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Peru - Counterfeit Money
Peru - Counterfeit Money (Dan Collyns) - The Peruvian capital of Lima is the "fake dollar" capital of the world, according to the United States Secret Service. For the past four years, the U.S. government has declared Peru the world's leading producer of fake US currency. That's a fact drawing a lot of attention to the clandestine world of Peru's counterfeiters as Correspondent Dan Collyns reports.
Venezuela - Underwater Village (Stephen Gibbs) - Since the 1970's, Venezuela has been heavily dependent on hydroelectric power to provide the nation's energy. But this year, a combination of increased demand and drought has caused the water levels at all of the country's main dams to fall to historically low levels. It's been a serious problem for the government which imposed power rationing. But it's also led to an interesting, perhaps less negative side-effect. As the water levels fall, long submerged valleys are being exposed again. Our correspondent Stephen Gibbs traveled to the state of Tachira in the West of the country, where an entire village has re-emerged.
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Costa Rica - Centenarians (Harris Whitbeck) - The number of people who live to be 100 years or more is growing. It's estimated that there are more than 450,000 centenarians living across the globe and that segment of the population is the fastest growing one of all. Experts say there are many factors that contribute to the existence of centenarians and recently they have started identifying key traits that are common to them all. Those traits have also been found in five distinct areas around the globe, and two of them are in the Americas.
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