Month: October 2011

Halloween should be Bogota’s Rio Carnival

Her face and figure are familiar to millions. Dressed in a pink power outfit, complete with bleached blonde hair and spiky stilettos, she even came in her own giant pink box. Bogota’s very own Barbie was my favourite costume last night, but the real-life doll was not without competition. This is a city that does […]


A labour of love?

“You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone,” Janet Jackson once wisely proclaimed. I like to think she was talking about human rights. You know, that inconvenient old concept, enshrined in dozens of European and British laws, which apparently plenty of politicians in my country want to scrap and certainly millions of people in […]