Columbia

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.

Politics

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.

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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.

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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.