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Venezuela - Hyperinflation Nation

Venezuela - Hyperinflation NationImagine living in a country where the price of everything doubles every 18 days and where in one year, the price of anything can rise well above 1,200 percent. That's been the recent reality for Venezuelans, whose economy has been ravaged by the fall in the global price of oil, declining productivity, and political turmoil.Galicia - HomecomingIn a remote corner of Galicia, in Northwestern Spain, summer means a huge influx of people. Some are tourists, but many more...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #127

Sunday, March 18 at 10:30 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.