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Arts, Culture & Media

Very Be Careful

There are a lot of bands in the US today blending Latin tinged rhythms with � rock, pop, hip-pop, pick your genre. The group Very Be Careful wants to be different. They stick close to their Colombian roots. Marco Werman explains more on today's show.

Conflict & Justice

Shakira enters immigration debate

Shakira is getting involved in the US immigration debate. The Colombian-born singer flew to Arizona to meet with an outspoken opponent of the state's controversial new law. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Trevor Nielson, Shakira's adviser.

Arts, Culture & Media

ChocQuibTown

A hip Colombian rap band from the Pacific Coast of Columbia has made it big in Bogota. Now the group is proving itself in the US. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the leader singer of ChocQuibTown.

Arts, Culture & Media

Andy in the Andes

A collection of silk screen images made by Andy Warhol are on display in a most unlikely place - a small Andean village in central Colombia. Correspondent John Otis finds out how the town of Jerico got their hands on a world-renowned collection.

Global Politics

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman takes us to Bogota, Colombia. Richard Blair is a British expat whose dance band has enjoyed a lot of success. Now he's harnessing that success for a cause -- saving the homes of indigenous people in northern Colombia.

Conflict & Justice

Son of Escobar

The son of the late drug lord Pablo Escobar has tried to distance himself from his father's crimes. Now the son has been meeting with the children of his father's victims and apologizing. His story is told in a new documentary. John Otis reports.

Global Politics

Obama meets Colombian president

As President Obama hosts Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, trade unionists in Colombia continue to face mortal danger. John Otis reports that Uribe will have to show progress on stemming anti-union violence if he wants to see action on a free-trade pact.

Conflict & Justice

Colombian presidential term limits

The World's William Troop reports on the Colombian debate over presidential term limits. There's a push to allow Colombian President Uribe to run for a third term in office. Critics say that would open the door to dictators to trample Colombian democracy.

Conflict & Justice

Hunting Colombian guerillas

Law of the Jungle: The Hunt for Colombian Guerillas tells the tale of how a group of Colombian soldiers on a mission to rescue hostages from FARC rebels stumbled upon a stash of buried cash. Marco Werman speaks with the book's author, John Otis.

Arts, Culture & Media

Andy in the Andes

A collection of silk screen images made by Andy Warhol are on display in a most unlikely place - a small Andean village in central Colombia. Correspondent John Otis finds out how the town of Jerico got their hands on a world-renowned collection.

Conflict & Justice

Colombia's spy agency scandal

Colombia intelligence agency, the DAS, has been caught eavesdropping on citizens known to be critics of Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe. That's feeding suspicion that the orders came from the top. John Otis reports from the capital Bogota.