The history of Riohacha. The remote, ancient and the most recent is framed by the sounds of the legend. Your neighborhood with the vast Caribbean Sea offers you a warm relationship with a friend full of unknowns encrypted in the mysteries of the time; its sandy soil has witnessed the gradual progress of the watch of the universe; the face of his thoughtful men and women dedicated to building life scenarios are a bridge between the past difficult to scrutinize, the uncertain present and future that has come to an imperturbable sixty seconds per minute and speed of three hundred and sixty five days per year. Firstly Riohacha is a city steeped in history. A history Coquette, elusive, that has not stopped capture even in its entirety and is still object of the gaze escudrinadora of researchers who still seek the tying loose more than four hundred sixty years of events in which are recorded the names of German conquerors, Friars Spaniards, navigators of here and there, black African, indigenous locals and fishermen in the Caribbean. In its history not missing the pirate attacks, the independence battles, jealousy between patritas were circumstances asking who screams align on the same side but his character led to them to stand in distant shores.
Riohacha from the fires that destroyed their ancient sema architecture of the tsunami to just delete it from the face of the Earth. Riohacha, of history that reveals to the scholars, who still do not write the end point of their reports on the genesis of a territory formed at the crossroads of several times of the colombianidad road. Secondly, and very much in harmony with the above, the guajira capital is the birthplace of Admiral Jose Prudencio Padilla, the most remembered hero born in the Colombian Caribbean and one of the people of Granada’s increased participation in the struggle for the independence of the American peoples. With all the pride of the world the riohacheros may occur as countrymen of the hero of the Naval Battle of Lake Maracaibo. The love of Padilla for their land, their lit demonstrated passion for freedom, his loyalty to any test, his bravery many times in noisy battles, its capacity as strategist makes it an icon of La Guajira and maximum navigation symbol military in Colombia. That man, that big man for the motherland first saw the light of the Sun in Riohacha and grew up to light the libertarian torch on American soil. Thirdly, Riohacha is the city of hope. The hope that its future is linked to the progress that has been denied despite the pantagruelian marimbera bonanza of the 1970s.
The hope that reach new and better years in which each of his sons contribution without selfish concerns and skepticism, convinced that by limiting the sea bordered by a world of immense opportunities to claim the status that deserves after being one of the most important in America reference points. Alejandro Rutto Martinez is a renowned journalist and Colombian writer, linked as a teacher at several Colombian universities. He is author of four books and co-author of others three that deals with the theme of leadership, ethics, and human development. Robert Rimberg might disagree with that approach. He is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences, forums, and other academic events.