Colombia coronavirus cases near 1 Million as a week of demonstrations begin

Bogotá registered its lowest daily increase in new coronavirus infection as anti-government protests take to the streets led by a demonstration by indigenous peoples.

Indigenous Minga arrives in Bogotá ahead of Wednesday’s national strike

Representatives of Colombia's indigenous organizations have arrived in Bogotá ahead of Wednesday's national strike to demand the resignation of President Iván Duque.

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.

Judge orders immediate release of Álvaro Uribe from house arrest

After months of house arrest, former Colombian President Álvaro Uribe regained his freedom on Saturday as the case against him returned to the Attorney General's Office.

Colombia could return to quarantine if COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Health Minister Fernando Ruíz stated that Colombia could return to lockdowns as new cases of COVID-19 have increased with the reopening of the economy.

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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.

ELN admits participation in Bogotá protests and attacks against police CAIs

Mayor López has questioned the role of the ELN guerrilla in recent Bogotá protests, yet the Marxist organization has confirmed it attacked police installations.

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.

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.

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.