Medellín says goodbye to Senator Piedad Córdoba

Warm tributes were paid to the Colombian senator in Quibdó, Bogotá and Medellín in memory of her legacy.

The remains of Colombian Senator Piedad Córdoba arrived this Tuesday in Medellín, where they were transferred to the Jardines Montesacro cemetery to be buried as a final tribute to the prominent activist after his farewell in Congress the day before.


Colombia fires Senator Piedad Córdoba

After learning of his death, which occurred last Saturday at the age of 68 in Quibdó, capital of the Chocó department, the funeral ceremonies began. A warm tribute was then held throughout the day in the Constitutional Room of the Senate of the Republic in Bogotá (capital).

Finally, the senator's remains were transferred to the municipality of Itagüí, Antioquia department, for burial.

The senator's family, friends and relatives came to the scene to say goodbye, highlighting her career and leadership qualities and affirming that her legacy will endure.

The last time Senator Córdoba was in Valledupar was at the end of the previous year, when the National Health Supervisory Authority, which had intervened in the care center of the Rosario Pumarejo de López Hospital, inaugurated the new emergency areas and the leader of the Liberal Party was among the guests.

After learning of his death, authorities from various countries in the region expressed their condolences to his family and highlighted the work that Córdoba had done both for peace in Colombia and for the defense of human rights.