Bitterness and suffering of the Fragüita River portals

María Lilia

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María Lilia

Ex-combatant of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia -FARC-EP-. Joined at the age of 20, remained in the group for 3 years.

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These here are the guerrillas.

This one you see here is a landowner, he was with the army.

It means that they are the government’s snitches. So he was brought in.

This village here is called Fragüita. And here, close to the village is a militia man. At this point, he changed sides and contacted the army and told them of our whereabouts.

Then all of a sudden we were under attack. The shooting was as if hell had broken loose.

The first one to go down was my commander. Asdrúbal, his name was Asdrúbal. When I saw that, I was very scared and jumped into the river. I dragged him into the river

He was already dead when I dragged him out of there.

And then I stopped this car to get him out of that place.

The landowner was executed by the firing squad because they said he was to be blamed for the other man changing sides, bringing that attack on us, and causing the death of the commander.

One thing is to listen but a very different one is to see… that is to say, to be there… in the middle of everything.

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2008

Vinyl paint on MDF

140 x 150 cm

B039 - 0144

Category:

Combat Execution Vengeance

Armed group:

FARC - EP (MUJERES)