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Visa Free Travel for Colombians

President Santos has announced that from December 3, 2015 Colombians will be able to travel visa-free to the 26 Schengen countries.
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World record for biggest prawn cocktail

Colombia has made it into the record books, producing the world’s biggest prawn cocktail in Cartagena on July 20. It was prepared by professional chefs...

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ELN to begin peace talks Semana reports that talks between ELN and the government could begin in September in Ecuador after a 14 month exploratory...
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Activist deaths: shadow over peace deal

Human rights organisations sound the alarm over a spike in attacks and murders of activists as armed gangs capitalise on opportunities provided by rural turmoil.
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Colombian nation sentenced for Jaime Garzón murder

Highest court dealing with processes against the state finds the nation guilty of murder of Jaime Garzón The State Council has sentenced the Colombian nation...
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Indigenous protest in Bogotá

On Wednesday November 25, 2,000 people from indigenous communities took to the streets of Bogotá to defend their rights and marched from El Campín to Plaza Bolívar.

On Trial: Enrique Peñalosa

On Trial is a Bogotá Post feature in which we put someone or something from the Colombian news ‘on trial’, from the perspectives of both their fans and their critics. Our first contender is Enrique Peñalosa: the man who is leading the polls in the mayoral race, and the only candidate to have served a full term as Bogotá mayor. Jake Dixon investigates...
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WHO: Zika virus ‘spreading explosively’ in the Americas

Diana Mejía takes a look at the Zika virus, which has triggered worldwide concern and caused an international health emergency As reports of Zika infections continue...
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Peace process: ‘Concentration zones’ issue continues

On April 24, FARC commander Hernán Darío Velásquez, also known as El Paisa, arrived in Havana. Accused of numerous crimes as commander of the guerrilla’s...
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Paramilitary violence on the rise

These are the human rights defenders who have been killed so far in 2017 as the spate of violence against social leaders persists. Emma Newbery looks into the rise of paramilitary violence and activist deaths in rural territories.

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El Beso Francés comes to Bogotá

This year’s season has a distinctly French twist for the Colombian National Symphonic Orchestra, as María Laura Ordoñez finds out when she attends the launch of El Beso Francés.
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Hay festival en Carta-hay-na

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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Decoding the new Colombian Police Code

After six months of police training – and a fair deal of controversy – the new Police Code came into effect on January 30. Ángela Forero-Aponte identifies some of the activities that may now breach the rules.
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Colombian dating: Catastrophic Cupid

Phoebe Hopson provides some tales of expats on the Colombian dating scene who have learnt the hard way how cultural differences can get in the way of love.
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Paramilitary violence on the rise

These are the human rights defenders who have been killed so far in 2017 as the spate of violence against social leaders persists. Emma Newbery looks into the rise of paramilitary violence and activist deaths in rural territories.
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High hopes for green economy growth

Colombia hopes to become an example of environmental and economic best practice as it launches an ambitious green economy growth plan.

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