Inside the Americas – Bolivia’s Lake Poopo Transformed into Desert
Bolivia’s once mighty saltwater Lake Poopo has been transformed into a dusty, dry desert. At an altitude of nearly 3,700 meters, it was formerly Bolivia’s second largest lake after Titicaca. Fishermen who depended on the ...
Inside the Americas: A Peruvian Campesino Tells His Story
In today’s program we meet Juan Santa Cruz, a Peruvian campesino who is struggling to make ends meet in the countryside near Lima. In 1969 he benefitted from a major land reform program that tackled ...
Inside the Americas – Medical Marijuana in Colombia
Today we meet two small cannabis entrepreneurs who have spent 20 years experimenting with medical and therapeutic uses of the plant. Since 1986, Colombian law has allowed them to cultivate up to 20 plants, making ...
Inside The Americas - Lake Titicaca Faces Pollution Challenge
Lake Titicaca stretches for more than 8,000 kilometers and in addition to separating Peru from Bolivia, it is also the largest and highest fresh water lake in the world. But its fishing and tourism industries ...
Inside the Americas – U.S. Leads in Mass Incarceration
With 5% of the world’s population the United States has 25% of the world’s prisoners. Over the last 40 years, a tremendous growth in mass incarceration has been fueled by factors including the “War on ...
Inside The Americas - Buenos Aires Municipal Police
The Buenos Aires Municipal Police was created in 2008 and began operations in 2010. Launched under the mayoral administration of Mauricio Macri, the neoliberal businessman turned politician who is running in Sunday's presidential run-off elections, ...
Inside The Americas - Chefs in Training in La Paz
The high-end Gustu Restaurant in La Paz, Bolivia doubles as a training school for chefs in training. The young, aspiring chefs come from all over Bolivia, but particularly from impoverished villages. In 2012, world renowned ...
Inside the Americas - The Tower of David, Part 2
In Caracas, occupants of the Confinanzas Tower, also known as the 'Tower of David', are being relocated into new housing units provided by Venezuela's state construction program.
Inside the Americas – Venezuela’s Tower of David, Part 1
Known locally as the “Tower of David,” this skyscraper has been called everything in the commercial press from “a den of thieves” to “the world’s tallest slum.” The labels conceal a radical story taking place ...
Inside the Americas – Teen Pregnancies in Peru
Latin America is one of two regions in the world with the highest rates of teen pregnancies. They are particularly high among Peruvians from a poor background. Although the pattern is similar around the world, ...