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.
Brooklyn, NY and Bogota, Colombia are the answers to our Geo Quiz today. Both cities figure in our Global Hit too. Members of the musical group Monareta hail from Bogota, but spend a lot of time in Brooklyn.
One of the most senior leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has been killed, say reports. But, as John Otis reports from southern Colombia, even a weakened FARC is likely to plague parts of the country.
Colombia's drug-fueled guerrilla war has gone on for nearly half a century. The last round of peace talks fell apart 10 years ago. The two sides have been meeting in Cuba and may soon start formal peace negotiations. John Otis has the story.