While many have hailed President Alvaro Uribe’s efforts to end violence in Colombia as a success, a new breed of paramilitary groups is terrorizing Afro-Colombian minorities and indigenous groups.
Oriana Zill de Granados joined forces with ProPublica reporter Chisun Lee to expose the high degree of secrecy surrounding the U.S. federal drug cases against Colombia’s paramilitary leaders.
Producers Jennifer Janisch and Oriana Zill de Granados, who are working on our Colombia episode, write about their investigation into U.S. drug cases against the leaders of Colombia’s paramilitary organization. Many of the court documents for these cases are secret, frustrating victims in Colombia who want to know the truth about their loved ones’ disappearances.
Associate Producer Jessie Beauchaine writes from The Hague as our team visits the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Women, War & Peace producers jump through logistical hoops — dying phones, missing passes and broken connections — when they discover that the women featured in our Afghan episode aren’t going to be able to make it to an invitation-only breakfast with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Women, War & Peace Associate Producer Jessie Beauchaine is in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the coming weeks our team will journey to places where some of the war’s worst atrocities against Bosnia’s women took place.
Women, War & Peace Field Producer Leslie Knott documents a theater in Afghanistan that uses trained actors to tell audience members’ stories. Watch a recent performance outside Kabul, during which female audience members opened up about their experiences living in a country that has suffered 30 years of war.
Colombia has its own version of the Na’avi, the imperiled indigenous people whose story lies at the heart of the international blockbuster Avatar.
Oriana Zill de Granados, a Women, War & Peace producer filming in Colombia, spends time with a group of indigenous Wayuu people who survived a massacre perpetrated against their village. Despite death threats, Debora Barros, a clan leader, and others continue to fight for justice and the ability to one day return home.