Identity / Culture

Pollen used to reconstruct flora history of the Los Flamencos Sanctuary

The influence of the ocean on mangrove formations at the Los Flamencos Flora and Fauna Sanctuary in the Colombian Province of La Guajira, began more than three centuries ago.

Medellin inspires as model of urban transformation

The capital of the province of Antioquia, Medellin is looking to leverage the transformation it has experienced in recent years to consolidate itself as a venue for international events.

Colombia Committed to Ending Illiteracy by 2018

Education Minister Gina Parody spoke once again Tuesday about Colombia’s commitment to ending illiteracy by the year 2018, a goal whose achievement means that some 676,000 young people and adults will have to learn to read and write.

Native languages of Colombia: Flourishing or floundering?

According to UNESCO, if action is not taken, half of the 6,000 languages currently spoken in the world will disappear by the end of this century. Most at risk are lesser-spoken languages usually within indigenous or native communities.

Bogota included in Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit Tour

Depeche Mode on Wednesday announced it will come to Bogotá

Wiz Khalifa sparks outrage for visit to Pablo Escobar's grave

American rap artist Wiz Khalifa has kicked up quite the controversy on his visit to Colombia.

The incredible adventures of Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez was born 90 years ago on this day—on March 6, 1927—and grew up in Aracataca, Colombia

Barranquilla: South America's 'other' carnival

Bikinis, bare skin, face paint, feathers. Pretty much what you'd expect this time of year from Rio Carnival, right?

Tejo: A banging good time

There is something intrinsically Colombian about the explosive sport of tejo, beyond the gunpowder and alcohol.

Colombian art takes Switzerland

Colombian sculptor Gabriel Beltrán will be the first Latin American artist to exhibit at the prestigious Christine Brügger gallery in Bern, Switzerland, where he will show a work characterized by its innovative, dynamic and joyful language.

Fidel Castro worked on Gabriel García Márquez's manuscripts

The Nobel laureate sent the Cuban dictator all of his books and received his factual and grammatical notes before submitting them to his publisher

J Balvin: the first Latin American

The Colombian is the first Latin urban artist to reach ten digits with a video on youtube.

Saudó: magic and mystic takes Latin America

Latin American film industry has scarcely ever taken the risk of showing suspense stories. This time Colombian filmmaker Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza made it happen with Saudó: laberinto de almas.

Pablo Escobar's brother asks to review Netflix's Narcos

Roberto Escobar, the brother of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, has written to the video streaming company Netflix asking to review the second season of the series Narcos.

The Latin American death tree

The Manchineel tree or beach apple is perhaps the most dangerous trees in the world and is now in danger of extinction.

Lollapalooza lineup announced

Del Rey on her way to Bogotá for Lollapalooza alongside mystery headliner

Popeye -Escobar's hitman- is now a YouTube star

He is a former enforcer for the Medellín drug cartel who has boasted of committing hundreds of murders on behalf of his boss, Pablo Escobar.

New version of La Guaneña debuted in Florida

Fantastic variations on La Guaneña” of Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNal) Music Conservatorium Professor Mauricio Arias was played by the University of Florida, Gainesville Symphonic Band on April 14th

Miss Colombia on Miss Universe flap: ‘It was very humiliating’

Miss Colombia says it’s no coincidence you haven’t heard her talk much about her experience winning — and losing — the Miss Universe crown.

Shakira to Open New School in Colombia

Colombian superstar Shakira is opening a new school in her native hometown of Barranquilla in Colombia.

Philip Potdevin took Wayú culture into a book

The Colombian writer Philip Potdevin has just published his novel 'Palabrero', with Intermediate Publishers.

BOGOSHORTS hits the road

BOGOSHORTS world tour is an initiative of the BOGOSHORTS Movement and the Bogotá Short Film Festival

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