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Vera Grabe Loewenherz
Senator of Colombia

In office
July 20, 1991 – July 20, 1994
Member of the Colombian Chamber of Representatives

In office
Personal details
Born 1951
Bogotá, DC, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Political party M-19 Democratic Alliance
Other political
Social and Political Front (associated with)
Alma mater University of Valle
University of the Andes (Masters)
University of Granada (Doctorate)
Profession Anthropologist, Political Scientist
Military service
Allegiance 19th of April Movement
Years of service (1970-1990)
Rank Commander
Battles/wars Colombian armed conflict

Vera Grabe Loewenherz is a Colombian anthropologist, politician, and former member of the Colombian guerrilla M-19, of which she was also a co-founder. She successfully rejoined society through a peace accord that permitted rebels to disarm and suffer no retaliation from the Government.

Under the banner of the M-19 Democratic Alliance, a political party spin-off of the former armed group, she was elected to Congress, first as Representative of the Chamber, and then as Senator of Colombia. In the Colombian presidential election of 2002 she ran as Vice Presidential candidate for Luis Eduardo Garzón in the Social and Political Front ticket.[1]

She has worked as a diplomatic attachée on human rights with the Embassy of Colombia in Spain, Director of the NGO Observatorio para la Paz (1998–1999), professor and editor, and peace advocate.[2][3]


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