Americas Now

Single Mothers

"Single Mothers" Correspondent Gerry Hadden goes to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to explores the consequences of domestic abuse including the plight of single mothers. In recent decades...the northern city of Ciudad Juarez has captured worldwide attention for the disappearances of thousands of women. But victims and activists say...the problem is everywhere. 66 percent of Mexican women 15 years of age and older, have been the victims of abuse.Next - Bringing people together in Colombia. Neighborhood...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #108

Sunday, July 22 at 10:30 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.