Melaina Spitzer reports from Ecuador on an ambitious scheme to create an overland trade route in South America that rivals the Panama Canal. The plan involves moving goods from through a combination ports, highways and riverways. On PRI's The World.
A popular television crime show in Brazil has a reputation for being the first to arrive at the scene of crimes. Now police may have found out why. Anchor Marco Werman gets the story from the BBC's Gary Duffy in Sao Paolo.
Constant violence in a Rio de Janeiro slum has left many residents suffering from depression. The BBC's Gary Duffy reports on how a team from the group 'Doctors without Borders' is treating depression in the slum. On PRI's The World.
Today's Geo Quiz takes us to the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Its capital city, and the answer to the quiz, is Belo Horizonte. Damian Francis Wagner recently travelled there and sent an audio ?postcard?.