Angelino Garzón (29 October, 1946) is the 10th and current Vice President of Colombia, serving under PresidentJuan Manuel Santos Calderón.
was the 69thGovernor of Valle del Cauca from 2004 to 2008, and served as the second Minister of Labour and Social Protection under the administration of President Andrés Pastrana Arango.
He was Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations in Geneva from 29 January 2009 until his resignation on March 2010, in preparation for his election to the Vice Presidency.
He has been a union leader for many labor union and in many positions among these General Secretary of the Central Union of Workers (Spanish: Central Unitaria de Trabajadores, CUT) between 1981 and 1990.
later ran for congressman and was elected to become part of the Constituent Assembly of Colombia that created the Colombian Constitution of 1991.
He also served as Vice President of the Patriotic Union Party.