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Mexican Raperas & Latina Scientist
Mexico - Raperas
Murders of women have become so commonplace in Mexico in recent years, the term "femicide" is now firmly embedded in the country's vocabulary. And in most cases families claim authorities don't properly investigate. But 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 but its message is resonating, especially among the younger generation. Correspondent Gerry Hadden reports on the Raperas of Mexico City.
Latina Scientist - Gabriela Gonzalez
Imagine taking a prediction made a hundred years ago by one of the greatest minds of the 20th century and finding the evidence to prove it to be true today. That's what an Argentine-born female physicist did as part of a team of scientists in Louisiana. They discovered the existence of "gravitational waves", one of the concepts Albert Einstein's talk about in his one hundred year old theory of relativity. Since, the team has being showered with worldwide acclaim. There is also near certainty a Nobel Prize is in the future. Our John Zarrella spent time with Gabriela Gonzalez who insists there is more to come.
Game Changer - Mariana Costa
Our Game Changer this week is a social entrepreneur from Peru who found herself in the right place at the right time and saw the chance to use her skills to make a difference. While working at a software development company, she realized she was one of only two female employees on staff. So she started a program to teach other women about digital software and help employ them too. For this week's Game Changer we introduce you to the founder of Laboratoria, Mariana Costa.
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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