Mario Mendoza: A library is a very powerful weapon

The Colombian writer and journalist Mario Mendoza talks about gritty realism, literature, protests, and the pandemic.

Medellín’s miracle transformation: a half-told story

We talk to some of the people involved in a new exhibition that highlights the many barrios on the outskirts of the city that lack basic infrastructure.

Dispatches: Gran Estación Plaza, Bogotá

Our regular column that gives a snapshot of Bogotá life takes us to the plaza outside Gran Estación. 

Colombia to take Afghan evacuees

Colombia will act as a transit hub for Afghan migrants on their way to the US. But details are thin on the ground.

Contra Miradas – What to expect from the exhibition on Medellín’s...

Medellín is by far one of the most talked about cities in Latin America. Most tourists are fascinated by the radical change...

In Medellín, this Venezuelan couple brings opera to your doorstep

Stumbling upon a musical performance is not uncommon in Colombia's second-largest city, Medellín. But hearing Puccini’s La bohème in the tranquil corners...

Isolated neighborhood near Medellín gets sorely needed medical center

If you live in Granizal -- an isolated neighborhood on the northern outskirts of Medellín -- contracting an infection, suffering from a...

Zoom in on Bogotá by virtual tour

A virtual tour lets you travel the world without worrying about Covid tests or quarantines. We speak to a Bogotá guide about how it works.

My Account of Colombian Independence Day Protests in Popayán

Nick Kipley is a writer living in Colombia. This is his account of Colombian Independence Day protests in the southwestern city of Popayán.

Independence day: Celebrations and protests

Independence day protests in Colombia unfolded peacefully for the most part as thousands took part in marches and other events.