A ghost town ‘El Placer’ in Colombia



A ghost town 'El Placer' in Colombia

The town of El Placer in the Colombian state of Putumayo bears the traces of a 52-year civil war between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and government forces.

Residents living in the dusty lands of the Colombian town of El Placer still bear the impact of the armed conflict that followed the 52-year civil war.
While the wear and tear in the homes of the local people living in the middle of the Putumayo forest still keep the traces of the war warm for the people, the people of the region do not forget for a moment the 52-year war.
Especially in the late 1980s, when Pablo Escobar and drug cartels wreaked havoc in the city, the events spread across the country.
For decades, the country has experienced conflicts in Colombia, especially the people of the town of El Placer were deeply affected by the events.
While the local people of the region, which was once considered one of the most violent places in the world, still feel the traces of the event in the middle of their lives, a museum called Memory Museum, which contains photographs of the events, was established in the region in 2012.


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