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.
The epicenter was on the southern part of Chiloé island, an area with several national parks. The earthquake caused some minor damage, but no deaths were reported and an initial tsunami alert was later downgraded.
Newly declassified files accuse the Pinochet regime of carrying out an attack in Washington in broad daylight 40 years ago. A car bomb killed Chile's former foreign minister, Orlando Letelier, and a young American woman, Ronni Moffitt.
Forty years ago, Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat, and, Ronni Moffitt, his assistant, were killed when a bomb taped beneath their vehicle detonated. Francisco Letelier, the diplomat's son, revisits the murder on Washington's Embassy Row.
Survivors of a 1972 plane crash in the Andes have told their own story in a new film. They felt other efforts to recount their ordeal missed the essence of what they endured during the incident - and after.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.