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Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez (2 October 1912 — 31 December 2005)[1] was a Colombian civil engineer, businessman and writer who served as 12th Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, and held various ministries during the Military Junta and the National Front in Colombia. As Colombian Minister of Foment in 1957 during the administration of General Gabriel París Gordillo, he helped design and implement the mechanism that would eventually become known as the Vallejo Plan, a business plan that would allow Colombian companies to import raw materials, specialized equipment, and industrial machinery with duty-free exemptions or lowered tariffs, if those materials and/or equipment would go towards producing marketable exporting goods, as an incentive to industrialize the national economy and open up to international markets.[2][3][4][5][6]

Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez
Official UN Portrait of Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez.
Official UN Portrait of Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez.
Minister of Government of Colombia
In office
7 August 1970 – 17 November 1970
PresidentMisael Pastrana Borrero
Preceded byDouglas Botero Boshell
Succeeded byAbelardo Forero Benavides
12th Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations
In office
1 October 1969 – 14 September 1970
PresidentCarlos Lleras Restrepo
Preceded byJulio César Turbay Ayala
Succeeded byAugusto Espinosa Valderrama
44th Minister of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia
In office
14 July 1965 – 7 August 1966
PresidentGuillermo León Valencia
Preceded byHernando Durán Dussán
Succeeded byAbdón Espinosa Valderrama
7th Minister of Foment of Colombia
In office
11 May 1957 – 10 December 1957
PresidentGabriel París Gordillo
Preceded byMariano Ospina Navia
Succeeded byHarold Henry Eder Caicedo
Personal details
Born(1912-10-02)2 October 1912
Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia
Died31 December 2005(2005-12-31) (aged 93)
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
NationalityColombian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Nelly Mejía Arbeláez (-1980)
Alma materNational University of Colombia at Medellín
ProfessionCivil Engineer

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Personal lifeEdit

Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez was born in Rionegro, Antioquia on 4 October 1912 to Antonio José Nestor Vallejo Mejía and Zoraida Dolores Arbeláez Echeverri. He married his first cousin Nelly Mejía Arbeláez, with whom he had ten children, nine of them surviving into adulthood: María Eugenia, Luz Marina, María Cristina, María Inés, Nestor Francisco, Jesús Alberto, Rosario del Pilar, José Joaquín, and Pablo.[7]

Selected worksEdit

  • Vallejo Arbeláez, Joaquín (1976). El Mistério del Tiempo [The Mystery of Time] (in Spanish). Candelaria, Valle del Cauca: Italgraf. OCLC 155470210.
  • Vallejo Arbeláez, Joaquín (1971). A.B.C. de la Integración Latinoamericana [The ABC of Latin American Integration]. El Dedo en la herida, 38 (in Spanish). Bogotá: Tercer Mundo. OCLC 253171025.
  • Vallejo Arbeláez, Joaquín (1980). La Libertad y las Ciencias [Freedom and the Sciences]. Las Fronteras de las Libertades [The Limits of Freedoms] (in Spanish). I. Palmira, Valle del Cauca: Printer Colombiana. OCLC 7946366.
  • Vallejo Arbeláez, Joaquín (1980). La Libertad en la Filosofia [Freedom in Philosophy]. Las Fronteras de las Libertades [The Limits of Freedoms] (in Spanish). II. Palmira, Valle del Cauca: Printer Colombiana. OCLC 7946366.
  • Vallejo Arbeláez, Joaquín (1980). La Libertad Humana Ante la Etica y el Derecho [Human Freedom Before Ethic and Law]. Las Fronteras de las Libertades [The Limits of Freedoms] (in Spanish). III. Palmira, Valle del Cauca: Printer Colombiana. OCLC 7946366.
  • Vallejo Arbeláez, Joaquín (1980). La Practica de la Libertad [The Practice of Freedom]. Las Fronteras de las Libertades [The Limits of Freedoms] (in Spanish). IV. Palmira, Valle del Cauca: Printer Colombiana. OCLC 7946366.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Murió el ex ministro de Estado Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez" [Dies the Former State Minister Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez]. Caracol Radio (in Spanish). 2006-01-01. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  2. ^ Sierra Montoya, Jorge Emilio (2004). "Vallejo Arbeláez, Joaquín: El "Papá" del Plan Vallejo" [Vallejo Arbeláez, Joaquín: The "Father" of the Vallejo Plan]. 50 Protagonistas de la Economía Colombiana [50 Protagonists of the Colombian Economy] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Faculty of Economics. ISBN 978-958-9029-61-9. OCLC 254600966. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  3. ^ "Decreto 1209 de 2006" [Decree 1209 of 2006] (PDF). Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Bogotá: Office of the President of the Republic [Colombia] (46): 246. 2006-04-21. Retrieved 2010-12-29. Por el cual se honra la memoria del señor Joaquín Vallejo Arbeláez
  4. ^ González Díaz, Andrés (1982). "Junta Militar Bajo Mayor General Gabriel París" [Military Junta under Major General Gabriel París]. Ministros del siglo XX, Vol. 2 [Minister of the 20th Century, Vol, 2] (in Spanish). Luis Ángel Arango Library. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  5. ^ González Díaz, Andrés (1982). "Guillermo León Valencia". Ministros del siglo XX, Vol. 2 [Minister of the 20th Century, Vol, 2] (in Spanish). Luis Ángel Arango Library. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  6. ^ González Díaz, Andrés (1982). "Misael Pastrana Borrerp". Ministros del siglo XX, Vol. 2 [Minister of the 20th Century, Vol, 2] (in Spanish). Luis Ángel Arango Library. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  7. ^ Garvía Vásquez, Julio César. "Álvaro Uribe Vélez y su parentesco con Pablo Escobar Gaviria y Otros" [Álvaro Uribe Vélez and his relation to Pablo Escobar Gaviria and Others] (PDF). Genealogía Colombiana, Volumen III [Colombian Genealogy, Volume III] (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-12-30.

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