Universidad Nacional launches first Astronomy doctoral program in Colombia

On 21st of November Universidad Nacional officially launched Colombia’s first ever Phd course in astronomy as Colombia begins to rediscover a crucial part of its...
Colombian victims, Colombia Excombatants, Colombia peace process

Over 100 human rights defenders killed in Colombia this year, according...

Over 100 human rights defenders have been killed in Colombia since the beginning of 2017. According to a report by Reuters, the United Nations...

Access to Caño Cristales temporarily suspended

Heavy drought and related low water levels this season have urged the environmental authority of the Macarena region to deny access to the “World’s...
Aguardiente

Festive celebrations: Aguardiente

To spare you the nerve-wracking indecision that comes with picking which bottle of aguardiente to buy and rapidly down just prior to inevitably racking up untold international data fees from drunk dialling your ex, the intrepid staff at The Bogotá Post have taken the liberty of taste-testing eight of the more popular offerings and providing their impressions of each (all of these can be found in Bogotá).

Millonarios clinch 15th league title with victory over Santa Fe

Bogota-based football club Millionarios have won the Colombian league title on sunday at the iconic El Chapin stadium in Bogota following a 2-2 draw....

Toke Music: How vallenato was courted by the coastal cannabis cartels

Vallenato is Colombia’s most original and unique contribution to world music. We spoke to Dr Lina Britto on its origins along the Carribean coast...

Colombia’s president announces new negotiator with ELN to work for peace

Colombia’s president has announced the candidate who will be the new chief negotiator on behalf of the Marxist rebel group, the National Liberation Army...

Drunken Poets arrive in Bogotá

Have you noticed any of these playful poetic dolls hiding on the streets of Bogotá? Each one is clutching a tiny bottle of poetry and their creator, Andy Knowlton, calls them Drunken Poets. He says he wants to add a “little magic” to people’s days. He says, “I wanted to combine street art and poetry in a unique way, so the idea of making dolls just kind of popped into my head."
Mocoa

Big stories in 2017: Strikes, scandals and natural disasters

Colombia is a country with big news and 2017 has been no exception. Many of those have been sad events but we have been proud to bring them to an international audience.

Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s archive made freely available online

Almost half of the digital archives of Colombian Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Márquez have been  placed online by the University of Texas and...

Connecting Entrepreneurial Minds to Propel Social Ventures in Colombia: an Interview...

VamosA brings together university students and young entrepreneurs to participate in educational experiences in Colombia with the goal of propelling social entrepreneurship. The Bogota...
Expoartesanías

Expoartesanías in pictures

One of the biggest crafts fairs in the world, Expoartesanías is an annual gathering of top artisans from all over the country. You can not only see how some of the products were made, you can also pick up some unusual and hand-crafted gifts.

Independiente crowned Copa Sudamericana 2017 champion

Argentinian side Independiente were crowned the champions of the prestigious Copa Sudamericana on Thursday after a 1-1 draw against Brazilian Flamengo at the famous...
Colombian cocktails

Festive celebrations: Colombian cocktails

Our annual holiday tradition of throwing a bunch of ingredients together and calling them cocktails continues. This year, we mix our favourite spirits with Colombian fruits and, inexplicably, Pony Malta. Our tried and tested recipes are an excellent guide to what does - and doesn't - go with what.

Superhero limbs: Fabrilab gives Colombian children a hand with 3D- printed...

In 2004, Colombian engineer Christian Silva had a life-altering moment when his cousin lost his hand in an accident. It was a moment that...
La Chorrera

Bogotá hiking: Falling for La Chorrera

La Chorrera waterfall is a remarkable 590 metres high, making it the highest in Colombia and 60th highest in the world. More remarkably, it’s just one hour’s drive from Bogotá, plus a beautiful three-hour hike (there and back) through lush Andean cloud forest.