Interactive map: learn about the dynamics of the territorial conflict narrated by the volume 'Colombia adentro' of the Final Report

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The Truth Commission, in a vast compilation of experiences, testimonies and facts documented in reports, the media and works such as that of Alfredo Molano Bravo , made the 11 territorial volumes that record the different dynamics of war in the country since the beginning of the 20th century

Interactive map: learn about the dynamics of the territorial conflict narrated by the volume ‘Colombia adentro‘ of the Final Report

The volume 'Colombia adentro& #x27; of the Truth Commission contains 11 volumes that narrate the territorial dynamics of the armed conflict in Colombia. Infobae (Jesús Avilés)

Eleven regions were approached by the Truth Commission to produce the volume 'Colombia inside' of the Final Report. Each one of the zones, from the Amazon to the Caribbean, has experienced different dynamics of the armed conflict but which, together, make up a time line charged with persecution, stigmatization, massacres, sexual and gender violence, and any other type of violation of rights. human rights against peasants, indigenous people, social and civil organizations in general.

Through the following interactive map, Infobae Colombia collects the regions delimited by the Commission and brings together the dynamics of the war experienced in each one of them. Events such as the extermination of the Patriotic Union in the downtown area; the territorial dispute experienced in the Nudo de Paramillo (Antioquia); the conflicts in Valle and Norte del Cauca around dispossession for the cultivation of sugar cane and coffee, and the dehumanization of indigenous communities in the Amazon, are different but belong to the same armed conflict.

What conflict dynamics does the map show?

Each region contains a text that shows a small part of the war lived there. In that order, in the Caribbean the parapolitics is pointed out; the territorial conflict in Antioquia, the union struggle and the oil boom in Magdalena Medio; the alliance between self-defense groups (paramilitaries) with emerald growers, businessmen and various ranchers in the Orinoquía; internal migration and agricultural trade expansion in Valle and northern Cauca (similar dynamics experienced in the Pacific); the failed attempts by the guerrillas to take over the center of the country and the strong counterinsurgency response on the northeastern border.

The hinge zones

The Borders are flexible and porous, that is what the Truth Commission has defined. In this sense, it becomes impossible for each region to have a rigid delimitation according to its dynamics and the testimonies of its inhabitants. For this reason, it is understood that there are hinge zones that connect some departments with others and in which the dynamics of the conflict have been intertwined.

“Thus, for example, the department of Córdoba , fundamental to understanding the conflict in the Caribbean, shares multiple dynamics –especially the southern sub-region– with Antioquia, particularly with the provinces of Urabá and Bajo Cauca”, explains the entity. On the interactive map, these hinge zones are shown in a lighter color than the regions addressed by the Commission.

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