Bolivia

Culture

Remember that you have to die

Halloween is the candy-coated version of a longtime tradition of celebrating the inevitability of death. Photographer and author Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world to document ossuaries and charnel houses — rooms filled with, and often decorated with, human skulls and bones. Who knew death could be so beautiful?

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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Culture

Remember that you have to die

Halloween is the candy-coated version of a longtime tradition of celebrating the inevitability of death. Photographer and author Paul Koudounaris has traveled the world to document ossuaries and charnel houses — rooms filled with, and often decorated with, human skulls and bones. Who knew death could be so beautiful?

Bolivia's legal coca trade

Ruxandra Guidi reports on Bolivia's "Coca Yes -- Cocaine No" policy; it's the brainchild of Bolivian president and former coca-grower Evo Morales, and the policy seeks to promote legal use of coca leaves

Conflict & Justice

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Bolivia. Bolivia has a tough new national law that bans all animals, wild and domestic, in traveling circuses. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with animal rights campaigner (Animal Defenders International) Alexandra Cardenas.