For some of the more isolated communities in Peru's Amazon, the river is the highway and the only way that goods and people get about. This means that getting medical attention can be a challenge, and that's where hospital ships come in.
Weekend Edition host Scott Simon speaks with Jospeh Leahy, the Brazil Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, about how Latin America views the so-called "fiscal cliff," the automatic spending cuts and tax increases set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
Weekend Edition host Scott Simon speaks with Jorge Castaneda, an author and commentator who served as Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 2000 to 2003, about incoming president Enrique Pena Nieto.
The descendant of the ancient Aztec language is one of many endangered indigenous languages. Although there may still be a million speakers of Nahuatl, it is not being transmitted to a new generation. But there is an attempt to revive Nahuatl in New York City, and students eager to connect to their heritage are taking classes.
The country's ultra-Orthodox Jews control kosher certification, but some restaurants are raising objections and forming their own rival certification association. The dispute is part of a wider debate over how Israel should manage the relationship between church and state.
In Istanbul, construction of much-needed transit projects was halted when astonishing archaeological treasures began turning up. Now, archaeologists are poring over a stunning trove of artifacts, including some three dozen Byzantine-era ships.
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