fruit seller Bogotá

Bogotá Works: Álvaro the fruit seller

Every day, whether you think of it or not, you’ll come into contact with a whole range of workers – from the TransMilenio driver to the stall-owner who serves your morning tinto. This new column is dedicated to finding out more about their lives, their backgrounds and the things they want you to know about them. In this edition, Álvaro, who has been working as a fruit seller in Bogotá since he moved to the city 21 years ago after having been displaced by the violence in his hometown of Tumaco, speaks to Laura Sharkey.
Project Béisbol Colombia

Project Béisbol, covering the bases

Baseball and Colombia are not words you often hear together. While other Latin American nations feature in the top end of the baseball spectrum, Colombia is not one of them. International non profit Project Béisbol aims to change this, Freek Huigen speaks to President and Founder Justin Halladay to find out more.

Who peopled South America? New ancient DNA study reveals continent’s first...

Indigenous Americans as portrayed in Apocalypto. Still courtesy of Touchstone Pictures. The question of migrations--that of how...
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.
Pope Francis in Colombia

Land of Pope and glory

Pope Francis is set to visit Colombia next month on a four-day tour which will take him to Bogotá, Villavicencio, Medellín and Cartagena. He will fly into the capital on September 6 and return to Rome from the coast on the 11th.
Bogotá restaurants, Amarti Bogotá

Eating out in Bogotá, Bogotá restaurants

We love food. We love eating it. We love reading about it. We love writing about it. We love thinking about it. We just...
Colombia coca production

Curbing coca production

In the first of a two part series, Siddharth Mohan examines the resurgent coca production industry in Colombia. This edition focuses on the plight of the country’s coca farmers.

Of craic & Colombia: the connection with Ireland

We take a look at the links - both historical and contemporary - between Ireland and Colombia.
Colombia Schengen

Schengen entry

From the second half of 2015, Colombians will be able to travel to countries in the Schengen zone without being required to obtain a visa, according to the Spanish consul in Colombia.
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.