Brian Fitzpatrick is a freelance reporter based in London. With journalist Michael Norby, he traveled throughout Colombia as peace talks commenced, focusing on human rights issues in the departments of Cauca, Cundinamarca, Meta and Valle del Cauca. Their previous joint work has included an investigation into paramilitary networks in Haiti. Their work has appeared in The Guardian, The Irish Times and New Internationalist Magazine.
Peace talks with the FARC rebels are slowly progressing. But the agreement threatens to exacerbate already obscene levels of violence in rural areas.