One novel that's appearing on several "best of" lists for 2013 is author Daniel Alarcón's “At Night We Walk in Circles.” Recently, he put together a soundtrack to go with his novel for Powell’s Books in Portland. Here's what Alarcón put together as a playlist for his new book.
Who would see promise in a bankrupt Detroit and invest in an infamous factory abandoned 60 years ago? A Spanish developer who lost everything in 2008 and proved he could rebuild himself and a city, in Peru.
We're headed to the Andes for the Geo Quiz. We're looking for two countries on the South American continent where chewing coca leaves remains popular. It's been a cultural tradition of indigenous people in Andean countries for centuries.
Kids doing backflips in the streets of Lima to earn change got a break when a Peruvian ballet dancer saw them and stopped to talk. That led to a dance school, a professional dance company, and new relationships across Peru's class divide.
Leaf rust is eating away at coffee trees in Central and South America. Hundreds of thousands of people are out of work because of it. Now, an unlikely coalition of American coffee chains, coffee shops and bankers are coming to the rescue.