Displaced by the armed conflict that tears apart the country since over 60 years, dozens of thousands of homeless people are invading the streets of Bogota, the capital of Colombian. Abandoned by the system, entire families have been left to sink into poverty and criminality.
Located right in the heart of the city, two blocks away from the presidential palace, the district of the Cartucho became their refuge.
Facing poverty and a huge drug calamity that keeps spreading, this place has quickly changed into a vast assembly of more than 20.000 odd residents. Most of them are beggars, robbers and criminals, and they have gathered in a brotherhood and call themselves the “Neros”, from the word companeros, companion or friend.