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.
Today's Geo Quiz links North, Central, and South America. The answer is the American Cordilleran System. Jacob Thompson and some friends rode the whole thing on their mountain bikes. He tells us about their trip.
Miners trapped underground in Chile since August 5th have begun receiving glucose, rehydration tablets and medicine. Capsules containing the supplies were sent down a tube, which is the miners' only lifeline. We get an update from The BBC's Gideon Long.
Chile's military coup happened 40 years ago on Wednesday -- Sept. 11, 1973. The brutal repression imprisoned thousands, including some in the national soccer stadium. That soccer stadium would play a pivotal role in the coup, from the early days of the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.