5. Short biography

My full name is Leonardo Andrés Espinosa Leal (two names and two family names, the usual case in latin american families). I was born on february 8, 1984, in a small village called Itarka (around 80 people at the time, see map on the left to see the exact location of my hometown) in the county of santuario, in the municipality of La Montañita, Department of Caquetá, Colombia. I attended to local Rural school the first four years and then I moved to the High school Colegio Sabio Caldas located in Santuario, there I did the first three years of high school and then I moved with my family to Bogotá (the capital of Colombia), where I finished my studies in 1999 in a public high school: Miguel de Cervantes distrital school.


Here some pictures of my village (courtesy of diegofernando and ALEXISCALDERON)

One of my childhood favorite places.

On the way to my family's old farm

My native village. My old house is the first on the left.