For many years, FARC rebels controlled La Macarena National Park. Two journalists had dangerous encounters there and frightening memories. So why did they bring their kids this time?
Brazil is moving ahead on affirmative action. In August, Brazil's president signed a law setting aside half of public university seats for poor or nonwhite students.
President Obama is attending the Summit of the Americas this weekend in Colombia. Anchor Marco Werman asks reporter John Otis in Colombia about the two topics that are likely to dominate the gathering: Cuba's absence and alternatives to the drug war.
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.
There are 130,000 candidates running in the October 30 elections for governor, mayor and local councils in Columbia, and more than 10 percent have criminal records.
Widespread complaints of fraud and intimidation by guerrillas and drug-traffickers mar the run-up to the gubernatorial elections.
Venezuela is struggling with a housing crisis and like before, President Hugo Chavez is promising lots of new construction.
The Chavez government has taken away nearly all power from Antonio Ledezma's office.
Critics say he is not using his petro-dollars in a way that sustains his achievements over time.
Venezuela's leader sees himself as a champion of the people but in the Mideast, he is siding with dictators
Despite its huge energy resources, Venezuela can't produce enough electricity to meet demand.