Dr. Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento: Politician – Colombia (Posthumous) (Integrity Award)

Filed under - Politics and government

Received the Award on 7 October 2001

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"Men can be eliminated but ideas cannot. On the contrary, when men are eliminated ideas become reinforced."
Dr. Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento

Dr. Luis Carlos Galán Sarmiento, Senator, was assassinated on 18 August 1989. Dr Sarmiento is a role model for those fighting corruption in Latin America and throughout the world. A gifted and dedicated politician, he fearlessly explored the links between organised crime, drug trafficking and government. For this, he was killed while on the campaign trail as he was running for President. His brutal murder, ordered by Colombia's drug cartels, remains unpunished, more than 10 years later. He received the Integrity Award posthumously in 2001.

Country / Territory - Colombia   
Region - Americas   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Organised crime   |   Politics and government   

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