Presidential candidates: Road to Colombian presidency

At two and a half months before the first round of the presidential elections we take a look at the latest news and the candidates.

Colombia election watch: 3 questions for Bogotá’s Carlos Fernando Galán

We profile the capital's mayoral candidates run-up to the elections. Starting with Carlos Fernando Galán since we're going in alphabetical order.

Improving the fundamentals of construction in Colombia

Around 10 million Colombians live in houses that are poorly built, unsafe and hazardous to their health. Add the country's permanent risk of natural...
Buenaventura protests

Chocó and Buenaventura protests hit Pacific region

Agreement reached in Chocó strike action while Buenaventura protests continue following weeks of demonstrations over poor conditions and lack of investment.
ELN Colombia, Peace

Standing on the threshold of peace

The coming month will be key to reaching an end to conflict in Colombia as the agreements that have been made in Havana now need to be ratified by the people as well as congress.

Elections For New Mayor

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, has confirmed that there will be elections to choose a new Bogotá mayor. Speaking via his twitter account, the President...
Graffiti

Graffiti in Bogotá: Urban art versus conservation

Wander up the narrow streets of La Candelaria that lead to the Chorro de Quevedo, the plaza packed with chicha-guzzling punters and street performers, and you might notice that some of the buildings have a new white-washed appearance. They've been painted (including painting over the graffiti) as part of an (IDPC) initiative to preserve the city’s heritage sites.