Alan Lomax made an impressive career out of recording folk music all over the world; But few people heard the recordings that Lomax made in Haiti in the 1930's. This month they'll be released to the public for the first time. Ruxandra Guidi has the story.
Today's Geo Quiz takes us to a fishing village in northern Haiti where the beach is owned by a major cruise line and the locals don't get to use it. The answer is Labadie. Reporter Ruxandra Guidi takes us there.
At the heart of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, there's a bustling street market. That's where you'll find Antoine, a man dubbed the market's "walking jukebox." We hear a selection of his music in an audio postcard sent by reporter Ruxandra Guidi.
Correspondent Ruxandra Guidi reports on the state of the humanitarian crisis in Haiti. Four back-to-back storms have pummeled the area since August....leaving hundreds of thousands of victims in need of food, shelter, and water.
We continue with our occasional series on unofficial anthems from around the globe. Today, we hear the song "Canto a Avaroa" from Bolivia. Also, we asked to you name the five countries that border Bolivia in our Geo Quiz.
This summer, Iron Maiden is on a massive world tour. To the despair of some fans, they won't be stopping in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. Ruxandra Guidi stumbled onto a diehard fan base for a British metal band that had its last hit 20 years ago.
Ruxandra Guidi reports on Bolivia's recall referendum this weekend, as voters will have the chance to decide if President Evo Morales and several opposition governors should stay in office or be thrown out.
Violence is a fact of life in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but medical care is not, which is why the aid group, Doctors Without Borders, has stepped in to open the first emergency care clinic in a Rio slum
Rio's police have a reputation for violence and corruption so the Brazilian government has joined with some gun control advocates to try to retrain the city's police, with lessons on ethics and human rights, as Ruxandra Guidi has the story.
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