Venezuela crisis, Venezuela Colombia

Venezuelan crisis spills across the border

Venezuelan crisis – as the situation in the neighbouring country deteriorates, tens of thousands of people cross into Colombia to escape the difficulties.
UN Mission Colombia attacked

UN Mission Colombia team ambushed

One policeman was injured in Caloto, Cauca when a UN team working to retrieve FARC munitions were ambushed. It is not yet clear who carried out the attack on the group of UN peacebuilders, police and FARC ex-combatants which took place on Sunday August 6.
Uribe Samper

Uribe forced to retract claims

Senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez has retracted his controversial claim that the influential social commentator Daniel Samper Ospina was a child rapist.
speaking english

Speaking English in a foreign land

You’ve studied hard, planned your trip and booked your ticket to an English-speaking country. Here are some tips to surviving, learning, speaking English and enjoying yourself when you get there.
Going coastal, paramilitary Colombia

Going coastal

In a departure from the regular Going Local feature that focuses on the idiosyncrasies of life in Bogotá, we're going coastal where our gonzo columnist finds himself in an uncomfortable conversation with an inebriated former paramilitary on the coast.
Spanish language 101

New to Colombia? Our Spanish language 101 is a must

Visiting a foreign country is best enjoyed when we can communicate with the locals. Not only does this allow us to express basic needs and wants, it’s the gateway to understanding a culture and a country. Even if we can’t summon the energy to learn Spanish, a few basic sentences are key in order to get by.
Media Maratón de Bogotá, Bogotá Half Marathon

2017 Bogotá half marathon in pictures

Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa took the 2017 Bogotá half marathon overall race victory with a time of 1h 4m 30s, we look at the day in pictures.
Bogotá Media Maratón

Athletes to follow during Bogotá Media Maratón

As excitement grows before the Bogotá Media Maratón and runners rest up before the big race, Juliana Liévano Uribe hears from some of the big names who will be pounding the city’s streets.
volleyball colombia, Andrea y Claudia Galindo

Exclusive interview with volleyball hopeful Claudia Galindo

For the first time in history a Colombian team has qualified for the Beach Volleyball World Championships. Sisters Andrea and Claudia Galindo will defend their country’s honour in In Vienna, Austria between July 29 and August 5. Ahead of the tournament we catch up with Claudia, the youngest of the sisters.

Plastic surgery in Colombia

Plastic surgery in Colombia is big business. Ranked at number 11 worldwide for the total number of procedures, the country is targeting medical tourism as a possible area of further economic expansion. Experiences, both good and bad, are everywhere to be found.