Piedad Cordoba


Piedad Esneda Córdoba Ruiz born Medellin, Colombia January 25, 1955. Afro-Colombian; legislative representative, 1992-1994; senator, 1994-2010. Negotiated release of FARC prisoners, 2007; nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, 2009.


"There's no turning back from peace."

"Our mission is to defeat the war." (Helda Martínez, Bogotá, Oct. 20, 2010, IPS/TerraViva; 2007 photo Wikipedia)