Alice Kreit, NPR
A map of the Olympic torch relay.
A map of the Olympic torch relay. Alice Kreit, NPR
The Olympic torch heads to Argentina on Friday, after protesters disrupted its journey in Paris and San Francisco. The torch's 20-nation global route has been attracting activists angered over China's human rights record — in particular, its grip on Tibet and its arming of Sudan's government.
After Argentina, the torch continues to a dozen other countries before arriving in China on May 4, ahead of the Summer Games in August.
Julie McCarthy discusses the tumultuous torch relay with Robert Siegel.