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The New Colombia by Financial Times

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Bogotá nights

Out on the town in Colombia’s capital, young people are celebrating a new wave of optimism and entrepreneurial spirit as the city’s violent history fades from memory, writes Adam Thomson with photographs by Stephen Ferry

It is a Friday night in Bogotá and the dancefloor at Andres DC is a mass of sweaty bodies as the predominantly young clientele of the city’s popular nightspot gyrates to a mix of western pop and local Vallenato (folk) tunes.

Cocktails at this showy restaurant-cum-nightclub, a carefully choreographed chaos of fun and kitschy colour, are a heart-stopping 50,000 pesos ($27). But neither the price, nor the 20,000 ...

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