Colombian coffee

Colombian coffee: The new black gold?

The National Federation of Coffee Growers has a lot to celebrate as coffee production continues to rise but, as the organisation’s president explains, the industry also faces significant challenges. Emma Newbery wakes up and smells the Colombian coffee.
Eurocine Colombia

EuroCine – A feast for film lovers

With Eurocine and the French Classics Cycle, April brings a myriad of movies from across the pond that will thrill, move and amuse you. Jazid Contreras has a rundown of what to expect.
Bogotá Fashion Week

Bogotá Fashion Week: Local design takes centre stage

Bogota’s Chamber of Commerce embraces Bogotá Fashion Week in a bid to highlight the city’s design potential. Phoebe Hopson chats to three absolutely fabulous designers about the upcoming showcase.
Minuto de Dios Bogotá

Minuto de Dios: A neighbourhood steeped in history

A visit to Bogotá’s far-flung contemporary art museum reveals an interesting look at the working-class barrio of Minuto de Dios. Chris Erb and Eduardo Cote explore the surroundings.
Carlos Duque, Libertad Incondicional

Libertad Incondicional: Photos with the power to set people free

A unique photographic project gives prisoners the chance to imagine themselves against a different backdrop. Phoebe Hopson speaks to the people behind Libertad Incondicional – renowned adman Carlos Duque, and head of Cifras & Conceptos, César Caballero.
Spanish Tildes

Tildes got you stressed out?

Tildes confuse a fair few Colombians, so it’s no wonder that learners often have a lot of trouble with these little marks. Diana Mejía explains how you can learn to love these insouciant little flicks above vowels.
Colombia Venezuela relations

Colombia-Venezuela relations under strain

The already-strained relations between Colombia and Venezuela have deteriorated further in recent weeks with a string of incidents that have put pressure on the two countries.
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.
venezuela colombia, Venezuelans in Colombia

Turning the tables: Venezuelans in Colombia

As hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans in Colombia try to build new lives, Frank Silva Cardona speaks to some of them about the challenges of starting over.
anti-corruption protests, Uribe anti-corruption march

Thousands march against corruption… and the government

Álvaro Uribe’s party called anti-corruption protests for April 1. But, as Miguel Salazar finds out in central Bogotá, the marchers’ motives were mixed.

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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.
Colombian coffee

Colombian coffee: The new black gold?

The National Federation of Coffee Growers has a lot to celebrate as coffee production continues to rise but, as the organisation’s president explains, the industry also faces significant challenges. Emma Newbery wakes up and smells the Colombian coffee.
La Niña

La Niña: Life after war

La Niña is a new series which follows the life of a woman trying to escape her past as a guerrilla fighter in a fitting story for Colombia’s current situation. Jazid Contreras speaks to director Rodrigo Triana.
FILBo 2017

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.
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Gender in Spanish – putting gender on the agenda

Diana Mejía looks at some of los problemas you might have, and lays out some of the basic rules to identify and correctly use grammatical gender in Spanish.
Activists Colombia, Activists deaths

Colombian activists hit hardest by spiralling violence

As Colombian activists, human rights workers, and community leaders continue to be attacked throughout the country, Emma Newbery looks at the causes they are fighting for.

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