Agreement approved by Bogota Council orders the use of inclusive language

According to the new norm passed to the Mayor of Bogotá for final approval, public officials must use inclusive language in speeches, decrees, resolutions, concepts, notifications, newspapers, brochures, posters, signs, web sites and blogs. 

Critics claim the measure makes comprehension of public documents more difficult, and puts an end to tradition and harmony of the language. 

Watch testimonies of councilor Ángela Benedetti and columnist and economist Alejandro Gaviria: