You’re sending me dotty: Braille workshops at FILBo

Braille is named after its inventor, Louis Braille, a Frenchman who developed the coded system in 1824 after a childhood accident blinded him.. As part of the ‘More ways to read’ section of FILBo, multiple workshops on reading and writing braille have been organised in the FILBo: Talleres space.
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New tourist campaign enshrines 9 uniquely Colombian rhythms as Cultural Heritage...

Nine exclusively Colombian rhythms have been declared Cultural Heritage of the Americas, thanks to a tourism campaign run by ProColombia, the government entity in...

Tensions rise over border violence as Ecuador pulls out as mediator...

Distressing developments along the border have resulted in the government of Ecuador pulling out as mediator between Colombia and the ELN. The move came...

Samper Pizano and Grijelmo: The genie is out of the bottle

Leading journalists Daniel Samper Pizano and Álex Grijelmo García discuss the English invasion of the Spanish language.

Enterprising Endeavor: 20 years later, the global institute continues to foster...

On the 20th anniversary of Endeavor, a global leader in high-impact entrepreneurship around the world, we talked to Managing Director Adriana Suárez on the...

Don’t miss the local talent at FILBo 2018

Juliana Muñoz Toro, writer, professor of Creative Writing at Universidad Central and regular literary columnist for El Espectador, gives her recommendations on top Colombian...

Julio Victoria to perform at Planetarium tonight

Acústico Eléctrico Digital is part of an initiative by the Alcaldía de Bogotá, through IDARTES (Instituto Distrital de las Artes), that seeks to invite various artists to perform at the planetarium annually. The purpose of the project is to digitally blend art and music.

“Historical memory goes hand in hand with peace”: María Emma Wills...

The unopened Museo de Memoria Histórica will debut its first exhibition, 'Voces para transformar a Colombia', at the FILBo (Feria Internacional del Libro Bogotá), which will...
Bus hustlers of medellin

The bus hustlers of Medellín

With over 15,000 street vendors in Medellín selling everything from chocolates and mirrors to arepas and batteries, the men and women that hawk their...

Mafalda: the little girl with big ideas at FILBo

As guest of honour at FILBo, Argentina have brought over 90 speakers to take part in 70 events, among them authors, illustrators, playwrights, journalists – even scientists and chefs. We highlight the significance of Mafalda, the little girl with big ideas from Argentina. 

Argentina: Guest of honour at FILBo 2018

As guest of honour at FILBo, Argentina have brought over 90 speakers to take part in 70 events, among them authors, illustrators, playwrights, journalists – even scientists and chefs.

Gringo Tuesdays moves home

The most popular language exchange in the city changes venue.

Niñas sin miedo foundation: empowering girls through cycling

Based in Soacha, Niñas sin miedo is not there to ‘help’, it’s there to empower, educate and find ways for these girls to reach their potential. It’s about creating community leaders.
Bogotá bookfair

Get the best out of FILBo 2018

The country’s largest book fair is back again. More of a literary extravaganza, there’s all sorts of fun to be had here.

Entertainment News: Nicolas Cage, Maluma and Shakira

Nicholas Cage is in Bogotá filming scenes from his upcoming movie Running With the Devil, the story of a DEA agent and his experiences in Latin America.

“Whenever I start reading, I can feel the power of words.”...

Juan Fernando Hincapié is a writer, a translator and, most importantly, a Colombian. His journey through the literary world has played witness to the creation...