Features

Manizales cathedral

Colombia is a country where you can go looking for furniture and find God. One British expat recounts an enlightened experience among the Manizaleos.
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Sierra Nevada

Thought to be extinct, a small rodent has been rediscovered in the Sierra Nevada and now focus of an important scientific expedition.
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Betty Garcés

From Buenaventura to performing on the world stage, soprano Betty Garcés is Colombia’s operatic revelation.
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Baudo

The Alto Baudó in the heart of the Chocómay be inhospitable to reach, but is steeped in rich inter-oceanic history.
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leatherback turtle santa marta

Santa Marta made conservation history in Colombia when a giant leatherback turtle that came ashore on a tourist beach gave birth to many hatchlings.
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m32

At age 24, “Tata” Mutis has clinched many international tournaments of endurance. Today, she rides with for the royals of the Middle East.
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Mahla and Amazonas two of the rescued 33 circus lions

The City Paper caught up with the co-owner of the South African Emory Big Cats Sanctuary to see how the 33 circus lions rescued in Colombia are doing in their ancestral habitat.
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Author Walter Broderick poses in his home in La Macarena, near Bogotá's city center.

Author Walter Broderick recounts a life following the ELN guerrilla group and it’s brief but influential leader, Camilo Torres.
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Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vasquez

Author Juan Gabriel Vásquez talks about Colombia, his muse, La Candelaria and writing as a way to discover his home country.
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Emeralds mined in Muzo, Colombia

Under foreign ownership, Colombia’s Muzo emerald mine seeks to offer world-class emeralds without the occasionally violent tensions of the past.
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macondo

On the eve of the second anniversary of the passing of Nobel Gabriel García Márquez, a Colombian writer returns to his native land to break the spell of “solitude.”
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Luis Ospina

The Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) honors Colombian documentarian Luis Ospina, founder of a film movement in Cali.
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Demobilization

In Colombia, peace holds plenty of uncertainty for demobilized rebels and illegal combatants — as well as their neighbors.
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A Rhesus monkey

Everyone has heard of Zika, the viral outbreak afflicting Latin America, but few know its origins.
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Cartagena International Music Festival

After the 10th annual Cartagena International Music Festival this month, a look at the family who founded this celebration of classical music in the colonial city.
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Sloth

Giant sloths and other mega-mammals were kings of Colombia until they met their deadliest predators yet: humans.
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