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FARC Confirms It Is Holding Colombian Army General

Peace talks suspended after FARC kidnapping of top Colombian general On Tuesday, the FARC guerrilla group admitted its forces had captured a high ranking Colombian...

Farewell Gabriel García Márquez

Bogotanos gathered in the capital’s Plaza Bolivar on Tuesday to pay their respects to Colombia’s Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel García Márquez. The Aracataca-born author, poet...

Doing time in a Colombian prison

Appalling conditions, drugs and overpopulation plague Colombian prisons, prevent successful reintegration and induce relapses into criminal behaviour. A recent operation revealing that many scams...
living in Bogotá

Is living in Bogotá that bad?

According to the annual “Global Liveability Report” from The Economist, living in Bogotá is worse than in many other capitals - ranking 12th out of 15 cities in Latin America.
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Register your mobile phone

As of August 31, all mobile phone users in Colombia are required to register their devices with the respective service providers to combat the theft and sale of stolen phones.

Corruption in Colombia is among the worst in the region

According to a recent report by Transparency International (TI), Colombia is ranked as one of the worst countries in Latin America and the Caribbean...
Colombian presidency, Germán Vargas Lleras, Colombia presidential campaign

2018 Colombian presidential race kicks off

On March 2, with 15 months to go until the presidential elections on May 27 next year, Vice President Germán Vargas Lleras announced that he will step down on March 14 to focus on the presidential campaign.
colombian drug trafficker has been captured -The Bogota Post

Medellin’s most wanted drug lord has been captured

Colombian police have captured Juan Carlos Mesa, one of the most wanted drug traffickers in the country, while he was celebrating his birthday in...
Avianca pilot strike

Avianca pilot strike pushed to arbitration

The government has stepped in after tensions deepened on both sides of the Avianca pilot strike. The case will now go to arbitration as the country’s biggest airline have failed to reach an agreement with the striking pilots.
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Uber vs Taxis: The Bogotá transport debate

The arrival of Uber has stirred up controversy with some remaining faithful to yellow cabs and others converting to the newcomer, Laura Sharkey looks at both sides of the debate and Emily Hastings runs through the most recent events.