The king of Colombian Vallenato folk music died over the weekend, but Diomedes Diaz' traditional songs will live on. Diaz will be remembered in Colombia for his accordion-laced tunes, but also for his larger than life personality — and his criminal record.
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.
One of the most senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been killed, say reports. But, as John Otis reports from southern Colombia, even a weakened FARC is likely to plague parts of the country.