Paul Smith

Caucheras, COLOMBIA

The abandoned rubber plant in the village of Caucheras which was gradually deserted as the violence took hold during the 'Pacification of Uraba'. Before the violence, the locals cultivated and made their livelihoods from their rubber smallholdings, which provided for more than five hundred people. A US company even had a rubber research laboratory in the village, which once boasted its own airstrip. Now the installations used for processing the natural rubber are overgrown and unused and the few locals who have returned to the area struggle to make a living from subsistence crops and the remaining rubber trees.

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