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Colors of Peace

Between 20 and 27 June  27, 2017, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) end to hand over their weapons after a 53 years old internal war.
This portrait series presents guerrilleros from the transitional zone of La Carmelita, Putumayo, Colombia. It has been shoot at the beginning of June 2017, while they began to hand over the weapons
Relearning how to have a sedentary life, the guerrilleros built their own home and start their transition to civil life, learning the use of new tools. For years, they lived on camps blending into the green jungle. The security compels them to use the monotone colors of camouflage. Now, free again to find their singularity, they are decorating their home according to a vibrant color palette and are posing in front of the walls recently painted of the buildings where they will begin their new life.

Cover - Chronique d'Amnesty International May 2017

A special issue about Colombia and the enforced disappearances with Anne Proenza. Ten pages more the cover.
Anne gives us an investigation about the complex way to find the missing people for their families. We were in Medellín, where the paramilitary groups had spread a policy of terror in districts like Comuna 13.
If the Colombian Center for Historical Memory talks about 60,630 documented cases of disappeared in the country between 1970 and 2015, the amount could be much more impressive, according to distinct sources. In a Colombia searching the way to peace, establish the truth about missing people is a requirement which however will need a lot of time.

Cover - Internazionale - May 19th

Colombia on the new issue of Inteernazionale, the Jon Lee Anderson's piece from The New Yorker.
Captions:
- May 10, 2015, South Caquetá department. Federico Montes, a FARC commander, is on his way to the camp through part of the rainforest recently burnt by peasants to clear space for a pastureland.
- December 2016, Yari Llanos. Portrait of Carlos Antonio Lozada, high FARC commander and negotiator for the guerrilla in La Habana the last 4 years.

Christian Science Monitor about La Cachada Teatro - El Salvador

The kind of collaboration I'm really proud to humbly be part. Thank you Catarina Fernandes Martins to tell the story of the women from La Cachada Teatro!

And thanks to the International Woman's Media Foundation to give us the chance to meet and make this cooperation possible!

The New Yorker Photo Booth: From the Shadows to the light…

… my portrait series about the FARC fighters on The New Yorker Photo Booth !

Please meet hem here: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-faces-of-the-farc-fighters-who-are-being-reintegrated-into-colombian-society

Nom de guerre, Daniela Restrepo, 19, 49th Front. "I' was at school when the paramilitary group came. We had to escape from the house. They killed my father. I went to the guerrilla. I didn't see my mother since 6 years. I want to study nursing.”

Nom de guerre, Daniela Restrepo, 19, 49th Front. "I' was at school when the paramilitary group came. We had to escape from the house. They killed my father. I went to the guerrilla. I didn't see my mother since 6 years. I want to study nursing.”

Artesanal Mining in El Salvador on Public Radio International

In March, El Salvador banned the mineral mining, to protect the water ressource in this little country that also has the higher population density in Central America. 
But with this law, the future of the artisanal miners is now uncertain.
An article by my talented colleague Deepa Fernandes, and the pictures by me.

The reportage was made at the time of the Adelante program fellowship. Thanks to the International Women's Media Foundation!!

The Lempa river in El Salvador

The Lempa river is the most important river in El Salvador. A recent study showed that the Lempa is less and less fit for human consumption, for its high level of bacteriums. Added to this threat there are the ramifications of drought. In 2016, the country stated for the first time an hydraulic emergency. Besides the climate change, the current pollution, the mining and other industrial activities from El Salvador and neighbouring countries (Guatemala, Honduras) are pointed. 

On March, the Salvadorian parliament voted a ley banning the mineral mining to preserve the water in this little country.

El Salvador - Adelante Program with the International Women's Media Foundation

Between March 26 and April 12, I was following the Adelante program of the IWMF. After some days in Mexico to receive a Hostile Environments & Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT), I was in El Salvador to begin some new stories, at the same time of 6 other female journalists as part of the fellowship. A lot of meetings… A first trip to feel the country and go back in few times. 

A Sunday morning at the time of the mass and near the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Savior, a woman is selling some poster of the Christ and Monsignor Romero, archbishop of San Salvador taht was killed by the military and the beginning of the 1980. He still stays a popular and loved figure of the contemporary Salvador.