Monthly Archives: June 2010

Traveling through Cazucá

20 June, 2010 I finally got to move freely through Cazucá thanks to a lovely member of Shakira’s communications team and his expensive film equipment.  After teaching the kids to make a blog, which should prove to be an amazing … Continue reading

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The Country above…

16 June, 2010 In 2005 the city of Soacha, which used to be little more than a pueblo before the influx of displaced persons, became the 12th largest city in Colombia, and it continues to grow.  What’s most shocking about … Continue reading

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I am not Shakira, bummer…

Out of breath and a little sweaty I finished climbing the steep hill to the upper school, Escuela Gabriel Garcia Márquez, El Minuto de Dios, only to be welcomed by screams of “¡Es Shakira!”  Just goes to show you how … Continue reading

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The first days…

The children at the Gabriel Garcia Márquez School at first glance look remarkably like well-to-do private school kids in any country.  Most are immaculately groomed, the girls’ hair is braided or pulled back, the boys’ is gelled, generally in Mohawk … Continue reading

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