As neighboring countries reopen their economies, thousands of Venezuelan migrants are leaving the country again to look for work. But the pandemic is making their route through South America tougher.
The natural environment might seem like a city’s natural enemy. But using it to a city's advantage can help counteract the more violent side of Mother Nature.
Cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar was killed more than two decades ago, but one of the last surviving members of Escobar’s ultra-violent Medellin cartel just became a free man. The release of John Jairo Velásquez, who left prison on August 19, has sparked controversy in Colombia.
Al Capone is a big tourist attraction in Chicago. He's on tours, trinkets and t-shirts. So what do Colombian immigrants make of the prospect of their public enemy number one, Pablo Escobar, becoming a tourist industry?
In the past few years, Medellin, Colombia has seemingly been transformed from a blighted haven for drug trafficking to an award-winning place of smart urban design. The man who gets a lot of the credit for that is the former mayor, Sergio Fajardo.
The Colombian city of Medellin was once the murder capital of the world and ground zero for Pablo Escobar's cocaine cartel. But Medellin has lately emerged as a hotspot for urban planning and innovative mass transit. John Otis reports.
Colombia was wracked with violence during the era of the Escobar drug cartel. And while the cartel has been curtailed, regular street violence persists. Now, arts groups are trying to give youth an alternative path to the future.
Colombia's second largest city was once dominated by the drug cartel of Pablo Escobar. Crime remains high. Which is why several groups in the city are determined to provide peaceful alternatives for young people through art and music.
This week in Cuba, peace talks will begin in earnest between the government of Colombia and the leftist rebel group, the FARC. Among the FARC leaders in attendance, one sticks out. Her name is Tanja Nijmeijer.
Colombia's "Queen of Cocaine," Griselda Blanco was gunned down in Medellin yesterday. She was 69. John Otis has more on the country's infamous female drug lord.