Despite the country's dangerous reputation, the tourist business is booming in Colombia. But some of the country's most spectacular sights, like the Caï¿½o Cristales River are still struggling to attract visitors. John Otis reports.
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the country's largest guerrilla group known as the FARC, is losing thousands of its fighters. They're not dyingï¿½they're giving up. Correspondent John Otis reports.
Colombia intelligence agency, the DAS, has been caught eavesdropping on citizens known to be critics of Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe. That's feeding suspicion that the orders came from the top. John Otis reports from the capital Bogota.
The father of a Colombian soldier who has been held by the FARC rebel group for almost 12 years is carrying a cross through the country to remind people of those hostages still being held in the jungle. John Otis reports from 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.
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.
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.
Brazil is among the latest countries in Latin America to create a truth commission to investigate abuses during the country's military dictatorship. But as John Otis reports, there's little confidence in Brazil that the truth commission will do much good.
Ecuador says it's considering Snowden's request for asylum. Ecuador's foreign minister has hinted that his government is inclined to help Snowden. Reporter John Otis is following the story from Bogota, Colombia.
Starbucks has announced it's taking up shop in Bogota, Colombia. To find out what it all means for Colombia's coffee farmers and the price of a cup of joe, The World checks in with reporter John Otis (a heavy coffee drinker) in Bogota.