Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno

Visual storyteller
  
Muzo
Location: USA/Colombia
Nationality: Colombian
Biography: Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno www.jmbb.net Documentary Photographer and Filmmaker. I have developed projects for OXFAM, GTZ, DIAKONIA, USAID, MDM, ACDIVOCA, OSF, WWF, Kroc Institute and have worked with the United Nations (UN) and its various... MORE
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Muzo
Copyright Juan Manuel Barrero Bueno 2024
Date of Work Aug 2010 - Aug 2010
Updated Apr 2023
Location muzo
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Approximately 100 kilometers north of the city of Bogotá, capital of Colombia, is the most productive region in emeralds of this part of the planet: the town of Muzo in the department of Boyacá.
This is a place that has seen throughout its history many confrontations and wars for the control of the territory and the production of these precious stones.
The times of violence in this area seem to have ended, thanks to several agreements signed between opponents more than 20 years ago.
Now many men, women and even children, scrape the floor with the tools they have, even with their hands, to try to tear off the spoils left by the big emerald companies, which now control the business, some stone that changes their fortune .
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