Kids doing backflips in the streets of Lima to earn change got a break when a Peruvian ballet dancer saw them and stopped to talk. That led to a dance school, a professional dance company, and new relationships across Peru's class divide.
Leaf rust is eating away at coffee trees in Central and South America. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work because of it. Now, an unlikely coalition of American coffee chains, coffee shops and bankers are coming to the rescue.
Colombia is a relatively large producer of gold on the global scale, but it has an out-sized role in the amount of pollution it produces. But a new group of miners, small now, is turning to a more earth-friendly, even historic, way of separating gold from ore.
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."