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San Salvador - Amnesty Law Overturned

San Salvador - Amnesty Law Overturned "Amnesty". Some 75,000 people died in El Salvador during a 12 year civil war between the military government and leftists rebel groups. But when the war came to an end in 1992, the government quickly approved amnesty law that prevented investigate killings and prosecute the authors of war-related massacres. 23 years later, in July, the Supreme Court overturned the law and now the general attorney is in charge of investigate and chase suspects. The Supreme Court...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #116

Sunday, December 17 at 11:00 am on 12.2


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"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.