The migration of a mennonite colony to Colombia's eastern plains is a little-known story worthy of greater coverage due to the environmental and social impacts this has had on the region and the traditional communities found here.
And yet, hardly anyone has heard about it.
On this episode of the Colombia Calling podcast (available wherever you get your podcasts), Oscar Parra from Rutas del Conflicto - a website dedicated to bringing you stories about the Colombian conflict not covered in the mainstream press - and journalist Natalia Malaver join me to discuss this topic.
Hear about the history of the Mennonites in Colombia, their use of a portion of land greater in size than Holland, what they are producing and why the Colombian authorities look the other way as deforestation takes place in the name of progress.
The Colombia News Brief is reported by journalist Emily Hart.
Direct download: RCC_485.mp3
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