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Displacement

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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Benefits

Each desmobilizado was to receive a government stipend of COL$358,000 a month (roughly US$155, slightly lower than Colombian minimum wage) for two years.  They were also be eligible for subsidized classes through the Sena (the Servicio de Aprendizaje Nacional), a public … Continue reading

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