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Moving forward

On September 2, the SITP announced the completion of work to ensure that all travel cards would work in all stations. The final turnstile changes,...

Petro: Blow To Democracy

Bogotano voters are the real losers  as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced last week that he  was approving the impeachment of Bogotá Mayor...

Poverty halved, new goals set for 2030

It has been 15 years since the creation of the UN Millennium Development Goals, which meant that September’s Sustainable Development Summit was a chance to evaluate how each country measured up and set new targets for 2030.

Petro’s purgatory

When it comes to Gustavo Petro, it seems like the haters just don’t stop hating. Bogotá’s outgoing mayor has drawn criticism from all angles. Scott Figler assesses the outgoing mayor's legacy.
AGC Colombia,Colombian paramilitaries

Communities suffer in post-conflict violence

As Colombian paramilitaries continue to threaten rural communities, Emma Newbery reports on the increasing turmoil.
ELN Colombia

ELN join negotiations: an opportunity for a ‘complete’ peace

The ELN and the government made a joint announcement on Wednesday March 30 that they will begin the public phase of peace talks, following over two years of exploratory talks between the two sides.
Bogotá humedales, Van der Hammen reserve Bogotá

Humedales: to build or protect?

Proposed developments for Bogotá's humedales have sparked fierce debate about the need to preserve the capital’s wetlands against the need for housing and infrastructure – Diana Mejía takes a look at what’s at stake

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...

Venezuelan Unrest Continues

Police ‘take control’ of San Cristobal after weeks of opposition occupation, officials say Caracas – Venezuelan police and security forces have “taken control” of the...
Colombian peace agreement

Countdown to peace: Security details

Colombia has never been closer to reaching a comprehensive peace agreement with its largest rebel group. Veronika Hoelker takes an in-depth look at just a few of the unresolved issues at the negotiating table.

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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.
FILBo 2017

Somos libros at FILBo 2017

As Corferias throws open its doors for almost two weeks of bookish action, there’s talks, authors, cultural celebrations and of course books galore. Our team is on the ground to bring you the best of FILBo 2017.
Salento Colombia

The spectacular sights of Salento

Coffee is not the only reason to visit the quaint village of Salento, there are also wax palms, Willys Jeeps and hummingbirds as David Maas finds out.
FILBo 2017

FILBo 2017

Bookworms that we are, we open the pages of FILBo 2017 and say bonjour to the continent’s biggest celebration of reading. This year it's celebrating 30 years, and we ask how to get the most out of the region’s biggest book fair? Christopher Outlaw gets some expert opinions.
Champs bar Bogotá

Bogotá’s very own sports bar

”It’s the only true sports bar in Bogotá”, says Robert Garcia, the man behind Salitre-based Champs. And his claim is well founded: there may...
Santa Fe Bogotá

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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