Avianca execs get US$7.2 million in bonuses as airline faced insolvency

Avianca has been riding one public relations crisis to another, the latest involving US$7.2 million in bonuses to senior executives despite the airline's deep financial crisis.

Claudia López lifts all restrictions in Bogotá, Paro Nacional protests in peace

For the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, all restrictions have been lifted in Bogotá. Mayor López called for Paro Nacional to be conducted peacefully.

Bogotá returns to Pico y Placa with no changes pre-pandemic schedule

Claudia López will introduce a new version of Pico y Placa six months after the measure was lifted with the COVID-19 emergency. Changes include vehicle restrictions on Saturdays.

Colombia estimates some 200,000 Venezuelans to return despite pandemic

Many Venezuelans are willing to return to Colombia despite high numbers of coronavirus cases given the broken state of their country's healthcare system.

Popayán offers reward for perpetrators who toppled Belalcázar monument

Belalcázar was not a benevolent historical figure, yet in his search for El Dorado founded Popayán. A monument to the conquistador is the latest target of cultural iconoclasm.

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Judge postpones hearing over legality of Álvaro Uribe’s house arrest

Former President Álvaro Uribe must remain under house arrest until a circuit judge determines next week which legal code should govern the criminal case filed against him.

Forging bonds between authors, books and readers with BLAA’s literature series

Director Ana Roda of the Luis Ángel Arango Library (BLAA) talks about the importance of reading as a way of understanding the uncertain times in which we live.

Writings from uncertainty: BLAA launches its Literature Today series

What are the common contributions of a diverse generation of writers that make up the Latin American scene is one of the questions Literature Today from BLAA intends to answer.

Colombia’s Humboldt Institute discovers new species in former FARC camp

In a woodland used as a camp by former FARC, scientists from Humboldt Institute have made a scientific discovery. The "conflict frog" has been named Prismantis chamezensis.

Colombia passes coronavirus peak and sees sharp decline in new daily cases

After months in which coronavirus cases were peaking in Colombia, recent numbers reveal a sharp deceleration of the virus. ICU occupancy in Bogotá lowers to 62%.

Bogotá reactivation comes as leftist politicians call for renewed social protest

Leftists politicians and student movements are calling for a return to social protest during the first week in which quarantine was lifted in Bogotá.

Bogotá’s “new reality” explained as Colombia nears end of quarantine

As Colombia enters the final days of quarantine, President Duque believes economic reactivation will be powerful. Bogotá's Claudia López explains our "new reality."

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.