Most Shared Stories Tagged: South America

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

Today's answer is Carancas, the Peruvian town that's located near the spot where a mysterious meteorite fell from the sky a few months ago. The World's David Leveille explains why scientists are puzzled by the meteorite and the crater it left behind.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz - we were looking for the name of the South American desert where scenes for the new James Bond flick are being filmed. The answer is the Atacama Desert.

Colombian march for hostage release

Manuel Rueda reports on a public outcry in Colombia, calling on the government and leftist rebels to come up with a deal to release hundreds of hostages held in the Colombian jungle.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer: Acre

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of a Brazilian state with a new state-run condom factory. The answer is Acre. The condom factory will soon be producing condoms made from rubber harvested in the Amazon rainforest..

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Colombia -- fourth largest country in South America, after Brazil, Argentina and Peru. A writer for Lonely Planet recently claimed he didn't visit Colombia to research Lonely Planet's guide to the country. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with travel writer Ginger Otis about the revelation.

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.