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In this conversation with Lina Yucumá, we talk about what this series is all about, why I decided to move to Colombia and how I ended up still here almost three years later, as well as what it was like for Lina growing up here in the turbulent 1990s and 2000s. Her family is from the department of Huila, which experienced a lot of problems with guerrillas, narcotraffickers and other militant groups when she was a kid. After her father was carjacked and the family experienced other threats, they ended up selling their house and finca and moving to Bogotá, where Lina spent most of her adolescence and adult years and where we live now.

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If you want to read more about Huila, Garzón, and the conflict in Colombia during those years, check the following Wikipedia links below for more information:,_Huila