The oldest newspaper in Colombia, El Espectador was founded in 1887. The national daily newspaper has historically taken a firm stance against drug trafficking and in defense of freedom of the press. In 1986, the director of El Espectador was assassinated by gunmen hired by Pablo Escobar. The majority share-holder of the paper is Julio Mario Santo Domingo, a Colombian businessman named by Forbes magazine as one of the wealthiest men in the world in 2011.


Bullfights And Carnival, Botero's Bulging Homage To Picasso

Colombia's best known painter, Fernando Botero, was in France to open a joint exhibition of h...


LGBT Progress In Colombia? One Step Forward, Two Bigots Back

Businesses in Colombia have been invited to display gay-friendly signs as a traditionalist societ...


Indigenous People, Forgotten Soldiers In Climate Change War

A key message at this week's COP 23 climate conference: the fight against global warming requ...


Exotic Fruit To Fair-Trade Fabric, Colombia's New Export Potential

BOGOTÁ — The dragon fruit, or pitaya — that exotic fruit resembling a yellow or red flame and touted for its many health benefits — might just be the great new hope of Colombia's ...


Juan Valdez 2.0? Innovations In Colombia's Coffee Industry

Companies like Tres Montes in Santander are focusing on quality, not just quantity, and improving...


García Márquez, A Writer's Lifelong Obsession With Medicine

Health and medicine were constant themes of the famed Colombian novelist. He also spent his life ...


To Kill A River, How Mexico's Santiago Was Polluted Beyond Repair

A family in El Salto in western Mexico is fighting local factories in its bid to show how polluti...


Three Highways In The Amazon And Dilemmas Of Deforestation

Plans to build highways through the Amazon rainforest are clear violations of pledges made in Par...