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.

Colombia’s 2017 in numbers

Colombia's 2017 in numbers: At the end of what has been a transcendent year for Colombia, we take a look at some of the...

Colombia seizes 13.4 tons of cocaine in country’s largest drug bust...

Colombian police seized 13.4 tons of cocaine yesterday in northwest Antioquia, in what is being called the country's largest drug bust ever. The drugs were...
Colombia Peace Process 2016

In search of a lasting peace

Colombia has never been closer to reaching a comprehensive and definitive peace deal with the country’s largest left-wing rebel group, the FARC. The partial agreement on victims’ rights was finally published in its entirety on December, putting the peace talks back on track and renewing hopes for the signing of a final peace agreement. Veronika Hoelker outlines the challenges and prospects for 2016.
colombia world cup group preview

Colombia World Cup group preview: Can Los Cafeteros roll again in...

  Colombia's 2014 World Cup saw Los Cafeteros reach their best ever result with a magical run to the quarterfinals in Brazil. This time around...

Why Colombian protests neither represent a second Chile nor are part...

Although Chilean and Colombian unrests have things in common, a comparison of both country’s protest movements is completely unfounded.

The bicycle messenger during coronavirus: “People are treating the rules much...

Although many are working from home, some people have been working throughout the emergency. We spoke to a bicycle messenger, a key worker on the frontlines of the COVID response.

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.

State of the nation: Higher education

Higher education funding per student has decreased dramatically in the past decade and the deficit won’t be easy to bridge.

Former coffee plantation becomes coronavirus refuge for international artists

After the founders of ArteSumapaz, an art centre just outside Bogotá invited anyone stranded to spend quarantine with them, 13 poets, painters, musicians and other creators spent lockdown together.