John Otis appears in the following:
Monday, July 24, 2017
Two Colombian states fight over impoverished town that's divided down the middle — and the town has suffered as a result.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Life in Venezuela is getting increasingly difficult under the heavy handed rule of President Nicolas Maduro. Some government loyalists are suffering a change of heart and are splitting with Maduro, but the consequences can be tough.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
After more than 100 days of often-violent street protests, there's little sign of peace returning to Venezuela, as President Nicolas Maduro prepares a plan that critics call a power grab.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Prominent Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has been released from prison and put on house arrest after spending three years behind bars for leading anti-government protests.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
President Trump is getting a warm welcome in Poland. Also, the last battles of Mosul are down to street fighting, and pro-government groups attacked lawmakers in Venezuela.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Opposition leaders in Venezuela plan to hold an unofficial plebiscite July 16 over President Maduro's designs for a constitutional rewrite.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Rebel fighters in Colombia have laid down their arms ending a more than 50-year conflict. But now comes the tough part: Former guerrillas have to figure out how to make a living.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
After more than 50 years of conflict, Colombia's largest guerrilla group officially disarmed and is transitioning into a political party.
Friday, June 23, 2017
As the South American nation of Colombia transitions from war to peace, it is trying to lure visitors to places once rendered off limits by conflict. One village is trying to market its natural beauty through a bike race.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Colombia's FARC guerrillas are disarming, but it's taking longer than planned. Under a peace deal signed with the government late last year, the rebels are supposed to turn in all arms by May 31.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Amid a huge boom in cocaine production, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos meets with President Trump. Santos will try to convince the U.S. to maintain its support for Colombia's peace process.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
A peace treaty in 2016 largely ended a half-century war waged by the guerrilla group FARC against Colombia's government. But a handful of FARC dissidents extort business owners and refuse to disarm.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
During 50 years of guerrilla war, FARC women rarely gave birth. Babies were considered a liability. Now rebels are becoming parents. "Many couples are very hopeful about the future," says a commander.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Colombia wants to get at billions of dollars worth of gold in territory once made off limits by a guerrilla war. But locals are having none of it. They fear their bucolic life could be destroyed.
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Venezuela's ruling party is threatened by an opposition fueled by an economic crisis and related public anger over fuel and food shortages. It's kept power in part by stalling all manner of elections.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Authorities control flour, and bakers say there isn't enough. But officials say bakers are diverting flour to more profitable brownies and trying to bring down the government.
Monday, April 03, 2017
In Mocoa, Colombia, entire neighborhoods were wiped out over the weekend by flooding and landslides. Colombia's president says more than 200 people have been killed.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
At least 193 people were killed after floods tore through a small city in Colombia. President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
In a move critics are calling the point of no return toward a dictatorship, Venezuela's Supreme Court took over the opposition-controlled Congress. The court ruled Congress "in contempt' and said it would take over all "parliamentary capacities."
Monday, March 27, 2017
Joshua Holt, a Mormon, was on his honeymoon in Venezuela last year when he was arrested in an anti-gang operation. He's been in jail since. The U.S. has called for his release on humanitarian grounds.