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.

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.
Colombia illegal mining

Illegal mining: better than cocaine

Mike Mackenna delves into some of the complex issues raised by illegal mining The headlines have been full of illegal mining recently after a major...

Cuarentena Estricta: how was it for you?

As Chapinero joins seven other sectors in exiting two weeks of strict quarantine, we evaluate the effects of the increased lockdown.
Reading in Colombia

So you read a bit more than an average Colombian? Good...

"If you make your living through education or some connection to the written word, then it isn’t acceptable to say you never read". Faye Griffiths stirs up debate as she wonders what can really be read into reading statistics.
Indigenous communities in Cauca are now in their 18th day of protest against the government.

Guzmán: Why they won’t stop protesting in Cauca

March for the defense of the JEP, Special Jurisdiction for peace in Spanish. Protestants march against the objections made by...
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...
The Simon Bolivar Statue in Bogota

Colombia’s courts are in crisis

What the JEP is going on? Wednesday’s resignation of Nestor Humberto Martínez, Colombia’s Attorney General, took the...
Euthanasia in Colombia

Euthanasia in Colombia: The right to die

The Ministry of Health’s recent euthanasia guidelines have reignited the controversial debate. Marian Romero finds that, almost two decades after the practice was legalised, the Catholic Church still has a defining role to play

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.