortázar Ibero-American Short Story Award, and was turned into a made-for-television film by director Jorge Alí Triana and aired in 1997.

Germán Santa María Barragán
23rd Colombia Ambassador to Portugal
Assumed office
31 May 2011
PresidentJuan Manuel Santos Calderón
Preceded byArturo Sarabia Better
Personal details
Germán Santamaría Barragán

(1950-01-24) 24 January 1950 (age 70)
Líbano, Tolima, Colombia
OccupationJournalist, writer


Santa María was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Colombia to Portugal on 2 March 2011 by President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón at a ceremony at the Palace of Nariño.[4] Santa María presented his Letters of Credence to the President of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, on 31 May 2011 during a ceremony at the Belém Palace.[5] As Ambassador to Portugal, Santa María is also accredited as Non-Resident Ambassador of Colombia to the African nations of Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, the Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.[6]

Selected worksEdit

  • Los Días del Calor [The Days of Heat]. Bogotá: Ediciones Punto Rojo. 1970. OCLC 2019584.
  • Marilyn. Ibagué: University of Tolima. 1974. OCLC 1671936.
  • Morir Último [To Die Last]. Bogotá: Carlos Valencia Editores. 1978. ISBN 978-84-8277-001-7. OCLC 5100647.
  • Crónicas [Chronicles]. Colección Narrativa (5). Ibagué: Instituto Tolimense de Cultura. 1981. OCLC 9195855.
  • Colombia Y Otras Sangres: Díez Años de Periodismo [Colombia and Other Blood: Ten Years of Journalism]. Bogotá: Planeta Editores. 1987. ISBN 978-958-614-248-9. OCLC 17793253. Lay summary (1988).
  • No Morirás [You Will Not Die]. Bogotá: Editorial Oveja Negra. 1992. ISBN 978-958-06-0084-8. OCLC 253099556. Lay summary (7 February 1993).

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Toda Una Vida en El Tiempo" [A Whole Life in El Tiempo]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Germán Santamaría Barragán, nuevo Embajador de Colombia en Portugal" [Germán Santamaría Barragán, new Ambassador of Colombia in Portugal] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Press Office of the President of Colombia (SIG). 2 March 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  3. ^ Lara Salive, Patricia. "¡Hasta pronto, Germán!" [So Long Germán!] (in Spanish). Revista Diners. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Germán Santamaría Barragán, nuevo Embajador de Colombia en Portugal" (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, Press Office of the President of. 2 March 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  5. ^ "President of the Republic receives letters credential from new Ambassadors to Portugal". Lisbon: Portugal, Office of the President of. 31 May 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  6. ^ Colombia, President of (20 June 2011). "Decreto 2182 de 2011" (decree). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá: Colombia, National Printing Office (48, 107). ISSN 0122-2112. OCLC 500057889. Retrieved 14 December 2012.