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.
The king of Colombian Vallenato folk music died over the weekend, but Diomedes Diaz' traditional songs will live on. Diaz will be remembered in Colombia for his accordion-laced tunes, but also for his larger than life personality — and his criminal record.
Colombia's drug-fueled guerrilla war has gone on for nearly half a century. The last round of peace talks fell apart 10 years ago. The two sides have been meeting in Cuba and may soon start formal peace negotiations. John Otis has the story.
The NFL playoffs begin this weekend. One of the marquee match-ups pits the Green Bay Packers against the San Francisco 49ers, historically two of the league’s most successful franchises. The game will be in Wisconsin, but Packer fans will be huddling together to watch across the world.
Brooklyn, NY and Bogota, Colombia are the answers to our Geo Quiz today. Both cities figure in our Global Hit too. Members of the musical group Monareta hail from Bogota, but spend a lot of time in Brooklyn.