Dan Collyns

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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.


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.

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.