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.
For our Global Hit today, we want to tell you about a woman who died this week, unknown to many here in the U.S. Etelvina Maldonado was 75. Even in her home of Colombia, Etelvina Maldonado was not a household name.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Tim Gaynor of Reuters News Agency and co-author of an investigative report that reveals evidence of a connection between Colombia's cocaine trade and groups tied to al Qaeda.
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-.
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.
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.
For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for a region of steep mountains and canyons on the northern coast of Colombia. The answer is the Montes de Maria; these mountains inspired the today's Global Hit. Reporter Madeleine Bair tells us more.