Biography of Gilberto Alzate Avendaño (1910-1960)

Lawyer, journalist and Colombian politician, born on October 10, 1910 in Manizales (Caldas) and died on November 26, 1960 in Santafe de Bogota. He/She began his studies in the school of Christ and ended up right in the University of Antioquia. As a politician, Alzate Avendaño set out to strengthen the ideology of the conservative party, which held various positions as its secretariat.

He was a member of the departmental Assembly of Caldas, representative to the Chamber and Senator of the Republic and Ambassador of Colombia in Spain during the term of the general Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. In addition, he/she founded and directed the Popular nationalist action (movement that sought to organize the political management of the country from a State strong and centralized, sympathizer with the National Socialist state and the Spanish phalanx).In the journalistic field, he/she directed several national, as national Eco & Colombia Journal newspapers, where served as an opposition campaign to the Government of Laureano Gómez. As a lawyer he/she devoted himself to the administrative proceedings, the civil and the mining in the 1940's. His literary production was reflected in texts as Africa speaks (1940), the function of intelligence (1954) and the centenary of Suárez (1955). Some of his political writings are: the rediscovery of the Liberator (1938), the revolution right (1946), incompatibilities (1953), social-catolica doctrine, Bolivarian thought (1953) and the woman comes in (1954).