Chile: Portillo Music Festival goes virtual amid COVID-19

Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Chile: Portillo Music Festival goes virtual amid COVID-19” – below is their description. Music and art festivals have taken a back seat during the pandemic, but some events have gone online, allowing them to accommodate even more people than usual. In Chile this year, the Portillo International … Read more Chile: Portillo Music Festival goes virtual amid COVID-19

New species found in Bolivian Andes

Reuters published this video item, entitled “New species found in Bolivian Andes” – below is their description. A scientific expedition high in the Bolivian Andes revealed 20 species new to science, including ‘lilliputian frog’ and four rediscovered species including the ‘devil-eyed frog,’ previously thought to be extinct, Conservation International said. Reuters YouTube Channel Got a … Read more New species found in Bolivian Andes

Solar eclipse plunges southern Chile, Argentina into darkness

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Solar eclipse plunges southern Chile, Argentina into darkness” – below is their description. For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-12-15/Solar-eclipse-plunges-southern-Chile-Argentina-into-darkness-WeDAHUlJiU/index.html Thousands of people in #SouthAmerica watched a solar #eclipse that lasted about two minutes on December 14. The eclipse was visible along a 90-kilometer-wide corridor from the Pacific coast in Chile across the … Read more Solar eclipse plunges southern Chile, Argentina into darkness

HLS Library Book Talk | Human Rights in a Time of Populism: Challenges and Responses

Harvard Law School published this video item, entitled “HLS Library Book Talk | Human Rights in a Time of Populism: Challenges and Responses” – below is their description. The November 18 book talk was co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Library and the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program. The book talk discussion included: César … Read more HLS Library Book Talk | Human Rights in a Time of Populism: Challenges and Responses

Colombia: Guardians of the spectacled bear | Global Ideas

DW News published this video item, entitled “Colombia: Guardians of the spectacled bear | Global Ideas” – below is their description. The spectacled bear is native to the Andes. But poaching, rapid urban growth and increasing deforestation in Colombia have been forcing the animal to look for new habitats. DW News YouTube Channel Got a … Read more Colombia: Guardians of the spectacled bear | Global Ideas

Disease Is Ravaging the World’s $25 Billion Banana Industry

The world’s most popular fruit is under siege. How it adapts now could be crucial to understanding the post-pandemic era. n the banana plantations of the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, workers are being issued with protective clothing and disinfectant is provided for their tools. The safety precautions implemented in the farms that stretch between the … Read more Disease Is Ravaging the World’s $25 Billion Banana Industry

My Favourite Place: The Ecuadorian Andes by Julian Smith

I lifted one plastic boot and planted steel crampons into the snow with a styrofoam crunch. Took a deep breath. Fourteen. Eleven more steps and I could rest again. It was dark, the air was thin, and Billie Holiday was crooning through the ice-coated wires of my headphones about what a little moonlight can do. … Read more My Favourite Place: The Ecuadorian Andes by Julian Smith