Category Archives: Tales from the field

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

Eighteen days of public protests show another side to Buenaventura

I hear Miyela’s voice, broken, desperate, barely able to speak the words she recorded at 3:47 in the morning at her house: “What is happening to my people in Buenaventura?”, asks the voice that breaks down into tears that shatter my heart, “what is happening to us?”.  Continue reading Eighteen days of public protests show another side to Buenaventura