In Colombia, a palm oil boom with roots in conflict

By Nick Miroff, December 30, 2014

MAPIRIPAN, Colombia — Long before the massacre, when Mapiripan was just a faraway little place not worth fighting for, Aida Gordilla and her family came to the wide-open grasslands outside town and fenced off a homestead. They called it Macondo, like the enchanted village in the Colombian novel popular at the time, “One Hundred Years of Solitude.”Read full article >>