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...

The Politically Correct Language Police Arrive in Colombia!

Last week in Bogota, Judge Luis Octavio Mora Bejarano, ordered mayor Enrique Peñalosa to change the city’s slogan from “Bogotá mejor para todos” (Bogota better for all)…to “Bogotá mejor para todos y todas” (Bogota...

Bogota Bullfighters Stage Hunger Strike

COLOMBIA NEWS - Colombian bullfighters have gone on hunger strike to push for bullfighting to resume in the capital Bogota, two years after the mayor effectively banned it. Eight bullfighters have been striking for more...

Foo Fighters announce Colombia gig

The Foo Fighters will visit Colombia in January for their first ever concert in the country.  COLOMBIA!!! Details have arrived! http://t.co/OOdZYC2PX9 pic.twitter.com/DsySU1YvQX — Foo Fighters (@foofighters) October 2, 2014 For the very first time the North American band Foo...

43 youths flee Bogota prison after arson and riot

After setting fire to their dormitories, 43 minors were able to flee from a youth detention center in the south of Bogota, according to local media.  The prison arson was committed during a riot by the residents,...

President Duque calls on Colombians to march against terrorism on Sunday

On Twitter, President Ivan Duque called on all Colombains to March, this Sunday, in rejection of terrorism and in memory of the young people killed in Thursday's car bomb attack in Bogota. "We are prepared...

Bogota’s government secretary resigns to lead anti-impeachment campaign

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro said Monday that his government secretary has resigned to lead a campaign against the impeachment of the mayor in an upcoming referendum. Government secretary Guillermo Alfonso Jaramillo left office to lead...

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...

Bogota council-members quite busy dancing samba

Bogota’s city council received fierce criticism Wednesday as a photo was released of council-members — supposed to be debating political control in Colombia’s capital — lying on the floor in an apparent samba performance. On...

Colombia denies political asylum to stranded Cubans

Colombia’s Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that it had denied political asylum to six Cuban citizens who refused to board a flight home from Bogota airport on January 1 and who have been in...

Colombians rally in support of peace process

Bogota: More than 2,000 Colombians marched here Monday in support of the peace process that the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC rebels will launch this month in Oslo. The rally was called...

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:...

Colombia Confronts Femicide, ‘Most Extreme Form of Violence Against Women’

TODAY COLOMBIA (Reuters) - BOGOTA, Colombia's new law on femicide is a key step to combat violence against women, but forensic experts and prosecutors will need to change the way they investigate gender-related killings...

Move Over Juan, Starbucks Is Here

COLOMBIA NEWS - Associated Press - Make room Juan Valdez, it’s time to meet the black-aproned barista. Today (Wednesday), Starbucks is making its much-anticipated debut in the country synonymous with coffee after years of...

Dismissed Bogota mayor acted within the law, says judge

Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro acted within the law when trying to reform the city’s trash collection, a judge ruled Wednesday. The ruling undermined a December ruling of the country’s Inspector General, who had claimed exactly...

Santos reinstates Bogota mayor, ending months of judicial chaos

Following a court order, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Wednesday he had authorized the reinstating of Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro who the president dismissed from office only weeks ago. The Bogota mayor was initially...

The Banana Massacre in the Parque Nacional

COLOMBIA JOURNAL -- The 1928 banana workers massacre became a landmark event in Colombian history after Gabriel Garcia Marquez made it a key episode in his Nobel prize-winning novel 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'. This...

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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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