Sergio Held

Sergio Held

Sergio Held is a Colombian-German journalist based out of Bogota, Colombia. A contributor to a range of publications, he specializes in business, trade, regulation, and economics. He previously lived in Hong Kong and Barcelona, and is a qualified lawyer from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota) with a minor in journalism from the same university. He also received a master's degree in journalism from the University of Hong Kong. He also produces radio and TV content from Bogota for national and international media outlets.

Environment

Global demand for Colombian shark fins triggers intense debate

Catching sharks, cutting off their fins and tossing them in the ocean is not allowed in Colombia, but it's happening.

Global demand for Colombian shark fins triggers intense debate

Venezuela

Venezuela's currency: Worth more as craft paper than as money

Crafts made from devalued money underscore the creative ways Venezuelans extract value from their decimated currency.

Venezuela's currency: Worth more as craft paper than as money

Colombia

Armoured cars scarce as Colombia elections near

Political violence means Bogota cannot source enough fortified vehicles for politicians.

Armoured cars scarce as Colombia elections near

Latin America

Venezuelan crisis: Stateless children facing limbo in Colombia

Colombia says it will claim the offspring of refugees born within its borders. But can Bogota afford to be generous?

Venezuelan crisis: Stateless children facing limbo in Colombia

Humanitarian crises

'Failed state': Venezuelan displacement and starvation multiply

Less than a decade after major strides addressed malnourishment, Caracas now faces massive refugee and hunger crises.

'Failed state': Venezuelan displacement and starvation multiply

Colombia

Is swine fever creating a market for Colombian meat in China?

President Duque aims to convince China's leader that Colombia can meet China's increasing demand for beef.

Is swine fever creating a market for Colombian meat in China?

Colombia

Chinese company intensifies Colombia’s black market for taxis

Rivaling Uber, Chinese ride-hailing app DiDi is now fighting for control of Bogota’s streets.

Chinese company intensifies Colombia’s black market for taxis

Latin America

The Pacific Alliance is gearing up for a fight

The Latin American countries want to form a regional economic powerhouse to rival the world's largest trade blocks.

The Pacific Alliance is gearing up for a fight