More than one myth has counted about Maicao in its history. In this year of the 80th anniversary of its founding, is high time clarify the myths and truths about this, the city's most important frontier of the Colombian Atlantic Coast show. Myth number one: Maicao is over. Irrefutable truth: Maicao is more alive than ever. Your trade is not the same as before but the creativity of its people has led her to devise alternative business and, by now, the day in which the notary can sign the death certificate is distant. Yet are the hearts and the maicaeros still consume the fresh air of hope for a stable future. Myth number two: Maicao has a high floating population.
Truth without discussion: in the first decade of the century twenty one population of Maicao became constant. That was went and which remained, stayed. Before people had one foot here and the other anywhere in the world. Today there is a greater attachment by the city and can already speak of three generations of maicaeros dedicated to sharing urban spaces and context multiculturalism. Myth number three: Maicao is running only. Irrefutable truth: the population is now greater than at any other time. At the moment the number of inhabitants exceeds 150 thousand. Myth number four: Maicao is the Center and two or three streets.
Incontrovertible truth: Maicao has more than seventy districts distributed in five communes. This myth was created by those who make fleeting trips to the border town, visit the shopping area and returned hastily, harassed by their desires. When they make a quieter route, check the size of a city that, albeit in a disorderly way, constantly growing with surprise. Myth number five: in Maicao everyone lives on smuggling. Irrefutable truth: fifteen years the area of Uribia and Manaure Maicao special customs regime was created. Goods enter legally to Maicao and legally leave. In essence, the smuggling ceased to exist. Authorities, ensure compliance of the rules, can attest to this. Myth number six: the Maicao before was better than the now. Categorical truth: the Maicao before produced lots of money, but this is not reinvested. On the contrary, the capitals were rotated to other cities of the country or transferred abroad. In the boom occurred in the biblical passage: one ate the grapes and others suffered the dentera. Myth number seven: Maicao is boring. Undeniable truth: whoever bored bored anywhere even in London or Paris. People feel good in the place where friends and something find why dedicate. And in that sense, people of Maicao, its streets, its commercial activity, their houses, their common spaces have an inexplicable force for rigging people. BY: Alejandro Alejandro Teresa Teresa Marti Martinez is a writer and journalist italo-colombiano who also teaches in several universities. He is the author of four books on ethics and leadership and is contained in three anthologies of Colombian authors. Contact to the cel. 300 8055526 or email. Please read their writings in MAICAO to D?A page in which you will find writings, chronicles and beautiful parts of the Colombian literature.