Being gay at an Opus Dei

Francisco González is proud of his education, but less so of his university’s views Based on the premise that any private university is entitled to...
Journalism in Colombia

Journalism in Colombia

We take a look at different perspectives on journalism in Colombia, with Cristian Valencia, Hollman Morris and Kevin Howlett all sharing their thoughts on the industry today
Latin American Constitutional Reform

Latin America’s Constitutional Conundrum

After 200 years of independence, the continent still can’t decide whether re-electing presidents is a good idea. Mat Youkee investigates… In Carlos Fuentes’ political novel,...
Abortion in Colombia

Decriminalisation of abortion

Unsurprisingly, the issue of abortion in Colombia is a source of much contention. As the Pope tells the world that priests can pardon abortion, The Bogota Post takes a look at the history of abortion law in the country.

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...
Colombian environmental catastrophies

Putumayo: Oil, war, water and all that’s to come

Faye Griffiths points out that while condemning the environmental catastrophe in Putumayo, we should also spare a thought for the equivalent catastrophes caused by our day to day lives.
Gustavo Petro Bogotá

All in the family

While some might say that questionable connections are a part of political life, Mike Mackenna argues that Gustavo Petro gave special treatment to his in-laws and their connections at the expense of the city.

‘Victims are treated like criminals’

In the small hours of Monday, May 28, 2012, Rosa Elvira Cely died alone in Bogotá’s Santa Clara Hospital. She was 35 years old. Hers is an appalling tale of multiple failings on behalf of the state and of the endemic political culture of impunity and victim-blaming.
Rafael Uribe Noguera, Yuliana Andrea Samboní

Colombia’s peace and a murdered child

The murder of Yuliana Andrea Samboní has shocked the nation. Daniel Ogalde argues that it is a reflection of inequalities that have been exacerbated by conflict, and that the peace agreement is only the first step towards healing Colombian society.
Colombian Same Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage

The recent decision in Ireland is an outstanding example of a society taking good care of all its citizens. Colombia, however is still far from having a referendum where people could recognise the importance of marriage equality.

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

Having a huge forest reserve right on the edge of the city makes for some excellent hill walking. Gerald Barr is on hand with a guide to hiking Bogotá mountain trails.
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Estéreo Picnic 2017 revellers were delighted by the performances and undeterred by the rain, as Linda Gómez discovered.
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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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