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.
Transmilenio, COP$5 trillion

COP$5 trillion to get city moving

Bogotá Mayor Enrique Peñalosa has been granted permission by City Council to take on over COP$5 trillion in debt over the next four years for use in his administration’s projects.
Bogotá street vendors

Order and control in Bogotopia

The current administration argues that Bogotá needs to “recover” its public spaces. Faye Griffiths highlights the flawed reasoning behind the city’s new administration forcing street vendors to move on.
Bogotá humedales, Van der Hammen reserve Bogotá

Humedales: to build or protect?

Proposed developments for Bogotá's humedales have sparked fierce debate about the need to preserve the capital’s wetlands against the need for housing and infrastructure – Diana Mejía takes a look at what’s at stake
Festival Teatro Alternativo Bogotá

Bogotá theatre month

March sees the city go theatre crazy, with dozens of venues and public spaces getting taken over by thespians. Azzam Alkadhi explores two alternative theatre festivals in the capital.
Bogotá mercury levels

Bogotá water: Mercury rising

Recent studies raise concerns about dangerous levels of mercury in the city’s waterways and call for more effective waste management.

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Somos libros at FILBo 2017

As Corferias throws open its doors for almost two weeks of bookish action, there’s talks, authors, cultural celebrations and of course books galore. Our team is on the ground to bring you the best of FILBo 2017.
Salento Colombia

The spectacular sights of Salento

Coffee is not the only reason to visit the quaint village of Salento, there are also wax palms, Willys Jeeps and hummingbirds as David Maas finds out.
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FILBo 2017

Bookworms that we are, we open the pages of FILBo 2017 and say bonjour to the continent’s biggest celebration of reading. This year it's celebrating 30 years, and we ask how to get the most out of the region’s biggest book fair? Christopher Outlaw gets some expert opinions.
Champs bar Bogotá

Bogotá’s very own sports bar

”It’s the only true sports bar in Bogotá”, says Robert Garcia, the man behind Salitre-based Champs. And his claim is well founded: there may...
Santa Fe Bogotá

A portrait of Santa Fe

Once a prestigious district, home to poets, intellectuals, traders and merchants, Santa Fe is now a red light zone, home instead to strip clubs, sex workers and brothels. Fayida Jailler speaks to two artists who are working to capture the realities of Santa Fe, an area that has become synonymous with sex.

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