Henry Kissinger grapples with the underpinnings of global conflict in his new book "World Order." He spoke with PRI's The World host Marco Werman today about a range of issues, including the war on ISIS. But when we asked about his role in the 1973 coup in Chile, he refused to answer.
In their natural habitats, beavers and their dams are vital parts of the ecosystem. But in Patagonia, where the beaver is an invasive species, they're wreaking havoc on the local environment. Now the government is responding to stop the damage, and even local cooks are doing their part.
The oldest mummies in the world aren't in Egypt, but in northern Chile where the Chinchorro people once lived. Their 7,000-year-old remains are now under threat from changing weather patterns wrought by climate change, as are cultural relics around the world.
Conspiracy theories are a dime a dozen — especially if you spend much time on the internet. And they are not unique to Americans. Researchers now have some clues about why conspiracy theories are so popular, and persistent.
Poet and author Marjorie Agosin was born in the US but she and her family moved back to Chile when she was just 3-months-old. Then, when she was a teenager, they decided to move back to the US. They settled in Athens, Georgia. Agosin tells us the story of her first days in the US.
Henry Kissinger played a leading role in American foreign policy for years. Now in his retirement years, he has a new book out. And he's drawing parallels between his own experiences and the foreign policy challenges of today.
In today's Geo Quiz we asked which of these three passages, the Gulf of Aden, the Drake Passage, or the Strait of Malacca, is considered pirate free? The answer is the Drake Passage, off the southern tip of South America.