Fajardo received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
To end the scourge of drug trafficking, Fajardo believes it is important to consider legalizing drugs as one of the first steps.
Fajardo first ran for office in Medellin, Colombia, a hotbed of cocaine-related crime, back in 1999.
Last year Fajardo won a landslide as governor of Antioquía—the state of which Medellín is capital.
According to Fajardo, this inequality fed into the crime and violence that plagued Medellin.
Little has been done in opening the Igorrote mines—a task which Fajardo is warned to push forward.
Fajardo sends his annual despatches to the king (July 21, 1621).
I have rented a building here at Fajardo, to occupy as the centre of missionary work in this region.
Fajardo sends a long report of affairs to the king (August 15, 1620).
Fajardo urged that the audiencia should be permitted to retain the government as it had done formerly.