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Guatemala - Fleeing Guatemala

Guatemala - Fleeing GuatemalaIn Central America, young migrants are leaving home without parental permission to make a perilous trek to the United States.In search of better economic opportunities, they embark on a journey that Amnesty International has called "one of the world's most dangerous." But not all make it. USA - Research Role ModelThough it was once associated as being dominated by men, science is increasingly being redefined by women, many of whom are blazing trails in previously uncharted...
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  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #128

Sunday, April 1 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.