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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.

Escopolamina cases on the rise in Bogotá

The death of Fabián Herrera has put escopolamina and similar drugs such as benzodiazepine that cause memory loss and high levels of suggestibility back in the headlines.
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Jericó votes to ban mining

With a six to four vote, the Jericó city council approved a draft agreement which prohibits mining in the territory, with others expected to follow suit.
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Colombian budget supermarkets battle

Budget supermarkets D1, Justo y Bueno and Ara have made their presence felt on the streets of Bogotá. But behind the discount products, there are some heavyweight legal battles going on, as Emily Hastings finds out.
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Millonarios pipped at the post by Atlético Nacional

Atlético Nacional waited until the 91st minute to shatter Millonarios' title dreams last night in Medellín, as Dayro Moreno headed Los Verdolagas into a final matchup with Deportivo Cali.
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Do you believe in Colombian superstitions?

Every country has its own unique rituals that people use to attract good fortune and repel bad luck. In his latest column, our intrepid agony uncle Jazid Contreras explores some of these quirky Colombian superstitions and the magical thinking behind them.
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Millonarios unable to harm Nacional in first game semifinal at El...

  Millonarios and Atlético Nacional don’t find the net in the first leg of the Liga Águila semifinal and await decisive return in Medellín on...

The Handmaiden

In Park Chan-wook's newest outing The Handmaiden, Hitchcock-esque tension is mixed with Oldboy extremity in a piece of sublime cinema.
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From coca to cacao: Vichada’s transition to legal crops

Back in 2012, the Black Triangle, one of the country’s most prolific coca regions, took its first steps towards crop substitution. Marian Romero visits the area and finds out why farmers are turning to cacao.
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Colombian chocolate: Seeds of change

As the Colombian high-end cacao industry continues to pick up steam, Phoebe Hopson visits an expert in Colombian chocolate to learn more about this prized bean.
OVERCAST Get-Together party

OVERCAST’s latest Get-Together promises

On June 10, boutique record label OVERCAST will throw their fourth Get-Together party. The Get-Together is more than a party, it’s the celebration of OVERCAST, a label set up by five friends that share the same passion: music.
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Paramilitary activity: ‘Government must recognise problem and fight it’

Miguel Choza Fernández of the International Office for Human Rights Action on Colombia (OIDHACO) speaks to Emma Newbery about the growth in paramilitary activity and some of the other threats to creating a lasting peace.
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Two goals in first half stoppage time get Millonarios to semifinals

Millonarios are through to the semifinals of the Liga Águila after a 2-0 victory over Atlético Bucaramanga in El Campín, following last week's draw.
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La Mesa: A tasty way to experience Bogotá

With the number of holidaymakers visiting Colombia growing rapidly every year, it is no surprise that food tours are fast becoming one of the top things to do. Laura Brown visits La Mesa and looks at some of what’s on offer.
Sin mover los labios

Sin mover los labios

With Carlos Osuna's latest movie, Sin mover los labios, we are taken on bizarre, dark and comedic trip into the life of a ventriloquist and his dead mother.
Colombian funerals

No weddings and Colombian funerals

In his latest column on life (and death) in the city, Gerald Barr ponders Colombian funerals, the way saying that final goodbye to loved ones changes a lot from culture to culture, neither one better than the other, just very different.