Chile

Science, Tech & 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.

Lifestyle & 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.

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.

Politics

More miners in Chile reach surface

Most of the 33 miners trapped underground for more than two months in northern Chile have been winched to the surface amid scenes of jubilation. Lisa Mullins talks with the BBC's Gideon Long at the site of the rescue operation.