One litre of light Project

Un Litro de Luz: Rays of hope in Colombia’s poorest homes

One enterprising Colombian is helping to brighten up the lives of some of the poorest communities in the country. In 2011, 29-year old Camilo Jose...
English Grammar, English Prepositions

A proposition of prepositions

Spanish prepositions are quite easy and have some very basic rules. However, this is not the case for English prepositions. As Oliver Pritchard explains, they’re easy to get wrong, but not hard to get right. So practise, practise and practise some more!
Colombia Schengen Visa

Schengen opens its doors

As Schengen countries sign off on visa-free access for Colombians and Peruvians, Daniel Steel speaks to the Spanish Consul General about what the decision...

Colectivos getting the SITP blues

In theory, by the end of May, the SITP buses will rule Bogota’s roads – replacing or running all the existing busetas and colectivos....
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

Cogiendo coger: the usage of coger around Latin America

In this edition's Spanish language piece, we look at the word 'coger', what it means, where it's ok to be spoken, and how to use it without landing yourself in a sticky situation!
Colombian Same Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage

The recent decision in Ireland is an outstanding example of a society taking good care of all its citizens. Colombia, however is still far from having a referendum where people could recognise the importance of marriage equality.
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...
Coca spraying in Colombia

Coca crop spraying: Poison from above no more

Colombia made the right decision to stop dropping a potentially carcinogenic herbicide on isolated rural communities that grow coca in order to survive, argues analyst Adam Isacson

Colombia Women’s football team on World Cup in Canada

Only one day away from their opening match in the Women’s World Cup 2015 in Canada, The Bogota Post speaks to Las Chicas Superpoderosas...
Juan Pablo Montoya Indianapolis 2015

Juan Pablo Montoya claims his second Indy 500 title

Exactly 15 years after Juan Pablo Montoya won the Indy 500, he takes the biggest trophy in the Verizon IndyCar series again The 39 year...
Giro-d'Italia 2015

Giro d’Italia 2015, a rollercoaster of events

The Giro d’Italia is much loved for being so unpredictable and the Giro d’Italia 2015 has definitely lived up to that reputation Not a single stage...

Van Gogh in Corferias: Starry, starry night

Bogota is hosting an interactive display on the life and works of one of the most famous painters of all time, Vincent Van Gogh. Coming...
Miss Julie Bogota

English language theatre comes to Bogota with Miss Julie

As Miss Julie, the first show of The Bogota Anglo Theater (The BAT), opens in the city, Azzam Alkadhi takes in a performance and catches up with the cast
Adriana Cuellar, Salon Comunal

Intimate terror: New exhibition opens at Bogota’s Salón Comunal

We check out a new exhibition that explores development, age and the passage of time Adriana Cuéllar takes on two complex topics in her most...

Where to go: Galleries

Raymond Depardon’s France With over 50 published books and 19 films to his name, Depardon is one of France’s most famed photographers, photojournalists and documentary...