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.
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.
As President Obama hosts Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, trade unionists in Colombia continue to face mortal danger. John Otis reports that Uribe will have to show progress on stemming anti-union violence if he wants to see action on a free-trade pact.
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.
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.