The heavy cost of Colombian coal
Cerrejon is one of the biggest coal mines in the world for energy production, in the middle of indigenous Wayuu territory. Today they suffer from high rates of malnutrition and disease.
Lise Josefsen Hermann
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 3 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.
“There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” (Leonard Cohen)
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