In the very Catholic countries of South America, feminists are fighting to change basic cultural attitudes about women. That’s the case in Paraguay, at the heart of the continent. Two women have paid a personal price to send a message about domestic violence.
Furious protesters broke into the congress late Friday, ransacking lawmakers' offices and starting fires after senators approved a proposal to allow the president to run for re-election. The next day, police apparently shot dead an opposition political activist.
Chef Antonio Park is of Korean heritage, grew up in Latin America, went to culinary school in Japan and has been living in the Canadian province of Quebec for more than two decades. His specialty is fish, and the fare at his Park Restaurant in Montreal is billed as Japanese, but the flavors are utterly original.
Host Lisa Mullins discusses the outcome of Paraguay's presidential election with the US Ambassador to Paraguay, James Cason; former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo won the election, ending more than 60 years of one-party rule in Paraguay.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Paraguay's capital, Asunciï¿½n. The World's David Leveille profiles the latest diplomatic initiative by the US Ambassador to Paraguay. It's a CD of Paraguayan folk songs sung in the indigenous language, Guarani.
U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay James Cason has recorded a 16-track album in Guaraní, the official indigenous language of Paraguay, turning the foreign-serviceman into a national sensation. Guest: U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay James C. Cason
The Geo Quiz takes us to South America this time, to a remote region that borders on Brazil and Bolivia. Recent satellite images show cattle ranchers there moving in and thus forcing indigenous people out.