Colombia’s bicentenary: What to do in Bogotá on 20 de Julio

This year, 20 de Julio falls on a Saturday and as a national holiday that commemorates 200 of Independence, there are plenty of cultural events, as well as a celebrated parade.

Colombia’s Bicentenary: The landmarks of the Liberator

As the country celebrates 200 years of Independence, The City Paper follows the trail of the Liberator from Tame in Arauca, through Casanare, and into the mountains of Boyacá.

Colombia’s Sebastián Pinzón named regional finalist of S.P Young Chef contest

Sebastián Pinzón, chef of Celele, has reached the regional finals of San Pellegrino's prestigious gastronomy award.

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Midwifery: The healing hands of history at the Gold Museum in Bogotá

The Gold Museum's latest exhibit looks at the role of midwifery on Colombia's Pacific coast, through ancient rituals and modern practices.

Vásquez on Man Booker nomination: “Memory in literature is a moral act”

In his 2015 novel The Shape of the Ruins, Juan Gabriel Vásquez delves into the conspiracy theories embedded in Colombia’s past and haunting its present.

Tiempo de Juego: The life changer that begins with a game

Esteban Reyes is the director of Tiempo de Juego, a non-profit created in 2006 to give vulnerable youth motivational and leadership skills through football.

Scottish Dance Theatre delivers its double bill Ritualia/TuTuMucky at Teatro Mayor

The Dundee-based Scottish Dance Theatre is making its Colombia debut with a double bill inspired in classical ballet and contemporary musical genres.

Editorial: The scourge of vandalism and incivility take hold of Bogotá

The recent attacks against brand new TransMilenio buses and destruction of historic landmarks during a farmers protest show how vulnerable Bogotá is to vandalism.

Ancient rituals to urban “high”: the rise and fall of Colombia’s intelligence plants

Considered a sacred plant for ceremonial rituals, the ground powder of the coca leaf, consumed as mambe, has found a mainstream audience among urbanites and unwary tourists.

Lifting of Canadian entry fee to attract more tourism revenue for Colombia

As of May 1, Canadians no longer have to pay upon arrival in Colombia. The decision to lift the tourism fee will attract more visitors and boost commercial ties between both countries.

Editorial: From a border to broader chaos

Colombia's Iván Duque has waged foreign policy capital on regime change in Venezuela. But, the arrival of Russian military experts to back Maduro will extend the migrant crisis and geopolitical stalemate.

A letter to Roger Waters from this side of the Moon

Roger Waters' tirade against the Venezuela Live Aid concert organized by Richard Branson seems incongruous with the lyrics of this humanist, poet, rock star.

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