“Faces of Colombia” “I was mother and father to my kids” // “Yo fui padre y madre para mis hijos”

Author's note: Elisa is a very special person in my house here in Colombia. She and my host mom have known each other for 20 years, sharing a friendship in addition to an employer-housekeeper relationship. She is a positive and patient presence in our house, teaching me her delicious cooking techniques and telling stories about … Continue reading “Faces of Colombia” “I was mother and father to my kids” // “Yo fui padre y madre para mis hijos”

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“Faces of Colombia” “We are Wayuu, we are the sons of the earth and the rain” // “somos Wayuu, somos hijos de la tierra y la lluvia”

Author's note: I met David Caceres through a mutual friend at a poetry event. He cut a striking figure, his traditional indigenous ensemble contrasting with the Coca-cola in his hand and Ray Bans covering his eyes. David turns out to be the official representative of the Wayuu community, a young leader with a strong passion for his people. … Continue reading “Faces of Colombia” “We are Wayuu, we are the sons of the earth and the rain” // “somos Wayuu, somos hijos de la tierra y la lluvia”