Colombo Americano Library: A secret sanctuary for readers

Hidden inside an unassuming building in the centre of Bogotá is the country’s best English-language library. 

Colombian history: the conquistadors and Bogotá in 1538

As the capital celebrates its birthday, we follow Jiménez along the salt trails to the home of the Muisca.

Lisa’s Journey of a Lifetime: One woman’s search to find her...

https://www.facebook.com/169214300449482/videos/170094840361428/ Lisa Vander Eecken's Facebook video on the search for her biological mother.  Despite having a Belgian name and Belgian parents, Lisa Vander Eecken never felt...

Can he win? Gustavo Petro’s extraordinary path to the presidency

Last week Gustavo Petro tweeted that the followers of former president Alvaro Uribe “rape journalists and murder witnesses. And yet, there are people who...

“A space for living memories”: Medellín’s Casa de la Memoria Museum

From the outside, the structure and dark grey exterior of the Casa de la Memoria Museum is intriguing, but not plainly obvious for those...

“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...
Bus hustlers of medellin

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...

“Whenever I start reading, I can feel the power of words.”...

Juan Fernando Hincapié is a writer, a translator and, most importantly, a Colombian. His journey through the literary world has played witness to the creation...

Author Q&A with Daisy Hernández: “I was confused why the American...

Daisy Hernández's memoirs - arranged into three parts of essays in the book "A Cup of Water Under My Bed" - show just how...
Can you make it

Red Bull’s ‘Can you make it?’ challenge: Colombia’s contestants decided

As the start of the Red Bull ‘Can you make it?’ campaign draws closer, the details have been released of the three Colombians who will travel across Europe for five days, armed only with 24 cans of Red Bull and an unlimited data plan.