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... [see more] its peak to the center of the Earth, the Chimborazo Mountain in Ecuador is the highest on Earth. It'd even be higher than Mount Everest. But its massive size does not make it immune to the destructive effects of climate change. Correspondent Harris Whitbeck takes us to the shrinking glaciers of Chimborazo and reports how it's affecting the people whose lives have been linked to it for decades.
"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.