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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...

Dismissal controvery shoots Petro to highest approval rating among mayors of Colombia’s major cities

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro leads the approval rates of Colombia’s largest cities, according to a national polling institute. A nationwide poll released Sunday shows that public support for the executive leader of Colombia’s capital and...

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...

Petro vs. Colombia — can international bodies save Bogota’s mayor?

As Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro’s appeal against his recent dismissal reaches the ears of international courts of justice, the increasingly high-profile, intricate and often confusing web of judicial and political proceedings remains a headache...

West Colombia baby revived 10 hours after being declared dead

A premature newborn baby was revived earlier this week in the Pacific state of Choco, Colombia, after being declared dead for 10 hours. Pediatricians had declared the premature baby dead at 3:20 a.m., and after remaining...

Protesters block roads as Bogota transportation crisis continues

Hundreds of people blocked Bogota’s southern highway and a mass transit bus system station for over two hours on Tuesday in a protest against poor public transport. The most congested station of Bogota’s TransMilenio system, the San Mateo in the bordering city...

Bogota honors Gabriel Garcia Marquez with statue

Colombia’s capital Bogota on Thursday revealed a statue of Nobel Prize laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the honor of Colombia’s most famous living writer. The bronze statue was put inside the city hall and aimed...

Only Libertarians Can Face Down Colombia’s Taxi-Union Cartels

TODAY COLOMBIA - The latest development in the dismal anti-Uber saga in Colombia’s capital involves video footage of several taxi drivers dangerously cornering a car they believe is using the UberX app. They then...

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...

English language newspaper launches in Bogota

Colombia News - Bogota recently saw the launch of a bi-weekly English language newspaper, written “by ex-pats for ex-pats,” aiming to offer both comprehensive events listings and provide an introduction to important national topics...

The Most Hated Man in Colombia?

  Mike's Bogota Blog - Not long ago, was a somewhat obscure, if polarizing, government official and Gustavo Petro was mayor with a popularity problem. Then Ordoñez ousted Petro from the office and banned him from...

DoubleTree by Hilton Enters Colombia with Two New Hotel in Bogotá

TODAY COLOMBIA - Hilton Worldwide  announced today the signing of two franchise license agreements to convert two Hoteles Cosmos hotels in Bogotá into DoubleTree by Hilton properties, marking the entry of the brand into...

2 killed, 37 hurt in Colombia bomb blast during children’s Halloween festivities

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Colombian authorities say two men were killed and at least 37 people injured when a suitcase bomb the men were carrying on a bicycle exploded during Halloween festivities in a...

Judge who suspended Bogota mayor’s dismissal investigated for millionaire status

Judicial authorities are investigating the judge who temporarily suspended the December dismissal of the mayor of Colombia’s capital Bogota after revelations regarding the judge’s excessive wealth, local media reported Thursday. The disciplinary board of the...

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...

Metallica coming to Colombia in 2014

United States heavy metal band Metallica will be performing at Simon Bolivar Park in Bogota on March 16, 2014. The show will be “by request,” meaning that concert attendees will have a chance to select...

Iberia airlines to expand weekly flights between Spain, Colombia

Spain’s Iberia airline announced that the company will be expanding its weekly flights between Madrid and Colombia’s capital, Bogota to take advantage of increasing business and tourist travel national media reported on Monday. Beginning in...

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Venezuelans find safety in Colombia

When Darlys* fled Venezuela with her two children looking for safety, she never imagined she would end up sleeping on the streets of Maicao,...

U.S. Lawmakers do damage control after Trump rips President Duque

(McClatchy) Florida lawmakers went into damage control mode after President Donald Trump attacked Colombian President Ivan Duque during an off-the-cuff comment about closing the...

Colombia could become a target of retaliation

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Historic Mega-Concert on Colombian-Venezuelan Border

British billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Branson is spearheading a unique and historic concert on the Venezuelan-Colombian border, in conjunction with the beginning of...

VOA Latin America Interviews Ivan Duque

Colombian President Ivan Duque, interviewed Saturday by VOA's Latin America Division, discussed the battle against the National Liberation Army in Venezuela and strengthening his...

PriceSmart Declares Dividend, Announces Expansion

PriceSmart declared a US$0.70 per share dividend at the company's 2019 annual meeting of stockholders held on January 30, 2019, in San Diego. A $0.35...

Colombia Military Kills Dissident Militant Leader

Colombia’s military says it has killed a militant leader who refused to adhere to a peace accord his rebel group and the government agreed...

Colombia Denies Entry to Over 200 Venezuelan Supporters Of Maduro

Colombian authorities have banned over 200 Venezuelan officials and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro from entering the country amid the escalating political crisis in...

UN Condemns Bogota Terrorist Attack And Urges International Support For Justice For Victims

The United Nations is urging its members to "actively cooperate" with Colombian authorities in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for last...

Cuba Will Adhere to Protocol after Breakdown of Colombia-ELN Peace Talks

Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, reiterated, through his official Twitter account, that Cuba will act in strict respect for the Peace...

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