La bailarina y la escopeta

What to see: Theatre

Maté a mi madre a cacerolazos... A failing actress and kitchen tools collide in this play. Teatro Ditirambo, Calle 45a #14–37. July 30 & 31 at...
Hernán Díaz REVELADO

Where to go: Galleries

William Coupon Coupon began his career in 1970s New York, immersing himself in the punk scene, before becoming a celebrity photographer at some of the...

Peso falls off a cliff – and just keeps falling

The Colombian peso has been in free fall since July 2014. After largely staying within a range of COP$1,800-COP$2,000 to the US dollar since...
Pan American Games 2015

Colombian success story on Pan American Games in Toronto 2015 with...

Colombia had set its sights high for this year’s Pan American Games and the team did not disappoint. Colombian athletes bring home 27 gold medals and delight the nation. The Bogota Post looks at how the team performed.
Tour de France

On a roundabout, somewhere in Holland: Nairo Quintana close to victory...

It’s 2pm, July 5 on a road from Utrecht towards the coast. It’s just started pouring and Tour de France spectators are losing their...
Mariana Pajón

Gold medal and crash for Mariana Pajón in the World Championships...

In the BMX World Championship in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, Mariana Pajón crashed out of the main race in the semifinal after a tough duel with...
ATP Claro Open

Tomic take two: Bernard Tomic takes second title on the ATP...

The capital’s ATP Claro Open tennis tournament was a spectacle of high profile tennis. Australian Bernard Tomic came out victorious as he defended his...

Bogotá Half Marathon gets Colombian streets purple

The last Sunday of July is traditionally reserved for the biggest running event in Colombia. The 16th edition of The Media Maratón de Bogotá...
Colombia sex abuse victims, Nobel peace prize laureates Colombia

Demands for free healthcare for sex abuse victims

Six female Nobel Peace Prize Laureates write letter to Constitutional Court urging a ruling making healthcare free for Colombia’s victims of sex abuse.
Colombia's Climate Change commitments

Climate of change: Colombia commits to reduce carbon emissions as part...

Colombia pledges to cut carbon emissions by 20 percent by 2030 as part of its UN Climate Change commitments Colombia has committed to reduce carbon...
Basura cero Bogota

Petro talks rubbish, again?

Heavy rain, poor road conditions cause problems for Bogota’s rubbish collectors, creating potential health risk Seven Bogota districts suffered problems with rubbish pick-ups this month,...
National PeaceMeeting Colombia

First National Peace Meeting hopes to aid push for peace

On July 23, the Centre for Memory, Peace and Reconciliation hosted the conclusion of the National Peace Meeting (Encuentro Nacional de Paz). The event had...
Mass grave in Medellin

Medellin mass grave excavated

A landfill site in Medellin, which may turn out to be one of the world’s largest urban mass graves, is being excavated by forensic...
Rafael Pardo

Rafael Pardo, Enrique Peñalosa, Clara Lopez or Francisco ‘Pacho’ Santos? Bogota...

July 25 marked the final deadline to register candidatures for the local council elections - mayors, governors and city councillors - that will be...
Biggest prawn cocktail

World record for biggest prawn cocktail

Colombia has made it into the record books, producing the world’s biggest prawn cocktail in Cartagena on July 20. It was prepared by professional chefs...
Colombian Prison Crisis, Colombian Prison Overcrowding

Prisons: Chronicle of a brutality foretold

The prison crisis in Colombia is an accepted human tragedy, Wally Broderick analyses the seemingly unstoppable issues that surround this accepted and ongoing affair.