Peru- Amazon Contamination (Dan Collyns) 12:32 Our first story is from Peru's Northern Amazon rain forest. There generations of indigenous peoples have used knowledge passed down from their ancestors to watch their territory and the well-being of their community. But that vigilance changes when a new neighbor is a multi-national oil company. Now they're using state-of-the-art technology to protect their families and their land from pollution. Correspondent Dan Collyns takes us there.NY - Latinos... [see more] On Stage (Gerry Hadden) 12:54 Despite decades of trying, Latinos have only made modest gains in the world of professional acting. The most progress has been on TV shows and in movies. But the Latino presence on stage lags behind. A new effort in New York City is turning things around. Its called the Sol Project. And its bringing new energy and enthusiasm to Latino stage actors and playwrights, off Broadway. Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports.Musical -Salt Cathedral Colombia Our final piece take us an hour outside of Colombias capital city to a heavenly wonder. Its a series of underground chambers located beneath a mountain of salt. Its a pillar of strength for locals and one of Bogotas most popular tourist attractions
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.