Chile

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.

Belief

South America has become a safe haven for the Catholic Church’s alleged child molesters. The Vatican has no comment.

The Catholic Church has long been under fire for covering up priests' sexual abuse of children, and for transferring perpetrators among parishes rather than turning them over to law enforcement. Now, GlobalPost investigates a new, international side to the scandal: The church has allowed priests facing credible sex abuse allegations in the United States and Europe to get a new start by relocating to poor parishes in South America.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Mt. Darwin in Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America. As The World's David Leveille reports, the mountain was named in honor of Charles Darwin on February 12, 1834 -- his 25th birthday.

Global Politics

Geo answer

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.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the zoo where FIVE RARE WHITE TIGER CUBS were recently born. The answer is the Chilean National Zoo in Santiago. Anchor Jeb Sharp finds out more about the white tiger cubs from zoo veterinarian Carolina Ibarra.

Conflict & Justice

Chile's new president

The people of Chile voted for a right-wing president yesterday, for the first time since the removal of the military dictator Augusto Pinochet in 1990. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Gideon Long in Santiago about the way forward for Chile.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

Today's Geo Quiz links North, Central, and South America. The answer is the American Cordilleran System. Jacob Thompson and some friends rode the whole thing on their mountain bikes. He tells us about their trip.