John Otis

journalist and author

Guest

John Otis is a Colombia-based journalist and the author of Law of the Jungle: The Hunt for Colombian Guerrillas, American Hostages, and Buried Treasure. He is a former South America Bureau Chief for the Houston Chronicle.

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During 52 years of armed conflict in Colombia, some 222,000 people were killed and five million civilians were forced from their homes.

Now disarmed, what will Colombia's FARC rebels do next?

During 52 years of armed conflict in Colombia, some 222,000 people were killed and five million civilians were forced from their homes.

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Today's  Los Angeles Times  reports that a routine patrol by the Colombian coast guard revealed a mini-shipyard in a forest of mangroves.

Subterranean Cocaine Trafficking

Today's Los Angeles Times reports that a routine patrol by the Colombian coast guard revealed a mini-shipyard in a forest of mangroves.

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