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.
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Fráncia Márquez awarded ‘Green Nobel Prize’ for environmental activism against illegal...

A 35-year-old woman from the Caucano department of La Toma has been awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize for her activism against illegal gold mining...
Job hunting across cultures depends greatly on your resume.

Preparing your CV for job hunting in Colombia

Six seconds is all it takes for a recruiter to consider your résumé. How can you adapt your CV to make job hunting easier...

Israeli deported following arrest for running drug and sex hostel in...

An Israeli man has been deported from Colombia after allegedly running a hostel that provided drugs and prostitutes to travellers.  Asi Moosh, 43, was expelled...
Mocoa Colombia Landslides

Mocoa: Preventing future disaster

The disaster that cost hundreds of lives in Mocoa was far from an isolated event. Gerald Barr looks at the tragic history of landslides in Colombia and what isn’t being done to prevent them in the future.
IMF Colombia

Colombia and the IMF

Kieran Duffy takes a look at the relationship between Colombia and the IMF – and a time when tens of thousands took to the...
Colombia minimum wage

Minimum wage to increase by 7% in 2017

On January 1, the minimum wage in Colombia increased by 7% from the 2016 rate. Unions say that the rise – less than 50,000 pesos per month – does not meet the rise in the costs of living caused by inflation and tax reforms.
Rafael Uribe Noguera, Yuliana Samboní

Rafael Uribe Noguera trial to begin this month

The trial of Rafael Uribe Noguera, who has been charged with aggravated femicide, kidnapping and rape, is set to begin on January 11. If he is found guilty, he could serve up to 60 years – the maximum sentence allowed by Colombian law.
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...

A desalination plant in La Guajira sparks hopes of solving crippling...

On the arid plains of Colombia's northeastern peninsula, the mostly indigenous communities are lucky if it rains twice a year. Some years, it doesn't...