With borders closed and entire countries on lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, some 2,000 migrants — many of them children under age 5 — have been detained for months in Panama, near the rainforest separating South and Central America.
Migrating songbirds have finally found the springtime weather in North America that they need to survive and thrive. Only a couple of weeks ago, they had to fight unusual cold and deep snows in the Northern states.
Given President Nicolás Maduro is already fighting for his political survival, it might seem crazy of him to meddle with such a sensitive issue as the cost of gas. Venezuelans are already dealing with triple-digit inflation.
In Brazil, where the homicide rate is five times higher than in the United States, politicians are debating a law to make it easier for residents, including convicted criminals, to buy guns. A group of conservative lawmakers wants to allow Brazilians to buy up to nine guns a year.
Protesters in Brazil used social media to send millions of people into the streets last weekend, calling for President Dilma Rousseff to be impeached. One Brazilian says the marches are just one symptom of deep-seated anger and division over the country's high level of corruption.
Mexico protested this week after a US official used the word "insurgency" to describe drug-related violence sweeping our southern neighbor. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with analyst Denise Dresser about why Mexicans object to the word insurgency so much
Chevron Corp., the U.S.'s second largest oil company, is the alleged culprit, and the company may have to pay at least $8 billion to repair damages after a ruling yesterday. To tell us more about the long fight is the BBC's Irene Caselli.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Irene Caselli about the latest in a long legal battle over the environmental legacy of oil drilling in the Ecuadorean Amazon. A court yesterday ordered the US company Chevron to pay damages of roughly $9 billion
For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for 'Hell' on earth. Actually, it's the Spanish word for hell, Infierno. It's a community in South America. We want you to name the country this place called 'Hell' is in.
The Panama Canal revolutionized trade between the nations of the Atlantic and the Pacific when it opened in 1914. Now Colombia and China are talking about building an alternative to the Canal. From the Colombian capital, Bogota, John Otis reports.
Two well-known musicians in their respective countries have a new CD out - American guitarist Bill Frisell and Brazilian singer-songwriter Vinicius Cantuaria. Betto Arcos tells us about their recent collaboration.
Director Paulo Morelli talks to Faith about his new film, City of Men, the sequel to City of God, his 2002 Academy Award-nominated film that delved into the culture of Rio De Janiero's sprawling "favela" slums.