When she was 14, Xiomara picked up a gun and joined Colombia's Marxist guerrilla group, the FARC. She stayed in the wilderness for 15 years. Now she faces the challenges of thousands of other women who have left the rebel group: how to come back.
A curious mix comes out of Bogota courtesy of Monsieur Periné. They're a gypsy swing/cumbia/dance act that makes you feel like there's a fatigue with more conventional music. The World's Marco Werman met members of the group this weekend.
The immigrant parents of actress Diane Guerrero were deported to Colombia in 2000, where they still live. Guerrero was only 14 at the time, and struggled to fend for herself alone in the United States.
Research shows that in post-conflict countries where women are recognized as victims and awarded justice, peace is more likely to last. But as Colombia tentatively moves towards peace, how much justice can women expect?
President Bush called Colombia's president to express US support for the South American nation. Colombia sparked a regional crisis with a military operation inside Ecuador that killed a Colombian rebel leader
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.
The Panama Canal revolutionized trade between the nations of the Atlantic and the Pacific when it opened in 1914. Now Colombia and China are talking about building an alternative to the Canal. From the Colombian capital, Bogota, John Otis reports.
During Colombia's long-running civil war, many farmers were forced off their land. Now the government is trying to help farmers return to their land in an effort to pacify the countryside. John Otis reports.