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

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...

‘Victims are treated like criminals’

In the small hours of Monday, May 28, 2012, Rosa Elvira Cely died alone in Bogotá’s Santa Clara Hospital. She was 35 years old. Hers is an appalling tale of multiple failings on behalf of the state and of the endemic political culture of impunity and victim-blaming.

Too little, too late for one Venezuelan family

The story of Rosangela and her family – wheelchair-bound Rosangela died as the family tried to build a new life in Riohacha.
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...

Guzmán: Colombia’s forgotten history of peace

Colombians negotiated a landmark peace agreement that slowly crumbled as the State was unable to live up to its promise of economic...
Bogotá street vendors

Order and control in Bogotopia

The current administration argues that Bogotá needs to “recover” its public spaces. Faye Griffiths highlights the flawed reasoning behind the city’s new administration forcing street vendors to move on.
Colombian environmental catastrophies

Putumayo: Oil, war, water and all that’s to come

Faye Griffiths points out that while condemning the environmental catastrophe in Putumayo, we should also spare a thought for the equivalent catastrophes caused by our day to day lives.
ELN Colombia

Opinion: Beating the drums of war

Thursday’s attack by the left-wing National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group at the General Santander Police Academy...

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...