EXPRESSING PAST, PRESENT AND FUTUREEXPRESSING PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
[ COLOMBIA ][ COLOMBIA ]
Made by: Giovanna La Rotta MarínMade by: Giovanna La Rotta Marín
Colombia has been a country which hasColombia has been a country which has
overcome difficult politic, Economic and Socialovercome difficult politic, Economic and Social
It is also one of the most privileged countries byIt is also one of the most privileged countries by
its natural resources and geographical location.its natural resources and geographical location.
During its more than 100 years beenDuring its more than 100 years been
discovered, the country has suffered enormousdiscovered, the country has suffered enormous
and dramatical changes, for becoming into what itand dramatical changes, for becoming into what it
is now, in spite of the difficulties and terribleis now, in spite of the difficulties and terrible
violence that has affected Colombians quality ofviolence that has affected Colombians quality of
life and Evolution.life and Evolution.
Today I want to show a very short history of ourToday I want to show a very short history of our
In the years 1994 to 1998In the years 1994 to 1998
Colombia went through aColombia went through a
serious political andserious political and
economical crisis due toeconomical crisis due to
the supossed linksthe supossed links
between the narcotrafficbetween the narcotraffic
and the current presidentand the current president
Ernesto Samper.Ernesto Samper.
This led to anThis led to an
investigation of the factsinvestigation of the facts
called “Proceso 8.000”.called “Proceso 8.000”.
Ernesto Samper wasErnesto Samper was
succeded by Andressucceded by Andres
Pastrana, who tried toPastrana, who tried to
control and negotiatecontrol and negotiate
with the guerrillawith the guerrilla
during his 4 years ofduring his 4 years of
It failed nonethelessIt failed nonetheless
and the guerrillaand the guerrilla
quickly expandedquickly expanded
their domains.their domains.
In 2002 Álvaro Uribe wasIn 2002 Álvaro Uribe was
elected as the newelected as the new
president of Colombia.president of Colombia.
He fought up front againstHe fought up front against
the narcotraffic andthe narcotraffic and
paramilitarism, andparamilitarism, and
managed to demobilize amanaged to demobilize a
lot of paramilitarismlot of paramilitarism
He has also searched forHe has also searched for
the TLC with manythe TLC with many
countries, specially withcountries, specially with
the United States.the United States.
In 2006 Álvaro Uribe wasIn 2006 Álvaro Uribe was
re-elected as there-elected as the
president of Colombia,president of Colombia,
and began his secondand began his second
presidential period.presidential period.
In 2009 there wereIn 2009 there were
serious confrontationsserious confrontations
between him and Hugobetween him and Hugo
Chávez, the president ofChávez, the president of
Venezuela, who hasVenezuela, who has
decided to put thedecided to put the
relationships withrelationships with
Colombia “on-hold” forColombia “on-hold” for
several times.several times.
After presidential elections,After presidential elections,
Juan manuel Santos wasJuan manuel Santos was
elected as our newelected as our new
He is actually fightingHe is actually fighting
against the guerrilla, butagainst the guerrilla, but
has stablished new kinds ofhas stablished new kinds of
relationships withrelationships with
Venezuela and otherVenezuela and other
Someday Colombia will be aSomeday Colombia will be a
peaceful country and we are goingpeaceful country and we are going
to be happier people.to be happier people.
Colombian education will be betterColombian education will be better
focusing a big interest onfocusing a big interest on
developing science.developing science.
Colombia is going to be a countryColombia is going to be a country
leader on Economy due to ourleader on Economy due to our
natural resources and strategicnatural resources and strategic
geographical location.geographical location.