Colombia is a government set up like the French model where the central government is key. So Bogota and Paris replicate the power struggle between the capitals and the periphery of the country. Naturally, this leads to problems regarding governance.
Jorge Gaitan, former mayor and running for president in Colombia was killed for his liberal democratic views. The assassination let to riots in the capital city. Let’s just say being a politician in Colombia is not for the faint of heart.