Colombia elected a new president Sunday. Iván Duque will take office in August, but he faces significant challenges in his quest to toughen a peace accord between the government and Marxist rebels signed two years ago.
Gustavo Petro was a Colombian guerrilla for years. He was arrested and sent to jail. But now, after he and his group laid down their arms and he joined the political process, he's ascended to the mayorship of Colombia's capital and largest city — often a stepping stone to the country's presidency.
Bogota inaugurated a new mayor this past weekend. Gustavo Petro has an unusual pedigree. He's a former leftist guerrilla now in charge of Colombia's largest city.
Colombia intelligence agency, the DAS, has been caught eavesdropping on citizens known to be critics of Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe. That's feeding suspicion that the orders came from the top. John Otis reports from the capital Bogota.
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.