05 February 2008

March for Peace

Yesterday was a big day in Colombia. People all around the country (and world) mobilized in a march to protest FARC, the group that is responsible for the kidnappings that people hear about. Check out this link from CNN for more information:


We held a mini-march up here at school, where we heard from people at school who have been personally affected by kidnappings, either themselves or their family members. I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that there really is a single group of people in this country with enough power and enough hate that they continue to pull off the terror that they do. And then they have the audacity to blame it on the President and the government...

If nothing else, living here is opening my eyes to how good we really do have it in the US (even with Cheney running the country)...and how not-so-good so many other countries have it.

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