Most Shared Stories Tagged: South America

Global Politics

Political unrest in Bolivia

US relations with Bolivian President Evo Morales continue to crumble. Washington and La Paz have thrown each other's ambassadors out. Bolivia acuses the US ambassador of having conspired with the opposition to incite violent protests.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

We were looking for a wine-growing region in the northern half of Chile. The answer is the Limari Valley. One variety fo wine from there is sold under the label Palin -- spelled P-A-L-I-N -- just like Governor Sarah Palin's last name. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Sergio Reyes of the company Geo-Wines which distributes the label.

Conflict & Justice

Geo Answer -- Chile

For our Geo Quiz we were looking for the countries where you'd find the Mapuche, an indigenous people. The answers are Chile and Argentina. Mapuche protesters joined crowds along the streets of Santiago yesterday to protest the celebration of Columbus Day. The World's David Leveille reports.

Global Politics

Argentina's bailout

Argentina's President (Cristina Fern-ndez de Kirchner) this week announced plans to nationalize the country's private pension funds. Some see it it as a reasonable move in times of a financial crisis.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit - Yma Sumac

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Tom Schnabel of station KCRW in Santa Monica, California, about the late Peruvian singer Yma Sumac. She was known to Americans in the 1950's as "The Nightingale of the Andes" and "The Peruvian Songbird."