“I’m an observer of the peace process” // “soy observador del proceso de paz”

"There's so much to be done here. The people have this capacity to invent ways to survive; I love the informality of this culture." Trained as a journalist and brimming with stories from Vietnam to Alexandria, Ricardo is a native barranquillero who says his work now is to report as an "observer of the peace process." … Continue reading “I’m an observer of the peace process” // “soy observador del proceso de paz”

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“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”