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.
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...
Colombian funerals

No weddings and Colombian funerals

In his latest column on life (and death) in the city, Gerald Barr ponders Colombian funerals, the way saying that final goodbye to loved ones changes a lot from culture to culture, neither one better than the other, just very different.

The Kamikaze Kids of Robledo, Medellin

Everyone in Medellin has seen them. Kids as young as 8 attaching themselves to the back bumpers of trucks and buses and hitching a...
Running in Bogota, Bogota half marathon

Bogota on the run, running in Colombia

There’s a running revolution taking place around the world - people from all walks of life and all corners of the globe are donning...
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.

The Bogota Post presents its 2019 European Innovation Leaders in Colombia

As Colombia establishes its position as a global business leader, more innovators from around the globe are...

The dark side of Santa Marta

Armed gangs lurk in the shadows of Santa Marta, burning a farm for tourists to the ground in this tourist haven on the Colombian coast.

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...
Bogotá gay pride

Bogotá gay pride parade 2017

Rainbow flags permeated the sky on Sunday, July 2 when around 55,000 people attended the Bogotá gay pride parade 2017 as participants enjoyed the sunshine and marched, celebrating diversity and inclusivity in the city.