Paul Smith

Cuatro Bocas, COLOMBIA

A deserted house in the village of Cuatro Bocas in the Department of Antioquia. The village was deserted after three hundred paramilitaries came and sacked the local stores, killing two villagers. Today the school building, health clinic and homes are derelict and decaying and the village is empty, but for Dona Margarita, a displaced woman, who lives with her three daughters and their three infant children. Don Remberto, a displaced peasant farmer and fisherman interviewed on a return visit to Cuatro Bocas village said: 'This was a very good town. There were no problems until the illegal armed groups appeared & everything ended. In the end we had to leave because they told us that we had to leave. So we left! Before then there was lots of life. We had money! We fished. There was good fishing and we made good money. We worked hard cultivating the land, growing yucca, corn and plantains. But then it ended! Sincerely, it all ended! Today that no longer exists!'

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Paul Smith
Cuatro Bocas
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38.1 x 38.1 cm (300 dpi)
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