María Eugenia Rojas Correa

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María Eugenia Rojas
Senator of Colombia
In office
20 July 1966 – 20 July 1974
Member of the Colombian Chamber of Representatives
In office
20 July 1962 – 20 July 1964
Personal details
Born (1932-10-06) 6 October 1932 (age 87)
Vélez, Santander, Colombia
Political partyNational Popular Alliance
Spouse(s)Samuel Moreno Diaz
RelationsGustavo Rojas Pinilla (father)
ChildrenSamuel Moreno Rojas
Néstor Iván Moreno Rojas
Alma materTrinity Washington University
Tulane University

María Eugenia Rojas Correa (born 6 October 1932) is a retired Colombian political figure. The daughter of the 19th President of Colombia, Gustavo Rojas Pinilla.[1] In 1974 she became the first woman to run for president in all of Latin America, managing to get third place in representation of the National Popular Alliance, the party that she and her father helped create. She also served as Member of the Chamber of Representatives of Colombia from 1962 to 1964, and as Member of the Senate of Colombia from 1966 to 1974. During his father's government she fought for women's rights by getting the recognition of all their rights and helped create female police. She is married to Samuel Moreno Díaz and has two sons, Samuel Moreno Rojas and Néstor Iván Moreno Rojas, who have both been involved in politics and were persecuted because they had the possibility of reaching the presidency. Despite having more than 100 proofs in their favor, they were proceses during the former's time as Mayor of Bogota. Their case was appealed to the Inter-American Human Rights Commission in Washington.

  1. ^ Associated Press (April 22, 1974). "Foe of U.S. Policy new Colombian President". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 2011-01-28.