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Nevado del Ruiz: Armero on my mind

Colombia is on amber alert as the Nevado del Ruiz volcano could blow again. We look back at how 23,000 people died in a town called Armero.
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Iván Mordisco: back from the dead

The reappearance of the FARC EMC guerrilla leader, armed to the teeth, spooks the Colombian peace process.

The lowdown on narco-subs

Narco-subs are back in the news. Here's everything you need to know about the clandestine craft.

A Forgotten Barrio Fights to Keep the Water Running

In rural Bogotá, a neglected community’s project to provide potable water faces increasing challenges.  Passing by verdant hills and...
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River boats, Caracas connections and flying hippos: the Bogotá Buzz is...

Our regular round-up of Colombia news that caught the world’s eye. Pablo’s hippos: wild ones...

Women’s day in Bogotá 2023: What happened?

Thousands of people took to the streets yesterday, sporting purple and green pañuelos to mark International Women’s Day in Bogotá. 
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What Viva Air’s suspension of flights means for passengers

Viva Air declared bankruptcy in mid-February and has since grounded flights. Find out how you might be impacted.

Record emigration: are they voting with their feet?

We look at the rising phenomena of Colombians heading overseas

Health reform: kill or cure?

The Petro government has finally presented plans to reform Colombia's health system. Congress will now debate radical proposals which could up-end decades of private-public partnership. Are the proposed reforms set to improve the Colombian health system?

Back to the streets: Petro’s development plan prompts mass demonstrations

Both fans and critics of Petro’s programme of far-reaching reforms have organised mass mobilisations this week following the presentation of the programme