HIV cases continue to increase across Colombian cities

There is a crisis facing Medellin, a city with one of Colombia’s highest rates of HIV diagnoses across the country. In 2013, there were...
Franco Armani

With Argentina’s starter out, keeper Franco Armani may get his golden...

The cruel flipside to injuries is that, though they may spoil chances for one player, they open the door for another. Argentina's starting goalkeeper Sergio...

Reflections on Afro-Colombian culture

As the month dedicated to highlighting some of the achievements and challenges faced by Afro-Colombian kicks off, ChocQuibTown singer Goyo and activist Edna Liliana Valencia Murillo chat to Laura Brown about being black in Colombia.
Fracking in Colombia

Fracking in Colombia: What the frack?

Hydraulic fracturing – or simply ‘fracking’ – is a method of extracting oil and gas which has made its way from the US across most of South America and is in exploratory stages in Colombia. The possibility that fracking in Colombia might be allowed has sparked controversy – Steffan Frydkjær finds out more about this controversial extraction method.
Colombian presidency, Germán Vargas Lleras, Colombia presidential campaign

2018 Colombian presidential race kicks off

On March 2, with 15 months to go until the presidential elections on May 27 next year, Vice President Germán Vargas Lleras announced that he will step down on March 14 to focus on the presidential campaign.

Medellín ‘dating academy’ draws ire from feminist sphere

In the last two decades, the city of eternal spring has struggled to change its international image...
E-invoicing

Colombia’s new electronic invoicing system

As of January 2019, all Colombian companies will have to have to use the obligatory e-invoicing system platform to send and receive invoices, with all information going through DIAN, the National Colombian Tax Authority (Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales).

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.
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...

1819 – 2019: 200 years of Colombia

Colombia has had a rollercoaster 200 years of history. Check out some key moments…