Parque Bicentenario Bogotá

Parque Bicentenario: New parklife

The recently opened Parque Bicentenario breathes new life into central Bogotá and represents an innovative reclamation of lost public space. Jazid Contreras looks at the story behind this new landmark.

Coronavirus hits Colombian prison population hard

Critics say the government’s response to early warnings about the spread of COVID-19 in Colombian prisons was too little, too late.
TransMilenio Bogotá, Bogotá Metro

Transcending the TransMilenio

Father of the TransMilenio, Mayor Peñalosa, has decided on an elevated metro to complement the overworked mass transit system and relieve it of some pressure. Gerald Barr looks at the history of the system and takes his kids on an adventure.
Colombian economy

IMF says Colombian economy ‘at turning point’

Following their annual visit, the IMF says the Colombian economy is 'at turning point,' highlighting the need to improve infrastructure, address informality in the labour force and reduce barriers to international trade.
Saffron-crowned tanager ( yellow head and blue body)

Bird tourism in Colombia takes flight — as threats to vital...

Caption: Saffron-crowned tanager — Photo courtesy of Pedro Arturo Camargo Martinez, Biologist with Asociación Calidris At sunrise last...
China Eastern Promise

Eastern promise: Economic relations between China and Colombia

As the second largest investor in the Colombian economy, China's influence is massive and wide-ranging. But to what extent is this a bad thing?

The Bogotá Post presents its 2020 U.S. Innovation Leaders in Colombia

Over 965,000 foreigners call Colombia home, according to most recent census figures from Colombia’s statistics agency DANE....
Bogotá weather

Weathering the Bogotá weather

Rain? Sun? Hail? In his latest column on some of the idiosyncrasies of life here, Gerald Barr says your guess on Bogotá weather is as good as his.
Rogelio Salmona

Rogelio Salmona: Building a better society – with bricks

Modernist architecture is often very striking, this is certainly true of Colombian architect Rogelio Salmona’s designs which he hoped would stand as his legacy for a thousand years. Lee Baker looks at how the Colombian architect used his architecture to build a sense of community.
New Police Code Colombia

Decoding the new Colombian Police Code

After six months of police training – and a fair deal of controversy – the new Police Code came into effect on January 30. Ángela Forero-Aponte identifies some of the activities that may now breach the rules.