Category Archives: Tales from the field

Twenty years since the Mapiripán massacre, twenty years of memory

Between the 15th and 20th July 1997 a group of one hundred men who formed part of the paramilitary group United Self-defense Forces of Colombia (AUC) arrived in Mapiripán (department of Meta) in order to commit once of the worst massacres that deeply scarred the history of this Colombian municipality, where it seemed the army was aware and because of this one of the Generals from the armed forces has been sentenced. Continue reading Twenty years since the Mapiripán massacre, twenty years of memory

Pedeguita and Mancilla: disputed territory

We set off from Apartado towards Belen de Bajira, a municipality which has been in the news for several months.  It is the subject of a dispute between Choco and Antioquia departments because of rich mineral deposits in the area and the presence of large agribusinesses producing bananas and palm oil.[1]  Continue reading Pedeguita and Mancilla: disputed territory