Brazil - Syrian Refugees
Brazil - Syrian Refugees (Gerry Hadden) - As European countries squabble over how many refugees from the Syrian war to take in, an unlikely and far-away country has already opened its doors: Brazil. "The Giant of the South" has taken in over 2000 Syrians, and has plans for 20,000 more this year. The country is fast-tracking their visas, making it an easy and safe destination. However, many Syrian refugees know very little of Brazil.
Mexico - Game Changer Bico Yubo (Lisa Hagen) - Violence has forced "many" in parts of Mexico—to limit their time outdoors and stay at home. In the southern city of Juchitan, motorcycle taxis are the main means of transportation. They're also used as a tool in committing crimes, including assaults and robberies. But a group of young, indigenous artists is using the vehicle to carry culture to remote communities. A taxi filled with library books, movies and music for people who don't have access to those resources is the first of its kind in Latin America. Meet this week's Game Changer Rodrigo Vasquez.