Around a thousand toys are spread across Bogota's main square to raise awareness of child abuse in Colombia. "The thousands of toys represent the thousands and thousands of children who are abused annually in Colombia," says Angela Rosales, national director of Aldeas Infantiles SOS, the group behind the event.
Violent protests and riots rock Bogota following the death of a man who was repeatedly tasered by police. Demonstrators took to the streets of the Colombian capital on Wednesday after video emerged of Javier Ordonez pleading with uniformed officers, who shocked him with the weapon at least five times as he lay on the ground. Five people have died in the demonstrations.
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.
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.
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.