Casa Taller Colombia

The travelling school goes to Cauca

Sam Ling Gibson travels with 26 young Colombians from Casa Taller – a community project based in Bogotá - to witnesses first hand the challenges faced by communities in Cauca, where being neutral can be deadly.
NGOs Colombia

Making a difference

We take a look at three very different community projects trying to make a change for the better in Colombia   Making big waves near Chocó...
Partners of the Americas Colombia

Colombia’s youth ambassadors

Emma Newbery meets Colombia’s returning Youth Ambassadors and finds out how they plan to build change It’s not often that you get asked for a...
Calidoso Bogotá

New initiative helps pets of the homeless

Simon West heads to the Bronx, spending the day with pets, vets and some of the city’s homeless community to find out more about...
Fundación Buen Punto, Surfing Choco Colombia

Nuquí: Our very own Newquay

Olly West finds out about Club de Surf de Chocó in Termales, a small community that is making waves in a sport little known...
Project Béisbol Colombia

Project Béisbol, covering the bases

Baseball and Colombia are not words you often hear together. While other Latin American nations feature in the top end of the baseball spectrum, Colombia is not one of them. International non profit Project Béisbol aims to change this, Freek Huigen speaks to President and Founder Justin Halladay to find out more.

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Reading in English: A guide for learners

Reading is a significant part of the language and reading in English is particularly useful, much more than speaking or listening, because of the massive quantity of literature available. Oliver Pritchard’s guide to reading will have you finding good texts and reading between the lines like a pro.
Plan pistola

Police targets of plan pistola

Plan pistola sees cash bounties offered for the murders of police officers. In his latest column, Gerald Barr looks at the motives behind such attacks and how the police are responding.
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.
La Niña

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.
Colombian strikes, Teachers' strike Colombia, Buenaventura protests, paro profesores,

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.
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.

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