Colombia

Colombian march for hostage release

Manuel Rueda reports on a public outcry in Colombia, calling on the government and leftist rebels to come up with a deal to release hundreds of hostages held in the Colombian jungle.

Conflict & Justice

Hostages meet

We listen in on a conversation between two political kidnap victims: the BBC's Alan Johnston, who was held hostage in Gaza, and Ingrid Betancourt, who was held for years by Colombia's main rebel group, the FARC.

Global Politics

Colombian FARC leader killed

One of the most senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been killed, say reports. But, as John Otis reports from southern Colombia, even a weakened FARC is likely to plague parts of the country.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Colombia -- fourth largest country in South America, after Brazil, Argentina and Peru. A writer for Lonely Planet recently claimed he didn't visit Colombia to research Lonely Planet's guide to the country. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with travel writer Ginger Otis about the revelation.

Science, Tech & Environment

The Price of Colombian Coal

The U.S. imports a lot of coal from Colombia, and the life of a coal miner there is hard, to say the least. But the miners are not the only ones who are impacted by Colombia's coal-mining industry. Steven Dudley reports for PRI's The World.

Global Politics

Colombian senator 'collaborated' with FARC

Colombian senator Piedad Cordoba has been banned from public office for 18 years for 'collaborating' with the FARC. Cordoba helped negotiate the release of several FARC hostages but is now accused of exceeding her role as a mediator. John Otis reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

The clearest Spanish

Colombian Spanish is widely considered the clearest, most easily understood Spanish in the world. And Colombia is cashing in on that. John Otis reports from Bogota.

Colombian march for hostage release

Manuel Rueda reports on a public outcry in Colombia, calling on the government and leftist rebels to come up with a deal to release hundreds of hostages held in the Colombian jungle.

Conflict & Justice

Hostages meet

We listen in on a conversation between two political kidnap victims: the BBC's Alan Johnston, who was held hostage in Gaza, and Ingrid Betancourt, who was held for years by Colombia's main rebel group, the FARC.

Global Politics

Colombian FARC leader killed

One of the most senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been killed, say reports. But, as John Otis reports from southern Colombia, even a weakened FARC is likely to plague parts of the country.