Macondo Awards: the best of Colombian cinema

Nov 18, 2018 Movies
Macondo Awards: the best of Colombian cinema
On Saturday, November 17, the Macondo Awards were presented, which celebrate the best of Colombian cinema in the last year. Find out here about the winners

Yann Marussich: What this artist do with glass, cement, and sweat?

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Meet the artist who gets in bathtub under 600 kilograms of glass
Would you get in a bathtub with broken glass? That is the artwork of Yann Marussich, who is visiting Colombia for the first time and with whom LatinAmerican…

Solar panels in El Dorado airport: a step in the right direction

Nov 16, 2018 Global Energy
Solar panels in El Dorado airport: a step in the right direction
Last September, the airport of the Colombian capital announced that part of its energy will be produced with more than 10 thousand solar panels

The solution is marching peacefully

Nov 14, 2018 Others
The solution is marching peacefully
In the legitimate use of social protest as a tool to demand the fulfillment of our rights, may the peaceful march live!

Colombia's State Council suspends fracking in the country

Nov 10, 2018 Analysis latam politics
Colombia's State Council suspends fracking in the country
The State Council temporarily suspended the government regulations that set the criteria for the exploitation of hydrocarbons through fracking

Chemical castration for rapists: what are the cons of this initiative?

Nov 09, 2018 Analysis latam politics
Chemical castration for rapists: what are the cons of this initiative?
With 14 votes for the "yes" and six for the "no" passed to the second debate the initiative that seeks to impose chemical castration for rapists of minors

Colombia will apply new politics for the Venezuelan exodus

Nov 08, 2018 Latam Politics
Colombia will apply new politics for the Venezuelan exodus in the country
The Colombian government with the support of international institutions will facilitate the immigration process for Venezuelans

US Midterm elections: What is the scenery?

Nov 07, 2018 Global Politics
US Midterm elections: What is the scenery?
The results leave a divided Congress with a House of Representatives in the hands of the Democratic Party and a Senate with a Republican majority

Thousands of people have crossed to Colombia after Venezuela opened their common border to allow its people to buy food and medicine, officials say.

The frontier, closed by Venezuela last August as part of a crime crackdown, was to open for 12 hours.

Venezuela is going through a deep economic crisis and many say they struggle to feed their families.

Last week, about 500 Venezuelan women broke through the border controls in search of food.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered the border closure because, he said, the area had been infiltrated by Colombian paramilitaries and gangs.

The measure also prevents subsidised goods from being smuggled from Venezuela into Colombia.

Some 35,000 people crossed the border between San Antonio del Tachira, in Venezuela, and Cucuta, in Colombia, a Colombian official told the BBC.

An unnamed woman who crossed with her husband and two young children told the Efe news agency it was "unfair" to keep the border closed.

"We are from San Antonio, and the reality is that we do not have any food to give to our children."

Venezuelans who want to cross into Colombia in states where the border has been closed need a special permit to do so.

But as the scarcity of food gets worse in Venezuela, many have crossed the porous border illegally.

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