Maicao in sight was the title of an article published by a well-known magazine of wide national circulation. /a>. The note refers to the special surveillance authorities maintain on business and, in general the illegal activities allegedly carried out in the city. It is important that the authorities complied with their duty but it is also good to remember that Maicao has always been in the sights of someone. In the second half of the twentieth century was in the sights of the swallows, whose owners arrived, invested and capitals then went without saying goodbye and generate greater benefits for the maicaeros. He was also in the sights of those who wanted to move to the other side of the border, when the Venezuela had the appeal of having one of the strongest economies of the continent and a well sought-after currency against the dollar. Today the land of corn (this is the native language translation of Maicao) is back again in sight. But the expression is used as never before in a pejorative sense in which perceives the background of accusation towards all productive activities thanks to which survive (they survival, it would be more accurate) the maicaeros today. The opportunity also serves to ask if we are in the sights of who we should be.

Everything seems to indicate that we are not, for example, in the sight of those who must take steps to address the problem of unemployment; or in the sight of those who could make feel to avoid overcrowding in public schools and our children not continue being stored at the rate of fifty students per classroom; We are not, apparently, in the sight of those who must strengthen the borders to ensure the full exercise of sovereignty; nor in the sights of those who must give hand to indigenous communities, sentenced to shipwreck in the sea of destitution or the waters apparently calm indifference. Twenty years after the start to collapse its commercial bonanza Maicao remains, that Yes, in the sight of those who on behalf of the legality They destroyed its economy without offering any alternative development, or at least survival to change. Remains in the sights of those who pursue crime and fight corruption. A round of applause for them, of course. But in justice city, should also be targeted by those who can contribute to their progress. 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 three others in which addresses the theme of leadership, ethics, and human development. He is frequently invited as a speaker at conferences, forums, and other academic events.