sex worker rights

The Trans Woman Running for Senate in Colombia to Fight for Sex Workers

In Colombia, the majority of trans women must rely on sex work as a means to survive. Tatiana Piñeros wants to advocate for their rights, and work to create more job opportunities for trans people.
Eve Hartley

How Coca Leaf Became Colombia’s New Superfood

At the Embajada de la Coca, the green leaf is being restored to its rightful place as a powerful medicinal plant and super-nutrient that should be revered instead of reviled.
Ocean Malandra

Over One Thousand Activists Met in Colombia for the World's Largest Youth Forum for Global Peace

One Young World gathered young leaders and innovators creating solutions for climate change, the refugee crisis, genocide, sexual violence, terrorism, global poverty, and more.
Kastalia Medrano

Inside the Colombian Kitchen That's Making Rebels and Soldiers into Chefs

Former FARC guerrillas work right alongside demobilized Colombian army soliders in the kitchens of Juan Manuel Barrientos' acclaimed restaurants in Medellín and Bogotá, where the chef tries to sew peace through cooking.
Laura Dixon
Pride 2017

Colombia's Gay Party Scene is Buck Wild

6 years on the circuit, captured by a well-known Bogotá photographer.
Thump Colombia

Bogota Is a Painting in Slow-Motion Footage From the Back of a Pickup Truck.

The 2,500 frame-per-second scenes show what it's like to see as a bee.
Nathaniel Ainley

Trump's America Feels as Terrifying as the Colombia of My Youth

I fled homophobia and terror in Bogotá. Last week, it found me in America.
Manuel Betancourt
hangover cure

The Hangover-Curing Soup That Brings Colombia's Drunks Back from the Dead

The Saturday before Halloween, Bogotá's El Caldo Parao is rammed with costumed revelers who have all come for one thing: a beef rib soup that's been soothing hangovers for 25 years.
Joe Parkin Daniels

Thousands of Colombians wave white flags for peace

The war with the FARC, together with some other similar conflicts in Colombia, has killed an estimated 220,000 people and forced nearly 7 million from their homes.
war and conflict

Colombian voters just rejected the country’s historic peace deal

In a shocking turn, an accord that would have ended the 52-year war between the Colombian government and FARC rebels was narrowly rejected during a referendum.
Jo Tuckman

Homeless addicts and crime bosses are roaming the streets of Bogotá after a police raid

Colombian police raided a notorious neighborhood known as El Bronx where addicts were fed to dogs or disolved in acid when they couldn't pay their tabs.
Joe Parkin Daniels

Colombia’s Pacific Cuisine Is the Best Latin Food You've Never Tried

Colombia’s vast Pacific coastline, known as the Pacifico, is one of the purest expressions of Afro-Latin culture in the Americas, and its cuisine merges richly spiced seafood dishes with the bounty of the rainforest.
Ocean Malandra