Colombian Peace Process, FARC Colombia

A lot of peace work

As the peace negotiations continue to progress, Mike Mackenna takes a look at some of the debates taking place throughout the country that will impact the way the final deal gets implemented.
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...
Indonesian forest fires

Feeding the fire

Forest fires are dominating headlines in Colombia and around the world. Kieran Duffy looks at the human factors that exacerbate the problem and asks what lessons can be learned...
Bogota Cumpleaños 447

Happy birthday Bogota!

On August 6, Bogota celebrated its 477th birthday and since it is a long wait until the city hits the big 500, we thought...
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,...
Raúl Sánchez ICC

The International Criminal Court: Bringing justice to the world

Daniel Steel speaks with the first Colombian lawyer to serve in the International Criminal Court (ICC), and finds out more about why he became a lawyer, as well as the functions of the ICC and the role they will have to play in any post-conflict scenario.
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...

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....
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

Venezuelan Unrest Continues

Police ‘take control’ of San Cristobal after weeks of opposition occupation, officials say Caracas – Venezuelan police and security forces have “taken control” of the...