Americas Now

The Uncontacted

"The Uncontacted" In this week's lead story, Correspondent Dan Collyns takes viewers to a remote area of Peru's Amazon rain forest. There he explores a people cut off from the world for centuries. They are now making contact with the outside world for the first time. The contact is not without problems as this "lost tribe" struggles to adapt.Next "Game Changer" A profile of Dora Marيa Ruiz Galindo, a woman dedicated to rural education among the indigenous people of Mexico. She founded an...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #106

Sunday, October 15 at 11:00 am on 12.2

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"The Centenarians": Correspondent Harris Whitbeck investigates the secrets of long life among the people of the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. This region is home to some of the oldest people in the world: many over the age of 100."Game Changer"A profile of Julia Novelo, a designer in Mexico City turning the city's waste into jewelry. In doing so she provides work to poor single mothers. Her organization "Cerrando el ciclo" ("Closing the cycle") has been widely recognized as an NGO - making a difference.The program ends this week with a a video essay from Colombia. The essay chronicles the effort to return endangered Red Howler Monkeys into the wild.