Mexico - Tech-Mex (Harris Whitbeck) 13:13Part of U.S. President Donald Trumps' "get-tough" policy is expected to include an increase in the expulsion of undocumented citizens to their home countries. Mexico is one of the nations that might face the largest number of returnees. For many of them it could feel like starting over as they know little about the language and culture of their country of origin. That makes things like finding a job difficult. But the digital startup sector in Mexico is... [see more] viewing the return of migrants from the U.S. as an opportunity. Our correspondent Harris Whitbeck went to Mexico City to find out who is hiring returnees and why. Interview - Evo Morales, President of Bolivia 11:02When Evo Morales, first became Bolivia's president in 2006 his first challenge was to tackle the country's extreme poverty. As the nation's first indigenous leader he implemented various social policies and programs managing to keep steady financial growth despite an economic crisis in the region. Elaine had the rare opportunity to sit down with President Morales. They discussed many things from sovereignty and the future of the region to Bolivia's ties with China. Musical - Chile Marine Sanctuary 1:50Before Chilean President Michelle Bachelet left office in 2018, she signed into law protections for several areas of land. One of those was the Juan Fernandez Islands located 665 kilometers off of Chile's central coast. Only 700 people inhabit the area which is richer in plant and bird species than the Galapagos Islands. We used these images of the pristine preserve for our musical/end piece this week.
"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.