|Students walk past flowers for sale on Jimenez Ave. near Los Andes University.|
|Men carry buckets of |
flowers in La Candelaria.
Colombian women also make up only about 10 % of the legislature and have only limited rights to abortion. A macho culture and Catholic rules against birth control use also contribute to high teen pregnancy rates, which make it more difficult for young women to finish school and get good jobs.
Even so, in 2006 Colombia was ranked one place above the U.S. in gender equality.
|Flowers for sale on Plaza San Victorino.|
|Young women, perhaps students at the elite Los Andes University, walk past a street vendor on Jimenez Ave.|
|A young woman carries a heart-shaped gift across Plaza San Victorino.|
|A flower cart in Palo Quemao.|
|Green litter left behind by Palo Quemao's flower market.|
|Selling flowers on a streetcorner.|
|Flower-sellers rest under a gas station sign near Palo Quemao.|
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours