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Haitians In Limbo & Enrique Chiu
Costa Rica - Haitians in Limbo
At the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua, thousands of Haitians have been arriving, dead tired, but full of hope. They have come from Brazil, a place they fled two years ago in search of a better future. But the crisis in Brazil has them fleeing once again. After trekking more than 5,000 kilometers, their journey has come to an abrupt halt. Correspondent Harris Whitbeck reports about this refugee camp in Costa Rica.
Game Changer - Enrique Chiu
The border dividing Mexico and the United States has become a symbol for fear and division, but one artist is on a quest to transform it into a beacon of hope and humanity. His project is called the "Wall of Brotherhood," and it aims to inspire hearts and minds meter by meter of the border wall. Our Game Changer this week is Enrique Chiu.
Nicaragua - Turtle Trouble
Imagine standing on a beach and seeing thousands of turtles emerge from the ocean and onto the shore all at once. It happens each year in Nicaragua. Certain turtles — like the Olive Ridley — migrate there to lay their eggs. But threats to these sea creatures are causing trouble. Our correspondent Grace Gonzalez reports from the Nicaraguan Coast to see how turtle conservationists are helping ensure the survival of this revered and endangered reptile.
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
Mexico - Crime-free town
Mexico's war on drugs has proven long and brutal. The central state of Michoacan has been hit especially hard, with rival cartels fighting each other for territory and against onslaughts by the Mexican Army. The violence has led to lawlessness and a spike in illegal logging. One small town, Cheran, took on all the bad guys and drove them out. Five years later the Purepecha Indian village is still effectively governing itself. Peace reigns in Cheran but villagers say they can never lower their guard.
Costa Rica - Renewable energy
Venezuela - Hyperinflation
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.
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