Part 1 of a report on the indigenous Siona people in the Putumayo region in the Amazon
Placido Yaiguaje Payaguaje, an indigenous Siona man, was standing right where his 80-something mother was blown apart by a land-mine. There was a crater about the size of a beach ball. Surrounding foliage had been shredded, and on some of the leaves and fronds you could still see the dynamite.
This was a 20 metre, steepish climb down to the banks of the River Piñuña Blanco, deep in the Colombian Amazon. Placido’s mother had come here to fish in a lagoon nearby. It was a popular spot for singo, sábalo and garopa.
Original Title: 'The war goes on’: one tribe caught up in Colombia’s armed conflict
Full Text of the Original Article: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2018/jun/27/the-war-goes-on-one-tribe-caught-up-in-colombias-armed-conflict