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Llamada telefónica de las FARC

Hola amigos,                                                                              Llamada telefónica de las FARC  “Hola, este es el Comandante Morales de las FARC. Estamos tomándonos su finca”. Las FARC es el grupo guerrillero más grande de Colombia. Ante esto, José y María con su hijo Jorge salieron rápidamente con solo su ropa en sus espaldas.” José estaba llorando ya que renunciaba a su sueño de una finca para poder proveerle un futuro a su hijo “, María intervino mientras me contaban su historia. José añadió lo siguiente: ”María estaba preñada de nuestro siguiente hijo .La finca comprendía unas hectáreas de café y mucho ganado .Habíamos contratado 20 empleados. Las FARC dijeron que querían reclutar a nuestro hijo de 8 años. Jorge, porque habían notado que era buen trabajador y por tanto sería  un buen soldado”.  “Las FARC nos encontraron en el pueblo de donde tratamos de escapar. Las FARC enviaron cuatro tipos a su escuela y  dijeron a la escuela que los habíamos enviado a rec…

A Pito Bite & a Traditional Healer

Hello, Friends,                                     A Pito Bite & a Traditional Healer I noticed swelling on my knee from some kind of bite. It was obvious something serious so I went to the hospital and got a shot.  They told me to keep it in the air so I began wearing shorts. It helped for a little while. But then it started to swell again. Whenever the Colombians saw it most everyone remarked, “antibiotics will never work: you will have to see a sobandero” (traditional healer). We then went as a team to a neighborhood where the Paramilitaries were abusing the people. There we held a protest demonstration. There were 6 or 8 guys there watching us, so some of us went over to talk to them.  One fellow noticed my bite and remarked “you will have to see a sobandero.” Then he said, “Oh, I know one, I have a car and I would be willing to take you to see him.” Since we did not know the guy we were leery of accepting his offer. So we had a team meeting on the spot to try to decide what to…