John Otis reports on controversial plans for a massive mine in the Colombian Andes. The proposal marks a stark shift for a region long beset by violence and neglect. But the promised jobs and come with fear of water pollution and environmental damage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A collection of silk screen images made by Andy Warhol are on display in a most unlikely place - a small Andean village in central Colombia. Correspondent John Otis finds out how the town of Jerico got their hands on a world-renowned collection.
We're headed to the Andes for the Geo Quiz. We're looking for two countries on the South American continent where chewing coca leaves remains popular. It's been a cultural tradition of indigenous people in Andean countries for centuries.
Dutch entomologist Arnold van Huis would like to see people in Western countries embrace insects as food. He explains why to The World's Lisa Mullins. Van Huis is taking your questions in the latest online science forum discussion.
Colombian authorities are trying to crack down on cocaine production by targeting some of the chemicals used in processing the drug. Trouble is, those chemicals also have legitimate uses. John Otis reports from Bogota, Colombia.