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Mexican Female Rappers & Argentinean Gabriela Gonzalez

Mexico - Rappers

Women fighting for justice, security and equal rights in Mexico have a new and vocal ally in their cause: female rappers. The budding movement isn't drawing huge crowds yet but its message is resonating. Especially among the young. That's in part because thousands of young women go missing every year in Mexico. And in most cases authorities don't investigate. Our correspondent Gerry Hadden reports from Mexico City. Watch the segment above.

Women in Science - Argentinean Gabriela Gonzalez

When she was growing up in Cordoba, Argentina, Gabriela Gonzalez wanted to be a math teacher. By the time she got to college, she had fallen in love with physics. Now, this professor at Louisiana State University is the spokesperson for a team that has made history for the discovery of gravitational waves, which Einstein predicted 100 years ago. There is little question the team will win the Noble Prize.

Game Changer - Peru - Maria Costa Checa

When it comes to women in science and technology, the challenge is to provide opportunities and access. Even more so in Latin America where women are under-represented in this field. In Peru social entrepreneur Mariana Costa is trying to do just that. She's the founder of the founder of Laboratoria, a social enterprise that empowers young women by giving them access to education and work in the digital sector.

Spain - Domincan Culinary Star

A 27-year-old woman from the Dominican Republic moved to Madrid looking for a career as a chef. But because she had no formal training, the only job she could get was washing dishes. Now, less than ten years later, she is an award-winning chef... and her career is doing all the sparkling. This is the story of Maria Marte, the "Michelin Cinderella" whose hard work is the true protagonist of this fairy tale.

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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

Mexico's Crime-Free Town

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's Hyperinflation & Galician Homecoming

Venezuela - Hyperinflation

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)

Privatizing Education In Haiti & Evelina Cabrera

Haiti - Privatizing Education

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