WESTERN DAILY, Friday, July 25, 2008 CALI 1 472 YEARS Today, capping 472 years of the founding of Cali

, the Western Journal makes a jo urney for facts and personalities that have marked the history of the city. 4 With over 400 years of history, the church La Merced remains in the center of Ca li, its architectural and historical wealth, which are mixed with modern buildin gs, are a symbol of the city. Although history says that the first construction of Cali was the church of La M erced, an expert has another version of the founding of the city. 6 The major projects underway in Cali converted into the capital of Valle, in the immediate future, in a modern city. 11 On this page you find a graphic tour through the past of Cali. Photos of buildin gs and characters are gone. WESTERN DAILY, Friday, July 25, 2008 CALI 472 3 YEARS Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia 50 years in the service of education A university, an entire country Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, 50 years of national presence. Synonym coun try, drive, quality service, academic excellence, solidarity, political criteria , outreach and citizen engagement. n 1958 is born with the name of M. M. Coady in, recognition of Monsignor Michael Coady His nom. ber changed with the times, from the Institute of Social and Coo perative Economy, Indesco, even when he assumes the name of Universidad Cooperat iva de Colombia, in 1983. Starts its operation in Bogota, consolidates and later settled in Bucaramanga, Medellín, Barrancabermeja and Santa Marta. Thus begins his career around the country. An auxiliary institution E the cooperative, social property, which originally belongs to the sector and org anization of the Solidarity Economy. Its purposes are to train professional poli tical criteria in pursuit of collective welfare, working for the democratization of education, promote innovation and excellence in construction and socializati on of knowledge and strengthen the solidarity economy as an alternative model of social organization and management. Provides training in the fields of science, technical niques, technologies and humanities at the undergraduate, graduate and non-forma l education in an active and flexible learning. It covers areas of knowledge suc h as health, engineering, humanities, economic sciences ing, administrative, and accounting, and draws thousands of students across the

country. Today in Apartado, Arauca, Barrancabermeja, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Calarc á, Cali, Cartago, Facatativá, Espinal, Girardot, Ibague, Medellin, Monteria, Neiva, Pasto, Pereira, Popayan, Quibdó, Santa Marta, Villamaría, Villavicencio and Zipaquirá. The University supplements its service s by providing credit facilities for study. The Cooperative University Multiactiva nationality, community, finances 1 00% of tuition to ensure their social commitment to meet its goal of providing e ducation to the different sectors of society. A growing university, which believ es in human potential and technology, which bases its actions on values and prin ciples of solidarity, which is to achieve educational excellence, which undertak es social and geographical barriers break to find a common language: Higher Educ ation . This is the Cooperative University of Colombia, a university, an entire country. 4 CALI 472 YEARS Cry On July 3, 1810 Santiago de Cali proclaimed its independence from the governor o f Popayan. This survey was given 17 days before the Grito de Independencia in Sa nta Fe de Bogota. WESTERN DAILY, Friday, July 25, 2008 Historical Capsules Writer The writer Jorge Isaacs recalled by one of the crowning works of Latin American Romanticism "Mary" was born in Cali on April 1, 1837. Railroad On January 1, 1915 were heard for the first time in Cali railroad whistles. The fact began the swift growth of the municipality in the twentieth century. The branch of the sky l July 25, 1536, chronicles the founding of Santiago de Cali by the Spanish conq uistador Sebastian de Belalcazar, on the slopes of the Cordillera Occidental, wh ich starts the Cauca River valley. The moment marks the beginning of Spanish col onization in the area and the founding of one of the places of passage for the m erchants of southwestern Colombia. During this period Cali grew up in what the g reat historian of the land, Germain Colmenares, would call landowners, merchants and miners, making it a wonderful place "where nobody is a foreigner or slave," where a lot agglomeration of cultures and where try to live peacefully.€This wa s transformed from space Cali heart of the Plaza de Caicedo combination of trade between Carthage, the coastal highway and the road to Popayan and Quito. The en d of the nineteenth century and the dawn of the previous century, the city began to grow, with the formation of the department of Valle del Cauca in 1910 and th e construction of the Panama Canal, the Pacific railroad and the efforts to deve lop road to sea, made so loud that fostered business development, social, cultur al and urban Cali. In the twentieth century the city began to experience the spi rit of progress, exacerbated in the fifties where most public works Cali transfo rmed in a stunning and showed where the infrastructure you for your future growt h, interrupted by the explosion time 7 August 1956, the greatest catastrophe exp erienced by the municipality. Santiago de Cali commemorates its 472 years People's History of Cali

According to historian Christian Cali Caicedo de la Serna, the official story th at hides Cali has some inaccuracies. The date of the foundation and its eventual removal are sometimes controversial topics. E celebrates his birthday Pan, an event that forever transformed, as were built in the ancient Hippodrome of San Fernando, running tracks, baseball diamonds, swimming pools and facilitie s for Olympic sports medicine. Adjacent to the Plaza de Toros rose the Velodrome and the Colosseum was built People's Park and Pan. Additionally, the national g overnment ended in the grounds of the Treasury building Palmaseca Airport now kn own as Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International. Beyond the inconvenience of this, a nd given its history, Cali should compender by its geographical position and cul tural heritage is not simply the future of Colombia. Q ho does not remember reading and hearing that the July 25, 1536 was founded in S antiago de Cali, some say that in the Valle de Lili and others in Bolivar (Valle ), some would say it was a villa, and also point that on that date, under an awn ing, Fray Añasco Saints celebrated Mass in the courtyard of the church of La Mer ced. However, no document of the XVI Century sets the date of establishment of S antiago de Cali. Only know certainly that was in 1536. In the settlement the cit y has never held the day of its erection and Spanish population, although celebr ated on 25 July, but as the day according to the calen-dario Segú religious Chri stia n could not ce n Caicedo, Mass in hono r tution at a meeting in the Church of the M to the founding of the city's patron saint of the city because there wa s erced-the Apostle Santiago, which were very devoted to the Spanish soldiers, s o much so that in Mexico some 500 stocks were founded with the name of Santiago and the rest of America as many. In the sixteenth century, when the Royal Ensign was appointed every year, on 25 July, the old man gave the new Royal Ensign fla g, in addition to drums and other insignia of the City Council in formal session , Justice and the Regiment and took the oath, it was the only official who took possession that day, the others went on 1 January each year. A Santiago de Cali was set by Head Belalcázar Sebastian, a Spanish peasant who could neither read n or write, but knew how to command soldiers, was aware of the wiles of employers who used the conquest and was a genius for boldly forth below. He also founded S antiago de Guayaquil, Santiago de Quito, then St. Francis, Popayan and Pasto. There was no foundation for a new city, but occupati on of an Indian village between the rivers Calima and cold, distant from the cur rent county seat and topographically different, calling climate blanket, an air of good eyesight, and land manducatoria tired a little steep, purple other India ns that when parliamentary among all, or putting the crystal ball to guess what is going to die, because the interlocking linguistic pandemonium was so barbarou s, that the Quechua language to get there, stay-ron and when the Spanish gringo Indians looked with their translators, seemed silly. From that place the city wa s changed into Pan American In 1971, Santiago de Cali organizes the most important sports competitions have reaizado in Colombia: the VI Games Sebastian de Belalcazar said outlet to the sea, a metaphor for progress in the c apital of Valle. 1537 by Miguel Muñoz. By the way, the Council of Cali named an avenue in the cit y with the name of Miguel López Muñoz, a character who never existed. Santiago d e Cali was never town or village;€city since it was established until today and as such was confirmed in 1559 when the Spanish kings Royal Charter was awarded N

oble and Loyal City. Finally, it was mass when the transfer is not known but is assumed, "this had to be necessarily in the same place where he rose from 1537 t he church of St. Peter's Cathedral today. In the atrium of the Merced was imposs ible, because the friars arrived in Cali in 1539 and the church of La Merced was build in 1541 and as Brother Santos de Anasco, to cover such cases monk Mercy, what happens to Miguel López Muñoz, also existed. CALI 472 YEARS 6:00 a. m. Touch of Bells and Sirens announcing the 472 birthday of the city. 8: 00 a. m. CAM - Infant Boys Choir, will sing the National Anthem of Colombia and Santiago de Cali. 9:30 a. m. CAM - The School of Aviation presents Marco Fidel S uarez review handling of weapons, by the Blackhawks. 10:00 a. m. IGLESIA LA MERC ED - Eucharistic Celebration of Thanksgiving 10:30 a. m. LA MERCED CHURCH SMALL SQUARE Thirty platoneras provide a greeting to Cali on her birthday. 11:00 a. m. STATUE OF SEBASTIAN DE BELALCAZAR - Offering and delivering floral decorations. WESTERN DAILY, Friday, July 25, 2008 Program yourself with cum 2:00 p. m. Groups of elderly-travel made the Culture - 472 years Cali: q THEATRE BANK OF THE REPUBLIC MUSEUM Columbian Cultures PROART q - Presentation: The His tory of Cali and Cali in history. q CENTRO CULTURAL DE CALI - Cultural Presentat ion 4:00 p. m. In simultaneous communes 1, 5, 6, 7, 20 and 21 and the C Santiago de Cali, Outdoors The C program: There will be stor ytellers reading commitment 5:00 p. m. CAM 472 years d ing side by presenting its founding 472 years Cali running major projects that consolidate as a city le ader in developing and project it into modernity. The capital of Valle del Cauca is positioned as the third largest city in Colombia, after Bogota and Medellin, vigor, production, cultural activities, population, management of public admini stration and public policy innovations highlighted, as security has been improvi ng, as said the professor and former director of Dagma, Alberto Ramos. "Undoubte dly, Cali has progressed as a city that is approaching the phenomenon of the meg alopolis, which is to absorb the surrounding cities. It is located in such a way that comes to influence and extend the boundaries of peoples, becoming the head of development in the region, "said Ramos. "With great vocations" For the president of the Chamber of Trade, Julian Dominguez, Cali and city regio n is set to become Colombia's business leader in key areas: corporate tourism, s oftware services, engineering services and health services. "The development of Cali is due to its proximity to the Pacific and the vision of the pioneers to co nnect Colombia with the world via Buenaventura and the Panama Canal," said Domin guez. Similarly, the employer said to continue driving the development of Cali i s required to order it, asearla, provide good public services and build a framew ork of rules conducive to productive development, from better training human cap ital through education. Projecting the world Located on Highway Cali - Yumbo, Valle Events Center Pacific becomes one of the poles of development of Cali and Valle del Cauca, through which He joins the commemoration of 472 years in the city Santiago de Cali. With a qua lity greeting. The scope of certification achieved in July 19, 2008 is: "To prov ide the service for the Modernization and Optimization and comprehensive support to the management of territorial taxation."

Valley Events Center Pacific becomes one of the most important development cente rs of the region. NTC SICALI Certification ISO 9001: 2000 " Cali is about the phenomenon of the megalopolis A A city leader in developing " Through the MIO, Cali is changing the image of the city and is planned as a mode rn city. Colombia will be projected to the world, with the completion of major e vents. This project creates a multiplier effect on the economy, involving variou s sectors. THE UNION TEMPORAL DE CALI TAX SERVICES - SICALI WESTERN DAILY, Friday, July 25, 2008 CALI 472 7 YEARS 8:00 p. m. MECATE FAIR AND ART - PASEO BOLIVAR BRIDGE TO THE HEIGHT OF ORTIZ, 8: 00 p. m. CAM - FESTIVAL OF Pandebono Different City Bakeries Cali show the prepa ration process and will look pandebono costumes in the colors of the flag of Cal i 10:00 p. m. Cial mountains guardians artificial lights Others use Cali lina San Antonio, the University and the Universidad del Valle Theatre istales w ill develop following the birthday party of Cali and the community with the city . and performances. - PASEO BOLIVAR - Reading and Cali and commitment to the ciu n shoeshine fashion show and the new image of the transit guards, show salsa Orq uesta La Ley, Metrocali and articulated buses with messages alluding to the occa sion. 6:00 p. m. OUTDOOR THEATER CRYSTALS Pacific sings to Cali. Live Music Fest ival Petronio Alvarez. 7:00 p. m. MUNICIPAL THEATRE - XXX Anniversary Celebratio n Incoballet. Modernization The Integrated Mass Transit, MIO, is one of the mega projects of great impact to Cali. Through the MIO, Cali enter into the modernization of urban transport. Th is system is an engine for development of the city manager and the improved qual ity of life of all the Cali. public space, parks and rehabilitation longitudinal road network. Educational Epicenter In addition to being positioned as one of the cities with the best schools of su rooccidente Colombian Cali develops citizen meeting spaces converted into center s of research and learning. One example is the Water Park, which from 2010 will be available to all Cali and tourists wishing to enjoy a natural environment. Water Park will become a tourism hub and education. that will develop during thi s government with funds from the tax for recovery, a project that is under consi deration by the Council of Cali. The plan will mean building road intersections and overpasses, construction of new roads, upgrading of Housing for all It highlights major housing projects of social interest and priority, and Potrer o Grande and Altos de Santa Elena, which have been developed

Mobility Road In one of the most ambitious road plans in the last 40 years becomes 21 mega pac kage works over time. Likewise, the revival of construction in general once again enter the economic and productive development of the city. 8 CALI 472 YEARS meridian passes through the Sultana Sports WESTERN DAILY, Friday, July 25, 2008 Cali will always be sports capital ince the year 1971 when Santiago de Cali held the Sixth Pan American Games, the city became the epicenter of world-class events. Proof of this were the world-ba lonces D to women, the world championships, the world of underwater activities, the Games of the Pacific, stops Cycling World Cup, World Skating, the Junior World Weight lifting, the Copa America and the Central American and Caribbean Championships, among other activities. All these events have been carried out successfully and has met Cali the country, America and the world. n 1975 Cali was chosen by the International Basketball Federation to host the Wo rld Cup final Large Shopping E stops cycling women's basketball in which eight countries participated. It was the first appoi ntment orbital had a place in the city, which was chosen by his success at the P an American Games. The organization was prepared with everything in order to lea ve the city high, which was achieved thanks to the efforts of the ruling class a t that time. timber on a track of 250 meters, the Velodrome Alcides Nieto Patiño was considered one of the best in the world. That circumstance made Ettore Sang iovanni and leaders like Carlos Alberto Lenis for the city got world-class event s like the Parade of the Track World Cup which will reappear in December this ye ar. Skating World on the presence of 44 countries, the city had the luxury of organizing one of th e best skating events in the world. By that time we built a modern patinódromo w ith all modern specifications. In the organiC C zativa were no buts of any kind, which is rounded off with the title in both bra nches by national skaters. The delegations took the best picture of the city in organizational matters, sports and civic life. See America's Cup n 2001, the city is dressed up to host the delegations of Brazil, Mexico, Paragu ay and Peru, which fought the first phase of the Copa America. Thousands of visi tors from these countries were in the Sultana Valley along with their teams and enjoying the wonders of the city. As so often, the leadership took out his chest for a successful event that was fulfilled in the city. But in addition to the A

merica's Cup€Cali has hosted E six Libertadores Cup finals and qualifiers for the World Cup in Mexico '86. Other Events On the occasion of the Pan American Games in Cali pools were built Hernando Bote ro O'Byrne or Pan American. And in order to give greater use, there were many wo rld-class events such as Pacific Swimming Cup and World Underwater. C WESTERN DAILY, Friday, July 25, 2008 472 YEARS 9 CALI Already living the National Games New sporting challenge Since last November the city will be the sports mecca of Colombia to organize a second time, the National Games. oinciding with 80 years of achievement of the National Sports First, Santiago de Cali will host the 18th edition of the fair. This will be a new challenge for t he city that will have to accommodate at least 8000. Moreover, as long establish ed, Cali also host the National Paralympic Games in which over 2,000 athletes wi th physical limitations will seek to keep the honors. Paralympic Sport can also be observed with all the rage in the city. C They also compete Overhead The city will present the delegations of the 33 departments, plus the District C apital. 43 sports will be delivered in both gold medals, 574 silver and also of 671 metal brass. To meet that date, Cali has begun rebuilding its sports venues as the Olympic swimming pools, the Colosseum Town and Pan American swimming, as well as the construction of new scenarios such as the Athletics Stadium and Mari ano Ramos neighborhood gym. For the inauguration are 120 days and already the ci ty with other complementary works in which we have seen the hand of the municipa l and departmental governments, shows another side. The friendly face of the spo rt and Sultana del Valle. on the experience of having organized Parapan Cycling Championship, the city will host over 2000 athletes in the second edition of the Paralympic Games Nationals. Will be an event to bring together as much or more people than traditional National Games as the physical limitations of the deC portista are not in the mental aspect. In 15 subjects and five types of limitati on, the athletes will be in town that are showing the way forward, without barri ers. For these just Cali also has been prepared for what the leadership of the c ity wants is to meet everyone, from the top. "INTENALCO HIGHER EDUCATION", is a National Order Officer institution under the Ministry of Education and approved by ICFES, by Resolution No. 2903, of November 17, 1992, more than 28 years of experience. INTENALCO Higher Education, is comm itted to the training of professionals with responsibility, outreach and positio ning in the regional environment, which allowed academic propedeutical cycles in compliance with Act 749 of 2002. In response to the educational policies of equ al access to higher education, created the "PACES" (Cober-Extension Project

ture in Higher Education), for the purpose of giving opportunity to young people between 16 and 25 years belonging to the social one and two, low economic resou rces, to initiate the process of formation in the first cycle of Technical Highe r Education Professional. With this project, in 2004 earned an "AWARD IN HONOR A MERICAN EDUCATIONAL QUALITY 2007" award in Panama City on 11 September 2007 by t he Council in honor of the Latin American Educational Quality 2007. With this re cognition, Higher Education Intenalco confirms the good level of education that has each of its proacademic programs. INTENALCO is currently in the process of institutional redefi nition in order to be able to give students the nature of technologists or secon d cycle, within the pre-university approach. HIGHER EDUCATION offers programs IN TENALCO Professional Technical, Technological and Occupational Education and Hum an Development. Conventions has professionalization and specialization with the University of Quindio, Free University, Cali, Universidad del Area Andina, Unive rsity Corporation for Advanced Centre for Cali. OPEN ENROLLMENT 10 CALI 472 YEARS WESTERN DAILY, Friday, July 25, 2008 Cali, a city bathed in Salsa Since the 80 Cali has been ranked as the world capital of this infectious rhythm . Cali Cali and l have always danced. The sauce has always been the pace flag Cali since the 30s. E Bobby Cruz, with its "shock" that sounded for the first time live€and then came to Cali in the 70s artists like The Fania All Stars with Hector Lavoe and El Gra n Combo The World Capital In the 80s Cali was born the name for the "World Capital of Salsa" because, amon g other things, people in Cali had learned to perfection the alphabet of Cuban m usic, knew all the issues and interpreters Puerto Rican New Yorkers and of cours e Colombia. Nowhere was danced as much sauce as in Cali. Among the exponents of Colombia's most prominent are: El Grupo Niche, Joe Arroyo, La Gran Banda Cali, G uayacan, La Orquesta D'Caché, La Orquesta Matecaña and Son de Cali. All are inte rnationally recognized, because they compose and perform the sauce for the socia l dancer. That is why the triumph of Salsa in Cali is the victory Very we The Ministry of Culture intends to nationalize the sauce, as a heritage of the C olombians, for all his years in the territory now part of the culture and daily life. Prompted the Fair Therefore, the Cali Fair was ted the rumba rhythms coming e the "Pachanga", history of 1968 the show strong rhythms the engine of the salsa, the popular districts adop from Cuba, Puerto Rico and later New York. Thus cam salsa that gripped all of the city dance halls. In came from the hand of Richie Ray and

Since the sauce came to Cali in the 30's became the emblem of the city pace. the neighborhood, a popular culture that is linked to a historical past filled with a colorful musical. and an expression is Cali's own voice made music. What has

brought the sauce to the culture of the city? He has brought a sense of expressi on in the 70's came into being between 100 and 150 only in the city orchestras, salsa has given personality to the musicians. There are also schools of dance, t he dancers of Cali are listed among the best in the world Puerto Rico. These figures will paved the way for other singers and bands as Cel ia Cruz, Cheo Feliciano, Oscar D'Leon, Ruben Blades, Willie Colón, and more. The Expert Umberto Valverde is a renowned journalist lover of salsa, it was a bit of how im portant was this rate for our city. Why is it so important to the sauce to Cali? Because it is a feeling and in recent competitions have emerged champions at the same time there are wri ters and thinkers who have done research Cali, has created an entire culture in Cali about the sauce. How is the Museo de la Salsa? This is an idea that came fr om a long time but has now taken an important step in this administration, Mayor Jorge Ivan Ospina has included this project in its plan of government and is su pported and is in the aims of the council. Where would be located? Until now the y are looking for alternatives, there is talk of a lot of the Seine, also head o f the Church of Labor Park, but all these proposals should be analyzed by those who will run the project. It is celebrated with "Delirium" E No part of the celebration of 472 years of the city one of the most anticipated appearances is "Delirium," for which they have announced two presentations: The first will be July 26 in the Plaza de Toros since August : 00 p. m. and the seco nd on July 27, which will be totally free from the Sports Calimío Aguablanca Dis trict, with the participation of the band Son de Cali. Also on Saturday the 26th from 5:00 p.m. will be held concert Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Salsa and Sports Salsat on in Mariano Ramos, located in 48 career No. 38-00. WESTERN DAILY, Friday, July 25, 2008 CALI 11 472 YEARS Photos become the lasting impression of a city that has shaped its history throu gh the work and the strength of its people. The Western Journal collected some p hotographs which are memories of Cali Viejo. Memories of Old Cali The Plaza de Cali yor z May 18 85 Ignacio Valenzuela mbia Palau. Colo Avenue, 19 38 La Ermita The first is tion of the railway in 1937 n cn Pichincha Battalion in 1955, and l ocated where is CAM actualm body. Unforgettable characters ovita Feijoo, the woman who many considered 'crazy', will not disappear from the historical memory of Cali, because those who knew her in life and those who hav e made from their stories, they know who she is and will always be the queen of the city in each of its fairs, theaters and even his heart. He died on July 15, 1970 and was letting in the breeze the scent of colorful flowers in your hair lo oked, the sound of a Red ornaments and Ge eral or the errant t Jovita Feijoo do outlandish clothes he was com Pinilla, how ada.€who always wore and the Brig of the Third leisurely walk that always gave to her walk. Along with Janet, the Cal i Viejo is full of memories with other characters as Riverito, the mad war, the Pellejera, La Mirla and Tecapa.