Accidents on Bogota’s public transportation system triple in 2013: Report

An average of six accidents occur every day on Bogota’s Mass Transit and Public Transport System, which was responsible for 32 fatalities in 2013, according to a report by national news media. El Tiempo, Colombia’s largest...

“Yayita” Captured for Committing 300 Thefts Using Her Beauty

  TODAY COLOMBIA - Bogota, Colombian authorities have captured Andrea Johanna Torres, alias Yayita, 28, who is said to have committed some 300 thefts by using her physical attributes to distract security guards at homes...

Colombia Inspector General did not break rules on Bogota Mayor’s dismissal: Court

The administrative court of Colombia’s capital has rejected an appeal accusing Colombia’s Inspector General of contempt against court, affirming that the IG did not act against a ruling that impeded him from continuing in...

More bad news for Bogota ex-mayor

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office announced Monday that former mayor of Bogota, Samuel Moreno will receive more charges of misconduct while in office, which will add to growing allegations of corruption. The Prosecutor General’s Office announced...

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,...

Colombian women march in Bogota for ‘Democracy and Peace’

Women’s rights advocacy group, “Mujeres por la Paz” or “Women for Peace,” called upon thousands of women to march in Colombia’s capital city Bogota on Friday during a public holiday for “Peace and Democracy.” Friday’s...

Colombia’s state council stops construction in Bogota’s eastern hills

Colombia’s state council has declared an area of 2315 acres as part of a forest reserve in the eastern hills of Bogota, putting a stop to future construction in the zone, local media reported Tuesday. The area of...

Bogota Bad Weather Grounds Flights

Heavy rains in Bogota forced the suspension of all ground and air operations Friday night at the El Dorado de Bogotá. In a letter to its customers, Avianca noted the total shut down and apologized...

Petro’s term as Bogota mayor threatened by public vote

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro seems to have attacks flying in from all sides, as in addition to being kicked out of office over rubbish disposal, a legal arsenal in the form of a public...

Neo-paramilitaries announce ‘the end of communist, homosexual students’ in Bogota

“This is the time for social cleansing,” reads the most recent pamphlet by Colombian neo-paramilitaries, which threatens to take the lives of the “communist, homosexual, immoral and rapist” schoolchildren of Bogota. A neo-paramilitary group known...

Colombia: Choral Festival America Cantat Opened

A 500-voice choir opened the doors to the 7th International Choral Festival in America Cantat, to be held in Colombia with the participation of groups from more than 20 countries of Latin America, Africa,...

Renting out schools might save Colombia’s education system

A Bogota experiment to rent out public schools to private education institutions has proven such a success in lowering drop-out rates and increasing test scores that Colombia’s education minister wants to extend the project. In...

Court suspends dismissal of Bogota mayor

A central Colombia court on Tuesday suspended the immediate dismissal of Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro until it has had the opportunity to study the ruling of the Inspector General that also barred the burgomaster...

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...

1,400 soldiers arrive in Bogota to reinforce security

1,400 Colombian soldiers from the Thirteenth Brigade have arrived in Bogota to help bolster the military police and the Presidential Guard Battalion, reported local media. The Thirteenth Brigade Commander, Jorge Humberto Jerez, explained that the...

Syria freedom fighters, Russia punks to feature in Colombia documentary festival

Colombian cities Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla, and Cartagena will be screening critically acclaimed national and international documentaries as part of the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival.  Between August 26 and September 21, the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival brings a selection of...

Petro’s People

During the past several weeks, a set of disheveled tents have dominated the center of Plaza Bolivar. The tent village is ostensibly there to defend Bogotá Mayor Gustavo Petro, who is fighting an inspector...

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No, The US and Colombia Will Not Eradicate 50% of Colombian Coca by 2023

It’s hard not to feel a bit snubbed by Donald Trump if you’re Colombian President Ivan Duque. Twice now, Trump has canceled official visits...

Third Social Leader Killed in First 4 Days of 2019

Wilmer Antonio Miranda, a Campesino and social leader of Colombia’s Cauca region was shot to death Friday. He is the third social leader to...

Colombia Probes Alleged Plot by Venezuelans to Assassinate President Duque

The Colombian government is investigating a possible plot by three Venezuelan nationals to assassinate President Ivan Duque, Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes said in a...

13 Wounded in Colombia Nightclub Explosion (PHOTO, VIDEO)

13 people were injured in an explosion at a nightclub in the Colombian department of Cordoba, according to Blu Radio. According to the radio station,...

Colombian Court Fines Brazil’s Odebrecht $250M for Graft

A Colombian court fined the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht US$250 million for a bribery scheme involving construction contracts. The court also banned it from...

Colombia’s Anti-Riot Police Attacks Nation-Wide Student Protest

Colombian students demanding respect for public education and an end to murders of social leaders in the country, were violently repressed by the Anti-Riot...

Colombia’s president during one of the bloodiest periods has died

Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, who attempted to broker peace with Marxist rebels during his administration, died on Friday at the age of 95,...

Controversy over Documentary that Describes Uribe as “Enemy of Peace”

The premiere of the documentary "La Negociación"(The Negotiation) has caused considerable controversy in Colombia politics, with Alvaro Uribe, former president and current senator of...

Explorer to face venomous snakes and drug gangs in Colombia trek

A young adventurer is about to set off on a dangerous journey, through one of the most dangerous jungles on Earth. Daniel Eggington from...

Colombia Celebrates Peace Agreement’s Second Anniversary (Video)

President Ivan Duque, along with all members of his party, failed to attend the event, turning their backs on all victims and veterans of...

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