Columbia

Politics

Colombian guerrilla hails from Netherlands

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Very Be Careful

There are a lot of bands in the US today blending Latin tinged rhythms with � rock, pop, hip-pop, pick your genre. The group Very Be Careful wants to be different. They stick close to their Colombian roots. Marco Werman explains more on today's show.

Conflict & Justice

Shakira enters immigration debate

Shakira is getting involved in the US immigration debate. The Colombian-born singer flew to Arizona to meet with an outspoken opponent of the state's controversial new law. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Trevor Nielson, Shakira's adviser.

Arts, Culture & Media

ChocQuibTown

A hip Colombian rap band from the Pacific Coast of Columbia has made it big in Bogota. Now the group is proving itself in the US. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the leader singer of ChocQuibTown.

Politics

Stumping for US bases in Colombia

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Etelvina Maldonado

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.