Restaurant owner Jorge Rodriguez is one of 1700 people from Colombia currently living in in Berlin. We visit him in his restaurant Macondo where he prepares beef with plantains, an old family recipe.
A large-scale military exercise and the invoking of a regional defense pact have Venezuela and Colombia on edge. How likely is a military confrontation between the South American neighbors?
Since 2010, choreographer Fernando Zapata has been introducing Berliners to salsa and tango in his Schöneberg dance studio. The Colombian has also developed a lighting concept to help deaf students learn the moves.
More than 20 foreign ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean have converged on Berlin, albeit without Venezuelan representation. Germany is trying to revitalize lagging diplomatic and trade ties with the region.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will discuss human rights with Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro before heading to Colombia, where millions of Venezuelans have fled. China also looms over the Latin America trip.
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