December 8, 2016. Somewhere in the Yari Llanos. At a first step of the trip, a guerillero waves a white flag with a dove as the 4-days-trip begins. The text on the flag says "Peace with social justice".
December 8, 2016. On their camp in the Yari Llanos, two guerrilleros are smoking, waiting to begin the trip to the transitional zone at Icononzo. Between early December 2016 and teh end of Febuary 2017, 7000 FARC guerrilleros moved to one of the 27 transitional zones. After the "No" result of the Referendum on October 2, all the process has been delayed. And none of the transitional zones were correctly developped in spite of the agreement with the governement.
December 8, 2016. Somewhere in the Yari Llanos. 55 guards of the high commander Carlos Antonio Lozada begin their four-days trip on a chiva (a big truck equiped to public transport in rural areas difficult to access).
December 8, 2016. Somewhere in the Yari Llanos. On the road, the guerrilleros load one of the 8 trucks that is part of the caravan. They load it with woods that will be use to build the place, waiting the material that the government had to send.
December 8, 2016. Somewhere in the Yari Llanos. One of the guerrilleros takes some rest after loading the wood on the truck.
December 9, 2016. Before boarding on the new bus, a guerrillera is cleaning her weapon after the one-day trip on the chiva. The savannah road is really dusty and all their equipment is full of sand and dust.
December 8, 2016. Somewhere in the Yari Llanos. A rifle at the back of the chiva. On top of pile there is pink bag with peace symbols. The guerrilleros have taken all their weapons: rifle, machine gun, gun, bullet and explosives carefully packed that will be surrendered at the United Nations between Marc and June 2017.
December 9, 2016. From the rooftop of the chiva, the Andean piedmont landscape exposes the shades of the haze at the light of the sunrise. This land is an entrance to the Yari Llanos, a savannah where the agrarian border were pushed back with the progressive colonisation.
December 9, 2016. A rifle and a tripod share a place into the bus. A lot of guerrilleros learnt to use communication tools since the beginning of the peace process.
December 9, 2016. The guerrilleros take place on the new bus, for regular road, that is an unfamiliar environement for them. The trip continues on a paved road.
December 9, 2016. At night, the bus stops at Puerto Rico to buy some food. There, the guerrilleros meet the people of the town. Here, four local women take the white flag that the guerrilleros gave them to put it on there moto. Few moments before, a woman with her daughter and a friend came to ask from where came these guerrilleros, because she is looking for her other daughter that joined the guerrillera several years ago.
December 9, 2016. The guerrilleros are discovering the bus where they will stay until the end of the trip. For some of them, it's their first time in this kind of bus. They are discovering the WiFi use. Some of the weapons are put on the seat.
December 9, 2016. Before arriving to the first big city, San Vicente del Caguan, the convoy meets the first military checkpoint. Dressed in civilian clothes, Sebastian, the FARC commander in charge, get off the bus to greet the military officer and introduce the convoy. According to the bilateral ceasefire all the guerrilla movement is now communicated in advance to the regional monitoring committee, a tripartite group composed by FARC, government and united nations delegates, that advised the Army and control the rules's ceasefire.
December 11, 2016. Melgar, Tolima Department. Three guerrilleros are looking from the inside of the bus. The trip is close to end and arrive to the final destination, Icononzo.
December 9, 2016. On the road, a police officer gets on the bus to meet and greet the guerrilleros.
December 10, 2016. On the morning in a hotel room at Florencia, the guerrilleros are watching the live transmission from Oslo, where the president Juan Manuel Santos is receiving his Nobel peace prize.
December 11, 2016. While they are close to arrive at the final stop in Icononzo, the guerrilleros are looking the landscape. They spent most of the 4-days trip discovering new scenery.
December 10, 2016. On the way, "La Mona" (blue shirt), a guerrillera that sent her whole life into the FARC, meets her sister she didn't see since several years.
December 9, 2016. At a stop, to wait the rest of the convoy, the guerrilleros meet a police patrol and they give them some white flags that the policemen put on their moto.
December 11, 2016. On the bus, the fourth day of the trip, a guerrillera is pensive.
December 11, 2016. The convoy arrives at Icononzo, the final destination. It's Sunday at midday. The people are doing shopping. Some of them understand who are the people in the bus and send some greets.
December 11, 2016. The guerrilleros left the bus for a van to move near the transitional area "La Fila" where they will stay.
December 11, 2016. A guerrillero is ascending the last slope before arriving at the little house around which the camp is progresively organized. For him, it's his last march with his weapon. At the end of January, the remaining guards of Carlos Antonio Lozada came to the transitional zone. Around 300 guérilleros organize the camp with the material they brought, the government delaying several months to construct and equip the transitional zones.
December 12, 2016. Early morning on the new camp. Until late on night they unload the woods from the trucks to let the drivers go. To overcome their fatigue, they stay sleeping late, until 6:00 am, in change of 4:30 am. A new day begins.
December 11, 2016. A couple of guerrillero huddles to warm themself in front of a little fire. The journey is over. In few times they will lay down tehri weapons and begin to reintegrate to the civilian life. One of the threats, for the peace process and the life of the guerrilleros, will be the increase of far-right paramilitary activities, and selective murders that the local leaders already face. In 2016, 117 socila leaders were killed. At the end of the 1980's, when a other peace process tried to develop, 5.000 members of a left opposition party, the Union Patriotica, were killed. Most of them were formers FARC guerrilleros.