Monday, July 21, 2008

no fuimos a las marchas...

(we did not go march)... instead we stayed at home. Was there any news coverage of the marches back in the States? Thousands of people took to the streets in Bogota, Cali, Medellin, Letica, and even Paris to protest FARC holding people captive. Indios Amazonas sang some traditional songs and President Uribe gave a moving speech while Shakira was up on the stage, holding hands with him. It was a very emotional event that we followed on the television (my abuela is too old for marchas, and I was busy with the kids.

Anyways, the 20th of July is one of the 2 days Colombians celebrate independence (Aug 7th is the other), so when we woke up there were banderas (flags) hung from the balconies and a big meal already in the works.

Anyways, it was a BEAUTIFUL Dia de Independencia.

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