Postcard From Bogota

Did the mayor cause the collapse of the city's electric company stock? That and other questions answered in today's news round-up

In Bogota:

  • The mayor took to Twitter to defend against attacks that comments earlier this week had caused the stock price of EEB to drop. Shares of EEB, a city-owned electric company, fell 17 percent after the mayor publicly questioned investments in Peru.
  • The city's river overflowed, making Bogota the "Venice of Colombia."
  • Plans for an $11.3 million "cosmetic surgery tourism complex" were unveiled this week. The center will offer breast implants and nose jobs along with "five-star accommodation."
  • And a slideshow of some of the city's 73 light displays, designed around the theme "All Under the Same Sky." Seven million lights bring animated characters and snowstorms to life.

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About the Author

  • Amanda Erickson is a former senior associate editor at CityLab.