Public security in Bogota and the war on eufemisms

Exactly on the day Mayor Gustavo Petro denied the presence of neo-paramilitary groups in Bogota, the city’s public television station received death threats from neo-paramilitary group “Aguilas Negras.” A pamphlet sent to Canal Capital began:...

Venture capitalist firm to boost start-ups in Bogota

Investment firm The Founder Institute will seek to create hundreds of jobs by 2015 in Colombia’s capital Bogota through its entrepreneur apprenticeship program, the Silicon Valley-born investor stated. Focusing on training people to start up...

Gangs in Bogota surge as Colombia’s capital cuts public security funds

The number of gangs in Bogota has exceeded 1,300 while the city government cuts funds aimed at reducing crime, a local councilman said. Bogota councilman Horacio Serpa blames the proliferation of largely juvenile offenders on a 30% cut...

Bogota comedian puts on stand up show to denounce humanitarian crisis in northern Colombia

Rather than pay money to see his stand-up show, Bogota comedian Alejandro Riaño is asking his audience to barter for their tickets by bringing towels, blankets, and diapers if they want to see him perform...

Jailed paramilitary’s music distributed at Colombia Army event

The prison-produced CDs of a convicted paramilitary were handed out to soldiers at an event last year put on by Colombia’s National Army to pay homage to servicemen wounded in combat, according to national...

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...

Colombia LGBTI community celebrates big day for trans rights

Two high court decisions handed down in Bogota Tuesday fell firmly in favor of their transgender plaintiffs, both of whom argued successfully that Colombia’s military service requirement was an infringement on their rights. In one, the...

Justin Bieber In Colombia On April 12

(Today Colombia) Knowing the insane hype surrounding Justin Bieber, 22, it’s safe to assume his Colombia date in April will be beyond sold out. Justin, starting in February 2017, will travel across South America, giving...

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...

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...

A Political reboot for Rafael Pardo, Bogota’s new mayor

Rafael Pardo went from being known recently as a failed presidential candidate to holding Colombia’s second most powerful elected office as mayor of the capital city of Bogota in a matter of hours Wednesday...

Bogota presents $7.5B plan for Colombian capital’s 1st metro line

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro on Tuesday revealed the latest plans to construct a $7.5 billion metro line, the first in Colombia’s capital.   Alcalde @Petrogustavo inicia evento Estación Metro, donde entregará estudios de geotecnia para el...

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...

Bogota bakes world’s biggest pound cake

Colombia’s capital Bogota made it the Guinness World Records list after some 180 people baked a 600-meter pound cake, the biggest ever recorded. The volunteers baked the sweet record-breaker using 30,000 eggs, 2,000 kilos of...

Tests confirm: Colombia’s capital Bogota ready to construct metro

Test results have confirmed that Colombia’s capital Bogota can begin constructing its first planned metro line, reported local media on Wednesday. The Institute of Urban Development (IDU) confirmed that Bogota is suitable for the construction...

Colombian pro-legalization group smokes marijuana in front of Congress

A group of protesters peacefully sat and smoked marijuana in front of Colombia’s Congress on Thursday to demand the legalization of personal doses of the banned drug. One of the group’s leaders said they sought...

Israeli construction company to build $550M highway expansion project in Colombia’s capital

Israel’s leading infrastructure and real estate group has won the bidding to build and operate the improvement and extension of the highway that encircles Colombia’s capital city, Bogota. Shikun & Binui Group, a corporation rooted in Israel, won...

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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

Intervention in Venezuela would also destabilise its closest neighbour and endanger the peace process. Following are questions asked by conducted by Claudia Detsch in...

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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