Most Shared Stories Tagged: South America

Politics

Venezuela and Colombia patch things up

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Latin America expert Michael Shifter about the now-resolved crisis between Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador; Shifter says the crisis ended when Colombia and Venezuela essentially check-mated each other.

Bolivia's legal coca trade

Ruxandra Guidi reports on Bolivia's "Coca Yes -- Cocaine No" policy; it's the brainchild of Bolivian president and former coca-grower Evo Morales, and the policy seeks to promote legal use of coca leaves

Politics

Bolivia's anti-drug efforts

Ruxandra Guidi reports on Bolivia's record when it comes to fighting drug trafficking: the Bolivian government encourages a legal trade in coca leaves, a traditional and legal crop in Bolivia

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

Today's answer is Carancas, the Peruvian town that's located near the spot where a mysterious meteorite fell from the sky a few months ago. The World's David Leveille explains why scientists are puzzled by the meteorite and the crater it left behind.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz - we were looking for the name of the South American desert where scenes for the new James Bond flick are being filmed. The answer is the Atacama Desert.

Colombian march for hostage release

Manuel Rueda reports on a public outcry in Colombia, calling on the government and leftist rebels to come up with a deal to release hundreds of hostages held in the Colombian jungle.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer: Acre

For today's Geo Quiz we were looking for the name of a Brazilian state with a new state-run condom factory. The answer is Acre. The condom factory will soon be producing condoms made from rubber harvested in the Amazon rainforest..