Bogotá: Mobility at the mercy of a political push and shove

Mayor Claudia López has put Bogotá's mobility overhaul at the top of the district's agenda during her first month in office, including expansion of TransMilenio.

Colombia hedged, but not immune against advance of coronavirus

Colombian authorities are enacting tough measures to protect public health as the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide.

Medellín authorizes police entry on campuses when protests turn violent

Days before the start of the ELN's Armed Strike, Medellín Mayor Daniel Quintero authorizes security forces to enter universities if protesters handle explosives.

Editorial: President Duque and Bogotá’s Claudia López share common ground

Despite marked differences in leadership, President Duque and Bogotá's Claudia López share common ground on security and transport infrastructure for the capital.

ELN announces 72-hour “Armed Strike,” warns of consequences to travelers

The ELN guerrilla has announced a 72-hour Armed Strike taking effect Thursday, February 14. The "Paro Armado" warns civilians to avoid all road, air and river transport.

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Mansoor’s masterful “Rembrandt” comes to Cine Colombia theatres

The turbulent and prolific life of the great Dutch master Rembrandt launches a year of biographical documentaries in Cine Colombia theatres.

Brushes with history: Colombia’s Museo Nacional presents the Independence painters

The National Museum of Colombia is hosting its last exhibition of the country's bicentenary with works by Independence painters Figueroa, Gil de Castro, and Espinosa.

President Duque and Mayor López call for “swift prosecution” of vandals...

Despite large mobilizations of peaceful protestors during the Paro Nacional, President Iván Duque and Bogotá Mayor Claudia López have called for swift justice for vandals.

Bogotá mass protests marked by vandalism and confrontations with Esmad

Flash mobs continue to battle Anti-Riot Squads in several localities of Bogotá during the first day of the Paro Nacional in 2020. Mayoralty claims "protocols" are being enforced.

Guaidó in Colombia: “Petro is an accomplice of Maduro”

Venezuelan leader Juan Guaidó referred to Gustavo Petro, the socialist Senator and former Mayor of Bogotá, as an "accomplice of the Maduro dictatorship."

Venezuela’s Guaidó joins Duque and Pompeo at Bogotá anti-terrorism conference

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó turned-up in Bogotá to attend the III Hemispheric Conference for the Fight against Terrorism, defying a travel ban by Maduro.

Editorial: Bogotá is strong

Despite a tumultuous end to 2019 with the national strike, Bogotanos have shown to be resilient when dealing with the fall-out of anti-government protests.

Editorial: Endangered ecosystems and Orange Economy that thinks green

President Iván Duque is pushing the Orange Economy to combat a host of environmental threats, including deforestation. Are digital ecosystems a smokescreen for failed infrastructure?

Editorial: When August fanned the flames

The wrath of the news maelstrom in August didn't exclude Colombia from making world headlines after ex-FARC dissidents announced their return to arms.