Mads Nissen

Nr. Corinto, Colombia

A flower blooms at El Matadero, the killing site where FARC and other armed groups regularly executed and punished their enemies.

The area was until recently controlled by FARC guerrillas who, as part of the peace accords, are now restricted to designated camps under UN supervision. To maintain stability and to prevent any other armed groups, including the Colombian national army, from entering the area, locals have formed an unarmed vigilante groups to monitor all movement inside the territory.

Poverty is widespread in this area, even among farmers who cultivate and produce the illegal drug crops, and since many, if not most, families rely on this income, they have little choice but to keep growing the illicit crops and protecting them from the frequent official eradication programmes which would wipe out their livelihood.

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