Little Bees: Child Soldiers In Colombia

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An estimated amount of approximately 300, 000 children have been recruited as child soldiers around the globe. A large concentration of the world’s child soldiers reside in Latin America, where the children are very preoccupied and referred to as “little bees”, always busy with a task. Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras are the “murder capitals”, but there is one country far worse… Colombia. The country has been fighting an ongoing civil war for 50 years, with the government and the rebels, FARC (a Spanish acronym for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). There are over 3 thousand child soldiers in Colombia alone and only 19% of children have been forced- meaning 81% have voluntarily joined. Kids do the jobs that many

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