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...

Bogota interim mayor to tackle garbage that spurred former mayor’s dismissal

Interim Mayor of Bogota Rafael Pardo released 10 proposals Thursday to reform the garbage collection system in Colombia’s capital, the very issue that led to the dismissal of former mayor Gustavo Petro earlier this...

Colombia’s Inspector General seeks audience with international human rights court to explain dismissal of...

Colombia’s Inspector General has submitted a request to meet with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) to explain his office’s decision to remove and politically sanction the Mayor of Bogota, reported a national...

[PHOTOS] Colombians celebrate 14th Ibero-American Theatre Festival in Bogota

Artists take part during the launching of the street theater in the framework of the 14th Ibero-American Theater Festival of Bogota (FITB, for its acronym in Spanish), in the city of Bogota, Colombia, on...

Santos appoints Maria Mercedes Maldonado as Bogota mayor

Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday appointed Maria Mercedes Maldonado as replacement mayor of Bogota after the removal of the capital’s elected mayor, Gustavo Petro. Maldonado is to replace interim mayor Rafael Pardo, who in...

Baby born on Bogota’s Transmilenio bus line

A Bogota woman gave birth to a healthy and happy baby early Tuesday morning in the Bogota transit system, according to local news. An extremely pregnant woman, Luz Alba Triviño, waddled aboard a TransMilenio bus...

Colombia’s health | 0 – 1 | Foreign business interests

Spend a little time on Bogota’s streets, and one thing becomes obvious: Air pollution regulations here are a dead letter. Author Mike Ceaser publishes a number of blogs about Colombia. Mike’s Bogota Blog (English) Aire Nuevo Para...

ELN says dismissal of Bogota mayor endangers prospects for Colombia peace process

Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, warned throughout the week that the recent dismissal of the leftist mayor of Bogota has jeopardized the country’s hope for an end to its longstanding armed conflict.  According...

No investigation against judge that suspended Bogota mayor’s dismissal

Justice officials abstained from an investigation against the judge that suspended the Bogota mayor’s dismissal on Tuesday, national media reported on Wednesday. After a central Colombia court suspended the immediate dismissal of Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro on Tuesday, the responsible...

Macondo Reborn at Bogota Book Fair

TODAY COLOMBIA - A map of legendary Macondo with its swamps and mountains, receives visitors at the pavilion dedicated to honor the mythical town of A Hundred Years of Solitude by Nobel laureate Gabriel...

May Day Marchers

The annual May Day parade in Bogota was loud and raucous, despite a drizzly day. Around the Plaza Bolivar and La Candelaria, protesters and police clashed with rocks, tear gas and rubber bullets. Media reported 92...

The fight is on for Bogota’s public water services

Via Morningstaronline/TodayColombia Astonishing events have unfolded in the Colombian capital Bogota over the last few days. Within the space of less than 24 hours last Wednesday hundreds of trade unionists, students, Bogota city cabinet members,...

Child labor in Bogota down 37% since 2011

According to a data from the National Department of Statistics (DANE) and repeated by Bogota’s mayor, child labor in Colombia’s capital has been reduced by 37% or 43,000 minors between 2011 and 2013. MORE: 1.5 million...

Angry Bogota taxi drivers again block roads in Uber protest

Taxi drivers blocked streets of Colombia’s capital Bogota on Wednesday to protest taxi app Uber, which they consider to be illegal and unfair competition. The taxi drivers concentrated their protest at various important points in Bogota including the...

Anti Groping Squad At Work in Bogota

COLOMBIA NEWS - It's early in the morning and with her juvenile looks and a rucksack with a flowery pattern dangling from one shoulder, 22-year-old Laura looks like just another student rushing to class...

‘This is Colombia’s Tahir square’: Dumped Bogota mayor calls for ‘peaceful revolution’

Just hours after the Inspector General’s Office dismissed Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro for “irregularities” in trash collection, he told a crowd of thousands in the heart of Colombia’s capital that they were the start...

Bogota Plans To Use Marijuana To Fight Drug Addiction: Report

Could marijuana solve Colombia's crack cocaine problem? That's the hope of city officials in Bogota, who are contemplating a novel solution to a dangerous drug epidemic. BBC Mundo reports that the city is planning a...

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Former rebel FARC commanders in Colombia have appeared at a historic tribunal where for the first time they were made to answer for kidnappings...

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Ivan Duque, who finished first in the second round of the Colombian presidential vote, said that he would respect the peace accords with the...

Ivan Duque Wins Colombian Presidential Elections

President-elect Ivan Duque appealed for unity after winning a runoff election over a leftist firebrand whose ascent shook Colombia’s political establishment and laid bare...

Colombia Aiming For Best-ever World Cup

(AFP) Colombia will not take struggling Japan for granted when the two sides meet in their World Cup opener in Saransk, on Tuesday (June...

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Now that the right-wing Ivan Duque will face the center-left Gustavo Petro in the second round of the Colombian presidential elections, the Alternative Democratic...

Ivan Duque and Gustavo Petro Go To Runoff

With nearly all ballots counted in Sunday's first round, Ivan Duque was leading with 39.7% ahead of Gustavo Petro on 24.8%. Former Medellin Mayor...

Colombia to be NATO’s first Latin American global partner

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia will next week formally join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, making it the only Latin American nation in the alliance,...

Pablo Escobar’s Former Hit Man “Popeye” Arrested In Medellin

From a "repentant Popeye", he went on to "Popeye imprisoned", Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, the self-proclaimed former sicario (hitman) for Pablo Escobar, was arrested...

Colombia’s presidential election: another referendum on the peace deal?

On Sunday, May 27, Colombians will head to the polls to elect a new president. At play in this year’s election are a range...

Colombia invited to join OECD; third Latin American member with Mexico and Chile

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced on Friday that Colombia would be officially invited to join the group. The Paris-based economic...