“Valora el agua – como a tu vida»: Value water - as much as your life.
Your parents might have warned you about Colombia. The country’s volatile history is still within the living memory of older generations: narco-traffickers, guerrilla insurgencies, and violence. The reality today is quite different.
If someone on the street calls you parce, should you be offended?
The event that sparked Colombia's revolt against Spanish rule was the mere smashing of a flower vase.
Well, maybe not, but that's the story told to Colombian schoolchildren when they learn about their country's independence.
Independence Day commemorates the date of the 'flower vase incident' (el florero de Llorente), July 20, 1810, when the independence movement supposedly began.
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