Colombian election

Colombia elections: Duque comes out on top in legislative elections

Voting in the senatorial and congressional elections saw plenty of drama, but when the dust settled there were few surprises. Ordóñez has been forced to give up his presidential hopes after Duque took ten times the number of votes.

Diving into the Amazon: Gerald Barr floats on, in, and under...

Our intrepid columnist takes research to a whole new level on holiday on the Amazon. And yes, we do mean 'on'.

Musician Saralamar paves way for an exciting future for Flamenco music...

Amongst the high-rise residencies lining the hills of popular Medellin barrio Poblado, the corridors of one special apartment block reverberated with the ambient sounds...
Colombian Festivals

A festival free-for-all: The best Colombian festivals

Colombians are known for their love of a good time, which explains the abundance of festivals this country has to offer. From tiny towns celebrating a foodstuff that is the backbone of their economies, to giant festivals that attract talent from the world over, there’s something for any taste.
100 years of solitude

How to sound like you’ve read ‘100 Years of Solitude’

No work is as consistently mentioned atop the Latin American literary canon as Gabriel García Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude, making it nearly impossible...
false positives

Recruiter sentenced in “false positives” scandal

Pedro Antonio Gámez recruited five young men with promises of a work opportunity before dressing them in guerrilla uniforms and selling them to soldiers...

Improving the fundamentals of construction in Colombia

Around 10 million Colombians live in houses that are poorly built, unsafe and hazardous to their health. Add the country's permanent risk of natural...

Tensions grow as Venezuela claims Colombian invasion imminent

Venezuelan Chief Prosecutor Tarek Saab claimed Monday that Colombia is preparing for a "military invasion" of its eastern neighbors before doubling down on the...
Alone Together

Book review – Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in...

Alone Together is a book about solo female travel and some of the people and places that 36 women from 17 different countries and all kinds of backgrounds encounter on their journeys through Latin America. This diverse group of women – from backpackers to an octogenarian – share their experiences, which are at times humorous, at times unnerving and at times heart-warming.

The evolution of Colombian Spanish:  A Colombian linguist tells it like...

Given the varieties of Spanish that are spoken in Colombia, the Bogotá Post enlisted the help of forensic linguist Rafael Orozco about assimilation, how...