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Halloween Bogotá,Zombie march Bogotá, Bogotá Halloween

A nightmare in Bogotá

October is the month for frights and shivers amongst zombies, ghosts and whatever other monsters you might encounter. Parties aren’t all that the city has to offer, Phoebe Hopson has some surprising Halloween suggestions.
SOFA 2016

I am the king of the dance SOFA

October is here, and with it Halloween. A time for parties, for dressing up and generally showing another side of yourself. In Bogotá that also means SOFA, the yearly festival of ocio and fantasía…or more basically, geek heaven. But a heaven in Corferías. Unlike heaven, Fred Ellis is allowed in here, and he’s given us a guide.
ARTBO 2016, Bogotá Art Week

Bogotá Art Week: My art will go on

As a storm of art hits the city, Jazid Contreras finds out why it’s all happening at once and highlights some of the shows to be found during Bogotá Art Week.
ARTBO 2016

ARTBO and the axis of easel

The past few years have seen the month of October has consolidated itself as the time for bogotanos to enjoy art in all its forms. As 74 galleries from 28 cities around the world gather for ARTBO, Milagros Oliveros explores some of the highlights of the city’s main art fair.
páramos, Colombia páramo, Sumapaz

Páramo-rmal activities

“What are páramos?” you may be asking. It can roughly be defined as a high-altitude tropical ecosystem lying above the tree line, yet below the permanent snow line. We visit two within a stones throw from Bogotá, and have our breath literally taken away.
Hip Hop al Parque

Hip Hop al Parque celebrates 20 years

Linda Gómez takes a look at this year’s line-up and explores how Hip Hop al Parque became the main exposure platform for local talent. Under...
Angus Lógicos, Angus beef Colombia

Raising the steaks

We speak to Angus Lógicos who are rearing top quality Angus beef just outside Bogotá and find out how to tell your prime ribs from your ribeyes.
Colombian military, defence industry

Military spending: The economy of defence

One of the consequences of years of violence is that Colombia has spent decades investing in its military capacity. Marian Romero finds out more about the considerable market potential of the country’s defence industry.
workplace gender equality

Gender equality: Women working for less

The second gender equality ranking in Colombia was published last month. Laura Sharkey spoke to several women workers to understand what’s behind the numbers.
Estéreo Picnic 2017

Estéreo Picnic 2017

After seven successful editions, the much anticipated line-up of Estéreo Picnic 2017 has finally been announced. Linda Gómez talks about her favourite acts. After the...
Jericó: El infinito vuelo de los días

Jericó: El infinito vuelo de los días

Jericó: El infinito vuelo de los días intimately portrays the lives of eight women in the colourful village of Jericó, Antioquia. On the threshold between fiction and documentary film, described as “the authentic Colombian female spirit”.
Sausage Party

Sausage Party

Seth Rogen and long-term collaborator Evan Goldberg serve up a deliriously dirty slice of animated fun stuffed with foul-mouthed foodstuffs and cursing condiments in Sausage Party.
Con amigas así

Bogotá Theatre October

Con amigas así Presenting a twisted and at once comic view of friendship, Con amigas así will have viewers reflecting on human relationships and the...
Colombian plebiscite

Plebiscite: Opening Pandora’s box

Many have asked why the peace deal needed to be put to a public vote. Conflict resolution specialist Thomas Stevenson argues that, while there were some tactical negotiating benefits to the plebiscite, it also entailed a lot of avoidable risk.

Entertainment news October

New hit from Juanes The famed paisa rocker has launched his latest single which evokes the sounds of the early stages of his career which...
Child soldiers

Former FARC child soldiers face uncertain future

Two people who were recruited to the guerilla group at an early age speak to Anne Bouleanu about their experiences. When Lorena, 23, comes through...