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Ask Jazid, Colombian superstitions

To kiss or not to kiss?

In a new column that aims to answer your questions about Colombian etiquette, customs, and a host of other things that might puzzle visitors to the country, Jazid Contreras valiantly takes up the role of agony uncle. This edition he gives you a Colombian guide to friendly physical contact.
Malnutrition La Guajira

La Guajira: Estimated 14,000 dead from malnutrition

Simon West visits communities in La Guajira and hears tales of corruption, neglect, exploitation and a touch of optimism from people there.
Colombia Venezuela border

Chaos on Colombia-Venezuela border

As the Venezuela Colombia border spat rumbles on, Mike Mackenna takes a look at the history of the conflict between both countries, and what...
French connection

The French connection in Colombia

Oooh la la! Colombia’s links to the country of romance and wine go back to independence.
Bogota Environment

No smoke without fire

As Bogota’s outgoing Environmental Vice-Secretary Julio Pulido was preparing to leave his position, we spoke to him about his work in the department and the issues they face, including black smoke, burning tyres and river regeneration.
Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartad

Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó: The end is...

Leaders in the Comunidad de Paz de San José de Apartadó, in one of Colombia’s deadliest conflict zones, tell Penelope Glass they are facing more, not less, violence.
Colombia Korea relations

The Korean connection, Colombia in the korean war

North Korea hit the headlines this year when, on January 5, they claimed to have detonated their first hydrogen bomb. This was yet another threat to an uneasy peace which has lasted since the end of the Korean War. Kieran Duffy goes back over 65 years and takes a look at the little known role that 4,314 Colombians played in 1953.
Climate Change Lawsuit Dejusticia

In conversation with Dejusticia: the team behind this week’s groundbreaking climate...

Acxan Duque is eight years old. He comes from the Pacific coastal city of Buenaventura and has a skin condition called atopic dermatitis. This...
Desafio Google 2017

Desafio Google 2017: recognition for social innovators

Find out about three very different social ventures – focusing on technology, nature and health – which have been shortlisted for Google prizes due to their ability to innovate and impact society.

The students from the Latin American Leadership Academy and their mission...

Co-founder David Baptista along with LALA students. (Photo by Jordan Jones) The deadline for final presentations was the...