“Bogota Brothel Tours: A Brief Career in Colombia’s Sex Trade”, e-Book Released

At US$2.99 a pop, Colin Post, editor of the Expat Chronicles, talks about talks about sex, violence, crime and drugs in Colombia's major city, Bogota in his e-book, "Bogota Brothel Tours: A Brief Career...

The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota better for all)…to “Bogotá mejor para todos y todas” (Bogota...

Twenty reasons to visit Bogota

Monserrate To get your bearings and to glimpse Bogota's scale (it's home to 8 million people and, in South America, only Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Buenos Aires are bigger), head up...

Bogota continues with nightclub curfew extension citing positive results

Colombia’s capital, Bogota, will continue to extend the night time curfew to 6AM for bars and clubs after experiencing positive results from the trail run which began last week, according to local media. Bogota’s Mayor Gustavo...

Santos announces ‘emergency plan’ for Bogota after impeaching mayor

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos and interim Mayor Rafael Pardo, in an attempt to consolidate power in the capital Bogota after sacking the elected mayor, announced a series of measures to solve the city’s major...

The Banana Massacre in the Parque Nacional

COLOMBIA JOURNAL -- The 1928 banana workers massacre became a landmark event in Colombian history after Gabriel Garcia Marquez made it a key episode in his Nobel prize-winning novel 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'. This...

Bogota tourist center to stay open all Saturday night

La Candelaria, the tourist center of Colombia’s capital Bogota, will stay open all night on Saturday to help it become the neighborhood that never sleeps. In what the mayor’s office calls a “day of culture,”...

Facebook opens first Colombia office in Bogota

Facebook opens its new office in the Colombian capital of Bogota on Wednesday, with Colombian-native Sandra Quintero as its top executive.  This marks the first time the social media giant has established a permanent presence...

President kicks off re-election campaign in Bogota

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos began his official re-election campaign Thursday in the Colombian capital of Bogota, according to national media reports. Joined by his running mate German Vargas Lleras in the city’s Kennedy district,...

‘Colombia’s fattest baby’ to recieve medical treament in Bogota

Bogota doctors will attempt to save the life of a toddler who currently weighs 44 pounds, similar to a typical child of five or six. Santiago Mendoza, the severely obese toddler from northeast Colombia was...

Mayor extends nightclub curfew to 6AM in Colombia’s capital city

Bogota’s Mayor Gustavo Petro has implemented a trial run for bars and nightclubs in to stay open until 6AM in Colombia’s capital, local media reported on Monday. This weekend will see the trial run of the new curfew policy...

Dutch airline KLM resumes flights to Colombia after 20-year absence

Dutch airline company KLM, will once again offer flights between Colombia and the Netherlands after a 20-year hiatus, Colombia’s El Tiempo newspaper reported on Friday. The new routes will be from Amsterdam to Bogota and Cali,...

Bogota bus driver sexually assaulted inside bus

Unknown men have sexually assaulted a female bus driver in Bogota, Police from Colombia’s capital said Friday. According to the authorities, the woman was found wandering half naked in the Puente Aranda district early Friday...

Colombia Police Arrest Alleged Leader of Bogota Child Porn Ring

Colombia's National Police announced last week the capture of the alleged leader of a child pornography network in Bogota. Authorities say Andrés Camilo Gómez Orozco posed as a 'recognized manager' of young models in order...

Another trash crisis in Bogota?

Inhabitants of seven districts of the country’s capital city of Bogota on Wednesday awoke to nearly 1,000 tons of waste that had not been collected in the city’s latest garbage collection catastrophe. Heavy rainfall, leading to bad road...

2 out of 3 candidates for next Mayor of Bogota not legally eligible for...

The three candidates to be acting Mayor of Bogota while elections are called were announced on Wednesday, with a decision due to be made by the Colombian President within 10 days. However the State...

Colombia women cycling team outfit raises eyebrows, a lot of eyebrows

COLOMBIA NEWS - A Colombian ladies’ cycling team taking part in one of Italy’s most important cycling races has raised eyebrows for their outfit, international cycling media reported on Saturday. The outfit of the team,...

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Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

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The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

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El Dorado Expansion Adds to Colombia’s Biggest Airport

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