You Talkin’ To Me?

The Bogota Post reports back on a part of English not commonly used by Spanish speakers   When speaking Spanish, when we’re talking about something someone...
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Plastic Fantastic

Our columnist Adriaan Alsema points out that we are all freaks in our own way, and questions the need for plastic surgery to make ourselves more freakish

Santos: ELN Peace Talks Conundrum

A few days before President Santos was re-elected, he promised the Colombian people peace talks with the ELN. But as guest writer Richard McColl explains, some things are easier said than done

World News Round-Up…

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN Argentina: A US judge ruled that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the...
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The View From Palestine

The Bogota Post spoke to Palestinian journalist Moomen Omar Joory, who gave us an ‘on the ground’ glimpse into the ongoing conflict in the troubled region
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Bogota’s TransMilenio System: A Painful Route to the Future

As protests against the TransMilenio system’s poor service become increasingly frequent, The Bogotá Post investigates how Bogotá is attempting to serve its millions of daily commuters

Popstars Record Peace Song

SIXTY Colombian musicians from all over the country have united to record a song for peace, in an attempt to mobilize civil society to...

Peace Plan Details

Negotiators release agreements on agricultural reform, illicit drugs and political participation  The government and FARC peace delegations last week released details of the three issues...

Police Raid Black Market Phone Vendors

In an attempt to combat the scourge of stolen mobile phones, Bogota police launched an operation in the city, conducting raids on businesses long...

Stratas ‘Like Caste System’

Colombia’s formal strata system, originally put in place to determine how much in subsidies low-income households should receive and how much middle and upper-class...

Powerful Sinaloa Drug Cartel ‘In Medellin’

Investigation reveals billion-dollar cartel active in Colombia; authorities doubt claim One of Mexico’s most infamous drug trafficking cartels has been detected in Colombia’s second largest...

Indigenous Communities At Risk

Colombia’s indigenous people are still at high risk from the armed conflict and forced displacement, according to a new report. The report, conducted by the...

Santos Praises Cuba Talks At UN

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos optimistic about advances made in the talks between representatives of his government and the leftist FARC rebels at the...

Congress Approves Mandatory Voting

‘Trial’ law to make voting compuslory in next three elections Colombians could be coaxed into the voting booth in future elections with a measure passed...

Villegas Is Back

Golfing champion Camilo Villegas ends four year title drought With a quality 17 under par, Camilo Villegas took the crown at the Wyndham Championship at...

Venezuelan Border Restrictions

17,000 Colombian soldiers deployed to prevent illegal trade  The closing of the Colombo-Venezuelan border has been announced in attempts to stop the illegal passage of...