South America

Global Hit

Global hit - Iron Maiden

Ruxandra Guidi reports on an unusual musical club in Bolivia. It's a club for fans of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. One of their goals is to get Iron Maiden to tour in Bolivia.

Environment

Java trees

Indonesia planted millions of trees to absorb the greenhouse gases caused by the December 2007 Bali climate conference, but the nation's record on tree conservation has been dismal. Java used to be home to one of the world's oldest teak forests, but illegal logging, fires, and government mis-management have destroyed the trees.

Star Search

Astronomers are counting on APEX, one of the highest telescopes in the world, to answer one of astronomy's greatest mysteries: how a star is born.

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COVID-19: The latest from The World

Brazil’s government hid coronavirus stats. Critics say that poses big problems for fighting the pandemic.

Updated

This is only the latest of Brazil’s tumultuous fight with the coronavirus. The country has over 710,000 confirmed infections, the second-highest number of cases after the United States. It recently overtook Italy as the country with the third-highest number of COVID-19 deaths in the world, with more than 37,000 deaths.