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Ministries (Executive branch) - Overview

During the first term of President Álvaro Uribe, beginning in 2002, ministries were restructured. The President closed and merged ministries to reduce bureaucracy while assigning duties of suppressed ministries to Administrative Departments (i.e. the DAS, which is a form of an Administrative Department).
Here's a list of the current 13 Ministries of the Executive Branch of Colomba's government (in the correct Order of Precedence):
- Ministerio de Interior y de Justicia (Ministry of the Interior and Justice, official website at www.mij.gov.co) - Merging of Ministerio del Interior (Ministry of Interior) and Ministerio de Justicia (Ministry of Justice) to create a unified Ministry. (Separated into two ministries in 2011. See below for details. Ed.)
- Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, official website at www.minrelext.gov.co).
- Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público (Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, official website at www.minhacienda.gov.co)
- Ministerio de Defensa Nacional (Ministry of National Defense, official website at www.mindefensa.gov.co)
- Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, official website at www.minagricultura.gov.co)
- Ministerio de Protección Social (Ministry of Social Protection, official website at www.minproteccionsocial.gov.co) - Merging of Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) and Ministerio del Trabajo (Ministry of Labor) to create a unified ministry
- Ministerio de Minas y Energía (Ministry of Mines and Energy, official website at www.minminas.gov.co)
- Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, official website at www.mincomercio.gov.co) - Renamed after absorbing several Departamentos Administrativos (Administrative Departments)
- Ministerio de Educación Nacional (Ministry of National Eduction, official website at www.mineducacion.gov.co)
- Ministerio de Ambiente, Vivienda y Desarrollo Territorial (Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Regional Development, official website at www.minambiente.gov.co) - Absorbed the Ministerio de Desarrollo (Ministry of Development)
- Ministerio de Comunicaciones (Ministry of Communications, official website at www.mincomunicaciones.gov.co)
- Ministerio de Transporte (Minisitry of Transport, official website at www.mintransporte.gov.co)
- Ministerio de Cultura (Ministry of Culture, official website at www.mincultura.gov.co).  
For further and historic reference of the evolution of Ministries in the Colombian government see wikipedia.
Source: Colombian Presidency official website.
E. R., 3 August 2008

List of entities in the Executive Branch of Colombia can be seen at wikipedia. Please notice that this is list is based on the areas they cover according to the Ministries that actually exist in Colombia. Also this list includes many publicly owned companies, that may be in the process of being offered by the government to private investors.
E. R., 4 August 2008

The Colombian Ministerio del Interior y de Justicia (Ministry of Interior and Justice) has again been separated into two Ministries:
- Ministerio del Interior (Ministry of Interior) (official website)
- Ministerio de Justicia y del Derecho (Ministry of Justice and Law) (official website)
They were both established by Decree No. 2897 of August 11, 2011 (they were split by Law 1444 of 2011).
Source: http://www.minjusticia.gov.co/NewsDetail/403/1/MinisteriodeJusticiaydelDerecho
Esteban Rivera, 08 December 2011


Ministerio de Defensa Nacional (Ministry of National Defense)

image by Eugene Ipavec, 14 September 2006

The flag of the Ministerio de Defensa Nacional (Ministry of National Defense). Its official website located at www.mindefensa.gov.co.
E. R., 14 September 2006

Variant

image by Eugene Ipavec,

I saw a picture showing a variant of the already existing flag of the Ministry of National Defense. The flag includes the words Ministerio de Defensa Nacional.
Source: www.esinf.mil.co.
E. R., 5 July 2007


Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público (Ministry of Finance and Public Credit)

image by Eugene Ipavec, 22 March 2009

The flag of the Ministerio de Hacienda y Crédito Público (Ministry of Finance and Public Credit) is yellow with the Logotype of the letters M, H and C for "Ministerio", "Hacienda", "Crédito".
The Ministry is in charge of designing, coordinating, regulating and executing the economic, monetary and fiscal policies for Colombia in order to improve economic and social development. website at www.minhacienda.gov.co.
Source: Photo at CM& TV news.
E. R., 22 March 2009


Ministerio del Interior y de Justicia (Ministry of Interior and Justice - Between 2002 and 2011)

image by Eugene Ipavec, 1 June 2006

Yesterday I saw a broadcast on TV of Minister Sabas Pretelt de La Vega, the current Minister of Interior and Justice. On the background there was the flag of this Ministry. The flag is the Colombian tricolor, with the Coat of Arms on the middle, bordered by a red fringe, with the words REPUBLICA DE COLOMBIA, in yellow, capitals, inside the fringe, and on the bottom it reads MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR Y DE JUSTICIA, also in yellow.
The official websites of this Ministry are: www.mininteriorjusticia.gov.co, www.mij.gov.co.
E. R., 1 June 2006

The Colombian Ministerio del Interior y de Justicia (Ministry of Interior and Justice) has again been separated into two Ministries:
- Ministerio del Interior (Ministry of Interior) (official website)
- Ministerio de Justicia y del Derecho (Ministry of Justice and Law) (official website)
They were both established by Decree No. 2897 of August 11, 2011 (they were split by Law 1444 of 2011).
Source: http://www.minjusticia.gov.co/NewsDetail/403/1/MinisteriodeJusticiaydelDerecho
Esteban Rivera, 08 December 2011


Ministerio de Justicia y del Derecho (Ministry of Justice and Law)

The flag of the Ministerio de Justicia y del Derecho.
Image is a TV screenshot taken from CM& tv news, on 7 December, 2011)
Esteban Rivera, 08 December 2011


Ministerio de Transporte (Ministry of Transportation)

image by Eugene Ipavec, 8 July 2006

I recently saw on the entrance of the Airport Jose Maria Cordova in the Municipality of Rionegro (Department of Antioquia), the flag of the Ministerio de Transporte (Ministry of Transportation). The flag is a horizontal shape flag, all yellow (the same shade as the Colombian national flag) and it has a black diagonal line going from the bottom hoist to the top fly. The width of this stripe is the same as the small circular logo.
Official website:www.mintrasnporte.gov.co.
E. R., 19 June 2006

Today on RCN TV news (http://www.noticiasrcn.com), the current Vice Minister of Transportation gave an interview regarding recent measures taken by the Ministry.

The new flag of the Ministry of Transportation is a white horizontal flag with the logo (https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c5/MinTransporte_%28Colombia%29_logo.png) in the middle as seen here:
- (first flag from left to right):
https://www.mintransporte.gov.co/Publicaciones/Ministerio/Dependencias/info/mintransporte/media/img6998.jpg
(source: https://www.mintransporte.gov.co/Publicaciones/Ministerio/Dependencias/viceministro_de_transporte)
- (first flag from left to right):
http://www.lapatria.com/sites/default/files/styles/620x/public/imagenprincipal/2016/Julio/cmr3xscxyae-uno.jpg
(source: http://www.lapatria.com/nacional/el-manizaleno-alejandro-maya-se-posesiono-como-viceministro-de-transporte-294969)
Esteban Rivera, 30 October 2017


Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism)

Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism) was established in 2002, and its functions were outlined by decree No. 210, of February 3, 2003. It was emerged from the merger of the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior (Ministry of External Trade) and the Ministerio de Desarrollo Económico (Ministry of Economic Development).
The emblem of the Ministry of Economic Development, was designed by Designer Dicken Castro, in 1968. The emblem can be found at www.proyectod.com.
E. R., 23 August 2008


Ministerio de Protección Social (Ministry of Social Protection)

image by Zoltan Horvath, 26 March 2011

The flag of the Ministerio de Protección Social is a horizontal white flag, with the Coat of Arms of Colombia in the middle with the motto "Libertad y Orden" in black letters, and below the inscription "Ministerio de Protección Social" and below, "República de Colombia" also in black.
Image is a screenshot of Caracol TV news taken on January 25, 2010)
For further information please see: Ministerio de Protección Social (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 7 March 2011


MINCULTURA (Ministry of Culture)

"Archivo General de la Nación (English: General Archive of the Nation) is a Colombian government agency ascribed to the Colombian Ministry of Culture (official website: http://www.mincultura.gov.co) charged with "conserving the historical legacy, as well as recovering and circulating the documentary heritage of the country". It is the head of the National System of Archives. The headquarters are located in the city of Bogotá. It was formally established by Law 80 of December 22, 1989 as "Archivo Nacional de Colombia" (English: National Archive of Colombia) although it traces its origins as far back as 1826"
Sources: http://www.archivogeneral.gov.co/Conozcanos/historia and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Archive_of_the_Nation_(Colombia)

The flag is a horizontal white background with the logo (http://www.archivogeneral.gov.co/sites/default/files/Logo-Principal-Color_4.png) in the middle, as seen here: http://pacifista.co/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/IMG_9138.jpg (source: https://pacifista.co/juan-de-la-cruz-varela-la-primera-voz-campesina-del-archivo-general-de-la-nacion).

For additional information go to Archivo General (official website): http://www.archivogeneral.gov.co
Esteban Rivera, 21 August 2018