- Chile lifts tsunami warnings after 8.2 magnitude earthquake; Hawaii braces for potential tsunami waves
An 8.2 magnitude earthquake, with at least 60 aftershocks and minor earthquakes, struck 55 miles off the coast of Chile, prompting evacuations until early Wednesday. Tsunami warnings were placed on several areas in northern Chile overnight and more than 900,000 … Continue reading
In remote regions of the Peruvian Amazon, extensive gold-mining operations have stirred major environmental concerns over mercury contamination in fish, fish-eating wildlife and humans. In collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports. Continue reading
In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world’s richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru. Continue reading
No matter what happens in Peru’s presidential runoff in June, change is coming. Judging from partial results from Sunday’s first round of voting, the top two candidates represent a departure from current leaders and policies that some say helped maintain the country’s economic growth. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks to Efrain Kristal, a UCLA professor of comparative literature and of Spanish and Portuguese, about the life and work of Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa.
In the final report in his series about health issues in Peru, Ray Suarez reports on the country’s war on AIDS through research on rare patients whose bodies can effectively suppress the virus. Continue reading
As part of his continuing series on Peru, Ray Suarez reports on how government strategies to reduce deaths from childbirth among indigenous women who live far from health services could also help women in other Latin American countries. Continue reading