Evo Morales, Bolivia’s president, wants to develop the country’s rich natural resources, including fossil fuels. But he's also obligated to respect the wishes of indigenous Amazon tribes and local farmers.
The former Soviet Republic of Georgia is just starting to offer jury trials on a limited basis, but most Georgians are unfamiliar with the concept. So Americans are playing a role in helping Georgians get ready. Reporter Mary Stucky has some examples.
Aldo Villegas, also known as Bocafloja, is one of the most popular independent rappers in Spanish and, as Mary Stucky reports, over the years he's acquired a huge following in both Mexico and the United States.
Alexandra Bounxouei is a teen idol in Laos. She's young and vivacious, with a legion of fans at home and around the world. She's also a classically trained violinist. Mary Stucky has the story of the 'Lao Princess of Pop.'
The small country Laos wants to pay for development by building dams and selling the power generated by the Mekong River. But many environmental groups fear dams will devastate Laos' unique biodiversity.
In Guatemala a majority of the population is Maya Indian. For centuries they have been excluded from national political and economic life, but today they're finding their voice in music. Reporter Mary Stucky profiles the Guatemalan rock band B'itzma.
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