Colombian Displacement

Colombian Afro-descendant communities commemorate 15 years of forced displacement

I found this video when I was researching the displacement of Colombians within their own country. This video focuses on a certain area of Colombia called the Choco region. The Choco region is home to mostly Colombians of African descent, which is part of the reason why the Colombian government is targeting that region a lot for displacement. Many Colombians of African descent aren’t considered full Colombian citizens so it isn’t seen as much of a problem to push them off their land. As the video says, the displacement was a result of big agribusinesses wanting land to plant crops such as African palm trees, bananas, and other such cash crops.

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