Centenarians

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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Costa Rica - Saving Earth. Costa Rica is the eco-capital of Latin America, offering rich biodiversity and generating most of its electricity from clean sources. In fact 25 % of its land is designated a wildlife reserve or National Park and protected from development.Costa Rica was on a mission to become the first country to have zero emissions by 2021. Last year, it had to revise that goal and admit it was overly ambitious. Argentina - Solar Villages. In Argentina, solar energy is already making a huge difference.

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Cuba - HIV Children. The World Health Organization calls it one of the greatest feats in medicine today. Doctors in Cuba have discovered a way to prevent pregnant women with HIV from transmitting the virus to their children. Antarctica - Blind birdwatchers. A blind birdwatcher from Uruguay proves you don't need sight to see. Through the sounds of nature he is able to envision the world that surrounds him. He explores the sounds of nature in Uruguay and Brazil and he goes as far as the Antarctic. Americas Now follows him.

Ecuador - Rainforest Chocolate

The Waorani tribe, which resides deep in Ecuador's rainforest, was known in the 1980s for being aggressive with Western white explorers, missionaries, and tourists. The tribe's members have become entrepreneurs by developing a chocolate endeavor that has garnered many green certifications and earned a Latin American environmental award.

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Forced Sterilizations - Thousands of women in Peru in the 1990's were coerced into sterilization. Dan Collyns in Lima investigates the legacy of this controversial poverty alleviation and population program. Next: the Americas Now "Game Changer" report profiles - Saskia Nino de Rivera - an activist working among mothers and their children born in Mexican overcrowded and inadequate prisons. Finally: Our video essay looks at Urban gardening in Venezuela; a nation undergoing chronic food shortages.

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First "Cuba Ecotourism" Correspondent Michael Voss (who has lived in Cuba for nearly ten years) guides viewers through the kind of tourism Cuba wants to promote as the nation targets its the most sought after customers: Americans. Next a look at luxury tourism in Brazil. High end style and what to shop for in Sao Paolo. Finally - Gerry Hadden explores the beaches of Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. In a decade it has gone from hammock heaven...to the hottest spot in the sun...full of stylish, bungalow hotels.

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