Argentina

Environment

Why South American parents are hiding their kids from the sun

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.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit: Mercedes Sosa

Argentines lined the streets of Buenos Aires today to honor a national hero. A hearse carried the body of folk singer Mercedes Sosa through the streets of the capital. Sosa died yesterday. She was 74 years old. Marco Werman has more.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman pays a final tribute to the late Argentine folk singer Mercedes Sosa . Her funeral today follows three days of national mourning in Argentina.

Conflict & Justice

Roadblocks in Buenos Aires

Ian Mount reports on the popularity of one particular form of protest in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The roadblock is used by everyone from the unemployed to war veterans to highlight their demands � whatever they may be.

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer today is Buenos Aires, Argentina. Two men living in Buenos Aires plan to get married tomorrow. The World's Julia Kumari Drapkin spoke to them.