The Serranía de San Lucas, spread between Antioquia and Bolivar, has been trapped within the horrors of a never-ending armed conflict. This corner of Colombia has witnessed massacres, displacements and violence for so many years that war scars are etched into the countryside and into the stories and memories living in the people of these forgotten lands.
It´s two o´clock in the afternoon. The girls are picking fruit, your mother-in-law asleep, the buffalos have been fed. You slump into the hammock in the colombian paradise where you´ve lived your whole life, for a well deserved rest. Two aggressive sounds break the tranquility.
Among the most severe attacks against the Peasant Farmer Association of the Cimitarra River Valley (ACVC) between 2012 and 2014, the following are worthy of note: Continue reading ACVC: 2014
Since the creation of the Small-scale Farmer Association of the Cimitarra River Valley-National Agro-ecological Network (ACVC-RAN), its members have been the victims of assassinations, threats, arbitrary detentions, forced displacement, disappearances, torture, their homes have been burned down and they have suffered food and medical blockades. Continue reading Baseless prosecution of the ACVC