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Shutting Down Sunshine: A Complex Where North And South Koreans Worked Together

It was a symbol of the "sunshine policy" meant to ease tensions between the two Koreas. But now, the jointly-run Kaesong facility in North Korea has been shuttered. Maybe for good.

Workers at one of Kaesong industrial park's assembly lines
Workers at one of Kaesong industrial park's assembly lines
Philippe Mesmer

SEOUL – The future of the Kaesong complex is looking more and more bleak. A symbol of the sunshine policy implemented by South Korean President Kim Dae-jung in the late 1990s, this industrial complex located in North Korea and jointly run by Seoul and Pyongyang is now in imminent danger.

It seems more and more unlikely that production, which was halted by Pyongyang on April 9, will start back up. While maintaining her official objective of creating a relationship of trust, South Korean President Park Geun-hye has refused to compromise on the issue. In her mind, to concede anything would be to reward Pyongyang for what she considers a policy of provocation.

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Urban Indigenous: How Peru's Shipibo-Conibo Keep Amazon Culture Alive In The City

For four years, indigenous photographer David Díaz Gonzales has documented the lives and movements of his Shipibo-Conibo community, as many of them migrated from their native Peruvian Amazon to the city. A work of remembrance and resistance.

For Shipibo-Conibo women, sporting a fringe is usually a sign of celebration or ceremony.

Rosa Chávez Yacila

YARINACOCHA — It was decades ago when the Shipibo-Conibo left their settlements along the banks of the Ucayali River, in eastern Peru, to begin a great migration to the cities. Still among the largest Amazonian communities in Peru — 32,964 according to the Ministry of Culture — though most Shipibo-Conibo now live in the urban district of Yarinacocha.

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