Colombia's Homeless City & Portuguese Homecoming
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
Waves of Brazilians have been arriving in Portugal, in what some are calling an unprecedented influx of immigration. They come from all walks of life: rich and poor; educated and uneducated; entering with and without legal documents. But they are bound by a common goal: to escape economic and political instability back home. "Americas Now" correspondent Gerry Hadden has the story of this unique return to the motherland.
Musical Rio: World Heritage Rio
It's called the Marvelous City an iconic metropolis known for its sky-high cliffs, vast beaches and lush tropical vegetation. Its most emblematic statue is said to welcome visitors with open arms: Its most famous song celebrates a girl who swayed her hips on the way to Ipanema beach. And now, it's officially a UNESCO World Heritage Site after almost 5 years waiting. Rio de Janeiro is this week's musical ending piece.