“Son, land gives you everything you need to survive.” That’s what Eustaquios’ father told him, and it’s the story Eustaquio told to me as I sat surrounded by pigs, drinking madly sweet coffee out of a bowl, enjoying the hospitality of Eustaquio’s family in North-West Colombia.
Eustaquio loves his land. I mean he really loves it.
For him, the land is sacred and that’s why he is fighting to protect it- it keeps him and his family alive. But it’s more than that too.