Orozco-Estrada debuts as Chief Conductor of Vienna Symphony with start of new season

The Colombian violinist and maestro Andrés Orozco-Estrada takes over the Vienna Symphony after tenures at the Houston Symphony and Frankfurt Radio Symphony.

Carlos Holmes responding “favorably” to respiratory support states goverment

Defense Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo remains hospitalized with viral pneumonia due to COVID-19 and on respiratory support claims the government in an official statement.

For Colombia, one hundred hippos is one too many

Controversy is raging over how to curb the exponential growth in Colombia's exotic hippo population that began with four creatures imported by Pablo Escobar.

Snowfall in Boyacá blankets glaciers of El Cocuy National Park

Humid air currents sweeping across the Amazon are dumping snow across the highlands of Boyacá and glaciers of the region's largest national park PNN El Cocuy.

Curfews for Bogotá and lockdown next weekend announces Mayor López

The Colombian capital will be placed under night curfews as of Tuesday and strict lockdown for the final weekend of January announced Mayor Claudia López.

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ARTBO replaces 2020 fair with weekend of socially distanced art

The largest art gathering in Bogotá - ARTBO - has furloughed its 16th edition for a virtual showcase of national talent and downsized walk-in tours of galleries.

The MAMU reopens with retrospective on Beatriz González: The Master

Colombian sensibility takes center stage with the largest retrospective on the life and works of artist Beatriz González. The exhibition runs from October 7 to December 7.

U.S citizen detained in Colombia after flying with positive COVID-19 test

A U.S citizen who knowingly flew on a commercial flight after testing positive for COVID-19 was detained in Bogotá Wednesday by health authorities for violating health regulations.

Gonzalo Cardona, guardian of Yellow-eared Parrot murdered in Colombia

Gonzalo Cardona is credited for having saved the rare Yellow-eared Parrot from extinction and species whose survival depends on the wax palm.

Colombia variant of COVID-19 confirmed ahead of vaccine program

A variant of coronavirus unique to Colombia has been identified by the INS and comes as the government rolled out the national vaccination program.

Coronavirus variant attributed to Bogotá case surge affirms López

A dramatic surge in new coronavirus infection across Bogotá has placed the city's hospital system in Red Alert. Quarantines and curfews in effect starting Thursday, January 7.

Coronavirus pandemic puts leadership in Colombia to the test

The coronavirus pandemic has shown a spirit of leadership and collaboration among many of Colombia's public officials, while also exposing political enmity and misinformation.

Mayor Claudia López challenges Duque’s easing of lockdown in Bogotá

President Iván Duque has announced easing quarantine for two key sectors of the Colombia economy, but Bogotá's Claudia López wants to extend lockdown for everyone.

Colombia’s Iván Duque and Claudia López show leadership with coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has revealed very different leadership by President Duque and Mayor López. Both share altruistic objectives when it comes to saving lives.