Colombia Bans Alcohol, Guns and Motorcycles For Saturday’s Game With Uruguay

COLOMBIA NEWS — Authorities in major Colombian cities are again imposing bans on alcohol and curfews for Saturday to discourage out of control partying for World Cup game day. Across the country, Colombia's national police...

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...

Colombia’s Inspector General dismisses Bogota mayor over trash collecting scandal

Colombia’s Inspector General’s Office announced the dismissal of Bogota’s mayor Gustavo Petro Monday, barring him from public office for 15 years, over a “irregularities” during the transfer of the city’s waste collection to a...

Bogota police prevent ‘displaced’ from settling on vacant plot

Bogota police on Monday prevented some 150 people who claimed to be victims of displacement from settling on a vacant lot in the south of Colombia’s capital. The approximately 25 families wanted to appropriate the...

New El Dorado Airport takes Colombian travel retail to next level

Bogotá’s new El Dorado International Airport terminal has opened and is offering a new level of commercial service to the predominantly Colombian passenger base. After an official opening by President Juan Manuel Santos on 17...

Virgins recruited as sex slaves for Colombian drug lords – reports

BOGOTA  (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Colombian authorities intercepted phone calls between a young woman and a member of Colombia's most powerful drug cartel, the Urabenos, they heard the woman offer merchandise with "zero...

Colombia: A day without cars but plenty of traffic

Bogota's car-free experiment promotes eco-friendlier transport. Colombia — Pedestrians, cyclists, skateboarders, and even scooter aficionados came out in force on Thursday as private vehicles were banned from circulating in Bogota for the annual Day without...

The Sickly SITP

Mike’s Bogota Blog – Bogotá’s SITP (Integrated System of Public Transit) was supposed to be the city’s traffic saviour. Those blue buses would drive carefully, stop only at designation stations, not pollute and, most...

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...

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...

Transmilenio bus collision leaves at least 23 injured in Bogota

Two articulated buses collided in the Colombian capital of Bogota on Monday, injuring at least 23. The crash on Monday morning was caused by overtaking on the dedicated busway, reported Caracol Radio. The injured have...

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...

Bogotá Is Becoming South America’s Premier Tech Hub

Colombia has the third biggest economy in South America Whatever the future is for cities, one thing is certain — successful cities will be defined by their ability to attract tech companies. There appears to...

World Cup celebrations kill 10 in Colombia

Celebrations cost the lives of at least 10 people in Colombia following the national team’s 3-0 victory over Greece in its opening game of the 2014 World Cup, national media reported. It had been 16...

Bogota paralyzed amid public transport protests

Bogota’s TransMilenio mass transit system shut down on Tuesday as protesters blocked bus lines demanding a drastic improvement of the Colombia capital’s public transport. At least one man was seriously injured in clashes with...

Bogota Awakens Tuesday Amid Garbage

Bogota's Mayor Gustavo Petro confirmed in the social media that there had been a 12 hour delay in picking up the garbage in the city. The Alcaldía pledged to work around the clock, if...

A Plaza Gets its Name Back

COLOMBIA NEWS - The patch of cement across Ave. Septima from Iglesia Las Nieves is commonly known as Plaza Las Nieves, after the church. But the official name of this haunt of pigeons, alcoholics and...

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