On 5 April this year, the Government signed Decree 588 creating the Commission for Clarifying the Truth, Cohabitation and Non-Repetition, which was put forward in the peace agreement signed by the Government and the FARC. Continue reading It is time to talk
– Hey, and where are you from?
– “I’m from a department called Extremadura, it’s in southeast Spain, kind of like Valle del Cauca, and it’s on the border with Portugal”.
-“Oh, right, so it’s near Barcelona?”
– Nooo, not at all, it’s at the other end!” Continue reading International solidarity
Why do we have to stand in line?
Why are they taking us away? Where to?
They can´t take us by force
Oh God! We are not getting into that truck! If you want to kill us, do it here. Murderer!
The earth is very fertile in the mountains around San Jose de Apartado and since the seventies, when migrant farmers colonised these lands, bringing with them the seeds of the first cacao trees in this part of Uraba in Northeastern Colombia, this became cacao territory.
Maria Brigida stands on her tiptoes to try and reach the rolls of canvas kept on the top shelf in her house. Continue reading Doña Brigida’s fifty years of perseverance