Graffiti in Bogotá: Urban art versus conservation

Wander up the narrow streets of La Candelaria that lead to the Chorro de Quevedo, the plaza packed with chicha-guzzling punters and street performers, and you might notice that some of the buildings have a new white-washed appearance. They've been painted (including painting over the graffiti) as part of an (IDPC) initiative to preserve the city’s heritage sites.
Sabor Candelaria

Enjoy Bogotá’s cuisine at Sabor Candelaria

Find out more about traditional food in Bogotá and learn about its culture and traditions in Sabor Candelaria, which runs from September 25-30. We speak to some of the organisers and chefs involved in the event.
Avianca pilot strike

Avianca pilot strike continues to affect travel plans

Up to 230 flights have already been cancelled, affecting nearly 22,000 passengers, in the Avianca pilot strike. 702 pilots demand increased wages – they want to earn the same as pilots in other countries – and better working conditions.

Link festival: Underground Bogotá

Jeff Mills, Henning Baer, Dany Rodriguez, Detroit Techno Militia and Sonico mix dark and light at this year's Link festival. Our correspondent gets loved up and down to the beat in a gonzo look at the night which he says changed his life.
El Caguán

Travel off the beaten track: Into El Caguán

Once called “Farclandia,” the El Caguán river basin in southern Colombia is becoming more of an area to be explored and enjoyed for its natural beauty than a dark place to be feared. Chris Bell takes us on his birdwatching trip through this area
Cezanne and I

Film review, Cézanne and I

Two of France’s greatest 19th century cultural figures are given the cinematic treatment in the historical drama Cézanne and I. Writer-director Danièle Thompson offers an intermittently engaging, if uninspiring account of the lifelong friendship between the post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne and the naturalist writer Emile Zola.
El fin de la guerra

Film review: El fin de la guerra

After more than fifty years of conflict, the government of Colombia and the leaders of the FARC gathered in Havana to negotiate a peace deal to finally end the war. This process is portrayed in the documentary film El fin de la guerra, directed by British filmmaker Marc Silver.
La Carrera de la Mujer

La Carrera de la Mujer: Another win for Angie Orjuela

Girl power, unity, support towards women, and health awareness were all important themes at the tenth version of La Carrera de la Mujer, which Colombian athlete, Angie Orjuela won once again on Sunday, September 17.
Cycling in Bogotá

Braking the law, braking the law: Everything about cycling law in...

Last year saw a new law come in to help promote cycling in cities. Cyclists are generally fairly well-respected and treated in Colombia, but how does the law view them?

Land restitution: Chengue dances again

Sixteen years ago, residents of Chengue, a small village in northern Colombia were forced from their homes by paramilitaries. Now, the chengueros are celebrating the possibility that they can return.
Éider Arévalo

Éider Arévalo, Alvear, Martínez and Rentería claim World Championship medals

Éider Arévalo is Colombia’s golden boy at World Athletics Championships, Yuri Alvear, Yuberjen Martínez and Jackeline Rentería also claim World Championship medals Éider Arévalo won...

AJAZZGO: Cali festival focuses on native talent

Cali’s six day-long annual AJAZZGO festival has a special focus this year, programming a strong contingent of national talent. Colombia's jazz musicians are becoming increasingly well known in jazz strongholds such as New York City and Buenos Aires, as well as throughout their home country.
Oktoberfest 2017

Oktoberfest Returns to Bogotá for 2017

It’s that time of the year again: the world’s most famous booze-up is coming to Bogotá. Get ready beerlovers, as Oktoberfest is back from across the Atlantic and Colombia is set to be cerveza-soaked throughout September and October, with events in every major city to celebrate.
Sports to watch

Nacional – Millonarios, Colombia for qualification and Giro di Lombardia

What to watch: The Liga Águila will continue after a well-deserved break for the Pope’s visit. Straight after the break, one of the biggest derbies in the country takes place. On Saturday, September 16 at 7.45pm, Millonarios will visit Nacional in the Atanasio Girardot stadium. The season continues with three more rounds before attention shifts to Falcao and co.
Falcao celebrating goal

Colombia edge closer to World Cup Russia 2018

Colombia are just a final step away from qualification for the next World Cup Russia 2018. AS THE full-time whistle blew in Barranquilla on September...
vuelta á España: Miguel Ángel López

La vuelta a España: Pain in Spain for Chaves

Yet another Colombian cyclist emerges from the pack in La vuelta a España 2017. Just as in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, the...