Eight Arrested in Bogota Shopping Mall Bombing

The City Paper Bogota reports four men and four women were detained in the Centro Andino shopping mall bombing in Bogota on June 17 bombing in which three women were killed and nine injured. The...

Three Theories on Bogota Bombing

TODAY COLOMBIA (BOGOTA) Investigators are looking at three theories in connection with the bombing that killed three women, including a 23-year-old French citizen, in Bogota, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Sunday. “The investigating...

Bogotá Bombing Kills Three People And Leaves Nine Wounded

TODAY COLOMBIA - Three people died, and nine were injured in a bomb explosion occurred on Saturday in a women's bathroom in Centro Comercial Andino, a shopping mall in the northern part of the...

Generous Benefits Lead Employees to Oppose Privatizing Bogota Telco

TODAY COLOMBIA - Bogota Mayor Enrique Peñalosa has made little secret of his intention to sell the public utility Bogota Telecommunications Company (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota), and has thus received substantial criticism from...

War and Drug Trafficking in Colombia Prison System

TODAY COLOMBIA (Insightcrime.org) Colombia's prisons are a reflection of the multiple conflicts that have plagued the country for the last half-century. Paramilitaries, guerrillas and drug trafficking groups have vied for control of the jails...

The Irony: 33 Injured At Rally Against Bullfights in Bogota

TODAY COLOMBIA, Bogotá - Hundreds of protesters clashed with police forces and harassed spectators that were making their way to a bullring in Santamaría Plaza in the Colombian capital Bogota on Sunday, as bullfighting...

Justin Bieber In Colombia On April 12

(Today Colombia) Knowing the insane hype surrounding Justin Bieber, 22, it’s safe to assume his Colombia date in April will be beyond sold out. Justin, starting in February 2017, will travel across South America, giving...

Bogota wants to build commercial center on evicted drug dealing spot

Days after 2000 police raided Bogota’s most infamous drug dealing center, “the Bronx,” Mayor Enrique Peñalosa released plans to construct a shopping center on the location. Peñalosa announced Wednesday that “all… Read more Bogota wants to...

Colombia’s Bogota bares all for photographer Spencer Tunick

American photographer Spencer Tunick, famous for his pictures of huge crowds of naked people, on Sunday convinced more than 6,000 Colombians to strip down in Bogota’s main public square –… Read more Colombia’s Bogota bares...

Lighting a Fire under Coffee Culture in Colombia

I met Karen Silva at a Juan Valdez coffee shop. She’s in her twenties. Serious. Shy. In a society that places quite a bit of emphasis on women’s physical appearance, there was no bling about...

Bogota seeks to privatize public telecommunication company ETB

Mayor Enrique Peñalosa asked Bogota’s city council for permission to sell the government’s stock in telecommunication company ETB, just weeks after the privatization of an energy company caused major protests. According to Peñalosa, the sale of...

Why It’s Hard to Downgrade from Uber to Taxis

by bogotastic · Uber cars have been in Colombia for quite some time now. I have been here for over a year and everyone has insisted that Uber cars were far better than the Bogota’s taxi...

70 years after initial proposal, Bogota’s metro plans suspended again

Colombia Reports Seventy years in the making, the scheduled construction of Bogota’s first metro line has been delayed yet again in the face of financial woes. The National Finance for Development agency has suspended the financial structuring of...

Explosion in Bogota injures 27

Colombia Reports A major explosion in a makeshift chemical factory in Bogota left 27 injured and 37 homes damaged on Monday. One woman is reportedly in a critical state at the Mederi clinic after the residential neighborhood of...

Sorry Medellin, but the Rolling Stones will go to Bogota

Colombia Reports One of the world’s most legendary rock bands in history, the Rolling Stones, will be performing in Bogota, and not in Medellin which had claimed to be “close” to signing the group. Medellin close to...

Peñalosa’s plans to ‘recover’ Bogota

Colombia Reports Bogota’s new mayor-elect, Enrique Peñalosa, will direct Colombia’s largest populace with a strict agenda in public security, transportation and infrastructure during his administration. Peñalosa’s main goals: to grow the city of Bogota beyond its current parameters,...

Santos has first meeting with Bogota’s new mayor-elect

Colombia Reports President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday met with the newly elected mayor of Bogota, Enrique Peñalosa, to discuss the future of Colombia’s capital city. The head of state met with Peñalosa and vice president...

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This Monday was the deadline for striking Avianca pilots, who are still in the process of being reinstated, to return to their jobs. Avianca, Colombia’s...

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In Latin America, is there a link between abortion rights and democracy?

Three-quarters of all abortions in Latin America are performed illegally, putting the woman’s life at risk. Together with Africa and Asia, the region accounts...

Colombia Qualifies For World Cup 2018

Colombia qualified for next year’s World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American fixtures that also saw qaulity Uruguay and...

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It was just before rush hour on Aug. 23, 2017, when the Bogota, Colombia, district police and SWAT squad came for the gangs of...

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Corruption is a scourge that hurts ordinary people every day across the Americas. And when they speak out about it, far too often they...

Colombia President Signs Ceasefire Deal With ELN Rebels for 1st Time in History

A deal signed on Friday by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos marks a significant milestone in efforts to end political violence in South America...

Avianca Pilot’s Strike Continues After Talks Collapse

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US Ambassador to Colombia Says FARC Hasn’t Earned Removal from List of Terrorist Organizations

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