Who’s Who: Presidential Elections 2014

As the 2014 presidential elections come ever closer, Marion Sharples takes a look at each of the five candidates and their electoral promises.     Candidate Juan Manuel...

Wiping The Slate Clean

What is Voto en Blanco, and how will it affect Colombia’s Presidential election? There is a law on Colombia’s books, stating that if the majority...

Man Burnt To Death

A man died on Wednesday May 14 after being burnt alive in the street in a central area of ​​Bogotá. The homeless man, known as...

Notes On A Scandal

The Bogota Post looks at the most dramatic week Colombian politics has had in years...   Saturday 3 May: Semana columnist Daniel Coronell exposes supposed payments by...

An Introduction To The Colombian Voting System

Election 101 The Colombian presidential elections, which are held every four years, will take place on May 25. Candidates must be Colombian by birth and...

Pacho Who?

The Bogota Post provides a guide to some names you should know in Colombian politics...   Alvaro Uribe Vélez Recently elected Senator of the Centro Democratico Party...

Buenaventura Action Needed

AMNESTY International has called for urgent action in Buenaventura as human rights and indigenous defenders receive death threats. Over the past weeks there have been...

Strike Out

Flagging agrarian strike gets schooled in protest as thousands of teachers take to the streets...   On Thursday May 15 - just 10 days away from...

Choose Your Weapon

When it comes to bikes, there are more types than you can shake a chainwhip at. Oli Pritchard risks alienating anyone who doesn’t ride...

Political Special: Elecciones 2014

EleccionesThe Bogotá Post brings you a guide to this year’s elections, with everything you need to know before voting opens on May 25...

Festival Reviews

Christopher Outlaw reviews some of the performances...   Europeana from the Czech Republic used cutting irony and unashamedly physical surrealism to tell the history of 20th...

Faces Of A Scarred Society?

Acid attacks have made the news in recent weeks- we ask what factors have made Colombia one of the worst countries for this type of violence.

Top Five Things To Do In Santander

Replete with stunning landscapes, impressive mountains and waterfalls aplenty, Santander is the perfect region for outdoor enthusiasts. With the best adventure sports in Colombia,...

Traffic Update: Accidents down

Accidents dramatically down in Semana Santa, and changes to ‘Pico y Placa’ According to police, this year’s Semana Santa saw a 64% reduction in road...

Neo-Nazis Vandalize Mural

An iconic Bogota mural for victims of the Colombian political conflict has been vandalized by a group of so-called Neo-Nazis. The event was said to...

“Tragi-Comic Musical Realism”

The Bogota Post interviews Juan Carlos Mazo, director and writer of El Bolero de Rubén.   How did your theatre company, La Jácara Mojiganga come into...