At Wayqecha Biological Station, a research site deep in the cloud forests of southern Peru, a giant “cloud curtain” hangs over the canopy to intercept clouds. It is meant to mimic reduced cloud cover under a warming climate.
At least 6,000 Venezuelans lined up at Peru's northern border on Tuesday in hopes of entering the country before a deadline for acquiring residency, and another 4,000 were due to arrive in the next two days, Peru's ombudsman's office said.
During World War II, the US forcibly relocated and detained thousands of Japanese Latin Americans, but left them without legal entry documents. Today, their fight for redress and recognition continues.
Dozens of Venezuelans who fled their crisis-stricken country for Peru are seeking to take up a Caracas offer to fly them home, as Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro seizes on hardships migrants face abroad to shore up domestic support.
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.
The United States has been helping the Colombian military fight a war on coca, the plant used to make cocaine. There are efforts to help farmers find alternatives to growing coca. Living on Earth's Conrad Fox reports on one of these alternatives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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