My sister, Bucksnort, was talking to me today about society's need to hear bad news over good, and we were trying to figure out just why that is. Think about it--what we mainly hear on the "news" is the kind of stuff that makes us shudder, or say, "Oh, no!"
According to Building a Culture of Peace: The [Children for Peace] proposal eventually attracted considerable media attention, and led to a national referendum. 2,700,000 children all over Colombia voted, expressing their desire to live in harmony.
After selling pins to raise the money for the journey, Pérez and his father traveled to the Hague Appeal for Peace in the Netherlands. He continues to work for the abolition of antipersonal landmines. In 2002, he became the youngest law student at the Universidad Nueva Granada in Bogotá.