Paul Smith

Middle Magdalene Valley, COLOMBIA

The deserted farm buildings of the disappeared Don Fabio whose lands are now farmed by a farming cooperative of demobilised paramilitaries. In the Middle Magdalene Valley, on the coast and on the plains of Colombia, palm oil trees are the predominant agricultural industry, and many of the plantations, which receive state subsidies, are on lands once owned by small-holders who were either killed or displaced by right-wing paramilitary groups. 'When they liked a farm they would approach the owner. If the owner said that he didn't want to sell, they said that he had to "We'll give so much for it, & that's that!"' Anonymous witness in Monterrey speaking about the disappearance of Don Fabio.

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Paul Smith
Middle Magdalene Valley
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