Columbia: Superspreader market?
Amid Colombia's coronavirus lockdown, a whole series of precautions are being taken to keep markets running. But as DW's Nicole Fröhlich reports, some customers and vendors are failing to stick to social distancing rules — potentially rendering the safety efforts useless.
Displaced Venezuelans face poverty and pandemic in Colombia
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in Colombia, hundreds of thousands of displaced Venezuelans face the devastating choice between poverty and pandemic in their adopted land and attempting the dangerous journey home.
Colombians react to first case of COVID-19
People walk the streets of Bogota with face masks, fearing for loved ones and questioning the ability of local hospitals to care for patients suffering from COVID-19.
Pushing back against the glorification of narco culture
Drugs, money, mansions and private jets: A myth is being created around the world's most famous drug lord, Pablo Escobar, glamorizing his life — and trivializing narcoterrorism. The NGO Colombia con Memoria has set out to refresh the country's memory.
Chasing Colombia's 'cocaine hippos'
We turn to Colombia, where the descendants of four hippos owned by Pablo Escobar are beginning to pose a safety and environmental hazard. But first, we look at what Chinese papers are calling a "decisive moment" in the fight against the coronavirus. We also look at revelations in French papers that Beijing has been withholding information on the virus. Plus we take a look at the winners, losers and upsets of the 92nd Oscars ceremony, which saw Bong Joon-ho's “Parasite” become the first non-English-language film to win best picture.
US, Colombia vow to support effort to oust Venezuela's Maduro
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said Washington plans to do more to support Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido. Guaido, who was defying a travel plan to speak in Colombia, plans to travel on to Europe.
Colombian president Ivan Duque orders curfew in Bogota amid protests
As massive anti-government protests continue in Colombia, the president has called for a "national conversation" while shutting down the capital city overnight. Multiple deaths and injuries have been reported.
African Fashion Week adds a splash of colour to Colombia
Colombia's famed underground Salt Cathedral was the site of a flashy fashion show on to celebrate Africa Fashion Week.
Colombia's Supreme Court orders ex-FARC leader's release
Colombia's Supreme Court has ordered that the former leader of the FARC rebel group be released from prison. The move is likely to anger the US, which wants to extradite him on suspicion of drug trafficking.
The women emerald miners of Colombia
Fura Gems is vowing to make a clean break from the past. It’s working to win over nearby villages by offering to hire an unprecedented number of female miners. The company is setting up a gem washing plant run entirely by women, an initiative the company says has never been attempted before.