Agreement reached in Chocó strike action while Buenaventura protests continue following weeks of demonstrations over poor conditions and lack of investment.
In this edition of Bogotá Works, we speak to two young women who devote their days to beauty. Jesi and Paola work as beauticians in a newly opened salon in Chapinero, in their first full-time jobs after training. They tell Laura Sharkey about the highlights and lowlights of life in the salon.
If you love photography don't miss Fotográfica Bogotá 2017 which runs until June 15. The work of 150 photographers from Colombia and other parts of the world will be shown in galleries, museums, cultural centers and public areas of Bogotá.
Peace process suffers serious blow as constitutional court decides parts of the fast-track mechanism are unconstitutional – opening the way for lengthy debates and potential modifications to the agreement.
As Bogotá begins to market itself as an emerging capital of LGBT tourism, Christopher Outlaw wonders what exactly ‘LGBT tourism’ means, why it’s worth promoting, and what the city has to offer.
There are so many regional differences when speaking the Spanish language that at times even native speakers get confused. Diana Mejía explains how the variations evolved and what to look out for.
The disaster that cost hundreds of lives in Mocoa was far from an isolated event. Gerald Barr looks at the tragic history of landslides in Colombia and what isn’t being done to prevent them in the future.
The teacher’s strike continues nationwide, with teachers demanding increased investment in education and complaining of un-teachable class sizes. As talks resume, Tajal Ahluwalia speaks to teachers about the protests.
Mocoa resident Rocío Ortiz discusses the day-to-day struggles to rebuild and move on after landslides destroyed much of Putumayo’s capital city.
It’s a worldwide phenomenon that an excess of alcohol often causes a need for nourishment. Whether that be in the small hours of the morning, the day after, or even both, Phoebe Hopson has some top tips to quell your night-time cravings and help you find the best drunk food to put you back on your feet.
Sick of finding out about the big sporting events only after they’ve happened? This new section features all the Colombian sports highlights of the weeks ahead, so sit tight for a month of excitement with Freek Huigen’s guide to those unmissable moments.
Bogotá has been chosen by the Colombian Tennis Federation to host the Davis Cup tie against Croatia for a place in the World Cup.
Barranquilla’s very own Édgar Rentería announced on ESPN that he will be this year’s manager of the world team in the MLB Futures game on July 9.
A new initiative ARTBO fin de semana, promises three days of special art related events, talks, exhibitions and guided tours – all for free. Daniela Cristancho speaks to the organisers to find out what’s happening.
Let’s suppose that the world’s history was the other way round and we were to celebrate – not Día de la Afrocolombianidad – but a Día de la Eurocolombianidad (Colombians of European descent) instead.
As part of our special on Día de la Afrocolombianidad, artist Wilson Borja chats to Phoebe Hopson about using his craft to express his political views, and the whitening and appropriation of black culture.