The Caribbean summit Maicao rarely the University of La Guajira in Maicao headquarters had housed so many illustrious visitors in a single day. That February 19 the people had the opportunity to get close to characters whose faces were familiar to him only by what they had heard of them, or pictures from newspapers or television appearances. Senators, governors, constitutional, judges and experts in the field, spent a whole day to talk about the Caribbean and on the chances of becoming an autonomous region in the light of Article 306 of the Constitution. In their speeches the president of Congress, Javier Caceres and Governor of the Atlantic, Eduardo Verano De la Rosa, explained that a road has been very difficult, because in the 19-year life of the Magna Carta, the initiative has sunk 18 times for various reasons, which is almost to have been tripped each year. However, the background, away from those who have been cowed in the autonomy a solution to the backwardness of the region, the motivation to continue in a struggle whose next move is embodied in the query without binding to be held March 14, on the same date of the elections to elect representatives and senators to the chamber of the republic. The site chosen for the summit was Maicao, a cosmopolitan city but with deep indigenous roots.
Why Maicao, asked someone and rightly so, because in the Caribbean there are eight departmental capitals (Maicao not) and most populated municipalities and probably better able to host an event of this category. The reason is simple: Maicao has a strategic geographical position po9r its proximity to the border and the North Sea and west of the Guajira Peninsula, but also for what it represents to be the first point of the Colombian Caribbean in the north-eastern area . In this land of stone, dust and cactus begins the geography of the country and starts to pound the Caribbean. The Caribbean is also a territory, a set cultural and linguistic concepts that enable you to identity around values that are common in eight departments united in a way of being, feeling and acting. The people united in their costenol Caribbean is a kind of dialect derived from Spanish but spoken in the style of the inhabitants of each of the subregions within the triangle whose vertices are the corners of Cordoba and Antioquia limits with a runner on Cesar near Santander, in addition to the perennial romance Guajira in the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the islands of San Andres and Providencia where the Caribs feel for the four cardinal points and is on the face of each of its inhabitants and in each of the letters that make up the large book in its history. The summit ended with a task: adding a million votes or more to strike a blow your mind and create a political history that can not be unknown. One million votes to realize a region where the accordion, cumbia, Junior, Indian blood, the African roots and cassava as the unifying element in their food, make up a people with indissoluble bonds of affection and closeness. Rutto Alejandro Martinez is a renowned Colombian journalist and writer, a teacher linked to several Colombian universities.
He is the author of four books and co-author of three others that address the topic of leadership, ethics and Human Development. It is often invitadocomo speaker at conferences, forums and other academic events.