Piedad Esneda Cordoba Ruiz is a Colombian lawyer politician, affiliated to the Colombian Liberal Party. She is currently serving as Senator for the period 2006-2010. She is a Colombian of African descent and represents these minorities in congress as part of the "Poder Ciudadano Siglo XXI" political movement. She is an outspoken critic who has opposed several of the policies implemented by the President Alvaro Uribe.
During 2007, Cordoba participated as an official government mediator in the Humanitarian exchange discussions between the Government of Colombia and the FARC guerrilla group, along with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. After the end of the mediation in November, FARC announced that it would released the hostages Clara Rojas and Consuelo Gonzalez as a result of Cordoba's and Chavez's previous work..
Cordoba has been judicially denounced for treason under Colombian law after making controversial declarations against the Colombian government and its president during a political event in Mexico in March of 2007, a charge which is currently under investigation by the Supreme Court.
Declaraciones de Piedad Cordoba en Mexico profundizan diferencias con el Partido Liberal
Partido Liberal descalifica a Piedad Cordoba por declaraciones contra Gobierno
Analitica: Colombia: Uribe nombra senadora cercana a Chavez como facilitadora ante FARC
Clarin: Las FARC se reunen en la selva con la mediadora
europress.es: senadora colombiana Piedad Cordoba y delegados de las FARC
Pagina web de la senadora Piedad Cordoba
http://www.poderciudadano.info Citizens power
White collar crimes
voices for life
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