Journalistiek voor een eerlijke en duurzame wereld

Colombia achieved a significant milestone in the history of the country. On November of 2016, the insurgent group FARC – EP and the Colombian government signed the integral, final and definitive peace agreement. At the beginning of 2017, after 52 years of war, more than 6900 soldiers from the ex-guerrilla group started their transition to a civil life.

As agreed during the negotiation process, the Colombian government opened 20 Local Transition Zones for Normalization (Zonas Veredales Transitorias de Normalizacion – ZVTN) and 6 Local Transition Points for Normalisation (Puntos Transitorios de Normalizacion – PTN). These areas are currently home to thousands of soldiers for a maximum period of 3 years. Meanwhile, processes of reincorporation and reconciliation take place in these areas.

Through the images of this exhibition, we get a glimpse of the daily life in one of such areas, the Caribbean Block, while the soldiers wait for their disarmament and the beginning of their new political party.

Photographs and research: Luisa Machacon