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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...

MIT Technology Review reveals 2019 list of Innovators Under 35 LATAM

Translation: Everything appears to be impossible until you do it. Earlier this week, the MIT Technology...

How the town behind Colombia’s most iconic ‘sombrero’ can cash in...

A seller of sombreros in Tuchín looks at his handiwork. Photo by Jonathan Hernandez The sombrero vueltiao...

Chingaza national park: A spectacular escape from Bogotá

As a photographer, birdwatcher and wildlife guide, it’s no surprise that one of my favourite places to visit near Bogotá is Chingaza National Park.

How to Distinguish Between Legitimate Debt Relief & a Scam

Photo: Creative commons It can be hard to know where to turn when you’re in debt, even if...

How foreign investors can benefit from Colombia’s Orange Economy?

The orange economy is set to grow even more in 2020, offering more opportunities for international investors.

Two young men killed by security forces during Colombia’s national protests

This article was originally published on Latin America Reports Four days before the death...

Key sporting moments in Colombia this 2019

América de Cali back to the top, a Tour de France victory, grand slam titles, World Championships and other standout moments in Colombian sport.

Another New Year’s Eve in Colombia

It’s time to dust of your yellow underwear and dig out those lentils out of the back of the cupboard for a December 31 you are sure to remember.

Women Waging Peace through storytelling

Collaborative, participatory documentary amplifies women’s voices.

Colombia Minister, Heads of State to convene at Horasis Global Meeting

This March politicians and business leaders will meet to discuss decisive leadership through times of disruption, and to...

Marking its 4th year accelerating startups, Parallel18 releases impact report

To mark its fourth year accelerating early-stage startups, Parallel18, which is home to a number of Colombian...

Craft beer culture in Bogotá

Calle 45 is home to a plethora of real ale bars and pubs.

2019 in Colombia, the year in numbers

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the most important numbers of 2019.

Photo gallery of the protests at Universidad Nacional on December 13

Clouds of tear gas enveloped the Universidad Nacional as ESMAD riot police try to clear the protestors.