Despite the country's dangerous reputation, the tourist business is booming in Colombia. But some of the country's most spectacular sights, like the Caï¿½o Cristales River are still struggling to attract visitors. John Otis reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colombia, the world's third-leading coffee exporter, is famous for its high-quality, hand-picked beans. But getting a decent cup in Colombia itself is another matter entirely as John Otis reports from Bogot-.