Episode 4: “La Violencia” – Colombia’s Long Way to Peace

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Since the 1960s , Colombia has been the victim of armed conflict, displacing millions, taking the lives of thousands and internally displacing millions. In this episode, we speak with Manuel Renteria about his experience working in the Magdalena Medio region and how the impacts in his country.



Manuel Renteria is a Team Leader for Carers Queensland with a Bachelor in Agricultural Engineering and a Masters in Agricultural Development. He was born in Colombia during the armed conflict between the government, guerilla groups, crime syndicates and paramilitary groups. Before relocating to Australia, He worked for 8 years as a Project Coordinator for the Development and Peace Corporation of Magdalena Medio (CDPMM) in Colombia. Some of his areas of expertise include culture, health, poverty, human right violations and regional conflict.

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