Brian Fitzpatrick (@BrianFitz_) is an independent reporter whose work has been featured by The Nation, New Internationalist and a range of UK and Irish news outlets. To date his work has focused on trade and resources, crime, paramilitarism and human rights.
The presidential run-off this weekend and talks with the FARC are obscuring horrific violence in places like Buenaventura—and US multinationals are deeply implicated.
Peace talks with the FARC rebels are slowly progressing. But the agreement threatens to exacerbate already obscene levels of violence in rural areas.