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Colombian farmers regain land

During Colombia's long-running civil war, many farmers were forced off their land. Now the government is trying to help farmers return to their land in an effort to pacify the countryside. John Otis reports.

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Microinsurance grows in Colombia

Some insurance companies are offering microinsurance for the poor, especially for health matters, meant to protect the poor against financial disasters caused by illness, death or crop failure. Reporter John Otis has the story from Barranquilla, Colombia.

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Colombian TV soap gets the boot in Venezuela

The Colombia television program, ?Chepe Fortuna,? has been pulled off the air in Venezuela. It seems Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez does not appreciate some of the show's political satire. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from journalist Karl Penhaul.

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The anatomy of the FARC

For decades, Colombia has been ravaged by a civil war pitting the left-wing guerrilla group FARC (the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia) against right-wing paramilitary organizations. And, in recent months, FARC has persisted in news headlines What is the FARC? The Takeaway looks at the rebel force.