New Police Code Colombia

Decoding the new Colombian Police Code

After six months of police training – and a fair deal of controversy – the new Police Code came into effect on January 30. Ángela Forero-Aponte identifies some of the activities that may now breach the rules.
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,...
Venezuelans in Bogotá

The struggle of Venezuelans in Bogotá

For decades, Colombia has seen more emigration than immigration. But now the tables have turned and the country is an increasingly appealing place to live – especially for thousands of fleeing Venezuelans. But is it ready to deal with this influx of people? We speak to some of the those who have moved here to find out about their experiences.

News in Brief – November

Fishing resolution, UN-voting on Cuba embargo & Shakira - News from November in brief.
anthony bourdain colombia

Anthony Bourdain saw the best of Colombia through its people

  Anthony Bourdain's suicide on June 8 brought about an outpouring of words from those he touched in his years as a television host and...

Women in journalism make their voices heard

Conversatorio Mujeres Poderosas brings powerhouse women in journalism head-to-head

Colectivos getting the SITP blues

In theory, by the end of May, the SITP buses will rule Bogota’s roads – replacing or running all the existing busetas and colectivos....

The Inauguration of Nicolas Maduro according to Twitter

Nicolas Maduro speaking to the Supreme Tribunal of Justice in February 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Venezuelan government)
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...
Metro Bogotá

Peñalosa vs. Petro: The Metro

Mike Mackenna breaks down Bogotá Mayor-Elect Enrique Peñalosa and outgoing Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro’s most recent public spat, over the Bogotá metro construction project Bogotá...