Vigilante justice

V is for Vigilante

Vigilante justice is responsible for one death every three days in Bogotá. As the latest viral video sparks both support and outrage, Laura Sharkey asks what it means for society.
femicide Colombia, violence against women

Making femicide visible

Isabel Agatón, a human rights lawyer who played an active role in pushing through the femicide law, tells Elly Darkin that the challenge faced by the Colombian government is still a great one.
Colombia minimum wage

Minimum wage to increase by 7% in 2017

On January 1, the minimum wage in Colombia increased by 7% from the 2016 rate. Unions say that the rise – less than 50,000 pesos per month – does not meet the rise in the costs of living caused by inflation and tax reforms.
Apagar paga, Colombian energy crisis

Don’t leave good habits at home

In recent months, Colombia has been on the brink of severe electricity and water shortages, and the country is not yet in the clear. Laura Brown speaks to some of the country’s tourism operators about what visitors can do.
Natalia Springer

Top stories of 2015: The odyssey of Natalia Springer

Mike Mackenna explains how “expert” analyst and alleged world-class scam artist Natalia Springer was able to make millions of dollars turning in poorly regarded...
FARC public opinion, peace deal

It’s a matter of perception

The question of whether the Colombian public will accept the peace deal, and then accept the FARC back into society has never been more important. Sam Ling Gibson speaks to former FARC combatants and members of the public to get a better understanding of deep rooted beliefs.

Sexual harassment on campus: Silent no more

Feminist collective Destapa la Olla organise topless demonstration to call attention to sexual assault on campus and give voice to victims' experiences.

The dark side of Santa Marta

Armed gangs lurk in the shadows of Santa Marta, burning a farm for tourists to the ground in this tourist haven on the Colombian coast.
Colombia peace process, Colombia plebiscite

Myths and realities of the peace process

As all parties in the peace process agreement sign the historic peace accord, campaigns from both the Yes and No camps are ramping up before the plebiscite on October 2. We take a look at some of the more common notions associated with it and see whether they have merit or not.

Colombia’s quarantine 101: Everything you need to know

Citizens must stay at home until April 13 unless they have a good reason -- like needing food or medicine -- to be out.