Latin American cities adapt to social distancing with cycle lanes, wider pavements | AFP

Latin American cities, including Bogota, are creating cycle lanes and expanding pavements in order to implement social distancing rules. However, the idea of redistributing public space is not new for the Colombian capital.

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Colombian police serenade 15-year-old for her birthday | AFP

Colombian police officers in the city of Cali, southwest of capital Bogota, serenade 15-year-old Andrea Moreno a few days after her birthday, in an effort to support citizens during a nationwide lockdown imposed to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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Movies screened for balcony viewers in Colombia quarantine | AFP

Locals in Colombia’s capital Bogota watch a movie projected on a giant outdoor screen from their balconies, as they remain quarantined inside their homes during a nationwide lockdown. The viewing was put on by a company that says it wants to bring free cinema to residents while they are stuck inside their homes to make their time more enjoyable.

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Colombian cops use Zumba to arrest virus blues | AFP

Colombian policemen visit Bogota neighbourhoods and give Zumba fitness classes to encourage and entertain residents stuck at home over coronavirus fears. Zumba was developed in Colombia in the 1990s.

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Bogota restaurateur delivers burgers to the poor

A Colombian restaurateur has launched a program to feed families in Bogota’s poor neighborhoods, including Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing hunger in their home country, during the coronavirus pandemic. (April 1)

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Forensics, police, relatives at Bogota jail after riot leaves 23 dead | AFP

Colombian police, including forensics, enter and exit La Modelo prison in Bogota after rioting swept through the crowded centre overnight and left 23 inmates dead and 83 wounded. IMAGES

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Christian artists offer message of hope in Bogota amid virus fears | AFP

Christian artists from the Steiger organization carry out an outdoor show in Bogota in a bid to spread a message of hope amid COVID-19 worries.

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Colombians react to first case of COVID-19 | AFP

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.

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Protest against legalization of abortion in Colombia | AFP

Anti-abortion protesters gather in front of the Palace of Justice in Bogota to demonstrate against an expected debate in the country’s top court that would allow abortion in the first three months of pregnancy.

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New day of protest in Colombia against Duque’s government | AFP

Students take the streets of Bogota for a new day of protests against Ivan Duque’s government. Colombia’s unions have been calling for a national strike, marking two months of protest against country’s administration. IMAGES

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US’ Pompeo, Colombia’s Duque in head to head in Bogota | AFP

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Colombia’s President Ivan Duque in Bogota. IMAGES

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Venezuela’s Guaido meets with Pompeo and Colombia’s Duque | AFP

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido meets with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Colombian president Ivan Duque during an event to honour the victims of the bombing of a police academy in Bogota that killed 20 people as well as the attacker last year. IMAGES

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Police clash with demonstrators near Colombia’s main university | AFP

Colombian police fire tear gas at demonstrators in Bogota as they try to occupy the National University, stopping traffic and disrupting public transportation. IMAGES

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