Chile - Buried Alive (Harris Whitbeck) 12:00 They spent 69 grueling days in collapsed copper mine in Chile before being brought to safety. Thirty-three miners endured claustrophobia, heat and near-starvation. There are no reported cases of anyone being trapped beneath the earth for so long. But miraculously, every man in the group emerged alive. The rescue was one of the most challenging ever attempted especially at such a low depth. One of the men who played a key role in that rescue operation... [see more] was a Naval Medic named Andres Llarena. He sat down with Americas Now to recount the recovery mission.Game Changer - Mexico - Julian Rios Breast Cancer Detection (Lara Rodriguez) Breast cancer is one the leading cause of death in the Americas among women according to the World Health Organization. Our Game Changer nearly lost his mother to the disease when he was 13 years old. And that experience inspired him to find a better solution for early detection of the disease. Now, at 18 years old, he's invented a new device to detect breast cancer. Mexican Julian Rios is our Game Changer this week.Urban Voices - Ronald Martin (Armando)When you think of music in Cuba you're more likely to hear the sounds of salsa than the chords of a classical composition. But a musician from Havana is altering that perception. He plays the viol a stringed-instrument that first appeared during the Renaissance in Europe. Ronald Martin Alonso re-located to Paris and recently released a solo album. It features pieces from one of Frances most famous viol players back in the early 18th century. Ronald is our Urban Voice.
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.