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Emergency relief efforts continue in Mocoa

Four days after the landslide that devastated Putumayo’s capital, Mocoa, the dead are being returned to their families.

River pollution to cost billions

The state council has ordered the nation to develop a joint plan to decontaminate Bogotá’s river within a space of three years Colombia’s high court...

Cartoonist’s father first legal euthanasia case

A 79-year-old terminally ill cancer patient was allowed to die last week in Colombia’s first ever legal euthanasia. Ovidio González, the father of renowned Colombian...
Illegal mining Colombia

Illegal mining takes five more lives

Tragedy struck on Friday April 1 when an illegal gold mine collapsed in Santander de Quilichao, Cauca, trapping eighteen miners, five of whom were killed.

Positive Signs From Deaf LGBT Community

Vladimir is deaf. He is also gay – which inspired him to create Arcoiris de sordos in 2006. This group caters to LGBT deaf people...
Colombia coca cultivation, Colombia cocaine production

Coca growth up by 44%

A UN report released on Thursday July 2 revealed that Colombian coca cultivation grew significantly in 2014, and cocaine production saw an even higher increase.
Rafael Pardo Peace Minister

Peace Process Latest

President Santos announced the creation of the Post Conflict Inter-agency Council, an advisory body that will be responsible for the articulation and implementation of the agreements that are being made in Havana.
La Tramacúa

Traumas of La Tramacúa

  Wally Broderick gives an insight into the hell that is La Tramacúa - Colombia’s most inhumane prison The latest letter from the 193 inmates of...
gender ideology

Gender ideology in education

In recent months serious questions have been raised about the question of sexuality, homosexuality and the treatment of LGBTI people, particularly in the country’s schools, and one that reveals undercurrents of homophobia in our society, as Laura Brown discovers.
Colombian Peace Process

Historic day for Colombia

Take a look at the details of the historic agreement reached by  negotiators in Havana today. The accord not only covers the topic of...

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La Niña: Life after war

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Colombian strikes hold up country

Less than halfway through the year, Colombia has seen a significant number of civil and union strikes across the territory, with teachers’ strikes in major cities and civil action in Chocó and Buenaventura.
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Bogotá Brunch

Whether you have countless stories to chat about from the night, week or month before, fancy a catch up with friends or you are just really hungry, brunch is the new buzzword in Bogotá. Laura Sharkey has the lowdown on where to get the best not-quite-breakfast, not-quite-lunch in the city.
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Chicaque: A walk in the clouds

At Chicaque Nature Reserve, Just south of Bogotá, fresh air, nature, and birds provide a welcome escape from the city, writes Laura Brown.

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