Chile claimed Easter Island over a century ago. Since then, Spanish has chipped away at its Polynesian-based language called Rapa Nui. Now its fate rests in the playground as the island tries to raise a new generation of speakers.
A Chilean judge this week closed the book on an inquiry into more than a hundred overseas bank accounts belonging to former dictator Augusto Pinochet. Author Peter Kornbluh explains how the strongman hid his wealth with the help of US-based Riggs Bank.
We were looking for a wine-growing region in the northern half of Chile. The answer is the Limari Valley. One variety fo wine from there is sold under the label Palin -- spelled P-A-L-I-N -- just like Governor Sarah Palin's last name. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Sergio Reyes of the company Geo-Wines which distributes the label.
Charles Darwin witnessed the devastation caused by a major earthquake in Chile. That was back in 1835. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more about Darwin's observations from Edward O. Wilson, the editor of a recent edition of four of Darwin's greatest books.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the BBC's Gideon Long, who's at the mine where 33 miners have been trapped underground since early August. Rescuers successfully drilled a narrow bore hole from the surface down to where the men are.
In 2010, 33 miners were trapped deep in a copper mine in northern Chile for 69 days. The world watched as international teams arrived to find a way to rescue the men. When the miners were finally pulled out, they became celebrities, for a brief time. Now, they feel forgotten and are hurting.