12 People Killed After Football Loss

Police And Mayor Petro say violence was unrelated   12 people were killed across Colombia after the national football team’s loss to Brazil on July 4. According...

Ex-Agriculture Minister Convicted

A Colombian ex-Agriculture minister was found guilty of embezzlement by the Supreme Court on Thursday July 3   After a four year legal battle, the Supreme...

Heroes

Over a hundred thousand fans gather to show their appreciation for Colombia’s World Cup team

Sport And Nation Building

Like many, I have been swept away with football fever in this World Cup. Partly because of Colombia’s performance, partly because the enthusiasm and...

Courting Victory

From July 14 to July 20 the tennis circuit lands in Bogotá in the Centro de Alto Rendimiento, next to Simon Bolivar Park. The...

Israel-Gaza Violence Flares

At least 24 dead in Gaza as Israel launches air strikes, mulls full scale ground invasion

Egypt Sees ‘Catastrophic Decline In Human Rights’

A new Amnesty International report catalogues the failures and brutalities of Egyptian justice   A year after the Muslim Brotherhood was banned and elected Egyptian president...

World News Round-Up…

AFRICA Uganda: Army kills 41 ‘tribal gunmen’ near Democratic Republic of Congo. Nigeria: Military claims to have killed at least 53 Boko Haram fighters, just hours...

What Exactly Does The Law Say?

In Colombia, ley seca is the temporary prohibition of alcohol meant to coincide with a national event such as an election. The law itself...

Mayor’s Office And Bar Owners Talk To Reduce Sting

Back to our emergency meeting last Friday and it was finally concluded that not only would the industry stand up for its democratic right...
Ley Seca

Ley Seca Bleeds Profits Dry

Travis Crockett questions whether the Ley Seca law is really the answer to combating post-World Cup violence...

Passive Problems

Mastering the passive voice is an essential part of learning English. Oliver Pritchard explores this puzzling part of the language.
Colombian Amazon

Untamed Amazon

As hoards of football fans travel through Leticia en route to Brazil, Chris Bell recalls his own Amazon river experience, discovering the fine line between natural beauty and a ‘green hell’

World News Round-Up…

AFRICA Kenya: Suspected Islamist militants have attacked hotels and a police station in the Kenyan coastal town of Mpeketoni killing at least 48 people, military...

First UN Rape Summit

The London Summit on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict has been dubbed ‘a landmark opportunity to strengthen global efforts to end rape in war’   UN...

Shia Soldiers Slaughtered

Sunni militant group boasts of executing dozens of Shia soldiers in Iraq The Sunni extremist group that had taken control of several key cities and...