South America

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz takes us to the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its capital city, and the answer to the quiz, is Belo Horizonte. Damian Francis Wagner recently travelled there and sent an audio ?postcard?.

Arts, Culture & Media

Chico Trujillo

Our Global Hit today is a retro twist on a Latin style. We've presented various interpretations of Colombian cumbia in recent years. Now, along comes a cumbia band from Chile called Chico Trujillo.

Arts, Culture & Media

Brazil's grammar hotline

Politicians recently approved a bill to create a linguistic hotline in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's not the first one in the country. Reporter Jason Strother tells us about another grammar call-in service that's been around for 30 years.

Global Politics

Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel

Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa has won this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Amherst College professor of Latin American and Latino culture, Ilan Stavans about Vargas Llosa's life and work.