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Americas Now

Many Mexican immigrants joined the US military and fought in wars

Many Mexican immigrants joined the US military and fought in wars on behalf of the country. But they were soldiers not citizens because they were never officially naturalized. And they later found out they had no legal protection against being deported if they committed a crime. Their supporters say the real crime is how the US government could deport them in the first place after risking their lives to protect and defend the United States. Mike Kirsch reports.If you measure the distance from...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #120

Sunday, January 21 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.