Let's talk Latin America


If buses ‘represent democracy’, what does Bogotá’s public transport system represent?

Does Colombia’s capital achieve “democratic equality” through its transport system? Hermione Greenhalgh, who currently lives in Bogota working at EL TIEMPO newspaper, reports. In a TED talk by the mayor of Bogota, Enrique Peñalosa, he states that mobility is a matter of equity and equality[i]. In order for “democratic equality” to exist, a government must deliver […]

‘If Christmas can come to the jungle, you can come home’

BristoLatino Art editor Helen Brown talks us through José Sokoloff’s TED talk about his Christmas advertising strategies that convinced FARC guerrillas to demobilise. ‘Prisoners of their own organisation’ In Colombia, armed conflict with the FARC has claimed 220,000 lives and displaced 5,700,000 people. The FARC have financed the war through kidnappings, forced ‘taxes’ for those […]