Colombia’s trade unions reveal political objectives behind civil unrest

The Paro Nacional has as its objective to debilitate the right-wing party of President Iván Duque ahead of the 2022 presidential race, affirms trade unionist.

Colombia sees highest per day COVID-19 death toll during “Bogotá siege”

The national strike's "Bogotá seige" was perpetrated by 3,000 anti-government protestors and marred by further acts of senseless vandalism.

Worst month for COVID deaths in Colombia, protests roadblocks continue

On Sunday thousands marched across Colombia denouncing the national strike and in support of the national police. May marked worst month on record for COVID-19 deaths.

Colombia in COVID19 resurgence as national strike completes first month

As the national strike completes its first month with anti-government demonstrations, road blockades and acts of vandalism, the third wave of coronavirus shows no sign of abating.

Colombia asks US for vaccine loan to accelerate immunity amid protests

Given the on-going national strike and delays caused by social protests and road blockades, Colombia's Marta Lucía Ramírez has asked the US government for a vaccine loan.

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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.

Colombia loses seat as Copa America 2021 co-host

Despite efforts by the Colombian government to postpone the football tournament to November, all Copa America matches will be played in Argentina.

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.

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.

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.