Cordoba, who previously served as a mediator between the government and the FARC, notified the head of the Colombian office of the United Nations, Todd Howland, of the threats against her. Cordoba revealed that there is a $550,000 bounty on her head.
She explained that police are investigating a series of threats against her and two other politicans Ivan Cepeda and Gloria Cuertas. Details of the threats bear similarities to Tuesday’s terrorist attack in Bogota that targeted another former Colombian official, Fernando Londoño.
“Gloria Cuartas, Ivan Cepeda, and I have made a decision that we will not allow ourselves to be taken out or killed. We will not be silenced, we will keep working because we believe that peace is a right for all Colombians,” stated Cordoba.
“The evidence we have contributed to the police is very concrete so that the state can continue investigations,” she added.
Cordoba cancelled a press conference Thursday citing security concerns. The meeting was to announce that the Supreme Court had dropped charges against the former minister, who was accused of breaking electoral financing regulations.
The former hostage negotiator first announced that she was the target of a “very well designed” assassination plot May 9.