My Year of Fire and Blood

2019 was a wild ride for the world, for me it was bedlam

Protesters in Quito, Ecuador celebrate victory after a 12-day battle in the streets in October (Photo: Joshua Collins)
Feb 23rd at the Tienditas bridge in Cucuta, Colombia (Photo: Joshua Collins)

Part One: Life on a deadly border

The Simon Bolivar Bridge near Cucuta, Colombia (Photo: Joshua Collins)
A protester on Feb 23rd on the Simon Bolivar Bridge at the Venezuelan/Colombian border (Photo: Joshua Collins)
A wounded protester in Villa Rosario Feb 24th (photo: Joshua Collins)
Walking to Bogota, near Paramo Berlin in Colombia (Photo: Joshua Collins)

The walk to Bogota

Part Two: The Northern Wanderings

The barrier to Anonio Narinjo, a neighborhood controlled by gangs that the police won’t enter in Buenaventura, Colombia (Photo: Joshua Collins)
Tear gas cannisters being deployed in Parque El Ejido in Quitio, Ecuador (Photo: Joshua Collins)

Part three: Latin America in flames

An astronaut leads a march in Bogota, Cololmbia Nov 25th (Photo: Joshua Collins)

Shelter from the Storm

A protester from Cauca raises her fist at a march in Bogota, Colombia Dec 3rd (Photo: Joshua Collins)

A reporter on immigration and world affairs, based in Cucuta, Colombia. Bylines at Al Jazeera, Caracas Chronicles, New Humanitarian and more

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