The skies of southern Chile lit up with fire and ash as the Villarrica volcano erupted early Tuesday. The eruption forced the evacuation of more than 3,000 people from the region. Photos of the event offer a startling look at this active volcano.
The levels of UV rays in some areas of South America are soaring. People are being warned to just stay indoors between the peak hours of around 10 am and 4 pm. In Bolivia, there is even a law requiring parents to send their kids to school with a hat. Yet with many, in Peru and Bolivia particularly, living both directly from the land and below the poverty line, the message may not be getting through.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sam Seiniger, an American teenager who happened to be in Concepcion, Chile, when that city was struck by a massive earthquake. Since then, the young American has been helping out in the relief effort.
In the fight against global poverty, little is easy. A Denver group is recognizing that and trying to bring groups in that field together to leverage each other's strengths and make it easier for them to work together. They're turning to an abandoned horse barn to do so.
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.