Peru

Environment

Why South American parents are hiding their kids from the sun

The levels of UV rays in some areas of South America are soaring. People are being warned to just stay indoors between the peak hours of around 10 am and 4 pm. In Bolivia, there is even a law requiring parents to send their kids to school with a hat. Yet with many, in Peru and Bolivia particularly, living both directly from the land and below the poverty line, the message may not be getting through.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Peru's Pena

Guitarist and producer Cory Wong recently went on a musical journey. He went in search of Afro-Peruvian rhythms. And found them, not surprisingly, in Peru. The musicians he recorded there are heard on a new CD, �Pena.' Cory Wong gives us a sample.

Arts, Culture & Media

Music of the Achuar people

The Achuar live in a piece of the Amazon rainforest in South America. Their ancestral territory straddles two countries we'd like you to name. Reporter Andy Isaacson recently traveled to a remote Achuar village to find out more about their way of life.