Why The Nation Exalts The Memory Of Dr. Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, In The Fifty Years Of His Assassination, The Completion Of Construction Of "national Exploratory" Is Ordered And Dictate Other Provisions

Original Language Title: Por la cual la Nación exalta la memoria del doctor Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, en los cincuenta años de su magnicidio, se ordena la terminación de la construcción de "El Exploratorio Nacional" y se dictan otras disposiciones

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1998 LAW 425

(January 13)

Official Journal No. 43,216 of 16 January 1998

For which the Nation exalts the memory of Dr. Jorge Eliecer Gaitán, in the fifty years of his assassination, the completion of the construction of "The National Exploration" is ordered.

and other provisions are dictated.



ARTICLE 1o. The Republic of Colombia exalts the memory of Dr. Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, in the fifty years of his assassination that will be fulfilled on April 9, 1998, who was an insigner, a driver and This is the first step in the fight for the moral and democratic restoration of Colombia, the country's national redemption manager in the face of the political country, a symbol of citizen coexistence, and a great fighter for strengthening the country. Participatory Democracy in Colombia and Latin America.

Throughout his brilliant career in service to the country he was awarded, as few Latin Americans, for his academic studies in the field of philosophy, sciences and was therefore received, from very young, as a member of the Academy of Sciences of Bremen (Germany). He became a distinguished political figure, serving as a popular leader in the defense of the humble of all parties.

His conditions of leadership allowed him to awaken the country from his prolonged feudal dream thanks to his indeclinable and persistent battle. Her strong personality aquilated with her professional preparation, her studies and her scientific basis based not only on knowledge but also on feeling.

As a politician he remains deep in the national soul, as the ultimate proof of his authenticity and greatness. No one can erase from the memory of our people the content of their struggles.

President of the Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministries of Education and Labor and Social Security, the Presidencies of the Senate of the Republic, the Chamber of Deputies, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Supreme Court of Justice, the Ministries of Education and Labor and Social Security. Representatives, the Assembly of Cundinamarca, the Bogota Council and the Mayor of Bogota.

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ARTICLE 2o. As a perennial homage to your memory and for the purpose of commemorating the 50 years of the physical disappearance of the illustrious public servant, order a series of events, actions and projects that allow consolidate the paradigm of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, as follows:

a) Completion of the construction of "El Exploratorio Nacional," whose cost will be nine billion pesos ($9,000,000,000), architectural work and cultural complex that is part of the Colombian Institute of Participation Jorge Eliecer Gaitan "Collparticipate", which will be embodied and conducive to the exercise of Participatory Democracy;

b) The Congress of the Republic will edit, print and promote the publication of twenty thousand copies of a book with the memoirs of Jorge Eliecer Gaitán, a work written by his daughter Gloria Gaitan;

c) The Ministry of Communications will issue a stamp of different denominations with the effigy of Jorge Eliecer Gaitán from April 9, 1998, where his ideas, strength and a legend will be reflected that he will express: " I am not a man, I am a village ";

d) The Bank of the Republic, will design and issue a ticket with the effigy of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, which will circulate throughout the national territory from April 9, 1998;

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e) The National Government, through the Ministry of Communications, will finance a work dedicated to creating a video of fiction or documentary about the life and thinking of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan;

f) The National Government, through the Colombian Institute of Participation, "Collparticipate", will call for a creative contest in illustrated stories and will draw up a fiction card on the life and thinking of Jorge Eliecer Gaitan;

g) The National Government, through "Colpartaking", will finance and promote a Congress on Participatory Democracy, which will discuss the Thesis of Gaitan and Simon Bolivar on the Fourth Power, "The Moral Power," as Gaitan will call it, drawing inspiration from the Liberator and the modern conception of transition with a Ministry of Participation;

National Government will promote, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Commission of Commemoration of the OAS, the linkage of the countries that make up our America to obtain from the different the donation of sculptures and works of art, representative of each country, to be placed in the "National Exploratory" by the respective delegates that integrate the Memorial Conference of the 50 years of the Organization of States Americanos, OEA;

i) The National Government through the Ministry of Interior will promote the First American Indigenous Summit, which is currently being prepared by the Nobel Prize Foundation Rigoberta Menchú.

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ARTICLE 3o. The National Government will make appropriate appropriations, starting from the 1997 budget for the execution of the expenses required by this law.

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ARTICLE 4. This law applies as of its publication in the Official Journal.

The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic,

Amylkar Acosta Medina.

The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic,

Pedro Pumarejo Vega.

The President of the honorable House of Representatives,

Carlos Ardila Ballesteros.

The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,

Diego Vivas Tafur.

Republic of Colombia-National Government

Publish and execute.

Dada en Santa Fe de Bogotá, D. C., on January 13, 1998.


The Minister of the Interior,

Carlos Holmes Trujillo Garcia.

The Minister of Finance and Public Credit,

Antonio Jose Urdinola Uribe.

The Minister of Communications,

Jose Fernando Bautista Quintero.

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