Indigenous leaders canceled their appointment with Colombian President
Álvaro Uribe after he let them waiting in vain for three hours. The
indigenous and president were to meet in Cali after a 4 day protest
By the time the president arrived on the location where the talks would be held, the indigenous leaders had left already.
uribe talked to the crowd by megaphone, but was ignored by the tens of thousands of protesters. The leaders continued to refuse to talk to him.
Approximately 40,000 native Colombians had come to Colombia’s third largest city to demand better healthcare, education, the return of stolen land and protection from paramilitary groups.