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.
Soap operas open new windows into our increasingly global world. For example, Latin America is a prolific producer — and consumer — of soap operas. But now it's important soap operas from abroad, too. Including from Turkey.
The oldest mummies in the world aren't in Egypt, but in northern Chile where the Chinchorro people once lived. Their 7,000-year-old remains are now under threat from changing weather patterns wrought by climate change, as are cultural relics around the world.
In their natural habitats, beavers and their dams are vital parts of the ecosystem. But in Patagonia, where the beaver is an invasive species, they're wreaking havoc on the local environment. Now the government is responding to stop the damage, and even local cooks are doing their part.
Chile is struggling to provide food and water for thousands of homeless people after the devastating earthquake on Saturday which killed more than 700 people. Marco Werman talks with the BBC's Gideon Long in Santiago.
Charles Darwin witnessed the devastation caused by a major earthquake in Chile. That was back in 1835. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more about Darwin's observations from Edward O. Wilson, the editor of a recent edition of four of Darwin's greatest books.
Secretary of State Clinton has arrived in Chile to offer American support after the powerful earthquake that struck there on Saturday. Chile's President Michelle Bachelet said a huge aid effort was underway. The BBC's Andy Gallagher is in Concepción.
It's been four days since a magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck Chile. Chile's President Michelle Bachelet said today there's no shortage of food or fuel. Host Marco Werman speaks with reporter Gideon Long in Santiago.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Sam Seiniger, an American teenager who happened to be in Concepcion, Chile, when that city was struck by a massive earthquake. Since then, the young American has been helping out in the relief effort.
Sebasti-n Piñera has been sworn in as president of Chile, minutes after it was hit by the largest aftershock since last month's devastating earthquake. Piñera's presidency ends two decades of left-wing rule in Chile. The BBC's Gideon Long reports.