Written by: May Mc’Causland
Narrated by: May Mc’Causland and Gustavo Angarita Jr.
Recorded and Postproduced by: Simón Jaramillo of Vinilo Estudio.
Hello humans! At the end of the Expedition I have compiled some photographs, videos and links of our fourth and last day in the Colombian Pacific. How we got to the Humanitarian Space and met our talented hosts who taught us about friends and foes at sea.
I share several links of the recommended routes on the interactive map.
Thank you all for listening and reading.
We are happy to hear from you and we will be attentive to your messages.
See you to continue reviewing La Mochila Desgualanga´.
How we got to the Humanitarian Space
Understand the process of how the first humanitarian space arrives in Buenaventura
Friends and enemies at sea
The fighting men of Puente Nayero
Sound Journey: The Pearl of the Pacific
Listen to the fascinating voice of Gustavo narrating The Legend of the Pearl.
Nariño our guest department
How we relate the department of Nariño with the water element.
Fun Fact: The Pacific's Top Export Product
Listen to May’s voice explaining which is the most exported domestic product of the Pacific coast. Take notes!
The promises of the podcast
HOW WE GOT TO THE HUMANITARIAN SPACE
We arrived at the fourth and last day of the Buenaventura Expedition, nostalgically we were saying goodbye to the port. The day started very early in Puente Nayero, better known as Barrio La Playita and the first Humanitarian Space in Buenaventura more than 5 years ago.
We are welcomed by Yasmani Grueso, a social leader and manager of the area, a friend of the plastic artist José Luis Garcerá who we met at Julieta Restaurant. Garcera is known in the port for his social commitment through art, since through his work he exposes his feeling towards the human and natural environment of the Pacific.
His graphic art ‘graffiti’ at the Bahía Cruz Pier
Yasmani welcomes us happily and hopeful to make visible an area that for years has been consumed by violence and poverty; while she contextualizes the situation in San Francisco street, she introduces us to Don Hilario Reina, artisanal fisherman, leader and friend.
His long working hours, big or small fishes, pirates and your fellow travelers on the high seas can be your friends or foes at sea. I recommend PERSONAJES PACÍFICO HILARIO REINA so that you understand the life of the sea. Can’t miss it!
LIVE THE COMPLETE EXPERIENCE OF THE FOURTH AND LAST DAY OF OUR EXPEDITION
Here you can find the chapter of, Logbooks, Characters from the Pacific and the podcast that has to do with the visit to the Humanitarian Zone, old Puente Nayero. You have to see it!
Follow the Link and don’t miss the photo gallery of day 4 and Chapter 4 of Logbooks, Friends and enemies at sea, Life in Humanitarian Space.
We recommend the 360º tour of the Humanitarian Space of Puente Nayero. Enjoy it!
BUENAVENTURA ROUTES MAP
Follow these directions to use our interactive map.
- Click the play button in the middle of the map.
- Use the arrow buttons (<or>) to open and close the control panel. In the panel you can activate, deactivate the routes and choose points of the route.
- You can also access the information by clicking on the pins that appear on the map. By scrolling the map, you will find images and data that we have collected on our travels.
Listening to Yasmani Grueso, social leader of CONPAZ made our skin crawl, every story she told us about the famous Pique houses in Buenaventura transported us to a horror movie. We understood the struggle of these people and the tranquility of being the first humanitarian zone in the port for more than 5 years.
On January 29, when we entered the world of Humanitarian Space we were received by the military and a large white billboard displayed “Humanitarian Zone. Exclusive living spaces for the civilian population ”. We were in a small glass bubble where in theory, violence could not enter.
Image from a horror movie
CASAS DE PIQUE, MACABRA PRÁCTICA QUE AÚN NO DESAPARECE
“PIQUE HOUSES”, GHOULISH PRACTICE THAT HAS NOT YET DISAPPEARED
REAPARECE EL TEMOR DE LAS CASAS DE PIQUE EN BUENAVENTURA
THE FEAR OF “PIQUE HOUSES” REAPPEARS IN BUENAVENTURA
HISTORIA DE UNA ‘CASA DE PIQUE’
HISTORY OF A ‘PIQUE HOUSE’
CONFESIONES DE UN ASESINO DE LAS ‘CASAS DE PIQUE’ DE BUENAVENTURA
CONFESSIONS OF A KILLER FROM THE ‘PIQUE HOUSES’ OF BUENAVENTURA
DE LOS DESCUARTIZAMIENTOS DE LAS ‘CASAS DE PIQUE’ A LA ESPERANZA DE LAS MARIPOSAS: ASÍ ES BUENAVENTURA
FROM THE DISQUARTMENTS OF THE ‘PIQUE HOUSES’ TO THE HOPE OF THE BUTTERFLIES: THIS IS BUENAVENTURA
EL TERROR A LAS ‘CASAS DE PIQUE’ REGRESÓ A COLOMBIA
THE TERROR TO THE ‘CASAS DE PIQUE’ RETURNED TO COLOMBIA
NEOPARAMILITARES AGREDEN Y HURTAN A POBLADOR DEL ESPACIO HUMANITARIO PUENTE NAYERO
NEOPARAMILITARIES ATTACK AND HURT PEOPLE OF THE HUMANITARIAN SPACE PUENTE NAYERO
ASÍ RESISTE PUENTE NAYERO, UN OASIS EN MEDIO DE LA GUERRA EN BUENAVENTURA
THIS IS HOW PUENTE NAYERO, AN OASIS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WAR IN BUENAVENTURA RESISTED
The famous BBC London article (March / 2014)
BUENAVENTURA, LA NUEVA CAPITAL DEL HORROR EN COLOMBIA
BUENAVENTURA, THE NEW CAPITAL OF HORROR IN COLOMBIA
News flash: A Territory of Peace in the middle of the conflict
PUENTE NAYERO, UNA ZONA DE PAZ ASEDIADA POR LA POBREZA Y LA VIOLENCIA
PUENTE NAYERO, A ZONE OF PEACE TAKEN BY POVERTY AND VIOLENCE
PUENTE NAYERO SIN ESPACIO PARA LOS VIOLENTOS
PUENTE NAYERO, A ZONE OF PEACE TAKEN BY POVERTY AND VIOLENCE
ESPACIO HUMANITARIO DE PUENTE NAYERO, UNA APUESTA DE CONSTRUCCIÓN TERRITORIAL DESDE LA RESISTENCIA ACTIVA (PDF)
PUENTE NAYERO HUMANITARIAN SPACE, A BET OF TERRITORIAL CONSTRUCTION FROM ACTIVE RESISTANCE (PDF)
ESPACIO HUMANITARIO PUENTE NAYERO
HUMANITARIAN SPACE PUENTE NAYERO
PUENTE NAYERO, TERRITORIO DE PAZ EN MEDIO DEL CONFLICTO
PUENTE NAYERO, TERRITORY OF PEACE IN THE MIDST OF THE CONFLICT
RENACEN LAS SEMILLAS DE ESPERANZA Y ALEGRÍA: CONTINÚA LA INICIATIVA DE AGRICULTURA URBANA EN EL ESPACIO HUMANITARIO PUENTE NAYERO
THE SEEDS OF HOPE AND JOY ARE BORN: THE URBAN AGRICULTURE INITIATIVE CONTINUES IN THE PUENTE NAYERO HUMANITARIAN SPACE
CON CANTO Y CREATIVIDAD, NIÑAS Y NIÑOS CONTINÚAN CONSTRUYENDO HUERTAS EN EL ESPACIO HUMANITARIO PUENTE NAYERO
WITH SONG AND CREATIVITY, GIRLS AND BOYS CONTINUE TO BUILD GARDENS IN THE HUMANITARIAN SPACE PUENTE NAYER
CREAN UN NUEVO ESPACIO HUMANITARIO EN BUENAVENTURA
CREATE A NEW HUMANITARIAN SPACE IN BUENAVENTURA
“A BUENAVENTURA HAY QUE EXPULSARLE SUS MALES”: LA CIUDAD DE COLOMBIA “EXORCIZADA” ANTE LA OLA DE ASESINATOS, NARCOTRÁFICO Y VIOLENCIA QUE ATRAVIESA
” THE EVIL OF BUENAVENTURA MUST BE EXPELLED “: THE CITY OF COLOMBIA “EXORCISED” BEFORE THE WAVE OF MURDER, DRUG TRAFFICKING AND VIOLENCE
There we carried our backpack and admired Orlando Castillo´s fight. William Mena, Yasmani Grueso, Hilario Reina among many others joined that battle against violence that past April 13 of 2014. A Palm Sunday, where in the middle of a mass, they had the support of the Interclesiastical Commission for Justice and Peace and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, who in September of that same year, after visiting Puente Nayero, issued the resolution that made it a territory of peace for more than 300 families that inhabit Calle San Francisco.
Yasmani Grueso and Hilario Reina, social leaders of Puente Nayero
It is admirable that many social and cultural leaders continue their fight believing in a dignified life and respect for human rights despite the harassment and death threats against them.
The morning passed and we finished the interview with Don Hilario, who did not miss the opportunity to invite us to a delicious Colombian coffee (tinto ) at his house and showed us his artisanal fishing equipment. Main reason why we visit Calle San Francisco in Barrio La Playita. .
His cement and tile house where we enjoy the company of his colleagues, friends and family. They treated us very kindly. What a good coffee!
Guillermo Caicedo better known as ‘Chamero’ organizing the fishing equipment
That day was revolutionary, those who spoke with us did not miss the opportunity to denounce existing problems in their communities, they made specific requests for disclosure such as the need for a subsidy for artisanal fishermen, the absence of aqueduct, electricity, internet, pollution by the lack of a responsible garbage collection system, among others, they also spoke of extreme poverty, forced displacement and violence in nearby sectors. They all emphasized to us that development plans are just “political promises”.
Our set in Barrio La Playita
It is evident that the community feels the abandonment of the state at different levels, so our visit for Yasmani and Hilario was another opportunity to spread information. Although the people have sought to be self-sufficient through initiatives such as garbage recycling, they need a solution. NATIONAL GOVERNMENT, LISTEN TO THE SOCIAL LEADERS OF THE HUMANITARIAN SPACE OF BUENAVENTURA.
From our APPELLATION OF ORIGIN: COLOMBIAN PACIFIC project, we know the importance of showing processes and joining the struggle for life, for human rights, regardless of race, social and civil status. As a respect for the other and for a dignified life we support #LasVidasNegrasImportan #MITU #LaMingaIndigena, at the end, WE ARE ALL ONE.
ROUTE OF LODGING. WHERE TO STAY IN THE PACIFIC?
HOW TO KNOW THE ROUTE OF LODGING
1. Click the play button in the middle of the map.
2. Use the arrow buttons (<o>) to open and close the control panel. In the panel you can activate, deactivate routes and choose route points.
3. CHOOSE ROUTE OF LODGING Click on the marked spots to see photos and information that we have collected for you.
Fight for human rights, the sure threat! 2020
In our beloved country, any struggle for a dignified life is a threat in the absence of the government.( Articles in Spanish)
COLOMBIA. ¿POR QUÉ LA LUCHA SOCIAL FASTIDIA TANTO A LOS EMPRESARIOS?
COLOMBIA. WHY DOES THE SOCIAL STRUGGLE HUG THE BUSINESSMEN SO MUCH?
EN MEDIO DE LA CUARENTENA, LOS ASESINATOS DE LÍDERES SOCIALES AUMENTARON EN UN 61%
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE QUARANTINE, KILLINGS OF SOCIAL LEADERS INCREASED 61%
COLOMBIA: EL PAÍS LATINOAMERICANO CON MÁS ASESINATOS DE DEFENSORES DE DERECHOS HUMANOS, SEÑALA EXPERTO
COLOMBIA: THE LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRY WITH THE MOST KILLINGS OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS, EXPERT SAYS
ASÍ SE MOVIÓ EL DISCURSO RACISTA Y ESTIGMATIZANTE CONTRA LA MINGA 2020
THIS WAS MOVED THE RACIST AND STIGMATIZING SPEECH AGAINST MINGA 2020
GUÍA PARA ENTENDER LA PRESENCIA DE LA MINGA INDÍGENA EN BOGOTÁ
GUIDE TO UNDERSTAND THE PRESENCE OF THE INDIGENOUS MINGA IN BOGOTÁ
LAS MUJERES QUE SIENTAN EN LA MISMA MESA A EXCOMBATIENTES Y VÍCTIMAS DEL CONFLICTO ARMADO
WOMEN WHO SEE EX-COMBATERS AND VICTIMS OF THE ARMED CONFLICT AT THE SAME TABLE
(PÓDCAST) ANDREA Y MARIA FERNANDA, MUJERES POR LA LIBERTAD
(PÓDCAST) ANDREA AND MARIA FERNANDA, WOMEN FOR LIBERTY
LA LUCHA DE UNA MADRE PARA QUE NO SE OLVIDE LA DESAPARICIÓN DE SU HIJO
A MOTHER’S STRUGGLE SO THAT THE DISAPPEARANCE OF HER SON IS NOT FORGOTTEN
COLOMBIA: LA MINGA INDÍGENA LLEGÓ AL CENTRO DE BOGOTÁ Y LA SILLA PARA DUQUE QUEDÓ VACÍA
COLOMBIA: THE INDIGENOUS MINGA ARRIVED IN THE CENTER OF BOGOTÁ AND THE DUQUE’S CHAIR WAS EMPTY
You judge, tell me what you think and if you listen to us outside of Colombia, what struggle are you joining or what is the struggle you are living?…. Send us messages.
An interesting article on THE PEACE DIALOGUES
“LA PAZ”, UN DIÁLOGO CATÁRTICO ENTRE GUERRILLEROS COLOMBIANOS EN MEDIO DEL PROCESO DE PAZ
“LA PAZ”, A CATARTIC DIALOGUE BETWEEN COLOMBIAN GUERRILLEROS IN THE MIDST OF THE PEACE PROCESS
The people of the Pacific, Colombia and Latin America are resilient communities, a people without legs but who walks.
On San Francisco street
Our stay in Puente Nayero was ending, at 11 in the morning, we said goodbye to Yasmani and Hilario, our dear hosts. We arrived at the hotel and picked up our bags, amid the news of the collapse of the road, the famous coronavirus and with the unexpected call from our transporter that would pick us up in Buenaventura.
In a moment we began to solve and we managed to leave at 3 in the afternoon for Cali. My wonderful team on the road recorded nature and ate some snacks (mecato in spanish). Some of us managed to rest and others to shoot.
SOUND JOURNEY: THE PEARL OF THE PACIFIC
The sixth and final SOUND TRIP of the first season begins: The Pearl of the Pacific
San Andrés de Tumaco, is a territory very dear to us for the project in development IN SEARCH OF THE PEARL for this reason we know its communities, benefits, legends and myths.
On that tour, knowing the island of Tumaco, we dived in Playa El Bajito with friends from the Divers Diving Center, who showed us the wrecked ship.
NARIÑO OUR GUEST DEPARTMENT
We have identified NARIÑO as the WATER element, this is its symbol within the Appellation of Origin: Colombian Pacific, the reason, listen to Gustavo’s voice for the answer on the podcast.
FUN FACT: THE PACIFIC’S TOP EXPORT PRODUCT
We know that the Pacific is a megadiverse territory. What do you think is the most exported product? Send us messages … And if you have any doubts, listen to us on the podcast to be instructed.
I leave you here an interesting newsletter:
COMPLAINTS AND PRONOUNCEMENTS TO RECOGNIZE
We reached the end of the season, we are very grateful to EVERYONE, to the communities, to the team, to the friends of the Pacific, to the listeners, to the readers, to the followers, to the admirers, to the critics; in short, with all those people who thought, acted, wrote, and dedicated only seconds of their time to loading LA MOCHILA DESGUALANGA ’.
Learn about the Buenaventura Expedition here
Many stories to share
Appellation of Origin: Colombian Pacific
This is our transmedia project that has been weaving year after year
Infinite thanks for reading and listening, I hope you do not forget us and that you share LA MOCHILA DESGUALANGA’, and for sharing that love of feeling, living, traveling and listening to the pacific. We remind you that we will have a chapter of questions and doubts. There we will see ourselves again humans from planet earth.