Police code Colombia

Oli’s big topic: Who polices the police?

There’s a clear discrepancy between what is officially allowed and what is actually happening in Bogotá at the moment.

Running for recyclers, a socially-distanced marathon

Tomorrow, May 22, support a local-led project “Recycling Love” through a run-a-thon fundraiser sponsored by the British Embassy.

Colombian film industry grants emergency financial relief

Gig workers in the field are eligible to apply for emergency funds. Meanwhile, Bogotá’s premier indie theatre is in a fight for survival.

Behind closed doors: Domestic violence against children in quarantine

As tensions and challenges from the nationwide quarantine increase, the usual channels that might pick up on abuse are not working.

‘Stranger than winning the lottery:’ Humble Colombian family goes viral on...

A widowed Colombian farmer and her two young sons have gone viral on YouTube, to their own shock and surprise. Now their videos are educating viewers on the realities of life as a campesino.

Use Google Street View to quench your Colombian travel thirst

With planes grounded and intercity buses still banned, this weekend we’re exploring the best of Colombia on our computers.

What’s been the impact of Bogotá’s pico y género?

The capital’s controversial pico y género policy has been in effect for well over a week now, though not without vocal opposition from trans rights organisations with concerns over discrimination and violence.

Coronavirus lockdown: Some hope for those on the breadline

The COVID-19 lockdown has brought – or exacerbated – the hardships felt by many on a daily basis. Here’s how two local restaurants are providing lunches for homeless people.

Gaitán’s memory would be best served by helping the country’s worst-off

The commemoration of Colombia’s National Day of Solidarity for Victims of the Armed Conflict was muted this year as the novel coronavirus lockdown forced individuals to shelter-in-place.

Keep up your Spanish during the quarantine

Are you in quarantine alone or with other non-Spanish speakers? Worried that you might backtrack on all of the language progress you have made living in Colombia? For better or worse, you likely have the internet at your fingertips. How to keep your Spanish up to date.