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.
Ten Colombian soldiers and policemen had emotional reunions with their families on Tuesday, a day after being freed by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the FARC). Some had been held for up to 14 years.
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.
President Obama is attending the Summit of the Americas this weekend in Colombia. Anchor Marco Werman asks reporter John Otis in Colombia about the two topics that are likely to dominate the gathering: Cuba's absence and alternatives to the drug war.
Colombian senator Piedad Cordoba has been banned from public office for 18 years for 'collaborating' with the FARC. Cordoba helped negotiate the release of several FARC hostages but is now accused of exceeding her role as a mediator. John Otis reports.
John Otis reports from Colombia about President Alvaro Uribe's efforts to win support from other South American nations for putting some new US military bases in his country. But he's apparently finding it a hard sell.