Former FARC Guerillas Find New Calling in Life as Farmers in Colombia

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Farm director Jhan Carlos Moreno



Farm director Jhan Carlos Moreno


Foto: Nadège Mazars / DER SPIEGEL





Graffiti of the face of Che Guevara on the wall of a home in Caldono, Cauca, a province in southwestern Colombia



Graffiti of the face of Che Guevara on the wall of a home in Caldono, Cauca, a province in southwestern Colombia


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Former fighter Libia Stella Nene is in charge of the avocado plants.



Former fighter Libia Stella Nene is in charge of the avocado plants.


Foto: Federico Rios Escobar / DER SPIEGEL





Ex-commander Julio Eduardo Gutierrez lost an eye and a hand when a landmine exploded beneath him.



Ex-commander Julio Eduardo Gutierrez lost an eye and a hand when a landmine exploded beneath him.


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Jhan Carlos Moreno shows a photo of his wife and young son, who is being raised by his grandparents.



Jhan Carlos Moreno shows a photo of his wife and young son, who is being raised by his grandparents.


Foto: Federico Rios Escobar / DER SPIEGEL





The commune’s avocados are to be exported to Europe.



The commune’s avocados are to be exported to Europe.


Foto: Federico Rios Escobar / DER SPIEGEL





An indigenous woman near the farm at Caldono



An indigenous woman near the farm at Caldono


Foto: Federico Rios Escobar / DER SPIEGEL





Ex-fighters Katherine Rodriguez and Alba Valencia chat on their mobile phones. Valencia sees her six-year-old son only once a year, on his birthday.



Ex-fighters Katherine Rodriguez and Alba Valencia chat on their mobile phones. Valencia sees her six-year-old son only once a year, on his birthday.


Foto: Federico Rios Escobar / DER SPIEGEL





Miller Fernandez: "In the jungle, you were always tense. Now, I relax and then the images come.”



Miller Fernandez: “In the jungle, you were always tense. Now, I relax and then the images come.”


Foto: Nadège Mazars / DER SPIEGEL





Libia Stella Nene and her boyfriend, Luis Eduardo Caso, in their bedroom, in front of wall photos of their time as FARC fighters in the jungle.



Libia Stella Nene and her boyfriend, Luis Eduardo Caso, in their bedroom, in front of wall photos of their time as FARC fighters in the jungle.


Foto: Federico Rios Escobar / DER SPIEGEL





Cuba Atazú, 49, has spent virtually her entire life with FARC. She has four sons.



Cuba Atazú, 49, has spent virtually her entire life with FARC. She has four sons.


Foto: Federico Rios Escobar / DER SPIEGEL

This piece is part of the Global Societies series. The project runs for three years and is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.



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