Approximately two years ago, a group of displaced persons visited the International Red Cross building in downtown Bogota. And then refused to leave.

Four months later the Red Cross moved out of the building and the displaced persons stayed. Bogota authorities placed barricades around the building and now control access.

Showing both restraint and humanity, government officials have not attempted to remove the people from the building.

Some "high ranking" individuals in the private sector of Bogota claim most of the people who say they are displaced and living in that building are really just squatters or welfare cheats.

The people were friendly and eager to share their stories.

Below are reflections of those on this delegation. It will be added to as writings are submitted.

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