One sunny morning in October 1992, in a van that I boarded in the San Jorge neighborhood, south of Bogotá, I was driven by a peasant from the area to San Juan del Sumapaz.
The Nobel Prize candidate in Economics, Albert Berry, says in his recent book "Advance and Failure in the Colombian Agriculture, XX and XXI Centuries" that by the year 1936 "the big landowners mounted a sophisticated campaign against the government that showed the hostility of the elite towards any intervention by the State in matters related to the land, stating that the Government was trying to destroy private property and warned about the threat of a revolution."
The war and violence that have lashed the way of the people since the beginning of time, do not correspond to what many call human nature.
Motivi di salute ben noti mi obbligano a rimanere nella città dell’Avana, dove l’amabile ospitalità del governo dell’isola di Cuba, mi offre il trattamento e le terapie per garantire il mio rapido recupero. Per questo mi è impossibile partecipare a questo evento.
Well known health reasons oblige me to stay in Havana, where the warm hospitality of the government provide for my treatment and therapies needed for a full recovery.