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Craft beer Bogotá: Madriguera

In a new series focusing on craft beer in Bogotá, we look at the latest…

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Bogotá mourns those lost after the tragic events of the past week

With more than a dozen people left dead this week in Bogotá during protests against…

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Medellín demonstrations met with heavy repression from authorities

Colombia's nationwide protests continue as one demonstrator in Medellín reports being kicked by riot police.

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Police violence protests spread in Colombia as death tolls rises

Protests and violence spread from Bogotá to other Colombian cities as the Colombian government admits…

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Colombian police: Not bad apples, but a rotten orchard

Bogotá boiled over dramatically this week, but where does the blame lie?

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In photos: The aftermath of Bogotá’s protests

Incinerated buses are towed away, over 50 CAIs have been damaged and police ready themselves…

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Bogotá Nights: Last night’s riots, and why Colombia?

In tonight’s episode of Bogotá Nights, Brendan and Oli discuss what they like about living…

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Violent protests in Bogotá leave 7 confirmed dead

Seven die overnight as protest over police brutality spread across the capital.

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Bogotá burns as protests erupt against police brutality

Videos of police brutality showing Javier Ordóñez being taser-ed by the police have sparked protests…

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4 things to take away from the first week of the Tour de France 2020

Coronavirus is still dominating the news, but sports are back on as well around the…

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James Rodríguez joins Everton

Everton signs Colombian golden boy James Rodríguez after agreeing a €25 million fee with Real…

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Bogotá reopening: What to expect if you’re going out for coffee

Restaurants and cafés are now allowed to open from Thursday to Sunday. Here are some…

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The Bogotá Post launches Bogotá Nights, a radio show with Fenalprensa

Listen in at 9 pm tonight for the second episode of Bogotá Nights, a live…

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Optimism, resilience, and worry: Bogotá’s businesses speak about their new reality

COVID-19 has taken its toll on the city we know and love. But will the…

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Colombian football to return on September 8

Six months after the last official match was played in Colombia, football returns with Junior…

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Civilians ‘bear brunt of violence’ as wave of massacres sweeps across Colombia

Organisations warn that unless Colombia takes its obligations to former fighters more seriously we will…

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5 things we’re looking forward to now Bogota’s strict lockdown is over

The rules have changed, meaning that a lot of things are going to be possible…

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End of Bogotá quarantine: 5 things that can jog on

With our Brave New Reality now firmly in place, let’s all wave goodbye to this…

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Bogotá quarantine: It wasn’t all bad, was it?

The lockdown in Bogotá was tedious and lengthy, but there were silver linings among the…

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Colombia’s quarantine finally comes to an end

Colombian authorities have announced what amounts to a shift change in coronavirus measures. Come September,…

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Bogotá’s strict quarantine: Cuarentena in the strictest sense?

With seven sectors of the city under strict quarantine, this final fortnight is being enforced…

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Strict quarantine for seven Bogotá zones, this time including Candelaria, Teusaquillo and Usaquén

Mayor announces widespread measures to restrict movement and activity in the Colombian capital.

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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…

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Innovation and technology: Essentials for business resilience in Latin America

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

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Colombia’s quarantine measures extended until August 30

President Duque announces that Colombia's mandatory isolation will continue for another month, with targeted measures…

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New cycle lanes: A Bogotá bungle

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

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Cuarentena Estricta: how was it for you?

As Chapinero joins seven other sectors in exiting two weeks of strict quarantine, we evaluate…

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Getting a coronavirus test in Bogotá

As the number of coronavirus cases in Bogotá climbs towards its peak, more and more…

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Strict quarantine to return to Bogotá

As coronavirus continues to grow in the capital, mayor Claudia López has announced stricter rules…

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Constructing peace continues even during lockdown

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

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Worried about your business in Colombia during the pandemic? Here’s what you need to know

A worldwide pandemic during the first half of the fiscal year was not anticipated. As…

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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?

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Going Local in coronavirus: The Viral versus The Virus

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

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Black Lives Matter comes to Colombia

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

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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…

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Oli’s big topic: Who polices the police?

There’s a clear discrepancy between what is officially allowed and what is actually happening in…

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Tracking coronavirus: Should you install the CoronApp?

Countries around the world are grappling with the technological and privacy issues generated by coronavirus…

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Colombian government aid during the coronavirus pandemic

Millions of Colombians are struggling to put food on the table and keep roofs over…

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Coronavirus hits Colombian prison population hard

Critics say the government’s response to early warnings about the spread of COVID-19 in Colombian…

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Bogotá lockdown extended until June 15

Bogotá mayor Claudia López confirms the capital will not lift its isolation measures at the…

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Coronavirus Colombia: New phase of lockdown to begin in June – but will it work nationwide?

Details announced on how Colombia's phase two of quarantine will work amidst rumours that hotspots…

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Waste in the times of COVID-19

Recicladores and rubbish collectors are on the frontline too.

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

Although many are working from home, some people have been working throughout the emergency. We…

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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…

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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

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Avianca’s bankruptcy protection explained

As Colombia’s largest airline files for bankruptcy protection, we answer your questions about what it…

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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…

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Orange Alert: New coronavirus controls in parts of Bogotá

Day 58 of quarantine saw special measures introduced for five areas in Bogotá, the orange…

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Colombian film industry grants emergency financial relief

Gig workers in the field are eligible to apply for emergency funds. Meanwhile, Bogotá’s premier…

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Behind closed doors: Domestic violence against children in quarantine

As tensions and challenges from the nationwide quarantine increase, the usual channels that might pick…

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

A widowed Colombian farmer and her two young sons have gone viral on YouTube, to…

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Domestic violence: The ‘Shadow Pandemic’

Violence against women during Colombia’s quarantine has increased, prompting some chains to allow women to…

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Coronavirus in Colombia: May 7 update

Key points on coronavirus in Colombia: 407 deaths and 9,456 cases, quarantine extended until May…

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Colombia extends quarantine until May 25, but relaxes rules

With less than a week to go until May 11 when the current quarantine is…

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Former coffee plantation becomes coronavirus refuge for international artists

After the founders of ArteSumapaz, an art centre just outside Bogotá invited anyone stranded to…

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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…

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Coronavirus in Colombia: May 1 update

Our regular roundup of COVID-19 cases in Colombia.

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Bogotá quarantine: Engativá stories

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

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Bogotá allows exercise during quarantine… For now

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

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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…

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Colombia lockdown to continue until May 11

President Duque announces that construction and manufacturing sectors will be able to return to work…

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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.…

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Coronavirus lockdown: Some hope for those on the breadline

The COVID-19 lockdown has brought – or exacerbated – the hardships felt by many on…

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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,…

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Coronavirus in Colombia: April 17 update

Our regular roundup of COVID-19 cases in Colombia.

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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…

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Bogotá quarantine: The centre under lockdown

There’s always a mishmash of people in the centre of the city and that’s magnified…

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New quarantine policy in the capital: Pico y género

Claudia López announces gender-based restrictions to mobility.

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Keep up your Spanish during the quarantine

Are you in quarantine alone or with other non-Spanish speakers? Worried that you might backtrack…

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Coronavirus economy: The outlook is bleak for Colombia

Coronavirus has hit the economy of Colombia hard, but just how bad are the long-term…

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Duque extends Colombia’s quarantine until April 26

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

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Bogotá quarantine: Teusaquillo Stories

How is the national quarantine affecting your barrio? We’ve been talking to people all over…

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Coronavirus in Colombia: April 5 update

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

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Bogotá quarantine: life in Usaquén

As we come to the end of the second week of lockdown, we get our…

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Coronavirus in Colombia: April 3 update

Coronavirus cases are still going up in Colombia - but not as fast as expected.…

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Performances during coronavirus: The show must go on

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

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Bogotá quarantine: Soacha’s red cloths

Quarantine or no quarantine, there are still a lot of people in Soacha who can’t…

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Coronavirus: Bogotá’s Venezuelan migrants face tough choices

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

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Bogotá quarantine: Chapi under lockdown

As city's around the world shut down to stop the sread of the coronavirus, we…

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Coronavirus in Colombia: April 1 update

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

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Anti-Virus hacking!

This weekend, Latin America is hacking the virus. Join the Online Hackathon today from your…

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Small businesses suffer from the coronavirus lockdown

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

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Femicide laws fail to protect transgender women

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

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Coronavirus cases in Colombia: March 30 update

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

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How you can help vulnerable Bogotanos during the quarantine

As Bogotá shuts down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many who were already…

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Coronavirus in Colombia: March 28 update

As numbers go up, we bring you the latest coronavirus data and look at how…

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Coronavirus: What were we thinking?

What caused so many world leaders to stick their heads in the sand and act…

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Coronavirus in Colombia: March 26 update

As residents of Colombia get used to their national quarantine, the country now has 491…

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Coronavirus cases in Colombia: March 24 update

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

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Colombia’s quarantine 101: Everything you need to know

Citizens must stay at home until April 13 unless they have a good reason --…

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Ceasefire call to armed groups during coronavirus

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

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Quarantining or couch-potatoing? Workout in quarantine

Get off the couch and take advantage of the best free or free trial workout…

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Coronavirus cases in Colombia: March 22 update

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

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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…

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Colombia to enter complete quarantine

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

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Coronavirus cases in Colombia: March 20 update

145 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Colombia so far, with no confirmed deaths. This…

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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…

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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…

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Visas in the time of the coronavirus

There’s a lot of information and disinformation flying around about COVID-19, more commonly known as…

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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…

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The party’s over: coronavirus cases bring Colombian clampdown

As the coronavirus spreads in Colombia, local authorities are imposing curfews and banning the sale…

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Duque declares health emergency over COVID-19

The number of COVID-19 cases in Colombia reached 54 today, with nine new cases confirmed…

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Bogotá on ‘yellow alert’ to contain coronavirus

Bogota awoke to new rules from the authorities aimed at reducing the contagen and getting…

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

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

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Restrictive abortion legislation upheld in Colombia

Since 2006, Colombia has been considered a regional leader in defending women’s reproductive rights. That…

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Sexual harassment on campus: Silent no more

Feminist collective Destapa la Olla organise topless demonstration to call attention to sexual assault on…

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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,…

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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…

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Todos Somos: From Cúcuta to Bogotá by foot

Todos Somos is collecting first person narratives from Venezuelan migrants and refugees and sharing them…

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State of the nation: Higher education

Higher education funding per student has decreased dramatically in the past decade and the deficit…

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Time for a transportation transformation: The RegioTram

Beyond Metro and TransMilenio, changes in other forms of transport are set to take place…

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TransMilenio trumps tranvia on Séptima and Avenida 68

The controversial TransMilenio on Séptima has failed to gain popular support, while the TransMilenio on…

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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…

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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…

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Why Colombian protests neither represent a second Chile nor are part of a Latin Spring

Although Chilean and Colombian unrests have things in common, a comparison of both country’s protest…

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Reinvented Uber returns to Colombia

Uber, the popular rideshare app that was banned from Colombia at the end of January…

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Film review: La Sinfónica de los Andes

In La Sinfónica de los Andes, legendary anthropologist and filmmaker Marta Rodríguez goes into northern…

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Spanish language: Do you know your eggs?

Do you know eggs-actly how to order huevos for breakfast? We give you some eggs-amples…

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Venezuela: When the wheels fall off…

Going local goes further afield with a Venezuelan trip where petrol is free and the…

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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…

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Second victory in a row for Sebastián Molano at Tour Colombia 2.1

Colombia has turned into a cradle of new sprinters

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State of the nation: Hard labour

Workers’ rights and salaries are divisive topics in 2020. We look at labour reforms likely…

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Sebastián Molano a prophet in his own land

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

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Tour Colombia 2.1 rolls off

The third version of Tour Colombia UCI had a sensational opening after the victory of…

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Viva Valentine’s Day! Here’s a look at some of the hottest spots around Bogotá for the big date night

Despite having Amor y Amistad also widely celebrated in Colombia. Here is a look at…

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The Buzz: Fins, fungus and failing friends

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

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State of the Nation: No peace for social leaders

There were 34 assassinations of social leaders in January alone. We look at the numbers…

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Sako Asko: A window into your soul

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

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Oli’s big topic: Consequences schmonsequences

After the resignation of the defence minister last year, there have been immediate repercussions. Is…

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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…

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State of the nation: Peace implementation

While there has been some progress, the slow implementation of Colombia’s peace agreement continues to…

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Sur de Bolívar: New rules

Colombia’s conflict didn’t disappear, it’s just went under the radar. But for how long? We…

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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…

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State of the nation: Corruption

‘In post-conflict Colombia, the battles will be about corruption.’ We look at the bribes that…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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Christmas lights up Colombia in December

December in Colombia is a magical time and an opportunity to leave the capital and…

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Implementing peace: Gender issues lag behind

Kroc Institute reports that 42% of gender commitments in Colombia’s 2016 peace agreement have not…

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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…

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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’…

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Clases a las Calles take national strike education to the streets

Professors democratise knowledge with free public event.

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Guardia Indígena join Bogotá marches

Indigenous groups and Guardia Indígena arrived in the capital in recent days ready to participate…

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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…

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‘The state wants to silence us’

Steven Gutiérrez was an eyewitness to the fatal wounding of Dilan Cruz, a young student…

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Latin America rises up in unison

As the Cacerolazo Latinoamericano calls for equality and human rights in the region, one of…

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Colombian protests and small businesses

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

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Duque’s grand debates: The environment

We dip into the national conversation with a look at what was talked about in…

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In numbers: 8 days of the Colombian protests

The country has seen over a week of mass protests. We wrap up the national…

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Women in journalism make their voices heard

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

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Film review: Knives Out

Knives Out gathers a cast of familiar faces including Chris Evans and Daniel Craig (Captain…

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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.

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Toquerolazo: Music for the people

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

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Dilan Cruz, face of a generation

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

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Colombia’s strike leaders tell the government to listen

Representatives of the National Strike Committee say strikes will continue and ask president Duque to…

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Duque proposes Gran Conversación Nacional

In an effort to stem the tide of protest, President Duque has laid out plans…

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Bogotá protests: How was it for you?

As the protests in Bogotá enter a fourth day of high tensions, we’ve heard a…

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ESMAD shooting leaves student in critical condition

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

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Bogotá curfew: What happened on Friday night?

Bogotá Curfew: Friday 22 November saw a whirlwind of news hit Bogotá, both true and…

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Cacerolazos: Reclaim the calles

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

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Colombia protests: Hear it from the people

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

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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…

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

For the first time since the 2016 peace agreement, the Colombia’s political elite fared poorly…

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Bird tourism in Colombia takes flight — as threats to vital habitats intensify

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Guzmán: Colombia’s forgotten history of peace

Colombians negotiated a landmark peace agreement that slowly crumbled as the State was unable to…

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Guzmán: Why they won’t stop protesting in Cauca

March for the defense of the JEP, Special Jurisdiction for peace in Spanish. Protestants march…

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

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The Inauguration of Nicolas Maduro according to Twitter

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A crosshair on their backs: the seemingly unstoppable crisis behind the murders of social leaders in Colombia

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

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