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Jorge Córdova

Jorge Córdova (1822–1862) was a military officer and former constitutional president of Bolivia (1855–1857).

A general, Córdova was longtime dictator Manuel Isidoro Belzu's son-in-law. As such, he was the main support to his despotic regime. When in 1855 Belzu decided to call elections and "retire" from politics in the face of repeated rebellions against his rule, he sponsored Córdova's candidacy. The latter was elected president and proceeded to be sworn-in on August 15, 1855, at age thirty-three. Not surprisingly, Córdova was widely seen as ex-president Belzu's proxy, and merely an instrument of his power. Belzu remained the proverbial "power behind the throne," and this fact only spurred the opposition to continue to conspire against the hated Belzu-Córdova regime, which had run Bolivian politics since 1847. Eventually, the forces arrayed against the president coalesced around the forceful civilian Constitutionalist José María Linares, who in October of 1857 at long last succeeded in toppling Córdova from power. Fleeing the country, he eventually returned to Bolivia, eager as always to support his father-in-law's ambitions to return to the Bolivian Government Palace.

Former president Jorge Córdova was assassinated in 1862, during the so-called "Matanzas de Yáñez" (Yáñez Bloodbath), when president José María de Achá's supporter and military governor of La Paz Province, Plácido Yáñez, massacred dozens of opposition figures, many of them from the pro-Belzu camp.

Preceded by
Manuel Isidoro Belzu
President of Bolivia
Succeeded by
José María Linares

Jorge Cordova
Free AgentNo. --
Date of birth: September 25, 1981 (1981-09-25) (age 28)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Professional debut
2006 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
College: Nevada
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WAC (2003)
Stats at

Jorge Cordova (born September 25, 1981 in San Diego, California) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He attended Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta, California and graduated class of 1999. He played college football at Nevada.


College career

Cordova was an impressive defensive prospect from the University of Nevada, totaling 311 tackles with 29.5 sacks, 44 stops for losses, 10 quarterback pressures, five fumble recoveries, eight forced fumbles, seven pass deflections and two blocked kicks in 42 games.

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

Cordova was drafted in the 2004 NFL Draft by the Jaguars, but tore his ACL during training camp and was placed on injured reserve. In 2005, he showed great promise during the preseason with five tackles, but aggravated his injury and was again placed on injured reserve.

In the 2006 season, Cordova finally made his first career NFL start. Halfway through the game, he was moved from the linebacker position to defensive end to replace the injured Reggie Hayward, and he may move up to the starting roster for the rest of the season.

Miami Dolphins

On August 28, 2007 the Jaguars released him and he signed with the Dolphins.

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