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House arrest for ex-president Álvaro Uribe Vélez

Colombia’s Supreme Court has put Álvaro Uribe Vélez under house arrest while it decides whether he should stand trial for bribery and witness tampering.

Innovation and technology: Essentials for business resilience in Latin America

Survey respondents are cautiously optimistic about the region’s ability to bounce back.

Colombia’s quarantine measures extended until August 30

President Duque announces that Colombia's mandatory isolation will continue for another month, with targeted measures depending on the levels of COVID-19 infection.

New cycle lanes: A Bogotá bungle

Cone, but not forgotten: the strange case of Séptima’s invisible cycle lane.

Cuarentena Estricta: how was it for you?

As Chapinero joins seven other sectors in exiting two weeks of strict quarantine, we evaluate the effects of the increased lockdown.

Getting a coronavirus test in Bogotá

As the number of coronavirus cases in Bogotá climbs towards its peak, more and more people are interested in getting tested. We find out how it works.

Strict quarantine to return to Bogotá

As coronavirus continues to grow in the capital, mayor Claudia López has announced stricter rules as of Monday.
FARC Peace Agreement Santrich

Constructing peace continues even during lockdown

Series of Facebook Live conversations offer a chance to understand the work involved in historical memory.

Worried about your business in Colombia during the pandemic? Here’s what...

A worldwide pandemic during the first half of the fiscal year was not anticipated. As Colombia closes its borders, implements new temporary trade and travel policies, the future of global business is unsure.

Virtual drag show to celebrate Pride in Colombia

If you're missing this year's Pride celebrations, why not join in tonight's virtual drag show?

Going Local in coronavirus: The Viral versus The Virus

In Colombia, coronavirus conspiracy theories are growing online. Is there an antidote?

Black Lives Matter comes to Colombia

Justice for George Floyd, Justice for Anderson Arboleda: Black Lives Matter in Colombia

Let’s walk the line: Johnny Cash virtual tribute tonight

Smoking Molly, Carlos Reyes and La Pole Artesanal want to help keep the city's music scene afloat with tonight's livestream.
Police code Colombia

Oli’s big topic: Who polices the police?

There’s a clear discrepancy between what is officially allowed and what is actually happening in Bogotá at the moment.

Tracking coronavirus: Should you install the CoronApp?

Countries around the world are grappling with the technological and privacy issues generated by coronavirus tracking applications – and Colombia's CoronApp is unlikely to win any prizes.

Colombian government aid during the coronavirus pandemic

Millions of Colombians are struggling to put food on the table and keep roofs over their heads. Government aid initiatives are reaching some – but not all – of those in need.

Coronavirus hits Colombian prison population hard

Critics say the government’s response to early warnings about the spread of COVID-19 in Colombian prisons was too little, too late.

Bogotá lockdown extended until June 15

Bogotá mayor Claudia López confirms the capital will not lift its isolation measures at the end of this month.

Coronavirus Colombia: New phase of lockdown to begin in June –...

Details announced on how Colombia's phase two of quarantine will work amidst rumours that hotspots will remain locked down.

Waste in the times of COVID-19

Recicladores and rubbish collectors are on the frontline too.

The bicycle messenger during coronavirus: “People are treating the rules much...

Although many are working from home, some people have been working throughout the emergency. We spoke to a bicycle messenger, a key worker on the frontlines of the COVID response.

Running for recyclers, a socially-distanced marathon

Tomorrow, May 22, support a local-led project “Recycling Love” through a run-a-thon fundraiser sponsored by the British Embassy.

Quarantine in Colombia extended again – this time until May 31

President Duque announces that Colombia’s quarantine will be extended until the end of the month

Avianca’s bankruptcy protection explained

As Colombia’s largest airline files for bankruptcy protection, we answer your questions about what it means.
Marco Aguirre, one of Medellín's homeless, in a face mask

Medellín’s homeless population at increased risk due to coronavirus

They’ve already been through trauma. Now COVID-19 is a ticking time bomb for Medellín’s most vulnerable

Orange Alert: New coronavirus controls in parts of Bogotá

Day 58 of quarantine saw special measures introduced for five areas in Bogotá, the orange alert. Also protests from sex workers.

Colombian film industry grants emergency financial relief

Gig workers in the field are eligible to apply for emergency funds. Meanwhile, Bogotá’s premier indie theatre is in a fight for survival.

Behind closed doors: Domestic violence against children in quarantine

As tensions and challenges from the nationwide quarantine increase, the usual channels that might pick up on abuse are not working.

‘Stranger than winning the lottery:’ Humble Colombian family goes viral on...

A widowed Colombian farmer and her two young sons have gone viral on YouTube, to their own shock and surprise. Now their videos are educating viewers on the realities of life as a campesino.

Domestic violence: The ‘Shadow Pandemic’

Violence against women during Colombia’s quarantine has increased, prompting some chains to allow women to denounce violence when they are shopping.

Coronavirus in Colombia: May 7 update

Key points on coronavirus in Colombia: 407 deaths and 9,456 cases, quarantine extended until May 25, crisis in the Amazonas and peak could be July or August

Colombia extends quarantine until May 25, but relaxes rules

With less than a week to go until May 11 when the current quarantine is set to end, Colombian President Iván Duque announced that the obligatory lockdown will again be extended until May 25.

Former coffee plantation becomes coronavirus refuge for international artists

After the founders of ArteSumapaz, an art centre just outside Bogotá invited anyone stranded to spend quarantine with them, 13 poets, painters, musicians and other creators spent lockdown together.

Use Google Street View to quench your Colombian travel thirst

With planes grounded and intercity buses still banned, this weekend we’re exploring the best of Colombia on our computers.

Coronavirus in Colombia: May 1 update

Our regular roundup of COVID-19 cases in Colombia.

Bogotá quarantine: Engativá stories

In Engativá, busier streets and roadways indicate people are itching for things to go back to normal.

Bogotá allows exercise during quarantine… For now

This morning bogotanos were allowed to walk, jog, or run between 6am and 10am.

What’s been the impact of Bogotá’s pico y género?

The capital’s controversial pico y género policy has been in effect for well over a week now, though not without vocal opposition from trans rights organisations with concerns over discrimination and violence.

Colombia lockdown to continue until May 11

President Duque announces that construction and manufacturing sectors will be able to return to work after April 27.

Key medical worker says, ‘We are far from flattening the curve’

Coronavirus doesn’t only affect medical staff who work directly with patients affected by the illness. The knock-on effect to other areas of healthcare has also been profound, as we found out when we spoke to an epidemiologist.

Coronavirus lockdown: Some hope for those on the breadline

The COVID-19 lockdown has brought – or exacerbated – the hardships felt by many on a daily basis. Here’s how two local restaurants are providing lunches for homeless people.

Key medical workers in the coronavirus crisis: The respiratory nurse

Many are working from home, others have no work to go to. Some people, though, are key workers for society in the COVID-19 crisis and have to continue turning up in person.

Coronavirus in Colombia: April 17 update

Our regular roundup of COVID-19 cases in Colombia.

Gaitán’s memory would be best served by helping the country’s worst-off

The commemoration of Colombia’s National Day of Solidarity for Victims of the Armed Conflict was muted this year as the novel coronavirus lockdown forced individuals to shelter-in-place.
OXXO Candelaria

Bogotá quarantine: The centre under lockdown

There’s always a mishmash of people in the centre of the city and that’s magnified with the quarantine that has now been extended to April 26.

New quarantine policy in the capital: Pico y género

Claudia López announces gender-based restrictions to mobility.

Keep up your Spanish during the quarantine

Are you in quarantine alone or with other non-Spanish speakers? Worried that you might backtrack on all of the language progress you have made living in Colombia? For better or worse, you likely have the internet at your fingertips. How to keep your Spanish up to date.

Coronavirus economy: The outlook is bleak for Colombia

Coronavirus has hit the economy of Colombia hard, but just how bad are the long-term prospects? We take a look at what could happen post-virus.

Duque extends Colombia’s quarantine until April 26

After 13 days of quarantine, Colombia will extend the obligatory lockdown by two more weeks.

Bogotá quarantine: Teusaquillo Stories

How is the national quarantine affecting your barrio? We’ve been talking to people all over the city, with today Teusaquillo.

Coronavirus in Colombia: April 5 update

Our update on Coronavirus stats in Colombia and where the COVID-19 curve is heading.
Usaquén quarantine queue

Bogotá quarantine: life in Usaquén

As we come to the end of the second week of lockdown, we get our readers and contributors to tell us what's going on under quarantine in Usaquén and around.

Coronavirus in Colombia: April 3 update

Coronavirus cases are still going up in Colombia - but not as fast as expected. We bring you the latest.

Performances during coronavirus: The show must go on

Local performers respond to the coronavirus quarantine with virtual performances and programming

Bogotá quarantine: Soacha’s red cloths

Quarantine or no quarantine, there are still a lot of people in Soacha who can’t afford to stay home. A lot of people are staying in, but there’s still plenty of activity on the streets.

Coronavirus: Bogotá’s Venezuelan migrants face tough choices

Venezuelan migrants in Bogotá face extra hardships under Colombia's quarantine,

Bogotá quarantine: Chapi under lockdown

As city's around the world shut down to stop the sread of the coronavirus, we talking to people in Chapinero about how quarantine is affecting them.

Coronavirus in Colombia: April 1 update

Colombia now has community transmission of COVID-19- the virus is on the loose.

Anti-Virus hacking!

This weekend, Latin America is hacking the virus. Join the Online Hackathon today from your couch and help create solutions to the Covid-19 crisis across Latin America.

Small businesses suffer from the coronavirus lockdown

As talk grows of an extension to the national quarantine, many small businesses are worried.

Femicide laws fail to protect transgender women

Transgender women in Colombia face a level of persecution that’s often hard to fathom.

Coronavirus cases in Colombia: March 30 update

Coronavirus could kill 3,000 in Colombia, say experts. We look at the latest COVID-19 stats.

How you can help vulnerable Bogotanos during the quarantine

As Bogotá shuts down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many who were already living day to day are struggling to find food or put a roof over their heads. How can you help?

Coronavirus in Colombia: March 28 update

As numbers go up, we bring you the latest coronavirus data and look at how COVID-19 is affecting Colombia, and what might happen in the future.

Coronavirus: What were we thinking?

What caused so many world leaders to stick their heads in the sand and act as though the novel coronavirus was not going to spread?

Coronavirus in Colombia: March 26 update

As residents of Colombia get used to their national quarantine, the country now has 491 coronavirus cases and six deaths. We bring the latest stats.

Coronavirus cases in Colombia: March 24 update

Colombia now has 306 coronavirus cases. We bring the latest stats and analysis.

Colombia’s quarantine 101: Everything you need to know

Citizens must stay at home until April 13 unless they have a good reason -- like needing food or medicine -- to be out.

Ceasefire call to armed groups during coronavirus

Civil organisations are calling on armed gangs to “stop military action” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Quarantining or couch-potatoing? Workout in quarantine

Get off the couch and take advantage of the best free or free trial workout offerings on the web.

Coronavirus cases in Colombia: March 22 update

Colombia announces its first coronavirus deaths. Total cases in the country are 231

What it’s like going out during Bogotá’s quarantine

So what is like out on the streets of Bogotá? Well, with two energetic huskies in the house, there’s a pressing need for me to be out of the house and making use of those 20 minute walking slots.

Colombia to enter complete quarantine

President Duque announces that Colombia will go into a total shutdown from midnight on Tuesday, March 24.

Coronavirus cases in Colombia: March 20 update

145 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Colombia so far, with no confirmed deaths. This tally puts us in 55th place worldwide.

Bogotá quarantine, Day 1: Keep sane and entertained

As the capital enters four days of quarantine, we’ll be bringing you a few Colombia-related ideas of things to do each day.

Bogotá’s isolation drill: Everything you need to know about the simulacro

Bogotanos will be forced to stay at home over the holiday weekend in a four-day citywide shut down, aimed at preparing the city for a serious novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Visas in the time of the coronavirus

There’s a lot of information and disinformation flying around about COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. We asked Migración Colombia to solve some of the problems that readers have told us they’re worried about. Here are the answers

Bogotá to shut down for four days in coronavirus drill

Bogotá mayor Claudia López announced this evening that the capital would shut down over the coming bank holiday weekend in an isolation simulation. The mayor called on people to remain in their houses for four days, beginning on Friday March 20.

The party’s over: coronavirus cases bring Colombian clampdown

As the coronavirus spreads in Colombia, local authorities are imposing curfews and banning the sale of alcohol.

Duque declares health emergency over COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases in Colombia reached 54 today, with nine new cases confirmed in Bogotá this morning.

Bogotá on ‘yellow alert’ to contain coronavirus

Bogota awoke to new rules from the authorities aimed at reducing the contagen and getting ahead of the global outbreak.

Visitors from countries with high rates of coronavirus must self-isolate for...

Foreigners failing to comply face deportation, say health authorities as Colombia’s confirmed cases hit nine.

Restrictive abortion legislation upheld in Colombia

Since 2006, Colombia has been considered a regional leader in defending women’s reproductive rights. That may have changed on March 2 when the Constitutional Court voted to uphold its 2006 abortion legislation

Sexual harassment on campus: Silent no more

Feminist collective Destapa la Olla organise topless demonstration to call attention to sexual assault on campus and give voice to victims' experiences.

Coronavirus arrives in Colombia: First case confirmed in Bogotá

In keeping with its globe-trotting character, coronavirus has landed in Colombia by plane from Italy, according to Bogota-based health officials.

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.

Todos Somos: From Cúcuta to Bogotá by foot

Todos Somos is collecting first person narratives from Venezuelan migrants and refugees and sharing them through books and performance.

State of the nation: Higher education

Higher education funding per student has decreased dramatically in the past decade and the deficit won’t be easy to bridge.

Time for a transportation transformation: The RegioTram

Beyond Metro and TransMilenio, changes in other forms of transport are set to take place in the capital region. With RegioTram, bike lanes, and ride-sharing, residents may have many options for cleaner, more efficient transportation.

TransMilenio trumps tranvia on Séptima and Avenida 68

The controversial TransMilenio on Séptima has failed to gain popular support, while the TransMilenio on Avenida 68 has the green light.

Transport Bogotá: Construction to start on Bogotá’s metro

Are the brakes finally off for the Bogotá’s metro construction? The constructors say they will break ground in April.

Art whispers: This month’s Bogotá Gallery Round-Up

From commentary on the art market to perspectives on the paro, there’s plenty of art to see in the city.

Why Colombian protests neither represent a second Chile nor are part...

Although Chilean and Colombian unrests have things in common, a comparison of both country’s protest movements is completely unfounded.

Reinvented Uber returns to Colombia

Uber, the popular rideshare app that was banned from Colombia at the end of January has found a legal loophole and re-opened its operations.

Film review: La Sinfónica de los Andes

In La Sinfónica de los Andes, legendary anthropologist and filmmaker Marta Rodríguez goes into northern Cauca to examine the disastrous consequences of war on a small Nasa community grieving the loss of numerous children who have fallen victim of the conflict.

Spanish language: Do you know your eggs?

Do you know eggs-actly how to order huevos for breakfast? We give you some eggs-amples of what to say. It’s no yolk.

Venezuela: When the wheels fall off…

Going local goes further afield with a Venezuelan trip where petrol is free and the shops are full but there’s no money to spend.

Education First 1-2 confirms victory for Higuita in the Tour Colombia

EF cycling finished in a 1-2 on the last day to confirm Sergio Higuita’s win in the six-day race

Second victory in a row for Sebastián Molano at Tour Colombia...

Colombia has turned into a cradle of new sprinters

State of the nation: Hard labour

Workers’ rights and salaries are divisive topics in 2020. We look at labour reforms likely to upset regular workers.

Sebastián Molano a prophet in his own land

Sebastián Molano claimed the first individual stage of Tour Colombia 2.1 in Duitama.

Tour Colombia 2.1 rolls off

The third version of Tour Colombia UCI had a sensational opening after the victory of Education First that stopped the clock at 18’01”.

Viva Valentine’s Day! Here’s a look at some of the hottest...

Despite having Amor y Amistad also widely celebrated in Colombia. Here is a look at some of the hottest spots around Bogotá for the big date night

The Buzz: Fins, fungus and failing friends

Our roundup of Colombian news that went global in the first weeks of 2020.

State of the Nation: No peace for social leaders

There were 34 assassinations of social leaders in January alone. We look at the numbers and ask why there is still no peace for Colombia’s human rights defenders.

Sako Asko: A window into your soul

The latest exhibition from Sako Asko invites us to examine our own self-perceptions.

Oli’s big topic: Consequences schmonsequences

After the resignation of the defence minister last year, there have been immediate repercussions. Is this is a one-off, or a promising sign for the future?

Mary Costello blazes a trail to celebrate Saint Brigid’s Day

In her talk, “Women’s voices in literature and their role in modern Ireland,” at la Universidad Nacional Costello admitted to just recently understanding the uniqueness of her own perspective as a woman writer.

State of the nation: Peace implementation

While there has been some progress, the slow implementation of Colombia’s peace agreement continues to be a source of discontent, especially as rural communities continue to suffer violence and displacement. Part two of our ongoing look at the issues that face the country.

Sur de Bolívar: New rules

Colombia’s conflict didn’t disappear, it’s just went under the radar. But for how long? We report from the troubled region of Sur de Bolívar.

Will Colombia catch the coronavirus? What you need to know.

A new flu-type virus could be the next pandemic. Here’s a Q&A to keep you up to date…

State of the nation: Corruption

‘In post-conflict Colombia, the battles will be about corruption.’ We look at the bribes that bind, one of the issues that drove so many people to the streets.

English language: We’re going through changes

As English language changes, you want to be on the right side of his(or her)tory.

Uber to leave Colombia at the end of January

The ride-sharing app Uber will no longer be available in Colombia from midnight January 31st onwards, the company announced Friday.

Christmas songs in Colombia: all the songs you need to know

6 Christmas songs you need to know to impress your Colombian friends and family this festive season.

Christmas lights up Colombia in December

December in Colombia is a magical time and an opportunity to leave the capital and check out some of the most incredible light displays across the country.

Implementing peace: Gender issues lag behind

Kroc Institute reports that 42% of gender commitments in Colombia’s 2016 peace agreement have not yet been started, compared with 27% overall.

Colombian Christmas 101: Everything you need to know

If you don’t know your Noche de las velitas from your Nochebuena, now’s the time to get to grips with Colombian festivities.

How to not shop till you drop at Expoartesanías 2019

Expoartesanias is one of the largest handicraft fairs in Latin America and is a ‘must’ for any fans of Colombian culture. Here are five tips to on how to get the most out of it.

Clases a las Calles take national strike education to the streets

Professors democratise knowledge with free public event.

Guardia Indígena join Bogotá marches

Indigenous groups and Guardia Indígena arrived in the capital in recent days ready to participate in the third national strike.

The fourteenth day of protest will see a third national strike

Strike leaders announce ‘El Paro sigue’ after meeting with the government does not reach consensus on key issues.

‘The state wants to silence us’

Steven Gutiérrez was an eyewitness to the fatal wounding of Dilan Cruz, a young student shot with anti-riot ammunition by ESMAD. Since denouncing the attack Gutiérrez has received death threats. He speaks to The Bogotá Post.

Latin America rises up in unison

As the Cacerolazo Latinoamericano calls for equality and human rights in the region, one of the Chilean activists who joined in jokes that Colombians ‘have more rhythm.’

Colombian protests and small businesses

The small business community is feeling the effects of the protests, but many still support the movement.

Duque’s grand debates: The environment

We dip into the national conversation with a look at what was talked about in yesterday’s environmental discussion.

In numbers: 8 days of the Colombian protests

The country has seen over a week of mass protests. We wrap up the national strike so far with some interesting numbers.

Women in journalism make their voices heard

Conversatorio Mujeres Poderosas brings powerhouse women in journalism head-to-head

Film review: Knives Out

Knives Out gathers a cast of familiar faces including Chris Evans and Daniel Craig (Captain America and James Bond, respectively), as well as Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon and newcomers Katherine Langford and Jaden Martell.

A journey around the world with the history of the cacerolazo

How this peaceful protest method originated and how bogotanos are making it their own.

Toquerolazo: Music for the people

Toquerolazo de Queda: Local musicians add a new note to the protests.

Dilan Cruz, face of a generation

Dilan Cruz, who was shot by ESMAD on Saturday, has died in hospital.

Colombia’s strike leaders tell the government to listen

Representatives of the National Strike Committee say strikes will continue and ask president Duque to listen to the demands of the country.

Duque proposes Gran Conversación Nacional

In an effort to stem the tide of protest, President Duque has laid out plans for four months of national conversations.

Bogotá protests: How was it for you?

As the protests in Bogotá enter a fourth day of high tensions, we’ve heard a lot of stories from around the city.

ESMAD shooting leaves student in critical condition

A young protestor was struck by a grenade on Saturday night, leaving him fighting for his life

Bogotá curfew: What happened on Friday night?

Bogotá Curfew: Friday 22 November saw a whirlwind of news hit Bogotá, both true and false, we try to give some context to what happened.

Cacerolazos: Reclaim the calles

Out and about in last night’s cacerolazos as spontaneous demonstrations break out across the country.

Colombia protests: Hear it from the people

Colombia saw hundreds of thousands (possibly even millions) of people joining the national strike.

What you need to know about Colombia’s national strike

Tensions have been rising in the run up to Colombia’s national strike which will take place tomorrow, November 21.
Daniel Quintero speaks on a panel in Medellin

Colombia’s key local election outcomes mark a shift away from the...

For the first time since the 2016 peace agreement, the Colombia’s political elite fared poorly in the...
Saffron-crowned tanager ( yellow head and blue body)

Bird tourism in Colombia takes flight — as threats to vital...

Caption: Saffron-crowned tanager — Photo courtesy of Pedro Arturo Camargo Martinez, Biologist with Asociación Calidris At sunrise last...

Guzmán: Colombia’s forgotten history of peace

Colombians negotiated a landmark peace agreement that slowly crumbled as the State was unable to live up to its promise of economic...
Indigenous communities in Cauca are now in their 18th day of protest against the government.

Guzmán: Why they won’t stop protesting in Cauca

March for the defense of the JEP, Special Jurisdiction for peace in Spanish. Protestants march against the objections made by...
Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP)

Guzmán: The opposition will be defeated if it doesn’t unite

Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) Photo courtesy of Oficina de prensa JEP Duque’s objections to the JEP presented...

The Inauguration of Nicolas Maduro according to Twitter

Nicolas Maduro speaking to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice in February 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Venezuelan government)

A crosshair on their backs: the seemingly unstoppable crisis behind the...

The killings of social leaders continue unabated in Colombia. The assailants and motives behind the killings vary...

Tips on How to Choose Mattress for Heavy People

Photo: Ty Carlson on Unsplash One of the most significant factors you need to keep in mind when...

The Five Best Cyberpunk Comics/Mangas of All Time

Photo: Roman Denisenko on Unsplash There is something unmistakably alluring about the cyberpunk genre. This vision of the...

What You Can Do For A Successful Disability Benefits Application

Photo: Josh Appel on Unsplash Disability benefits are different in every country. What they have in common is...

Common Cross-Selling Methods and When Should You Do It

Photo: Benjamin Child on Unsplash An excellent way to capitalize on your customers and possibly make a new...

Learn how much is a buffalo nickel worth

Photo: Simon on Unsplash How many times have you received a change to find a buffalo nickel in...

How Can a Responsible Installment Loan Help in Urgent Money Matters

Photo: Steve Johnson on Unsplash When you run out of cash, taking a loan is a common strategy...
Top 10 Places to Work in Latin America

The Bogotá Post presents its 2020 Best Places To Work In...

Although it’s just over half way through, 2020 has been far from a normal working year. As...

The Ultimate Go-Getter’s Guide to Hiring Lead Generation Service Provider

Photo: Austin Distel on Unsplash There's more to online selling than meets the eye. Some view it as...

Things to Do Before You Start Driving on the Road

Photo: Tim Foster on Unsplash So you recently had your birthday and are now of driving age. If...

3 Crucial Reasons Why All Roof Contractors Need a Roof Estimating...

Photo: Robin Kutesa on Unsplash One of the first and most important tasks that every roofing contractor must...