In April 2008, the Ministry of Culture announced that one of the great concert halls of the Americas, the Teatro Colón in the center of Bogota’s colonial district would close its doors until further notice.
Colombia is a land of music. The same mountains, deserts and other geographic barriers that give Colombia’s its cultural and ecological diversity have also given the country a huge diversity of music.
Despite Colombia’s heartbreaking loss to Brazil in the quarterfinals, Colombia can walk away from the 2014 World Cup knowing that they reached fifth place.
Colombian pop star Shakira will perform at this year's World Cup closing ceremony, which takes place before the final in Rio de Janeiro on 13 July.
Spain is to return to Colombia 691 indigenous artefacts seized in a police operation 11 years ago.
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