Books for change at the Feria del Libro 2018

With the themes ‘words for reconciliation’ and ‘more ways to read’, one aspect of this year’s FILBo is how books can change the world.
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Election 2018: Grading the fourth presidential debate

After having a more sedate sit-down affair in the coffee region, the presidential debates moved on Bogotá last Friday. And while the fourth televised...

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.

Tensions rise over border violence as Ecuador pulls out as mediator...

Distressing developments along the border have resulted in the government of Ecuador pulling out as mediator between Colombia and the ELN. The move came...

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...

“Historical memory goes hand in hand with peace”: María Emma Wills...

The unopened Museo de Memoria Histórica will debut its first exhibition, 'Voces para transformar a Colombia', at the FILBo (Feria Internacional del Libro Bogotá), which will...
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The bus hustlers of Medellín

With over 15,000 street vendors in Medellín selling everything from chocolates and mirrors to arepas and batteries, the men and women that hawk their...

Niñas sin miedo foundation: empowering girls through cycling

Based in Soacha, Niñas sin miedo is not there to ‘help’, it’s there to empower, educate and find ways for these girls to reach their potential. It’s about creating community leaders.
Bogotá bookfair

Get the best out of FILBo 2018

The country’s largest book fair is back again. More of a literary extravaganza, there’s all sorts of fun to be had here.
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Colombia’s Santos and regional heads vow “zero tolerance” against corruption at...

Last weekend's Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru proved that global politics can never be put on pause. The two-day regional gathering that...