Opinion

Paramo de Chingaza

As Colombia opens up in the post-conflict, protecting land and encouraging sustainable agriculture must be priorities.
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Horses in the water

In the new year, get to know Bogotá better, enjoy booming food and cultural scenes, squirrel away some pesos and prepare for Colombia’s post-conflict era.
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French police investigate after the Nov. terrorist attack in Paris

November terrorist attacks in Paris made international news, even as other attacks worldwide faded from view. Is it journalism’s fault?
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mural

After a challenging 2015, Colombia can look toward peace, an even weaker peso, a some ambitious pothole mending in Bogotá.
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Enrique Peñalosa

As the next mayor of Bogotá, Enrique Peñalosa faces challenges left for him by a series of very diverse – and varyingly successful – predecessors.
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A rendering of the Bogotá metro line.

Debate hinges on whether the metro will travel above or below ground, but the most important thing is that Bogotá’s future metro system works.
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Peñalosa-Opinion

Between now and January, Enrique Peñalosa must be visionary to pull Bogotá back from the brink, writes Richard McColl.
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mayor Bogota alcalde

A new mayor will guide Bogotá in a post-conflict Colombia, and it won’t be an easy job.
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Opinion-Urban Music

From the ‘canción protesta’ to his fear and loathing of vallenato, writer Richard McColl tries to keep his cool with Bogotá’s music culture.
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Bogota-Elections-2015

As candidates for Mayor of Bogotá present their agendas, the capital is in dire need of leadership and unity to face difficult challenges.
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Pont Neuf by Gustave Caillebotte.

Opinion writer Richard McColl know his English Premiere League football and begins to match the team with the front running candidates.
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Colombia-MobJustice

Frustration and anger over the due process of law is allowing vigilante justice to prosper.
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oped=Cartagena

To compete Colombia must develop its human resource base and break free from traditional economic thinking on trade and mining.
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Editorial-Landmines

Despite negativism surrounding the current state of the peace talks with FARC, progress is being made on the lamdmine front.
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A beggar in Chapinero.

What can one expect in a state where political governance shows a heavy short-term bias that favours quick results?
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Creative Commons illustration

Columnist Richard McColl argues that without a clear investment in public transportation the benefits for Bogotános of No Car Day are in vain.
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