John Otis

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Colombian Rebel Group Becomes World's Oldest Guerrilla Army

Friday, May 30, 2014

In May 1964, the Marxist guerrilla group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, began its fight to overthrow the Colombian government. Fifty years later, the FARC is still fighting.

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Upcoming Elections In Colombia Get Sidetracked

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Colombians vote for president on Sunday, deciding whether to send the incumbent back to office so he can continue peace talks with leftist rebels. John Otis reports that the campaign has gotten dirty.


In Venezuela Protests, Report Condemns Police's 'Pattern Of Abuse'

Monday, May 05, 2014

A Human Rights Watch report documents brutal force used by Venezuelan security forces against peaceful demonstrators — including beatings, shootings and, in some cases, torture. The r...


Bereft Of Legal Shield, Scholars' Work Is Open To Federal Eyes

Monday, May 05, 2014

The questioning of Gerry Adams arises partly from interviews conducted in academic research for Boston College. Harvard law professor Noah Feldman explains rights of disclosure in academic archives.


Venezuelan Attorney General Opens Probes Into Excessive Violence

Monday, March 24, 2014

Venezuela's top state prosecutor has accused security forces of excess in their response to protests. As John Otis reports, the prosecutor announced investigations into alleged human rights abuses.


The Colombian Politician With An Incredible Back Story

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Clara Rojas spent six years as a captive of Colombian guerrillas. During that time, she nearly died during childbirth and her son was then taken away by the rebels. Now she's running for Congress.


In Argentina, The New Pope Has Many Supporters, And A Few Critics

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The 266th pope, and the first ever from Latin America, has one lung, rides the subway, reads Dostoevsky and has been described as both a moral compass and a silent accomplice to Argentina's former Dirty War leaders.

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the archbishop of Buenos Aires who ...