Lise Josefsen Hermann

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I’m a freelance correspondent, born in Denmark but my home is (also) in Latin America among the Andes, the Amazon, the hummingbirds and on my beloved mountain Ilaló (near Quito).
My 4 dogs have 3 nationalities.
I’m a yogi, lover of the flower Mimosa Quitensis, and the silence of the mountains. While rock-climbing or losing myself in the pages of an old book is when (at times) I don't think about the next stories or words that I’m going to write.
I love to challenge myself, to put myself in situations that I've never experienced before. Sometimes the outcome isn't so wrong.

Favorite Quote:
“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” (Leonard Cohen)

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The high price of peace in Colombia: deforestation in the Amazon

The high price of peace in Colombia: deforestation in the Amazon

Areas where the FARC guerrilla used to hold power in Colombia have faced record deforestation. Farmers cut down trees, burn land and plant grass for cows. Because, “what else can we do for a living here in the Colombian Amazon”? An intimate report from the heart of the felled forest in Caquetá.