My academic formation is in Political Science, International Political Economy and Law. I have worked in both the private and public sectors, primarily in Colombia, but have also enjoyed work experience in the United States and in Spain.
Home: Colombia. I chose to move back to Bogotá after living in New York, London and Madrid. I feel a huge obligation toward my little corner of South America.
Colombia has a lot to offer. Medellín and Bogotá are models for urban planning, and should become key destinations for planning tourism. These are much safer than frequently-visited Latin American destinations, yet we have been unable to communicate this. Our country and its citizens have an incredible diversity that would leave any visitor in awe.
However, in order for the world to understand this, we have to cultivate a culture of sharing information in Colombia. Sadly, ours has been an inward-looking country for its nearly two centuries of existence.
Colombia is misunderstood throughout the world. But this is not the fault of the international community. It is our fault. If the 44 million citizens of this country do not tell our story, we cannot expect anybody else to do this for us. It is now time for Colombians to take responsibility for our challenges and achievements, and begin communicating these worldwide.
...just about anything. I'm here to learn.
...translating just about anything, written or oral
19:44 Posted: May 2007
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