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Global Politics

US support for Colombia

President Bush called Colombia's president to express US support for the South American nation. Colombia sparked a regional crisis with a military operation inside Ecuador that killed a Colombian rebel leader

Global Politics

Paraguay's new president

Host Lisa Mullins discusses the outcome of Paraguay's presidential election with the US Ambassador to Paraguay, James Cason; former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo won the election, ending more than 60 years of one-party rule in Paraguay.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo quiz

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a vast, surreal landscape in South America that's made up of salt. The answer is the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Reporter Ruxandra Guidi takes us there.

Concern for the hostages left behind

Three Americans held captive for more than five years in the jungles of Colombia have returned home, but now that they are free, the former captives are expressing concern for the people still being held hostage, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

We were looking for a tributary of the Amazon that starts in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The answer is the Xingu River. Researchers working near the source of the river have un-covered traces of ancient settlements -- known as "lost cities" -- buried under a thick layer of jungle. Lisa Mullins speaks with Michael Heckenberger, a professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida who led an expedition to the region.