National Day of Memory and Victim Solidarity, Juan Manuel Santos

Sowing the seeds of peace

Events mark National Day of Memory and Victim Solidarity throughout Colombia On Saturday April 9, citizens around Colombia took to the streets once again in...
Cel Phones, Mobile phones

Register your mobile phone

As of August 31, all mobile phone users in Colombia are required to register their devices with the respective service providers to combat the theft and sale of stolen phones.

Does Colombia have a victim mentality?

While the next Miss Universe is unlikely to come from Liverpool, Faye Griffiths sees some similarities in the collective attitudes of Liverpudlians and Colombians.
Mocoa

Daily life in Mocoa: One month and counting

Mocoa resident Rocío Ortiz discusses the day-to-day struggles to rebuild and move on after landslides destroyed much of Putumayo’s capital city.
Colombia Tierra de Sabrosura

New tourist campaign enshrines 9 uniquely Colombian rhythms as Cultural Heritage...

Nine exclusively Colombian rhythms have been declared Cultural Heritage of the Americas, thanks to a tourism campaign run by ProColombia, the government entity in...
Leo Rua, Día de la Afrocolombianidad, Afro-Colombian Day

Día de la Afrocolombianidad – Turning the tables on race

Let’s suppose that the world’s history was the other way round and we were to celebrate – not Día de la Afrocolombianidad – but a Día de la Eurocolombianidad (Colombians of European descent) instead.

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.
Colombia same sex adoption

Same-sex adoption: More homes for more children

Constitutional court rules 6-2 in favour of same-sex adoption. “A person’s sexual orientation or gender are not in and of themselves indicative of a lack...
Female genital mutilation

Cutting danger: Female genital mutilation

While it is more commonly associated with parts of Africa, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a practice that has taken hold in select communities...
Mocoa, Putumayo, landslide, derrumbe

At least 193 dead in Mocoa, Putumayo mudslides

The full extent of tragedy from mudslides in Mocoa is still emerging as hundreds are injured after three rivers burst. Phoebe Hopson reports that the death toll is almost two hundred.