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COLOMBIA - The Pipeline War, November, 2002



THE STORY
Synopsis of "The Pipeline War"


CHARTING THE WORLD'S OIL
Interactive Map of Global Oil


WHO'S WHO
Context for the Pipeline War


PHOTO ESSAY
Civilians Caught in the Crossfire


U.S. CORPORATE INTERESTS
Occidental Petroleum, BP, and more


FACTS & STATS
Learn More about Colombia


LINKS & RESOURCES
Human Rights, Colombia's Civil War, Media Resources


MAP


REACT TO THIS STORY

   


Photo Essay: Civilians Caught in the Crossfire
Armed paramilitary fighter of the United Autodefenses of Colombia (AUC)

In Colombia, oil resources are only one reason for the ongoing armed conflict. The Colombian military and the paramilitaries also battle guerrillas over the control of coca-producing regions that provide 90 percent of the cocaine reaching the United States. Civilians account for up to 75 percent of the conflict's victims.

Eros Hoagland is a freelance photojournalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked extensively in Latin America as well as the Middle East and North Africa covering armed conflict and social unrest. Hoagland's work is represented by the Network Photographers agency in London. A collection of his work can be seen at http://www.geocities.com/ehphotojournalism/