Wednesday, 23 May 2018

There is Hope behind ‘Colombia Humana’

By Cristhian Leonardo Moya Prieto

Most Colombian people have had enough. Corruption, injustice, terrible management and wrong governments have made this country an unhappy place that is currently getting worse. However, we have always chosen the same fake and dishonest politicians every year and then we complain about how they have destroyed our nation. In addition, we often judge what seems to be different and believe that alternatives will never bring something good. Nevertheless, one of those alternatives that is getting stronger this year is Gustavo Petro. I believe that his proposals promise a revolutionary change for Colombia. What he wants to do has never been done in our country before. He plans to improve the nation by having a full vision and is sure about what he will do for education, environment, transport, security and economy. He possesses a confidence that no other candidate has right now. 

Firstly, all of his ideas revolve around one objective, which is to fight against inequality. Colombia has historically been a place with lots of people whose needs are not covered and who have limited chances to advance through their lives. To achieve this goal, his government will prioritize the services for early childhood. These services will encompass health, education, and the most important, affection. I agree with the importance Petro has given to education in his plan. With Petro, education will not be a privilege anymore. He will make education a free right and will guarantee its access to everyone. In addition, education will start with giving teachers more job guaranties, and with giving students more spaces for sports, arts and culture. Furthermore, Petro believes health and access to it should not be a business, which is why he will make the health system free again. I strongly believe these ideas are enough to make Colombian people worthy. Education will make us reach freedom and wealth, and the access to health will improve our quality of life.

Secondly, he wants to reform the economic system that has ruled our nation and that evidently has not been good at all. However, this is a difficult challenge to implement. Firstly, because he is going to implement a productive economy, and the economy that currently exists is an extractive economy. I personally think this is a large step to recognise something that identifies Colombia, which is its agriculture. The deforestation and extractive model executed in the whole territory has affected our progress economically, industrially and environmentally. Making Colombia an agricultural nation will allow its industrialisation, the protection of ecosystems, the improvement of strategic sectors (such as the sector of services or the textile sector) and the importance to rural people who currently sustain millions of inhabitants. In conclusion, Colombia has not known how to take advantage of its almost unique natural and social resources to produce and be a strong economy, and this is what Petro wants to take advantage of.

Finally, one of the most important points that will make us live better together, is the recognition of diversity. Gustavo Petro will emphasize his government and his policies for those who have almost always been excluded from the rest of the nation. This diversity consists in giving power to women in all aspects of public life and in providing them the same opportunities men have. Children, teenagers, disabled people and older adults will also benefit from the proposals that Petro has made. Something that most of Colombians have not even recognized or given importance to is the impressing diversity in culture and origins this country has and what Petro specifically wants to achieve is to make them more visible and more participative. I can say that many people in this nation do not feel represented and are sadly quiet. Petro wants to remove this. He explains that diversity and pluralism are wealth, and I believe that making people own their values is going to be the first step to eradicate inequality, poverty and inequality.

Finally, these arguments show the real purpose of Gustavo Petro, and the goals he aspires to achieve. I believe he is the candidate with the most potential, and the most honest of all the campaigners. He has been specific and knows exactly what he is going to do, and how he will do it. Petro has seen the reality of the people. Traveling around his country has permitted him to become the candidate of the people.

What I most value from his plan is the interest he has in recovering the essence of Colombia, by reviving agriculture, industry and culture. Gustavo Petro will be a person who will fight for a better quality of life, will improve education and health and will try to recover the confidence people have lost in the state. I trust he will do it well and that he will be different. Colombia needs an urgent change today, more than ever. Colombia Humana gives us hope in dreaming of a much better country.

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