Melaina Spitzer

Melaina Spitzer

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Global Politics

Avatar in the Amazon

If there were ever a place that came close to the magical world of Pandora in James Cameron's new film Avatar, it would probably be the Amazon. Reporter Melaina Spitzer joined a group of indigenous leaders from the Amazon to see Avatar on the big screen.

Business, Finance & Economics

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is a city in Ecuador named Tena. Melaina Spitzer recently traveled there to sample some of the locally grown organic chocolate produced by a workers cooperative called Kallari, and sent us an audio postcard.

Arts, Culture & Media

Corn in Africa

Development agencies have long promoted corn as a crop that can modernize African agriculture. Yet some food experts say Africa has now become over-reliant on corn, and the result has been increased malnutrition and vulnerability to famine.