The proposal at first was controversial because of the thriving illegal drug trade: Peru is the world's second largest producer of coca leaves — the source plant for cocaine — and some worried that drug gangs would branch into the marijuana business.
Host Bruce Gellerman talks with Professor David Pimentel of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University about his new study which calculates the fossil fuel calories of the food we consume.
American Mishy Lesser was in Chile on September 11th, 1973 -- when the military overthrew the government of Salvador Allende. Lesser took shelter with a family in Santiago. They helped get her out of the country.
We were looking for a wine-growing region in the northern half of Chile. The answer is the Limari Valley. One variety fo wine from there is sold under the label Palin -- spelled P-A-L-I-N -- just like Governor Sarah Palin's last name. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Sergio Reyes of the company Geo-Wines which distributes the label.
For our Geo Quiz we were looking for the countries where you'd find the Mapuche, an indigenous people. The answers are Chile and Argentina. Mapuche protesters joined crowds along the streets of Santiago yesterday to protest the celebration of Columbus Day. The World's David Leveille reports.
Ten years ago today the Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet was arrested. His case has become a benchmark for the international human rights movement. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive.