Most Commented Stories Tagged: South America

Global Politics

Acai no panacea in Brazil

The Amazonian berry known as a�a� is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Proponents tout its unsubstantiated health benefits. But the berry has a very different reputation back in Brazil. Reporter Kelley Weiss reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Peru's Pena

Guitarist and producer Cory Wong recently went on a musical journey. He went in search of Afro-Peruvian rhythms. And found them, not surprisingly, in Peru. The musicians he recorded there are heard on a new CD, �Pena.' Cory Wong gives us a sample.

Arts, Culture & Media

Music of the Achuar people

The Achuar live in a piece of the Amazon rainforest in South America. Their ancestral territory straddles two countries we'd like you to name. Reporter Andy Isaacson recently traveled to a remote Achuar village to find out more about their way of life.