The Nasa community of Bellavista under attack

Gílberto Muchicón, coordinator of The indigenous Guard (Photo by Bram Ebus)

Ever since the oil industry’s arrival in the Colombian Amazon, multinationals have been causing problems for the Indigenous Nasa Peoples, negatively impacting their lands, their communities, and their traditional ways of living. A recent example of this can be found in the southern department of Putumayo, where some 1,300 of the 186,000-strong Indigenous Nasa population live.

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