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Death Route Through The Darien Gap

Documentary for Arte TV

The Darien Gap stretches between Colombia and Panama. A mountainous rainforest and now one of the world's most important migration routes. But it is dangerous: the paths are muddy and steep, and there are armed groups lurking all along the way.

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Death Route Through The Darien Gap
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Expulsion From Europe's Largest Slum - The Cañada Real In Madrid

Documentary for Arte TV and Spiegel TV

The Cañada Real is considered the largest slum in Western Europe. Directly outside the gates of Spain's capital Madrid, several thousand people live without electricity or heating. Now they have to move: Because Madrid is expanding and the residents of the slums are in the way.

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Expulsion From Europe's Largest Slum - The Cañada Real In Madrid
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Fast Fashion In The Desert: Mountains Of Garbage In Chile's Atacama

Documentary for Arte TV and Spiegel TV

What ends up in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile is no longer wanted in Europe: clothing - barely worn or even brand new. The country has become a turnover point for textiles from all over the world. What remains unsold is buried in the desert sand or burned - with fatal consequences for residents and the environment.

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Fast Fashion In The Desert: Mountains Of Garbage In Chile's Atacama
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Resistance In One Of Colombia's Most Dangerous Slums

Short documentary for Deutsche Welle

For people across Colombia, Siloé is synonymous with violence and drug trafficking. The district in the city of Cali is considered one of the most dangerous slums in the country. Their residents are labeled as criminals - they are denied opportunities and participation from an early age. But the Siloeños no longer want to accept this.

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Resistance In One Of Colombia's Most Dangerous Slums
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Fighting For Sustainable Tourism In Colombia's Amazon Rainforest

Report for DW Español

The Amazon rainforest is a key region in the fight against climate change. In Colombia, more and more people are seeking to promote ecological and sustainable tourism. But a lack of control and resources hinder this goal. Deforestation, gold mining and hunting of wild animals threaten its existence.

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Fighting For Sustainable Tourism In Colombia's Amazon Rainforest
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Airlift In The Corona Pandemic: Supplies In The Colombian Rainforest

Short documentary for Deutsche Welle

Deep in the rainforest, everything was missing during the Covid pandemic: masks, disinfectants, tests, oxygen. And knowledge. The surgeon Camilo Prieto leads a privileged life in Bogotá. Ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, he has had a mission: Flying to villages in Colombia's hinterland to fight against the virus - and maybe that way install a more lasting supply system for these forgotten regions.

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Airlift In The Corona Pandemic: Supplies In The Colombian Rainforest
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The Dinghy Guerrillas

Report for DIE ZEIT

In southeastern Colombia, former FARC fighters invite tourists to sit in a boat with them - and raft on the Río Pato, where civil war raged for decades. Our author took the trip.

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The Dinghy Guerrillas
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A grave at last

Report for Der Spiegel History

84 years and 205 days after his assassination by the Franco regime, Alfonso Fontiveros Muñoz is laid to rest. However, Spain continues to find it difficult to deal with the memory of the civil war and dictatorship. To this day, surviving relatives are subject to political arbitrariness when searching for their loved ones. The country still seems to be asking itself: how much remembrance is enough?

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A grave at last
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Luis Rubiales And Spain: A country In Transition

Feature for Die Zeit

Government officials and even the UN have condemned Luis Rubiales for planting a kiss on a Spanish soccer player's lips. But those around him insist that he is innocent. What does the case mean for Spain?

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Luis Rubiales And Spain: A country In Transition
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Flotsam - Cocaine In The Azores

Report for Stern Crime

A smuggler loses more than half a ton of cocaine on an Azores island. To this day - more than 20 years later - its residents are feeling the effects.

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Flotsam - Cocaine In The Azores
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He, Who Goes His Own Way

Report for Dummy Magazine

A hermit discovered ancient rock paintings in the jungles of Colombia. Now he may soon no longer be so alone.

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He, Who Goes His Own Way
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Poisoned Hope

Report for Der Fluter

A peace agreement gave coca farmers in Colombia the prospect of a life outside of illegality. But five years later, the government may soon rain glyphosate on farmers instead of giving them a way out.

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Poisoned Hope
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Paradise In Blue

Report for Lufthansa Magazine

After two days of swell, there it is: la Isla de Coco, Cocos Island in the Pacific Ocean - uninhabited and more than 500 kilometers from the Costa Rica mainland. A treasure island straight out of a novel. Or is it the other way around?

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Paradise In Blue
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How Saltwater Brings Light To Cabo de la Vela

Report for Business Punk

Could this device give hope to the entire region of la Guajira? How Waterlight wants to merge indigenous tradition with entrepreneurship in Colombia.

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How Saltwater Brings Light To Cabo de la Vela
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Colombian Ex-soldiers In Ukraine: Fighting Against A Common Enemy

Feature for Spiegel Plus

Colombian ex-soldiers are volunteering in Ukraine. Apparently it's not money that drives them - but rather the concern that a growing Russia could also have consequences for their homeland.

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Colombian Ex-soldiers In Ukraine: Fighting Against A Common Enemy
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Ex-coca Farmers As Protectors Of Nature

Feature for ARD Radio

The Caquetá region in Colombia was one of the country's most conflict-ridden areas. Colombia's largest guerrilla group, the FARC, ruled the department for decades. Many farmers lived from coca cultivation. This is set to change: instead of destroying it, they are now campaigning to protect their environment.

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Ex-coca Farmers As Protectors Of Nature
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Venezuela - Hundreds Are Not Allowed Back In

Feature for Deutschlandfunk Nova

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans set off for Colombia in search of a better life. But the covid pandemic has deprived many of them of their livelihood there. Now they are returning home to at least be with their families. But the border is often times closed for those who want to return.

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Venezuela - Hundreds Are Not Allowed Back In
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Fragile Peace: Paramilitaries Harass Embera Communities In The Colombian Rainforest

Feature for ARD Radio

The peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas in Colombia was intended to end five decades of civil war - but parts of the agreement were never implemented. Away from the big cities, the spiral of violence continues.

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Fragile Peace: Paramilitaries Harass Embera Communities In The Colombian Rainforest
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The Search For Victims Of Civil War In Colombia - How A Grave Can Give Peace

Feature for Deutschlandfunk

Five years after the peace agreement between the government and the Farc fighters, tens of thousands of people are still missing in Colombia. A government search team is looking for secretly buried bodies, but this is becoming more difficult by the day.

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The Search For Victims Of Civil War In Colombia - How A Grave Can Give Peace
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Solutions For The World Of Tomorrow - Do We Really Have To Go There?

Book chapter

Eco-tourism is seen as a solution to prevent deforestation in the Amazon. Although the question remains: how sustainable can a vacation deep within the rainforest truly be?

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Solutions For The World Of Tomorrow - Do We Really Have To Go There?
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Germany, Your Colonies - Gold rush: The Welser Family And Today's Venezuela

Book chapter

The first German colonies were private ventures: In Venezuela, also called “Little Venice” the Welser trading family hoped for rich exploits.

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Germany, Your Colonies - Gold rush: The Welser Family And Today's Venezuela