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Each year, Cartagena’s Hay Festival – the iconic celebration of literature, art, cinema and music – draws intellectuals and artists from a wide array of disciplines. Carolina Morales reports from this year’s event.
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Colombian dating: Catastrophic Cupid

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What to do in Bogotá in 2017

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You say native potato, I say yes please!

From industrially produced crisps to fancy dishes in restaurants, Jazid Contreras looks into the rising appeal of native potato species that have existed for millennia around the city.
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Tejo: A banging good time

There is something intrinsically Colombian about the explosive sport of tejo. Ángela Forero-Aponte goes beyond the gunpowder and alcohol to understand more about this unique activity with roots that go back to pre-colonial times.
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Bogotá fashion: Step out in style

Thinking about revamping your wardrobe for the new year? Bogotá fashion expert Monica Valbuena is on hand to give us the inside scoop on some of the hot trends expected to hit the streets this year.
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It’s a France Colombia year

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