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STORIES

BORN IN THE FLOWER

Mexico is one of the leading producers of Amapola flowers. This is a small source of opium whose gum is used to make heroin. Although its cultivation is illegal, many farmers who are remote in the mountains, do not have the choice to grow this famous flower. Lack of financial means, difficulty of transport access, almost non-existent health system,insecurity, these communities had to adapt to survive in illegality.At a time where the new Mexican government is thinking of legalizing its culture, a look at the daily lives of these workers of the earth. 

THE LAST GUAQUEROS OF EMERALD

In Colombia, the lands of Boyaca is famous for his the emerald mines, and the historic village of Chacaro is an descendent of the Green war. All the mines were purchased by US and Canadian factory. It was a deal between them and the government without the agreement of the people who were living in this zone. By now it’s illegal to Guaquear it’s means people have a lot of problems if they are not working for the big factory. Stone is becoming more and more rare, but this population continues to survive thanks to its research.

STANDING ON THE RUINS

On the night of Thursday to Friday, September 8, 2017, an earthquake of magnitude 8.2 hit Mexico.
His epicenter is located in Juchitan, reporting on the organization of the population of this city after the natural catastrophe having caused more than 100 deaths.

DANCE TO TRANSFORME ONE'S LIFE

Honduras is considered as one of the most violent country in the world by the UN. This report is made in Tegucigalpa, its capital where the streets of poor neighborhoods sweat violence and poverty. There is a fragile youth but full of life, struggling to get out of this climate of constant insecurity. Faced with this hostile context, some of them found an escape route, the antidote to urban violence: ballroom dancing. 

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