English Grammar, Using slang English

Precise Imprecision

Robin Davies provides a short-ish guide on the importance of being vague when speaking English A common assumption among both teachers and students is that...
Colombian peace

I’m A Friend Of The Enemies Of Peace

Adriaan Alsema rejects the polarisation of Colombians into “allies” and “enemies” of peace

Transcolado

As Transmilenio fares go up by 100 pesos, Katie Jacoby denounces a culture of free rides Can you imagine if the grocery store you always...

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...

International News In Brief…

  LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN Nicaragua: Twenty-two people have died during several days of heavy rain, nine of them in the capital Managua when a wall...

3 Colombians Screened For Ebola

Though only $100k, Colombia is the world’s only country to donate to the UN’s Ebola-fighting fund   LAST WEEK, the Ministry of Health said that it...

Synthetic drug craze hits Colombia

A STIMULANT known as ‘pink cocaine’ is becoming the new designer drug of choice among club-goers and high society, local media reported last week. Dealt...

British Royals To Visit Colombia

Aim to expand trade and strengthen co-operation in fight against drugs PRINCE CHARLES and his wife Camilla will visit Colombia on an official four day...

Spike In Crime Among Minors

AN ALARMING NUMBER of minors have been arrested in Colombia for theft, possession of weapons and micro-trafficking this year – with projections suggesting there...

Transit Headaches As Bus Drivers Strike

PRIVATE BUS transport in Bogota came to a standstill on Monday, as small bus owners went on strike to vent their anger at the...

Church ‘Should Apologise To Gays’

Colombian Archbishop says it’s time for Catholic Church to ‘ask forgiveness’ from gay people, as Vatican brass reject wider acceptance   THE ARCHBISHOP OF Cali last...

ELN Coming To Peace Dialogues?

All eyes on Santos after ELN and FARC reach agreement stating that peace dialogues between the gov’t and both groups should take place at...

No More Presidential Re-elections

Congress approves new law banning presidential re-election, backtracks on mandatory voting   SIX MONTHS after President Juan Manuel Santos’ re-election, last week Colombia’s Senate approved a...

Beauty Queen Brought Down In Sex Sting

Dozens of underage prostitutes liberated in operation that used ex-FBI and ex-CIA agents posing as sex tourists AT LEAST 12 people including a beauty queen...

International Sports Calendar

Athletics: New York Marathon, New York, Nov 2 Athletics: The endurance challenge 10k, 21k, 50k, 80k, Sumapaz - Fusagasuga, Nov 2 Athletics: Unicef 10k, Bogota, Nov...

Sports Round Up

Football Colombia won their two friendlies against El Salvador and Canada in the United States. A comfortable 3-0 win over El Salvador was marked by...