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Mexico - Raperas

Mexico - RaperasMurders of women have become so commonplace in Mexico in recent years, that the term "femicide" is now firmly embedded in the country's vocabulary. But even as women are murdered at an alarming rate, families claim authorities don't properly investigate their cases, leaving them in the dark about their loved ones' deaths. USA - Latina ScientistImagine taking a prediction made a hundred years ago by one of the greatest minds of the 20th century and finding the evidence to prove it...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #130

Sunday, April 15 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.