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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 - Costa Rica is well-known for its pristine nature, abundant waterways and commitment to clean energy. But the country has recently taken its environmental initiative one step further. It has broken records for going the longest stretch of time -- using energy "only" from renewable power sources. Correspondent Harris Whitbeck reports on the progress this pioneering nation is making -- to be a global model for sustainability.

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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.

Venezuela's Hyperinflation & Galician Homecoming

Venezuela - Hyperinflation - Imagine living in a country where the price of everything doubles every 18 days... where in one year, the price of anything can rise well above 12-hundred percent. That's been the recent reality for Venezuelans, whose economy has been ravaged by the fall in the global price of oil, declining productivity and political turmoil. Stephen Gibbs portrays the cases of three locals on their daily struggle.

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.

Privatizing Education In Haiti & Evelina Cabrera

Haiti - Privatizing Education In many societies private education is a luxury that only the wealthiest can afford. So you may be surprised to learn that in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, far more children attend private schools than state schools. This despite the fact that nation's constitution stipulates that all Haitian children have the right to a free education. Unfortunately, no government in Haitian history has come close to achieving that.

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. Women in Science - Argentinean Gabriela Gonzalez - When she was growing up in Cordoba, Argentina, Gabriela Gonzalez wanted to be a math teacher.