Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Houston Chronicle reporter John Otis, who's in Bogota and provides details of the rescue and intelligence operation that secured the release of Ingrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages held by Colombia's FARC rebels.
The rescue operation represents a huge victory for the government of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, and it's also one more in a series of disasters for the rebel FARC movement, as The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Lorne Matalon reports on a series of policy reversals by Venezuela's president Hugo Ch-vez: critics say the reversals show that Ch-vez is struggling, but Ch-vez appears to be shifting positions to consolidate his support among voters in Venezuela.
Three Americans held captive for more than five years in the jungles of Colombia have returned home, but now that they are free, the former captives are expressing concern for the people still being held hostage, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
For the past ten years, the U.S. military has run anti-drug surveillance operations from a military base in Ecuador, but the lease is set to expire next year and Ecuador's government wants the U.S. to leave
Today is the 14th anniversary of the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires where 85 people were killed, but despite the blame placed on Hezbollah and Iran for the bombing by the Argentine government
Violence is a fact of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but medical care is not, which is why the aid group, Doctors Without Borders, has stepped in to open the first emergency care clinic in a Rio slum