Colombian peace agreement

Countdown to peace: Security details

Colombia has never been closer to reaching a comprehensive peace agreement with its largest rebel group. Veronika Hoelker takes an in-depth look at just a few of the unresolved issues at the negotiating table.

Petro: Blow To Democracy

Bogotano voters are the real losers as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced last week that he  was approving the impeachment of Bogotá Mayor...

Climate Change: A challenge for Colombia’s campesinos

If, as predicted, temperatures in Colombia rise by 2.14°C by the end of the century, it’s those in rural areas who are most likely to be affected by climate change.
post conflict

Post Conflict: ‘War doesn’t distinguish faces, hearts, or skin colour’

We hear from Marcos, who joined the FARC at 18, who tells us in his own words about what peace means for him.
colombia narcobus

Drug trafficking group tied to Ecuador ‘narco bus’ crash broken up...

A recent bus crash in Ecuador that killed up to 19 Colombian nationals, as well as travelers from Venezuela and Ecuador, was discovered to be tied...
San Andrecito Bogota, Colombia contraband goods

Much ado about smuggling

Martha Ferro visits San Andresito to find out about the impact of new laws The Colombian government is determined to battle contraband. And, amongst others,...
Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate Bogotá

16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates arrives in Bogotá

The 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates brought a powerful message of peace, forgiveness and inclusion. Ex-combatants dressed in white walked and danced around the stage to the words of Gabriel García Márquez then passed white ribbon through the crowd before leaving their final message: “We are going to weave peace.” We explore four key topics of the event.
Gilberto Torres BP court

Colombian sues BP after kidnap and torture

Twelve years after his kidnap and torture, Gilberto Torres takes BP to court in the UK, accusing them of ‘allowing it to happen’. Charlotte...
Fracking in Colombia

Fracking in Colombia: What the frack?

Hydraulic fracturing – or simply ‘fracking’ – is a method of extracting oil and gas which has made its way from the US across most of South America and is in exploratory stages in Colombia. The possibility that fracking in Colombia might be allowed has sparked controversy – Steffan Frydkjær finds out more about this controversial extraction method.
TransMilenio, Bogota Public Transport

Bogota’s TransMilenio System: A Painful Route to the Future

As protests against the TransMilenio system’s poor service become increasingly frequent, The Bogotá Post investigates how Bogotá is attempting to serve its millions of daily commuters