High in the hills of central Colombia, surrounded by coffee and bean farms, a cluster of eight villages has managed to do what the rest of the nation only aspires to: sign a peace deal with the country’s largest guerrilla group.
Since 1996, these eight isolated indigenous communities of the Nasa people have had a peace pact — the country’s only functioning agreement — with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC guerrillas, that locals say has saved, perhaps, hundreds of lives.
On assignment for The Miami Herald, see article written by Jim Wyss and my photographs here. Read also my article for Austrian newspaper Der Standard. I was so fascinated by the topic that additionally recorded a radio reportage for German public radio station Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). Click here to listen to it.