Colombian people of Italian descent

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  1. Shakira



    Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (/ʃəˈkɪərə/; born February 2, 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer, and model. Born and raised in Barranquilla, she began performing in school, demonstrating Latin, Arabic, and rock and roll influences and belly dancing abilities. Shakira released her first studio albums, Magia and Peligro, in the early 1990s, failing to attain commercial success; however, she rose to prominence in Latin America with her major-label debut, Pies Descalzos (1996), and her fourth album, Dónde Están los Ladrones? (1998).

  2. John Leguizamo

    John Leguizamo


    John Alberto Leguizamo (/ˌlɛɡwɪˈzɑːm/; born July 22, 1964) is a ColombianAmerican actor, voice actor, producer, comedian, playwright and screenwriter. As of 2009, Leguizamo has appeared in over 75 films, produced over 10 films, starred on Broadway in several productions (winning several awards), made over a dozen television appearances, and has produced or starred in many other television shows.

  3. Miguel Varoni

    Miguel Varoni


    Miguel Varoni (born Miguel Américo Belloto Gutiérrez; December 11, 1964) is a Colombian-Argentinian host, actor and director. He is married to Colombian actress Catherine Siachoque. He is the son of the actress Teresa Gutiérrez.

  4. Silvia Tcherassi

    Silvia Tcherassi


    Silvia Eugenia Tcherassi (born August 21, 1965) is a Miami-based, fashion designer, born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Tcherassi was the carnival queen of Barranquilla's Carnival in 1986. She has been described as "revolutionizing the Latin American fashion scene in a definitive way." Elle has described her dresses as "tempting". She once said, "My creations are absolutely designed to serve a woman, from 18 to 50 years old." Her collections have been showcased in the catwalks of Milan and Paris fashion weeks.

  5. Olga Elena Mattei

    Olga Elena Mattei


    Olga Elena Mattei Echavarría (born 1933 in Arecibo) is a Puerto Rican-born Colombian poet. She has won several poetry awards in Colombia and other Spanish-speaking countries. She has published around 16 books, all of them in Spanish. In 1979 she participated in the "International Writers Program" at the University of Iowa (Usono).

  6. Gustavo Petro

    Gustavo Petro


    Gustavo Francisco Petro Urrego, (born April 19, 1960) is a Colombian politician and economist, and current mayor of the capital city of Bogota. In his youth, he was a member of the militant guerrilla group 19th of April Movement, which later evolved into the Alianza Democrática M-19, a political party in which Petro also participated. Years later he would become the presidential candidate for the Alternative Democratic Pole in the 2010 Colombian election, but lost coming fourth after the now President Juan Manuel Santos, Antanas Mockus and German Vargas Lleras respectively. In 2011 Petro, running for his Movimiento Progresistas (es) (Progresistas Movement), won the elections for Mayor of Bogotá, the second most important position in Colombian executive power, garnering 32% of the vote and defeating former mayor Enrique Peñalosa, Gina Parody, and Carlos Fernando Galán.

  7. Manuel María Mallarino

    Manuel María Mallarino


    Manuel María Mallarino Ibargüen (18 June 1808 – 6 January 1872) was the 8th Vice President of New Granada, and as such served as Acting President from 1855 to 1857.

  8. Salvatore Mancuso

    Salvatore Mancuso


    Salvatore Mancuso Gómez, also known as "el Mono Mancuso","Santander Lozada" or "Triple Cero", among other names (born August 17, 1964 in Montería, Córdoba) is a Colombian paramilitary leader, once second in command of the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) paramilitary group. The paramilitary groups commanded by Mancuso fought the guerrillas (mainly EPL, FARC and ELN), and financed their activities by receiving donations from land owners, drug trafficking, extortions and robbery.

  9. Jhon Culma

    Jhon Culma


    Jhon Jairo Culma, sometimes spelled as John Jairo Culma (born 17 March 1981) is a Colombian footballer.

  10. Armando Benedetti

    Armando Benedetti


    Armando Alberto Benedetti Villaneda (born 29 August 1967) is a Colombian politician, currently serving as Senator of Colombia since 2006. He also served as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia from 2002 to 2006.

  11. Marta Lucía Ramírez

    Marta Lucía Ramírez


    Martha Lucía Ramírez Blanco (born 4 July 1954) is a Colombian lawyer and politician.

  12. Catalina Morales

    Catalina Morales


    Catalina Morales Gómez (born December 11, 1990 in Cali, Colombia) is a Colombian-Puerto Rican lawyer, TV Host, model and beauty pageant titleholder. She represented Guaynabo municipality at Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2015 and will represent Puerto Rico at Miss Universe 2015.

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