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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.
Brazil - Syrian Refugees (Gerry Hadden) - As European countries squabble over how many refugees from the Syrian war to take in, an unlikely and far-away country has already opened its doors: Brazil. "The Giant of the South" has taken in over 2000 Syrians, and has plans for 20,000 more this year. The country is fast-tracking their visas, making it an easy and safe destination. However, many Syrian refugees know very little of Brazil.
Argentina - Beef up (Joel Richards)
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)