President Barack Obama is putting an international spin on his domestic economic agenda with planned trade talks at a weekend summit in Colombia, that is bringing together most of the hemisphere's leaders.
At a Colombian National Police base in the outskirts of Bogota, the nation's capital, a new recruit is being trained.
A former leftist guerrilla has started his term as the mayor of Colombia's capital with a pledge to ban carrying weapons on the city's streets.
Voters have elected a former guerrilla who became a crusader against political corruption as the new mayor of Colombia's capital.
[Updated 3 p.m. ET, Monday, September 19] Riot police in Bogota, Colombia, block paintballs during street demonstrations September 7.
Rebel soldiers gang-raped her, slapping and beating her while she was on assignment. She was a West African journalist trying to report a story that these soldiers didn't want told. Four years after the attack she still calls herself "empty" and "traumatized." She saw her doctor, but never told anyone else but me. Today, she insists on having her story reported -- with the hope that recounting her rape will help her quiet the terrors that replay in her mind.
Those who say no man is an island never met Danny Hayes. The 61-year-old retired construction supervisor lives in Bogota, Tennessee, a farming community so small that when asked how to find the town, locals respond, "Don't blink."
CNN's Patrick Oppmann meets a man who says even the historic Mississippi River flooding can't move him.
The mayor of Colombia's capital was suspended Tuesday while authorities investigate accusations that he mishandled public contracts, the country's attorney general said.
What can you do to reduce your risk of getting Alzheimer's disease? Some medical and lifestyle suggestions.
In the Colombian region of Antioquia, members of 28 extended families develop early-onset Alzheimer's in their 40s.
Kids' laughter replaces the sound of gunshots at a Bogota, Colombia, park. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
It was a massive operation in Colombia. Over three days, the Colombian National Police launched a widespread attack against low-scale drug traffickers throughout the Country. Officials confiscated 2.3 metric tons (5,070 pounds) of drugs and detained 987 suspected drug traffickers.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how to protect yourself from the polluted air in your city.
For the last several days, I have been in beautiful Kobe, Japan, reporting about the World Health Organization forum on urbanization and health.
Gay rights advocates in Colombia planned to protest Friday after the nation's highest court rejected a lawsuit that could have legalized gay marriage.
At least one person was killed when a passenger plane crashed when landing at Colombia's San Andres Island.
One passenger was killed after an airplane crashed in bad weather and broke apart while attempting to land early Monday on the island of San Andres, Colombia, officials said.
CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on a strong explosion that occurred in the Colombian capital of Bogota.
Massive clean-up and an investigation continued Thursday afternoon in Bogota, Colombia, hours after a strong car bomb explosion caused considerable damage to the headquarters of Caracol Radio and other nearby buildings.
Colombian Vice President Angelino Garzon was undergoing surgery for a heart attack Monday, two days after taking office, a hospital director said at a news conference.
A 29-year-old U.S. citizen and Army veteran sits in a bare apartment in a poor part of the Colombian capital, Bogota. He wants to come home, but he can't. He thinks it's because he's on the federal government's "no-fly list."
Former Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos declared victory Sunday in Colombia's presidential runoff, winning more than 69 percent of the votes with nearly all votes counted.
Four hostages rescued from Marxist guerrillas in Colombia over the weekend were reunited with their families Monday in Bogota, the nation's capital, a broadcast on CNN affiliate Caracol TV showed.
Fear drives young Colombians to live in sewers and cope by using drugs. Go to VBS.TV for more. Viewer discretion advised.
The first time I heard anything about people living in the sewers in Colombia was back at the beginning of the '90s. The sewage system running under Bogota's streets was filled with packs of kids living waist-deep in human waste and taking in copious amounts of glue and crack in order to cope.
A literary festival in Beirut has showcased some of what it says is the most exciting new writing in the Arab world, and aims to introduce its writers to a global audience.
VBS travels to Colombia to learn more about a drug known to strip users of their own free will. Go to VBS.TV for more.
We had heard about a drug in Colombia that essentially eliminates free-will in humans. It is called scopolamine and it seemed to us to be so completely out there--like a plot device in an awful Jack Black movie. In fact, it sounded so horrible and strange that we wanted to go down and try it out. So the producers and I compiled a laundry list of embarrassing chores for me to complete while under the influence and, chuckling hysterically to ourselves, got on a plane and headed for Bogota, Colombia.
Colombian Sgt. Pablo Emilio Moncayo, held by Colombian FARC rebels as a hostage for more than 12 years, was reunited with his family after being released by his captors.
Colombian Sgt. Pablo Emilio Moncayo, held hostage by Colombian FARC rebels for more than 12 years, was released Tuesday.
Leftist rebels are expected to release two Colombian soldiers -- one of whom has been held for 12 years -- this weekend, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday.
A four-day transit strike that created a traffic nightmare in the Colombian capital and brought protesters into the streets was resolved Thursday, officials said.
Colombian tailor Miguel Caballero specializes in making garments that enable the wearer to get shot at point-blank range with nary an injury besides, maybe, a bruised ego. At-high-risk-of-catching-a-bullet demographics, such as rappers and politicians all over the world, rely on Miguel's handiwork. And, lucky me, when I was recently in Bogota for VBS.TV covering a few stories, I had the chance to visit Miguel's shop, learn about his protective clothing, and get shot in the gut by him. Seriously.
Authorities diverted a Bogota, Colombia-bound Continental Airlines flight to Florida on Friday because of a "potential person of interest," although the passenger was later cleared, federal aviation authorities said.
Daniel Rendon Herrera, Colombia's most-wanted drug kingpin suspect, was arrested early Wednesday, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe announced at a news conference.
A bus with 32 people on board plunged off a cliff in Colombia on Monday night, killing at least 20 people, a top government official said Tuesday.
Colombian officials are blaming the FARC guerrilla group for a car bombing late Sunday at a police station in Cali that killed two people and wounded at least 14.
A Colombian soldier and three police officers were released from captivity by leftist guerrillas Sunday night, completing the first stage of a three-step release of hostages.
Leftist rebels release four hostages held nearly two years in the jungles of Colombia.
Colombian officials are blaming the FARC guerrilla group for an explosion in an upscale Bogota neighborhood Tuesday night that killed two people and wounded 20.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe told military and police officials Monday to speed up any investigations into alleged human rights abuses -- a directive that follows allegations the military engineered executions of innocent civilians.
Colombia's U.S.-backed security forces are engaging in "systematic and widespread" extrajudicial executions of innocent civilians as part of their counterinsurgency campaign, a top United Nations diplomat said Saturday.
The Colombian military said Wednesday it had fired 27 soldiers, including generals and colonels, in an investigation into the army's role into the killings of at least 11 men who disappeared from a poor Bogota suburb this year.
A former congressman was freed in a military operation Sunday after eight years of captivity in the hands of leftist Colombian rebels
Blanca Nubia Monroy's son said he would not be gone long.
Now that the adrenaline rush of the transfer window has passed, attention turns to international soccer and the road to South Africa 2010. South America's marathon World Cup qualification campaign is well underway -- this coming weekend marks the seventh of the 18 rounds played -- and there's plenty at stake in all five of the matches on the calendar.
Demonstrators around the world demand liberation of hostages by leftist rebels. CNN's Kim Hutcherson reports.
Colombian military intelligence apparently set up a Web site for a fake humanitarian group as part of a ruse to dupe leftist rebels into giving up 15 hostages this month.
Did Colombia's hostage rescuers use the Red Cross sign to dupe rebels? CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
Near Madrid, Colombia, emergency personnel arrive to find smoldering wreckage of a U.S. cargo plane.
Three contractors held hostage by FARC rebels for over five years are in the care of the U.S. Army.
Freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt describes the "extraordinary operation" that freed her and 14 others from Colombian rebels.
In a secret operation a U.S. official called "brilliant," the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group FARC and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages including former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, Colombia's defense ministry said.
Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa downplayed news that authorities arrested four people in an alleged plot to attack him.
At least six people were killed Sunday when an earthquake shook the Colombian capital of Bogota.
The Colombian Defense Ministry said Saturday that it has information from various intelligence sources that the legendary leader of Latin America's largest guerrilla army is dead
A wanted leader of Latin America's largest guerrilla army handed herself over to Colombian authorities, Colombia's defense minister said
A leading Colombian paramilitary leader pleaded not guilty to drug-trafficking charges Wednesday in a U.S. court after his extradition from Colombia.
The highest active volcano in Colombia erupted Monday night, prompting authorities to order the evacuation of up to 15,000 people.
FIFA's ruling on soccer at high altitudes threatens to throw the South American game into turmoil.
The new film Paraiso Travel from Colombia shows the painful journeys of undocumented aliens with haunting authenticity
BOGOTA, Colombia -- I've never set foot in the U.S., so I'm not sure if this statement will hold true there. But I stand by it as applied either to my native England or South America, my base for the last 14 years:
President Hugo Chavez ordered Venezuela's embassy in Colombia closed and told the military to send 10 battalions to the border on Sunday
A high-ranking rebel leader who opposed peace talks with the Colombian government has been captured, authorities said.
Colombian guerrillas may have released a captive more than two years ago, without telling anyone. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports
The story of a boy born into captivity in the South American jungle has riveted people for more than a year in Colombia, striking a nerve in a country numbed by 40 years of political violence.
A landslide at a makeshift mine in southern Colombia kills at least 21 people and injures more than 20 others.
An alleged drug kingpin was captured in his underwear Monday, hiding in a bush outside a house in western Colombia, government officials said in Bogota.
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck just off Colombia's Pacific coast late Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.
A Colombian police officer says he walked for 17 days in the Amazon jungle to escape his captors, the country's revolutionary militia group.
Mayan Indian leaders have vowed to "spiritually cleanse" an ancient site in Guatemala after U.S. President George W. Bush visits during his seven-day, five-nation tour of Latin America.
At least 23 coal miners died in an explosion Saturday in two adjacent mines in a village in northeastern Colombia, an official said on Sunday.
A gas explosion on Saturday collapsed two adjacent coal mining tunnels, trapping 31 miners and killing at least one in a northeastern Colombian village, National Police said.
The video image is grainy. The VHS tape damaged from weeks of being stored in a jungle camp. But you can make them out clearly -- hundreds of children, boys and girls, crawling through thick mud, saluting and marching on the spot.
Leftist rebel forces ambushed a military patrol in southern Colombia at dawn Tuesday, killing two dozen members, said a Colombian military spokesman.
Colombian soldiers seized control of a town Wednesday from Marxist guerrillas who had been camped in and around the Indian village for the past two weeks.
At least 17 Colombian soldiers have been killed in a guerrilla ambush in the country's oil-rich northeast region, the military said.
Leftist rebels have killed 17 Colombian soldiers, including an army officer, during a firefight in the northern province of Uraba, the nation's top military commander said.
Three suspected members of the Irish Republican Army who were accused of training Colombian rebels in terrorist tactics have been set free from a Bogota prison, a spokesman at the Chief Prosecutor's Office said.
THE NIGHT YOU DIE, how will it happen? Will you be home asleep, in bed? Or will you be at work -- so absorbed in papers you hardly notice the wind outside, the rain dancing off the glass, or the li...
Michael Stewart, 34, an engineer with a Tenneco Inc. subsidiary in Colombia, became a victim of growing terrorism against U.S. business when he was kidnapped last August on his way to work in Bogot...