Police Progress Report

Police: A Progress Report

No doubt you’ve all heard the horror stories: Western travellers in Latin America getting on the wrong side of the law, naively or otherwise,...

Truth With Strings Attached

We speak to Jane Taylor, author of Ubu and the Truth Commission, about her work, the various groups she´s worked with and presented to...

Farewell Gabriel García Márquez

Bogotanos gathered in the capital’s Plaza Bolivar on Tuesday to pay their respects to Colombia’s Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel García Márquez. The Aracataca-born author, poet...

Spate Of ELN Attacks

Latest murders may be part of series of planned attacks IN THE latest of several acts of violence, leftist rebel group ELN (National Liberation Army)...

Curtain Call

One of the highlights of this year’s cultural calendar has been Bogotá’s fourteenth Ibero-American Theatre Festival. This exciting biennial event was begun in 1988...

Syria Election Plans “Sham”

Plans to hold elections in Syria on June 3 have been dismissed as a farce by both the US and the EU. UN head Ban...

A Tale Of Two Restaurants: La Fama and Nueve

La Fama Having investigated a number of restaurants in the La Zona G, I find myself frequently coming back to La Fama, Colombian Spanish...

Elections For New Mayor

Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, has confirmed that there will be elections to choose a new Bogotá mayor. Speaking via his twitter account, the President...

Lourdes Church Reopens

After three years of repairs and restoration, Our Lady of Lourdes church has opened its doors to the public once again. Works involved repairing the...

Venezuelan Unrest Continues

Police ‘take control’ of San Cristobal after weeks of opposition occupation, officials say Caracas – Venezuelan police and security forces have “taken control” of the...
Gustavo Petro Mayor Bogota, Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs With Petro

Mark Kennedy’s article about the Petro situation contained quite a lot of interesting language.  Today, we-re going to examine some of the phrasal verbs...
Cycling in Bogota, Bogota bikes, Cycling

Two Wheels Good

Oli Pritchard sings the praises of cycling in the big bad city 07:45: I’m having a relaxed coffee before work, idly lounging in the cool...
Centro de Memoria Bogota, Bogota Arts

Reconcilliation Through Art

The most recent exhibitions at the Centro de Memoria have been garnering international attention - we met with the editor of ‘ArtReview’, and the...

The Mystery of San Agustin

We explore one of Colombia’s most ancient and mysterious destinations, where the magic of what was once a thriving civilization can be relived. Mention San...

McGuinness Optimistic On Peace Process

Irish politician Martin McGuinness takes time out during his first official visit to Bogotá to give his insights on the Colombian peace discussions. Northern Ireland’s...
Transmilenio Bogota, Female only Transmilenio

A Senseless Solution?

Jenny Boyle expresses her opinions about the recently implemented trial of women-only Transmilenio sections. The Transmilenio debate has opened up a nasty can of worms...