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FILBo: Patients and patience in the Colombian healthcare system

Paciente focuses on the experience of one woman as she deals with both her daughter’s cancer and bureaucracy and inefficiency in the Colombian healthcare system.

Where to get a coffee at FILBo 2019

Wherever your literary interests lie, the sheer enormity of books, talks and events on offer at FILBo will leave you footsore and in need of a pitstop. A guide to your Corferias caffeine fix

Calle y Poché: homegrown Youtubers top the FILBo bill

Calle y Poché, two twenty-something Colombianas who have garnered over 6 million subscribers. They have just released their first book Si, Si es Contigo.

FILBo 2019: It’s my party

FILBo is back, this year celebrating everything from Colombia's bicentenary to 50 years since Stonewall.

Seeing, thinking, feeling: Teju Cole at FILBo

We interview acclaimed American author Teju Cole after his fascinating panel at FILBo 2018, discussing his history, work and that particular perspective required of an author.

Where to relax in FILBo: A naturalist’s guide

We engage in some legally questionable practices in order to find you the best spot to rest your feet.

Drawing on Inspiration: Ilustrar para sentir at FILBo

The FILBo panel discussion entitled “Ilustrar Para Sentir” or, “Illustrate to Feel,” was represented by participants from three different countries characterised by three different native tongues.

You’re sending me dotty: Braille workshops at FILBo

Braille is named after its inventor, Louis Braille, a Frenchman who developed the coded system in 1824 after a childhood accident blinded him.. As part of the ‘More ways to read’ section of FILBo, multiple workshops on reading and writing braille have been organised in the FILBo: Talleres space.

Don’t miss the local talent at FILBo 2018

Juliana Muñoz Toro, writer, professor of Creative Writing at Universidad Central and regular literary columnist for El Espectador, gives her recommendations on top Colombian...

Mafalda: the little girl with big ideas at FILBo

As guest of honour at FILBo, Argentina have brought over 90 speakers to take part in 70 events, among them authors, illustrators, playwrights, journalists – even scientists and chefs. We highlight the significance of Mafalda, the little girl with big ideas from Argentina. 

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Modal verbs: Can you feel the love tonight?

Can you use modal verbs correctly, or might you make a mistake? Follow our guide and you should be perfect.

Market Watch: Top 10 Colombian Exports and Imports

Possessing one of the grandest economies in South America, the country holds maximum potential from colombia exports...
Trabalenguas, Spanish tongue twisters

Spanish tongue twisters: Tres tristes tigres

'Trabalenguas', as the name implies, will get your tongue stuck trying to figure out their pronunciation. Tangle and torment your tongue with Diana Mejía’s tongue twisters.
Word families, word building

English word building

Transform your language by learning how to make a noun into a verb and a verb into an adjective. Oliver Pritchard explains that it’s all about getting the beginnings and endings right.

5 do’s and don’ts to applying for a Colombian visa

Applying for a visa in Colombia? Here are some simple rules to follow.

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