Author Archives: Winifred Tate


This site features photographs and vignettes from my research in Colombia. My current projects include an ethnographic exploration of the origins of Plan Colombia, a U.S. aid package passed in 2000; the legacy of paramilitarism on political participation and local … Continue reading

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The roads in Putumayo are lined with abandoned houses. Here is the story of one displacement, from a 2009 interview: My husband was the mayor’s assistant, he was the acting mayor at the time, and he had to leave because … Continue reading

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