Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur dies

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur (1982-1986) died Thursday at the age of 95 at the Santa Fe Clinic in Bogotá, where he had been admitted to the last


Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur during the event in Bogotá in 2014. EFE

He had been admitted in the last hours for a kidney condition

Betancur was president from 1982 to 1986

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur (1982-1986) died Thursday at the age of 95 at the Santa Fe Clinic in Bogotá , where he had been admitted in the last hours to be treated for a kidney condition.

The announcement was made by the Colombian vice-president, Marta Lucía Ramírez , who wrote on Twitter: "RIP (may peace rest) the former president Belisario Betancur, his life, his work, his love for Colombia, his insatiable intellectual curiosity, his greatness as a public man and in retirement, they constitute an example of what should be ".

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