Cocaine cash fuels conflict: ‘It’s the (narco) economy, stupid’

Many rural communities remain plagued by violence, in spite of the peace agreement with the FARC. This reveals the endless tussle over cocaine, both its production and distribution, to be the true cause of conflict in Colombia.
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...
Abortion in Colombia

Decriminalisation of abortion

Unsurprisingly, the issue of abortion in Colombia is a source of much contention. As the Pope tells the world that priests can pardon abortion, The Bogota Post takes a look at the history of abortion law in the country.
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...
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...
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...

A crosshair on their backs: the seemingly unstoppable crisis behind the...

The killings of social leaders continue unabated in Colombia. The assailants and motives behind the killings vary...

On Trial: Enrique Peñalosa

On Trial is a Bogotá Post feature in which we put someone or something from the Colombian news ‘on trial’, from the perspectives of both their fans and their critics. Our first contender is Enrique Peñalosa: the man who is leading the polls in the mayoral race, and the only candidate to have served a full term as Bogotá mayor. Jake Dixon investigates...
Rafael Uribe Noguera, Yuliana Andrea Samboní

Colombia’s peace and a murdered child

The murder of Yuliana Andrea Samboní has shocked the nation. Daniel Ogalde argues that it is a reflection of inequalities that have been exacerbated by conflict, and that the peace agreement is only the first step towards healing Colombian society.
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