Paul Smith


Yucca seedlings abandoned by farmer Miguel Solorzano. His family came to San Pablo municipality after being displaced from their former home by paramilitaries. With a dozen other families they settled small plots of land by the side of a dirt road leading from the River Magdalene towards the San Lucas Sierra Mountains. Soon the families began to receive threats, men sent by a local businessman and politician arrived and told them to leave or face the consequences. As they had nowhere else to go the families stayed until one morning several men arrived to carry out the threats. They slit the throats of two peasant men and left them outside their homes to be discovered by their neighbours. That same day the villagers fled, never to return.

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Paul Smith
San Pablo
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