Opinion: No easy way out for Venezuela

Photo by Arjun Harindranath Many around the world are hoping for change in Venezuela but the troubled country...

Opinion: The anti-corruption reform is doomed

On September 19 President Iván Duque introduced, to much fanfare, eight anti-corruption bills to Congress. This development came shortly after the Anti-Corruption Popular Consultation...
President Santos, Colombian peace process

Is Peace More Costly Than War?

President Santos has pinned his legacy on peace but, according to Adriaan Alsema, he has yet to put his money where his mouth is President...

Opinion: What is ‘nea?’

What does it mean to be nea? Photo by Arjun Harindranath “¿Usted sí sabe qué es nea?” was...

Livability in Colombia: Is this a city for cars or people?

Bogotá is dominated by motorised transport – but is that a good thing?

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.
Privatisation in Colombia, Enrique Peñalosa

On Trial: Privatisation

On Trial is a Bogotá Post feature in which we put someone or something from the Colombian news “on trial”, explaining the perspective of both their proponents and their critics. In this edition Mike Mackenna examines privatisation in Bogotá, a hot topic after Mayor Enrique Peñalosa, while not making any concrete promises, hinted at a privatisation plan in his first address to the city council.
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.

The Big Debate: The estrato system

Last edition we asked for your thoughts on the Colombian estrato system. Two readers got in touch with their views...   Elizabeth Hastings thinks the discussion...

Notes on a financial panic that never was

Last week there was quite a bit of noise regarding an ongoing campaign to boycott Grupo AVAL, the...