Guatemala - Unearthing Answers 12:38Guatemala is one of the Central American countries that suffered the most during the Cold War a time of postWorld War Two tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States. In particular a civil conflict in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 that left hundreds of thousands dead -- and tens of thousands missing. More than two decades after the end of the conflict, forensic anthropologists are helping families who have been searching for their disappeared loved... [see more] ones. Harris Whitbeck explains from Guatemala City.Argentina - Alibaba in Argentina 10:57Singles Day an "unofficial" Chinese holiday that celebrates single people and is now the busiest online shopping day in the world. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba recorded sales of over $25 billion dollars in 2017. Founder Jack Ma founded the company to help Chinese producers sell to foreign buyers and it's expanding. Correspondent Joel Richards reports from Argentina, a country that recently signed a deal with Alibaba to sell a growing range of products to China.Game Changer - Mexico - Pelota Mesoamericana 7:50Long before basketball and football, Mexico's indigenous invented their very own athletic competition that involved a ball and a court: the Ballgame of Meso-america. Today, in Api-zaco, Mexico, a group of athletes is trying to bring back the nearly-forgotten sport. A Mexican coach has co-founded a national league to preserve the game teaching teenagers the rules and how to play it. Our Game Changer this week is Iván Yerena.
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 ChangerA 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.