A Special Tourism edition of Americas NowFirst "Cuba Ecotourism" Correspondent Michael Voss (who has lived in Cuba for nearly ten years) guides viewers through the kind of tourism Cuba wants to promote as the nation targets its the most sought after customers: Americans.Next a look at luxury tourism in Brazil. High end style and what to shop for in Sao Paolo.Finally - Gerry Hadden explores the beaches of Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. In a decade it has gone from hammock heaven...to... [see more] the hottest spot in the sun...full of stylish, bungalow hotels. Business is booming...but some worry it could "end up" a victim of its own success.
"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.