Most Commented Stories Tagged: South America

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo quiz

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a vast, surreal landscape in South America that's made up of salt. The answer is the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Reporter Ruxandra Guidi takes us there.

Concern for the hostages left behind

Three Americans held captive for more than five years in the jungles of Colombia have returned home, but now that they are free, the former captives are expressing concern for the people still being held hostage, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

We were looking for a tributary of the Amazon that starts in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The answer is the Xingu River. Researchers working near the source of the river have un-covered traces of ancient settlements -- known as "lost cities" -- buried under a thick layer of jungle. Lisa Mullins speaks with Michael Heckenberger, a professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida who led an expedition to the region.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

For today's Global hit we meet singer-songwriter Beth Rowley. The tunes on Beth Rowley's just released CD "Little Dreamer" run from jazzy torch songs to rock. The World's Marco Werman has more.

Politics

Chavez victory in Venezuela referendum

Lisa Mullins speaks with the Carter Center's Jennifer McCoy about yesterday's referendum victory for Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Voters decided to do away with term limits for Chavez, allowing him to run for office indefinitely.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Male harpists are a rare breed. And male JAZZ harpists even more so. The World's Adeline Sire tells us that the latest album from Colombian musician Edmar Castaneda is making its mark in the world of jazz.