Coronavirus spikes in Bogotá two weeks after start of mass protests

Two weeks after mass protests began on April 28 with Paro Nacional, Bogotá registered 7,742 additional cases of coronavirus. Colombia confirmed 19,160 cases.

Opinion: Colombia, “Aleppo of the Andes”?

Social media hysteria, fake news, spamming by K-poppers are just some of the tools Paro Nacional supporters are deviating constructive debate to end the crisis in Colombia.

Bogotá on verge of hospital collapse with ICUs at 96%

After weeks of protests and mobility gridlock in Bogotá caused by Paro Nacional, Mayor López warned the city's hospital system faces imminent collapse.

Bogotá blockades continue but food supply “normalizing” states Mayor López

Colombia's southwestern city of Cali is at the epicenter of the much of the violence caused by Paro Nacional. In Bogotá, peaceful protests and road blockades continue.

Colombia’s May 7 protests begin with downing of Bogotá landmark (timeline)

Bogotanos woke up Friday with another conquistador downed by the members of the Misak indigenous group as protests across Colombia enter their tenth day.

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Colombia opens humanitarian corridors to move food and medical supplies

The Ministry of Health warned that 126 medical missions have been attacked during the first week of Paro Nacional and called on protestors to show empathy for health workers.

Elsa Zambrano unveils her curious “Constellations” at Beatriz Esguerra Art

Bogotá artist Elsa Zambrano's latest series Constellations was created during coronavirus lockdowns and inspired by the works of Dadaism's "star-painters."

Colombia to invest US$1.8 Billion this year in cultural reactivation

During the Orange Economy Council, President Duque announced an unprecedented US$1.8 Billion to reactive this year the country's cultural industries.

Opinion: Human rights violations mount with Colombia protests

Human Rights organizations and activists have denounced excessive use of force by Colombia's security forces to quell civic and legitimate protest.

Latin America accounts for 25% of world’s COVID-19 deaths this week

April ended the worst month for Colombia of the pandemic in numbers of deaths and new cases. WHO concerned hospitals are at breaking-point in Bogotá and Medellín.

Colombia extends vaccine coverage to persons age 60 and over

Colombia's Health Minister Fernando Ruíz was among the first to receive a coronavirus vaccine after the government expanded coverage to all persons age 60 and over.

Colombia protests marred by violence and 490 COVID-19 deaths

Colombia's southwestern city Cali is under military curfew after extensive rioting with Paro Nacional. Bogotá protests overshadowed by random acts of vandalism.

Opinion: Power to the People

Trump's incitement to violence with the March 6 storming of the U.S Capitol reveals the blurred lines between authoritarianism and democratic revolutions.

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.