Transmilenio protests

TransMilenio transport trouble

Thousands of commuters suffer delays as demonstrations against price hikes and poor service cause near collapse of the TransMilenio system.
TransMilenio Bogotá, Bogotá Metro

Transcending the TransMilenio

Father of the TransMilenio, Mayor Peñalosa, has decided on an elevated metro to complement the overworked mass transit system and relieve it of some pressure. Gerald Barr looks at the history of the system and takes his kids on an adventure.
Homeless Bogotá, Bronx Bogotá

Bogotá’s homeless: Down and about in the city

From addiction to displacement, there are many factors that push people to live on the street. Gerald Barr speaks to some of the city’s homeless population so that they can tell some of their stories in their own words.
16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates Bogotá

Nobel peace laureates stand with Colombia

As a host of high profile figures gather in Bogotá for the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Oliver Pritchard gets a preview of what’s in store in the coming days.
Nobel Peace Laureates, Nobel Peace summit Bogotá

Nobel Peace Laureates come to Bogotá

Nobel Peace Laureates will gather in the capital for the world’s leading peace conference. Madeline Walsh finds out who’s coming and what they are going to be talking about.
Enrique Peñalosa

Peñalosa faces recall petition

On January 2 citizen groups filed a petition at the Registraduría Distrital to remove Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa from office, beginning a lengthy procedure that may eventually lead to a public vote on whether he should stay.
Bogotá transport

Bogotá transport woes

A discouraging global study conducted by the transportation app Moovit using data from its 50 million users, shows that the Bogotá transport system is failing with bogotanos spending more time on daily public transit than people in any other city in the world.
billete de 100 mil, new 100 mil note colombia

The new billete de 100 mil: Easy to spend or not?

This year, Colombia introduced a new family of notes to match the new coins released at the end of 2012. As the new billete de 100 mil becomes a more regular feature in our wallets, Oli Pritchard takes to the streets to find out how easy they are to spend.
Bronx Bogotá

The Bronx: After the raid

Two months after 2,500 riot police entered the Bronx neighbourhood to take control of the infamous “olla”, which had long been associated with vice and degradation, the raid’s repercussions are still being felt.
Colombian police brutality

Police brutality

Events at the nocturnal ciclovia to celebrate the city’s birthday took a very different turn when participants found themselves witnessing a violent assault by police on August 5.