Chiribiquete National Park has been proposed to UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage site. The largest of all protected parks in Colombia is also one of the most topographically diverse.
The post-conflict may bring peace to the countryside, but the scars of Colombia’s war-ravaged landscape could take much longer to heal.
The ultimate escape is a trip to the northern most tip of Colombia, where it never rains, and getting lost in the desert is a common occurence.
Who gets to keep the treasure from the San José galleon is a recurring debate that has continental twists and turns, as well as a chain smoking deity in Bolivia smiling.
Leyner Palacios has been nominated to one of the most prestigious humanitarian awards. The survivor of the 2002 Bojayá massacre started a grass roots campaign to recognize the rights of victims.
The Humboldt Institute has released a beautifully illustrated tarot deck to draw attention to Colombia’s endangered biodiversity. It also reads the future.
Their sound would change salsa and the identity of Cali as a musical capital. As Grupo Niche reaches middle age, their future as a band remains unchallenged.
The Colombian genus of this revered tree is under threat from loggers in Antioquia, but one organization is trying to save the magnolia from extinction.
The Marginal de la Selva is a mega road project to unite Venezuela with Ecuador. The environmental impact could be devastating to Colombia’s Amazonia.
Dutch photojournalist Niels Van Iperen on assignment for The City Paper sends this report from the FARC's demobilization camp in Icononzo, Tolima.
Valerie Meikle paddled 1,500 kms down the Putumayo. A story of endurance, personal loss and life in the Amazon rainforest is the subject of a poignant film.
Demonized by the media, redeemed by justice, Colombia has its women of the “Witching Hour”
Heroic rats are sniffing out landmines as an initiative by Apopo, an NGO that recently registered in Colombia to help with landmine detection.
The caricaturist known as ‘Vladdo’ shapes public opinion on printed pages and his alter ego 'Aleida' reaches millions on a weekly basis.
Despite advanced monitoring systems and global initiatives and policies aimed at preserving the world’s rainforests, controversy remains over whether deforestation rates are, in fact, declining.
The award-winning British photojournalist Malcolm Linton gave The City Paper a preview of his most recent essay: photographs of the final days of FARC.