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June 23 agreement marks ‘beginning of the end of war in...

At noon, tomorrow (June 23), world leaders will gather in Cuba to witness another historic moment in Colombia’s three and a half year peace process.
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Peace and desist

FARC marks Colombian independence day with the start of a new ceasefire while Santos orders an end to airstrikes on rebel camps The latest round...

The plebiscite – as it happens

As the voting day draws to a close we look at the sentiment at some polling stations around the city and ask people what they think on this historic day.
Bogotá transport

Bogotá transport woes

A discouraging global study conducted by the transportation app Moovit using data from its 50 million users, shows that the Bogotá transport system is failing with bogotanos spending more time on daily public transit than people in any other city in the world.
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Peace Process Latest:

 – A new round of talks began on February 2, possibly taking the process into its final stretch after the parties agreed to reach...
Gustavo Petro Bogota Mayor

On trial: Gustavo Petro

On Trial is a Bogotá Post feature in which we will put someone or something from the Colombian news “on trial”, trying to explain the perspective of both their fans and their critics. In this edition we put on trial the outgoing Bogotá mayor Gustavo Petro.
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Truckers join agricultural strike

Agricultural strike continues amidst accusations of excessive force against protesters An agricultural strike that started on May 30 has caused major disruptions and blockades throughout...
Colombian Peace Process

Santos says: ‘Peace is near’

President Juan Manuel Santos will make a stopover in Havana, today, Wednesday, to meet with the negotiators of the Colombian peace process He tweeted: “I...
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.
Reading in Colombia

So you read a bit more than an average Colombian? Good...

"If you make your living through education or some connection to the written word, then it isn’t acceptable to say you never read". Faye Griffiths stirs up debate as she wonders what can really be read into reading statistics.

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Hiking Bogotá: The hills are alive with the sound of walkers!

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A portrait of Santa Fe

Once a prestigious district, home to poets, intellectuals, traders and merchants, Santa Fe is now a red light zone, home instead to strip clubs, sex workers and brothels. Fayida Jailler speaks to two artists who are working to capture the realities of Santa Fe, an area that has become synonymous with sex.
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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.
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Making Colombians trust again

If you’ve lived in Colombia long enough, you will have heard locals say that you can’t trust anyone here and that you need to be cautious (no des papaya!). Veronika Hoelker and Julia Lledín examine the importance of trust and confidence-building measures in the post-agreement phase.

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