Columbia

Politics

Kidnappers cross into Venezuela

Kidnappings in Colombia are down. But the kidnappers are still busy. Colombian guerrillas and criminal gangs are now crossing the border into Venezuela to find new victims for ransom. John Otis reports from San Cristobal, Venezuela.

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.