Monday, March 17, 2008

Peace Without Borders

On March 16th, Colombian, Venezuelan, and Ecuadoran singers got together to offer a free concert in Cúcuta, on the border between Venezuela and Colombia. The idea came from Juanes during tensions between the the three countries a couple weeks ago as a way of reminding people from all three Andean countries of the great connection shared between them. The concert was titled, Peace Without Borders and was organized in a matter of days by artists eager to work for peace. The concert was attended by more than 200,000 people.

1 comment:

Maria Rodriguez - Colombia said...

Wow Alison... it is just amazing to read the analysis and description that you have done about the Colombian conflict. It makes Colombian people like me feel hopeful, because people like you understand what is really going on here... thank you so much for sharing that with your friends. I know soon Colombia will be in peace and we will have to face other challenges... but at least FARC and all guerrillas and paramilitary groups will be finished.

Please say hi to all your friends in Maine!