Police code Colombia

Oli’s big topic: Who polices the police?

There’s a clear discrepancy between what is officially allowed and what is actually happening in Bogotá at the moment.

Gaitán’s memory would be best served by helping the country’s worst-off

The commemoration of Colombia’s National Day of Solidarity for Victims of the Armed Conflict was muted this year as the novel coronavirus lockdown forced individuals to shelter-in-place.

Oli’s big topic: You’re not Batman

Taking the law into your own hands isn’t the sign of a functioning society.

Oli’s big topic: Consequences schmonsequences

After the resignation of the defence minister last year, there have been immediate repercussions. Is this is a one-off, or a promising sign for the future?

Opinion: Living in the moment instead of on a smartphone

Perceived public insecurity in Colombia results in reduced smartphone use and more physical presence.

Oli’s big topic: I’m a migrant too

A lot of people look down upon Venezuelan migration. But many of us have similar stories and situations – more empathy is needed.
Palace of justice, Bogota

Opinion: The lies of Colombia’s politicians should not go unpunished

The Palace of Justice in Bogota where the inscription at the entrance reads "Colombians, guns have given you independence, laws...

Oli’s big topic: The importance of family and the family name...

Family seems to decide everything in Colombia, a column based on the headline: Char family decides on candidate for mayoral elections.

Oli’s big Topic: NIMBY pamby – Not In My Back Yard!

Money talks and bullshit walks. That’s pretty much what’s happening in the saga of the TransMilenio extension to Carrera Séptima.
FARC Peace Agreement Santrich

Guzmán: The FARC share the blame for the peace agreement’s failure

Colombia's government signed the peace agreement with the FARC-EP in September 2016. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. It’s...