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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.

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.

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.

Politics

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.