FARC Colombia, FARC Transitional Zones, FARC Zonas Verdes

FARC celebrates new era

For over five decades, the longest running insurrection in the western hemisphere, the FARC-EP, have opposed the Colombian state. However, with peace about to become a reality, their 53rd birthday was their last as an armed group. The Bogotá Post were lucky enough to be invited to the celebrations and see what the future might hold.
Otello Teatro Colón

The voices of Otello

As Verdi’s classic opera, Otello arrives to the Teatro Colón in Bogotá, Phoebe Hopson catches up with some of the stellar cast.
The Monkey House Bogotá

It’s on The Monkey House

Attention beer drinkers!!! Don’t miss your chance to learn more about craft beers with the Bogotá beer champions The Monkey House. And the city’s pioneer pub is offering free beers to our readers, for more details on the offer continue reading...
escopolamina

Escopolamina cases on the rise in Bogotá

The death of Fabián Herrera has put escopolamina and similar drugs such as benzodiazepine that cause memory loss and high levels of suggestibility back in the headlines.
Jericó AngloGold Ashanti

Jericó votes to ban mining

With a six to four vote, the Jericó city council approved a draft agreement which prohibits mining in the territory, with others expected to follow suit.
Colombian budget supermarkets

Colombian budget supermarkets battle

Budget supermarkets D1, Justo y Bueno and Ara have made their presence felt on the streets of Bogotá. But behind the discount products, there are some heavyweight legal battles going on, as Emily Hastings finds out.
Ask Jazid, Colombian superstitions

Do you believe in Colombian superstitions?

Every country has its own unique rituals that people use to attract good fortune and repel bad luck. In his latest column, our intrepid agony uncle Jazid Contreras explores some of these quirky Colombian superstitions and the magical thinking behind them.
Colombian Chocolate Club, Colombian cacao, Colombian chocolate

Colombian chocolate: Seeds of change

As the Colombian high-end cacao industry continues to pick up steam, Phoebe Hopson visits an expert in Colombian chocolate to learn more about this prized bean.
OVERCAST Get-Together party

OVERCAST’s latest Get-Together promises

On June 10, boutique record label OVERCAST will throw their fourth Get-Together party. The Get-Together is more than a party, it’s the celebration of OVERCAST, a label set up by five friends that share the same passion: music.
La Mesa food tour Bogotá

La Mesa: A tasty way to experience Bogotá

With the number of holidaymakers visiting Colombia growing rapidly every year, it is no surprise that food tours are fast becoming one of the top things to do. Laura Brown visits La Mesa and looks at some of what’s on offer.

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FARC disarmament

Historic moment as FARC disarmament is complete

Another historic step as UN confirm 7,132 weapons handed over in FARC disarmament, marking an end to the guerilla’s armed insurgency.
El Almirante, Guatapé boat tragedy

Nine dead and many missing in Guatapé boat tragedy

Authorities continue to search for survivors after Guatapé boat tragedy leaves nine dead and 15 missing. The ‘El Almirante’ was carrying about 170 passengers when it sank in the well-known Antioquia tourist destination.
Heaven Shall Burn Rock al Parque 2017

Heaven Shall Burn: Heavy metal politics

German death metallers Heaven Shall Burn are one of the biggest names at this year’s Rock al Parque. Guitarist, Maik Weichert discusses human rights, FARC re-integration and veganism with Oliver Pritchard, showing that those who assume metalheads are simple couldn’t be more wrong.
Colombian presidency, Germán Vargas Lleras, Colombia presidential campaign

2018 Colombian presidential race kicks off

On March 2, with 15 months to go until the presidential elections on May 27 next year, Vice President Germán Vargas Lleras announced that he will step down on March 14 to focus on the presidential campaign.
Rock al Parque 2017

Rock al Parque 2017 preview

Ready the troops and head out to the capital’s heaviest festival. It’s that time of year to rock out with your cock out, Rock al Parque 2017. Señor Vikingo starts braiding his beard and polishing his helmets and leather for the annual rockfest.
Andino bombing

Andino bombing kills three in Bogotá

One French woman and two Colombians were killed in the Andino bombing that exploded in the popular shopping centre on Saturday June 17 at 5pm. Authorities promise to bring those responsible to justice.

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