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By: Andrés Benavente


Today I got up watching the news with their daily stream of calamities from around the world.  Wars, freezing weather, avalanches, Chavez, Japan, Libya, refugees, dictators and leaking reactors.  

This is a very dangerous world! 


In between, the light note about the upcoming marriage of a young man whose merit is only being someone’s son whose only merit was being someone’s son…


Musical curtain.  Commercials. Curtain and again back to reality: Uprisings, protests, storms and scary polls.  What a world this is!


I know that fear sells and that news broadcasts like to discuss the bad things, but I was raised to live without fear and I don’t plan to buy into it at this age.


I turn off the TV.


Instead, I start thinking that I will start my day with no baggage of fear on my back and that my children will continue to grow up as they have up to now, without any major risks or worries, in a country built on 2 key values:  Peace and Respect.


A country where everyone is unique and no one is worth less.  A country without tanks or enemies.  With no complex nor envies.


With no anxiety for an accelerated development, nor dehumanized by money. Where one can think and speak freely and without fear that violence will shout...Silence!


A country that feeds the soul of its citizens and is comfortable for their bodies.

Proud to be itself and courageous to make its own path.





Certainly it is not a perfect country and the best thing is that it doesn’t pretend to be.


Another one of its unique greatness, once one starts to understand it….



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