VELA in the Media

VELA Colectivo's work, and that of its individual members, has been featured in both national and international publications..

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Colombia peace deal: Left in limbo as Farc rebels fail to show via the BBC

Hector Moreno and Eumenia Acosta's farm should have been filling up with rebels on 6 October.

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Santa Lucia FARC "Transition Zones" via the BBC

Tucked deep into the Andes, the village of Santa Lucia in the municipality of Ituango has been chosen as one of the 20 "transition zones" where rebels from the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) will disarm after more than 50 years of conflict.

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A Colombian Recipe for Peace and Reconciliation via Americas Quarterly

Elcielo, in Medellín, stands out for more than the quality of its food. One of Latin America’s top 50 restaurants, it has also become a symbol of Colombia’s efforts to return to normalcy after more than five decades of conflict. For the past seven years, elcielo for Everyone, the foundation established by restaurant owner Juan Manuel Barrientes, has been offering cooking courses and employment opportunities to wounded army veterans.

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The continued destruction of Colombia’s largest wetland via Colombia Reports

Designated a UNESCO Biosphere reserve and a RAMSAR Protected Wetland, the "Cienaga Grande of Santa Marta" in the coastal state of Magdalena has been both a battlefield of Colombia’s decades-long civil war and for environmental issues that continue to affect a regional population who depend on it for their livelihoods.

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