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Forced Sterilizations - Thousands of women in Peru in the 1990's were coerced into sterilization. Dan Collyns in Lima investigates the legacy of this controversial poverty alleviation and population program. Next: the Americas Now "Game Changer" report profiles - Saskia Nino de Rivera - an activist working among mothers and their children born in Mexican overcrowded and inadequate prisons. Finally: Our video essay looks at Urban gardening in Venezuela; a nation undergoing chronic food shortages.
Colombia - Homeless City
When Bogota's new mayor Enrique Penalosa took office in early 2016, he vowed to take down crime in the Colombian capital. One of his first offensives was a raid into the "Bronx." It is the city's most dangerous slum, plagued by drugs, weapons and savage violence. The raid ended with the evacuation of cartels and criminal gangs but it also uncovered a complex reality: thousands of people were living in the Bronx, without a home. Correspondent Michelle Begue has more on Colombia's Homeless City.
Portugal - Portuguese Homecoming
"Democracy Now!" host Amy Goodman explores how grassroots activism and general muckraking can give a voice to those otherwise ignored.
In four segments, subjects are asked what brought them to Los Angeles.KCET Original
Visual food artists create world maps of all the continents featuring their most iconic foods.
Meet the Kung Fu nuns — women from an age-old Buddhist sect who are using their martial arts expertise to teach women self-defense, as reports of rapes rise in India.KCET Original
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Watch how North Koreans, both in and outside the country, are breaking down the barriers between the oppressed and the outside world through a secret trade in USBs, cell phones and DVDs.
An exploration of the environmental movement — grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.
Filmmaker Sebastian Junger embeds with a unit in Afghanistan to examine what war feels like and what it does to soldiers.