Colombian guerrilla hails from Netherlands

A new documentary and book are telling the story of an unlikely member of Colombia's FARC guerrilla force, a female university professor from the Netherlands. She sought out and joined the FARC rebels about 8 years ago. Reporter John Otis has the story.

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


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.


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.


Colombia farm scandal

Farmers in Colombia were supposed to get subsidies. Much of the cash went to supporters of the president. And that's caused a scandal. John Otis reports.


Kidnappers cross into Venezuela

Kidnappings in Colombia are down. But the kidnappers are still busy. Colombian guerrillas and criminal gangs are now crossing the border into Venezuela to find new victims for ransom. John Otis reports from San Cristobal, Venezuela.


Stumping for US bases in Colombia

John Otis reports from Colombia about President Alvaro Uribe's efforts to win support from other South American nations for putting some new US military bases in his country. But he's apparently finding it a hard sell.