The U.S. imports a lot of coal from Colombia, and the life of a coal miner there is hard, to say the least. But the miners are not the only ones who are impacted by Colombia's coal-mining industry. Steven Dudley reports for PRI's The World.
Brooklyn, NY and Bogota, Colombia are the answers to our Geo Quiz today. Both cities figure in our Global Hit too. Members of the musical group Monareta hail from Bogota, but spend a lot of time in Brooklyn.
We listen in on a conversation between two political kidnap victims: the BBC's Alan Johnston, who was held hostage in Gaza, and Ingrid Betancourt, who was held for years by Colombia's main rebel group, the FARC.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Colombian state of Boyaca. It's home to the national sport of tejo popular among Colombia's indigenous people. Stephen Dudley reports that the game resembles a cross between horseshoes and a raucous 4th of July party.
Many Colombians believe their country's 40 year-old civil war may be winding down, but others say it may be a bit too early to celebrate, as The World's Steven Dudley reports from the Colombian capital, Bogota.
Three Americans held captive for more than five years in the jungles of Colombia have returned home, but now that they are free, the former captives are expressing concern for the people still being held hostage, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.