How much we would like write about so many opitas featured in the world which nobody cares or, simply, almost nobody knows whom! Would like how to, just, make them a simple tribute! Unfortunately, very few times one has news for those people who, even so, one admires. Do and it is that that saying nobody is Prophet in his own land becomes nostalgic dimensions when he is known to people as ALVARO S?PASTRANA NCHEZ. We have done good friends through the internet, after his coincidencial visit to my website, a couple of months ago. It’s a racamandaca opita, a huilensista of full-time, a Colombian passionate and proud of their origins, a politician who triumphs over twelve thousand miles from home, a civilian who are proud. Alvaro, son of Marco Emilio Sanchez Rodriguez and Amira Pastrana Camacho, was born on September 27, 1950 in Neiva, studied computer science and computation, and went to live in Spain makes more or less twenty-three years, looking for that future extraordinary with which we dream of latinos. Today, our friend is also a national Spanish.
As a commentary on the sidelines, unite it with family ties to the current President of Colombia, but he plays in the opposite ideological edge. Indeed, four years ago comes playing functions of main councillor in the municipality of Bolanos de Calatrava, Ciudad Real, in representation of the Socialist Workers Party Spanish (PSOE), directed in Spain, as we know it, by former President Felipe Gonzalez. According to the information I have obtained, it is the only resident or naturalized Colombian who plays a political position in that category in that nation. But our illustrious countryman not only is Councillor but exercises with all gallantry, height and effervescence head of opposition in the City Council and exercises the General Secretariat of the Local grouping of the same party. Finally, he is also member of the Provincial Party Committee in Ciudad Real. Our friend Pastrana Sanchez, in short, is a wide landmark figure in the political world in this Spanish region, reality is that did not forget their homeland but increased his nationalism and his regionalism. His single email address confirms it: I put at your disposal, my resume, my person and my political abilities if needed, to assist in the search for peace in our beloved Colombia, has written to me Alvaro in his last letter.! I have no doubt that a character in this category would bring much to our peace process, but the highlight of the matter is sincere and humble’s will that opita, having triumphed abroad and living with slack in Europe still wanting both to his country and to abandon everything, if necessary, to put a grain of sand in the construction of the welfare of their fellow countrymen.
Alvaro Sanchez Pastrana is like an Ambassador of Huila in the motherland. It is an example for all of us. Our Department should establish a program to locate and contact all those countrymen who honor us with their good work or triumphs abroad. All they could help us a lot in the goal of shaping the new concept of regional leadership in the 21st century. Meanwhile, we will comply with this humble homage to ALVARO SANCHEZ PASTRANA, after thank you with all my heart the daily promotion of the face unknown positive colombiana.