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.
There are a lot of bands in the US today blending Latin tinged rhythms with ï¿½ 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.
May is National Bike Month, a month promoting cycling as a transportation alternative. New data show dramatic increases in bicycle use over the past decade in cities across the country. The data also revealed economic savings from bike commuting.
John Otis reports that bus drivers in Colombia's capita, Bogota, are having to face the music after years of reckless driving. Politicians there are pushing to collect nearly half-a-billion dollars in traffic fines.
Chong's Oriental Market in Columbia, Mo., has been serving the city's Asian community for nearly 25 years. But as the community has diversified, owner Daewun Shin has added staples and ingredients from a whole host of other communities, especially those from Africa.
Anchor Marco Werman takes us to Bogota, Colombia. Richard Blair is a British expat whose dance band has enjoyed a lot of success. Now he's harnessing that success for a cause -- saving the homes of indigenous people in northern Colombia.
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.
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.