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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.
Peru - Uncontacted (Dan Collyns) - Living deep within the Amazon rainforest, in Brazil and Peru, are dozens of so-called "un-contacted" tribes. These indigenous and historic communities have had little to almost no contact with the outside world. The Mashco Piro people are believed to have fled into the recesses of the jungle during the Amazon Rubber "Boom" in the late 1800s. This was a time of enslavement and death for many tribes. The Mashco Piro had rejected all contact with outsiders until recently.
Nicaragua - Poisonous Spray (Grace Gonzalez)
Chile - Saving a Language. A 25-year-old Chilean musician is trying to keep the culture of a tribe alive by saving its language. His name is Keyuk and his mission is to use the ancient words to unite descendants. Linguists estimate there are some 7,000 different languages still spoken in the world today. But a recent study indicates half of those languages could disappear by the end of the century. Portugal - Cavaquinho. It may look like a ukulele, but this stringed instrument is called a cavaquinho.
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