Mexico - Housing Nightmare (Mike Kirsch)19:28 Back in 2001 some in Mexico called it a miracle. Millions of low wage, factory workers were promised new, affordable homes under an ambitious residential construction boom. It was set in motion by then-President Vicente Fox and the World Bank. Today that miracle is being described as a social and financial catastrophe. According to a recent in-depth investigation by the Los Angeles Times citizens in these developments have been dealing with... [see more] daily hardships and hazards across Mexico. Correspondent Mike Kirsch toured one region of broken homes and broken dreams in the northern Mexican state of Baja California.Game Changer - David Hernández Ludofono (Colombia - Michelle Begue) 5:27 Its been long believed by scientists that music can have a positive impact on the development of a childs brain. But a recent study by Northwestern University claims that listening to music isnt enough. Being actively engaged by playing an instrument increases the benefits to the brain even more. But not all children have access to instruments. In Colombia, one man is trying to give them that access. Hes invented an instrument called the Ludofono. Meet Game Changer David Hernandez.Musical Afro-Colombian Fashion Show 1:30 For the ending/musical piece this week, we take you to Zipaquira, Colombia, where high fashion meets a place of faith. An African Fashion Week travels outside the continent to the colonial town's famous Salt Cathedral. Organizers hope to make it an annual event.
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.