As Colombia's civil war winds down, the Latin rocker, 43, shares with Billboard his hopes for his Mi Sangre foundation, which has provided support for thousands of landmine victims since 2006.
The name Mi Sangre [My Blood] is inspired by the same sentiment behind my  album of the same name: It's about my children, my children's children, my land, my roots. It's what hurts and what's important to me. When I wrote [2000's] "Fijate Bien" about landmine victims, I was living in Los Angeles; I would speak to my mother every day, as I still do, about what was going on back home in Colombia. But it wasn't until I went and talked to people face-to-face that I understood the gravity of the situation. I remember being invited to sing for wounded soldiers.