Maria Eugenia Rojas
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Maria Eugenia Rojas Correa is a retired Colombian political figure, and daughter of former military dictator Gustavo Rojas Pinilla. She was a member of the Colombian House of Representatives (1962-1964) and the Senate of Colombia (1966-1974). In 1974 she became the first woman to run for President in all Lof atin America managing to get third place in representation of the National Popular Alliance, the party that she and her father helped create.
She is married to Samuel Moreno Diaz and has two sons, Samuel Moreno Rojas and Nestor Ivan Moreno Rojas, who have both been involved in politics and are important figures in the political life of Colombia.
Maria Eugenia Rojas de Moreno and her husband were accused of corruption during her father's presidency. Samuel Moreno Diaz was accused of involvement in underground deals (importing agriculture machinery and exporting cattle from and to Venezuela without paying taxes)
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