War is not over in Colombia. I woke up to the sad news that the military camp just outside of Carrizal, a small mining village about 7 hours North East of Medellin, has been under attack by the ELN, an armed guerrilla formerly part of the peace process, last night. The attack was a retaliation to an operation led by the army in another village nearby, that aimed to capture members of the guerrilla.
The attack on the campground left at least 4 dead soldiers.
The people of Carrizal took refuge in their homes, waiting for the attack to finish. While they are confident that the army is stronger than the guerrilla and will resist any further attempt, they still fear that the guerrilla could take control of the village, of their mines, of their lives. Some say that another attack by the guerrilla might happen tonight.
I took this picture outside of Carrizal for my documentary project, Lagrimas de Oro, in December 2017.