Identity / Culture

Mexico: Cultural traditions you should know

Mexico: Cultural traditions you should know

Different events take place in the Aztec country during the year

Goya Awards 2018

Goya Awards 2018: Latin American standouts amongst the nominees

The nominees for next year’s edition of the biggest film awards from the Spanish speaking world have been announced

MAMBO: Colombia’s scene for modern art

MAMBO: Colombia’s scene for modern art

When visiting Bogotá, be sure to include MAMBO in your itinerary

Refugees in a crystal palace: Salcedo’s efforts for remembrance

Refugees in a crystal palace: Salcedo’s efforts for remembrance

Colombian artist Doris Salcedo has installed her latest art work, “Palimpsest”, at the Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid

Urban art: who are some of Latin America's biggest graffitists?

These artists create colorful and powerful murals in cities of Latin America and the rest of the world

Is the arepa Colombian or Venezuelan?

Is the arepa Colombian or Venezuelan?

Both countries claim the authorship of the dish

Recognized, bigger and stronger

“El Mercado de las pulgas de Usaquén” is a centre of culture and entrepreneurship promotion that aims higher each year.

The first certified museum in Latin America

The contemporaneous art museum in Bogotá gets the international excellence sign.

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.

“Tour the city through art”: the alternative boom of ARTBO

Bogotá found a unique way to include art lovers and enthusiasts in a new initiative pertaining to the arts

50 years: “Cien Años De Soledad”

It's been 50 years since the first edition of "Cien Años de Soledad" was published.

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.

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