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Environment

A place called 'Hell'

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for 'Hell' on earth. Actually, it's the Spanish word for hell, Infierno. It's a community in South America. We want you to name the country this place called 'Hell' is in.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

Today's Geo Quiz focused in the ancestral home of the potato. The answer is Peru. The BBC's Dan Collyns reports the Peruvian government is promoting the potato as a cheap, stable alternative to more expensive food crops like corn or wheat.

Environment

Earthquake recovery in Peru

The BBC's Dan Collyns reports from the Peruvian seaport of Pisco on efforts to rebuild -- 6 months after a devastating earthquake there; many residents were left homeless and are now having trouble getting government permission to rebuild.

Environment

Geo answer

Today's answer is Carancas, the Peruvian town that's located near the spot where a mysterious meteorite fell from the sky a few months ago. The World's David Leveille explains why scientists are puzzled by the meteorite and the crater it left behind.

Development & Education

Peru's education efforts

Peru recently imposed a nationwide teachers test in an effort to improve the country's education system, but unfortunately, more than 90-percent of the teachers failed the exam, as The BBC's Dan Collyns reports from Lima.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today we asked you to name the countries in the world with 4 letters. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author David Jenkin about his travels in Oman, Togo, Peru, Mali, Laos, Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, and Iraq. Jenkins wrote the book, "The Four Letter Countries: The Zany Adventures of the Alphabet Traveller."

Health & Medicine

Making medical records accessible

Medical records are rare or non-existent in many parts of the developing world. Now, a global team of coders and doctors have created a free, downloadable, computer-based medical record system. The World's Clark Boyd reports.