A dangerous neighborhood in Bogota becomes a center for cultural activities

Americas Now

In Colombia, what used to be a nest of drug dens and street violence has been transformed into a space for creation, music and art.

Just two and a half years ago, a neighborhood called The Bronx in Colombia’s capital was infested with crime. Out of those streets came horror stories of torture, death, squalor and prostitution. But today, it has become the center of an ambitious urban renewal project that brings culture and art to those once-dangerous streets. Our Correspondent Michelle Begue has the story from Bogota.

In its first phase the Creative District, along with other urban renewal projects in the area, will receive a total of $73 million in investments.