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In-depth stories on Colombia from our international team of writers and photographers.

Palomino to get “Colombia Clean” with sustainable tourism initiative

As part of a government initiative to keep Colombia's tourism destinations clean from plastic and other man-made waste, #ColombiaLimpia heads to the beach resort of Palomino.

Guaviare’s Serranía La Lindosa receives protected status by ICANH

The Serrania de La Lindosa in Guaviare has been given protected status by ICANH to save its ancient rock face pictograms.

News from Avianca: Fall in love with Germany

Colombia's flagship airline, Avianca, begins a new Dreamliner service to the capital of Bavaria, Munich, five days a week starting Nov 16, 2018.

The Rolling Ruanas: A success story that rocks traditional carranga

From social media sensation to household name, the peculiar sound of Los Rolling Ruanas is conquering international audiences.
Colombian president Jose Nieto Gil

Nieto Gil: Did Colombia whitewash the legacy of its only black President?

Colombia's 19th century black president José Nieto Gil's memory has all but been whitewashed" by subtle racism and political intrigue.

Esteban Cortázar: The designer who made Colombia fashionable.

Esteban Cortázar puts Colombia and its rich cultural diversity into his stunning fashion collections.

Mystery of the Great War nurse who ended up in El Pato, Antioquia

The mystery of how an English nurse ended up in a Colombian gold mine has also revealed the existence of a cemetery for foreigners in El Pato.

End of the Colombian ‘Marginal’ gives Amazon new lease on biodiversity

A mega highway project designed to unite Venezuela with Ecuador through the Colombian Amazon has been scrapped to save threatened biodiversity.

Gallery: “Semana Santica” in Mompox

Before the start of Holy Week across Colombia, the colonial town on Mompox celebrates Semana Santico, a week-long religious festival in which children lead the processions.

Doña Felisa: The last ceramist of the Guanes

A 90-year old artisan from Guane, Santander, is the last member of an indigenous community to elaborate pre−Columbian pottery.

Climate Change: Women Will Save the World

Ensuring ideas and perspectives of women are a part of climate policy decisions will deliver greater successes and unique solutions to one of the greatest challenges we face.

Venezuelan migrants face hardships on Cartagena’s streets

More than half a million Venezuelans have crossed into Colombia fleeing the economic and political collapse of the Nicolás Maduro regime. Cities across Colombia are receiving migrants, but work opportunities are scare.

Colombia: Failed infrastructure and the “optimist” of our roads

The collapse of one of Colombia's Fourth Generation road engineering marvels, the Chirajara bridge, reveals an urgency to examine this country's infrastructure.

Colombia’s legendary forests and a few mythical creatures

Colombia has plenty of pristine forest to conjure one's imagination. Several of them, even have mythical beasts.

Colombia’s Navy plans to establish permanent base on Antarctica

The Colombian Navy is heading to earth's southernmost continent to conduct scientific research on climate change. The Armada plans to establish a permanent base on Antarctica.

Alejandro Muñoz: Investigator of Colombia’s missing persons

A former humorist with a popular television show has dedicated more than two decades to finding missing persons in Colombia.

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