Frauke Decoodt is a Belgian freelance journalist.

Frauke Decoodt (° 82) writes about people and their stories. She writes about social and political abuses, but also about hopeful initiatives and changes. Her themes are social movements, indigenous peoples, migration and human rights in Latin America.

She lived in Honduras for a year and a half and in Guatemala for two years and often returns to the region. She worked for various human rights organizations, she obtained a masters in conflict anthropology at Sussex University (UK) and a postgraduate in international investigative journalism at Thomas More in Mechelen (Belgium).

Frauke writes in Dutch, English and Spanish. Her articles have been published in Belgian outlets MO *, Knack, De Standaard, Internazionale (It), New Internationalist (UK), One World (Nl) and numerous North and Latin American online media. You can find all her articles on her website: www.fraukedecoodt.org

Foto: © Gaby Zuniga Fu

Basic information

Name
Frauke Decoodt
Expertise
social movements, indigenous peoples, migration and human rights in Latin America

Supported projects

Why are Colombian bananas crooked?

  • Conflict
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology

COLOMBIA - Belgium is a banana republic, as far as trade is concerned. There are only three countries in the world that import more bananas than we do: the United States, Russia and China. But we export 87 percent, or 1.17 tons, of those bananas. Most bananas come from Colombia.