Germán Santa María Barragán
Germán Santa María Barragán (born 24 January 1950) is the current Ambassador of Colombia to Portugal. 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. 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
|President||Juan Manuel Santos Calderón|
|Preceded by||Arturo Sarabia Better|
Germán Santamaría Barragán
24 January 1950
Líbano, Tolima, Colombia
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. 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. 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.
- 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).
- "Toda Una Vida en El Tiempo" [A Whole Life in El Tiempo]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- "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.
- 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.
- "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.
- "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.
- 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.
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