Bogotá quarantine: Engativá stories

In Engativá, busier streets and roadways indicate people are itching for things to go back to normal.

Colombia election results: Gustavo Petro elected as Colombia’s next president

Colombia has elected Gustavo Petro as its new president – making him the first ever leftist president of Colombia. Find out how the votes unfolded and what to expect now.
Marco Aguirre, one of Medellín's homeless, in a face mask

Medellín’s homeless population at increased risk due to coronavirus

They’ve already been through trauma. Now COVID-19 is a ticking time bomb for Medellín’s most vulnerable

Bogotá quarantine, Day 1: Keep sane and entertained

As the capital enters four days of quarantine, we’ll be bringing you a few Colombia-related ideas of things to do each day.
FARC Peace Agreement Santrich

Reactions to FARC rebels’ return to arms

Reactions to the announcement that former FARC members will return to arms has been swift, both inside and outside Colombia.

Hercules beetle: Meet the hug bug in the Colombian Amazon

A chance encounter with the world's biggest beetle.
Colombia plebiscite live

Colombia plebiscite live: results as they happen

Colombia plebiscite live: As the numbers come in from Colombia's plebiscite, we bring you the live results as they happen. Today the nation voted 'Yes'...
Alejandra Borrero

The many faces of Alejandra Borrero

Alejandra Borrero is many different things to many different people. Some recognise her as the acclaimed actress who set daytime television screens alight for nearly 30 years with roles in over 40 different telenovelas. She’s also managed to turn heads with captivating performances on stage and in film. For others, she’s seen as an integral cog in the vanguard of social progress in Colombia. She was among the first high-profile performers in the country to come out as openly lesbian, something made exponentially more difficult by her conservative upbringing.
FILBo 2016

Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich at FILBo

Azzam Alkadhi watches Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich speak about forgiveness, peace and women at war Focusing on the individual stories of thousands of interviewees,...

Petronio Álvarez music festival: Sounds of the pacific

This year’s Petronio Álvarez Festival is a celebration of all things Pacific that will take place in Cali from August 14 to 19.