Social Systems

The streets of La Guajira, their few avenues, sidewalks, parks and public places in general their are the backdrop to everything you would expect from a place where people congregate: satellite markets, social gathering centers, wall lamentations, observatories and political changes. Where there are people there are relations of exchange and dialogue and common spaces to serve precisely that. To integrate into society about the things he believes, of the problems that need solving; of the stories you want to count, of the data to find out. In short, the sardinel and the bus stop, also are meeting places and small urban convention centers to air topical issues.

All this is normal and what we have, unfortunately has become normal: The public spaces have become the place where evidence is one of the most serious problems of the peoples: the child poverty and absolute poverty of large number of citizens. Despite the programs launched by the administration department to combat hunger, yet the ambitious intention of the state to protect children and families by careful and expensive public policies, however the solidarity of the communities is a fact that poverty is present in our local geography as a sample the scope of economic and social crisis which the country is experiencing. Although Da see children with outstretched hand and with his little voice calling for a weaker currency to buy something, a piece of bread to satisfy their hunger or leftover food in a restaurant to feed his desire to continue living. Until recently boasted La Guajira have different conditions to those of other departments and was considered free of poverty for a long time since poverty was seen as an embarrassment to the whole society.

However, for some time now everything has changed and children (unfortunately are more children), driven by hunger, took to the streets to beg, and are now found thus solving their most pressing problem: of get even a piece of bread for hunger. To the above are added into the serious allegations about the existence of gangs in Maicao children which are cited in some places to have real battles in which the goal is physical assault and verbal form to the “enemies.” This has been without a strong reaction from the authorities, parents and the authorities responsible for ensuring the welfare of minors.

Loas children are the future as before they were considered but the present, today, and of course, tomorrow. If we let them starve or let from now resolve to bad its contradictions, we are forging a society that looked after this generation for him to account for everything that was not done on time. Therefore, it is best to begin to ask ourselves from accounts right now.

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