Colombia is the top location for orchids in the world, but about 50 percent of the native orchids are threatened by logging and illegal extraction by materos.
Finding a lost relative in the Boyacá mountains was a Christmas wish come true for Anja. But Great Uncle Günter, exiled from his native Germany, had his share of secrets.
María Luisa Fuentes is the protagonist of a documentary by director Rubén Mendoza that follows the everyday trials of being a gender fluid person in a remote region of Colombia.
After 23 years of broadcasting to persons held captive, journalist Herbin Hoyos has no intention of ending his historic program, known globally as ‘Voices of the Kidnapped.’
The Serranía de San Lucas is a vital corridor for the jaguar's survival, but illegal gold mining and mercury contamination threatens this endangered species.
Two Bogotá universities house rare lichen collections, and a symbiotic life form that is helping scientists measure air quality in Colombia's largest cities.
Chiribiquete National Park has been proposed to UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site. The largest of all protected parks in Colombia is also one of the most topographically diverse.
The post-conflict may bring peace to the countryside, but the scars of Colombia’s war-ravaged landscape could take much longer to heal.
The ultimate escape is a trip to the northern most tip of Colombia, where it never rains, and getting lost in the desert is a common occurence.
Who gets to keep the treasure from the San José galleon is a recurring debate that has continental twists and turns, as well as a chain smoking deity in Bolivia smiling.
Leyner Palacios has been nominated to one of the most prestigious humanitarian awards. The survivor of the 2002 Bojayá massacre started a grass roots campaign to recognize the rights of victims.
The Humboldt Institute has released a beautifully illustrated tarot deck to draw attention to Colombia’s endangered biodiversity. It also reads the future.
Their sound would change salsa and the identity of Cali as a musical capital. As Grupo Niche reaches middle age, their future as a band remains unchallenged.
The Colombian genus of this revered tree is under threat from loggers in Antioquia, but one organization is trying to save the magnolia from extinction.
The Marginal de la Selva is a mega road project to unite Venezuela with Ecuador. The environmental impact could be devastating to Colombia’s Amazonia.
Dutch photojournalist Niels Van Iperen on assignment for The City Paper sends this report from the FARC's demobilization camp in Icononzo, Tolima.