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.

End of Bogotá quarantine: 5 things that can jog on

With our Brave New Reality now firmly in place, let’s all wave goodbye to this list of irritations…hopefully!
Taxi Uber

Uber vs Taxis: The Bogotá transport debate

The arrival of Uber has stirred up controversy with some remaining faithful to yellow cabs and others converting to the newcomer, Laura Sharkey looks at both sides of the debate and Emily Hastings runs through the most recent events.

Que Pena Con Usted…

Brendan Corrigan dissects 'que pena', one of Colombia’s favourite phrases It’s not always best practice to translate sayings/phrases in one language directly into another and...
Police Progress Report

Police: A Progress Report

No doubt you’ve all heard the horror stories: Western travellers in Latin America getting on the wrong side of the law, naively or otherwise,...
Ivan Duque cabinet

Opinion: 100 days of ‘meh’

The first 100 days of President Duque have passed by. Critics and supporters  of the president have rushed to evaluate his first three months...
Patriotism

Oli’s Big Topic: Hate-riotism-Patriotism

What does it mean to be patriotic? And how do you stop pride in your country turning into hatred for others? We consider the tricky topic of patriotism.

Opinion: Democracy dies in darkness

Photo by pixabay The past few weeks have been an industry frenzy for the press. Juan Pablo Bieri,...

5 things we’re looking forward to now Bogota’s strict lockdown is...

The rules have changed, meaning that a lot of things are going to be possible for the first time in a long while.
Ley Seca

Ley Seca Bleeds Profits Dry

Travis Crockett questions whether the Ley Seca law is really the answer to combating post-World Cup violence...