Fleeing Guatemala & Gina Badenoch
Guatemala - Fleeing Guatemala
They are young Central American migrants who leave their homes without parental permission, to make a perilous trek to the United States. Most are trying to escape poverty and search for better economic opportunities. Amnesty International has called the journey one of the world's most dangerous. And many of these minors don't even reach their final destination. Correspondent Harris Whitbeck speaks to migrants from Guatemala who were caught by authorities in Mexico and returned home.
Game Changer Mexico - Gina Badenoch (video above)
You could call this week's Game Changer on "Americas Now" a real "visionary." She's a Mexican photographer on a mission to educate some unlikely pupils devoting her time to teaching photography to the visually-impaired. It may sound impossible but by showing them how to concentrate on their surroundings and focus on other senses, she has enabled them to overcome their disability and capture some amazing images. For this week's Game Changer we introduce you to the founder of "Sight of Emotion"...Gina Badenoch.
Urban Voice - Flamenco Saxophone
Jorge Pardo is a musician from Spain who is famous for playing the saxophone. But his compositions don't just feature the saxophone, they include several other instruments that he performs on as well. Pardo believes the sound of each instrument delivers a different message. And when those different sounds are combined, they create a new language. It's one of the reasons why Pardo is also considered a pioneer of the innovative musical form called "flamenco-jazz fusion." For this week's Urban Voice we give you Jorge Pardo.