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In the Americas with David Yetman

In the Americas with David Yetman

From Vaquejada to Jangada: Into Rural Cearل, Brazil

A small state in Brazil's dry northeast, Cearل is home to a variety of traditions not found in the rest of the vast country. The inland bush, called the sertمo, is home to cowboys and and odd rodeo, while the coast supports fisherman whose wooden boats are little changed over the last several centuries. Cearل is home to Brazil's most important religious shrine, its last lace-weavers, and a startling array of tropical fruits.

Saturday, December 30 at 12:00 pm on 12.2


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IN THE AMERICAS WITH DAVID YETMAN showcases the landscapes, peoples and history of North and South America — from the frozen landscape of Yellowstone National Park in winter to the active volcanoes of Southern Chile. This season, host David Yetman (The Desert Speaks) visits Mayan excavation sites in Guatemala, an isolated mountain community in northern Oaxaca, colorful religious festivals on the Yucatلn peninsula, and the booming and bustling port of Panama City. Along the way, he meets natives and immigrants, islanders and mainlanders, pastoralists and city-dwellers, including the descendants of Japanese, German and Italian immigrants that settled in South America.