Americas Now | Episode 3

Americas Now | Episode 3

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Americas Now | Episode 3
  • Legacy of Cuban musician Compay Segundo

    Over twenty years ago, the world was introduced to the romantic sounds of the Buena Vista Social Club. Their first album of traditional Cuban music has sold over 12 million copies since its release in 1997. The group of elderly musicians who recorded the album included Francisco Repilado, also kn...

  • Turning trash into compost

    Tourism development generally benefits local people and businesses. It contributes to increased jobs, sales and profits. It also generally relies on improvement to the area’s infrastructure. But increasingly appropriate infrastructure is being overlooked.
    That’s the case with one of Mexico’s t...

  • Chile's salmon exports are big business

    Chile exports salmon around the world. The industry is barely 30 years old but has become one of the country’s most important export businesses.
    In 2018, several hundred thousand salmon escaped from their pen. Environmental groups and local communities labelled it a disaster.
    The growing ind...

  • Ride-sharing caters to Brazil’s favelas

    Sao Paulo, Brazil has the highest number of Uber users worldwide. But there are certain areas in Brazil’s biggest city where the ride-sharing service refuses to go.
    Many drivers have expressed concern about the possibility of being robbed or carjacked in the city’s often dangerous favelas (or s...

  • Breeding exotic frogs in Colombia

    A Colombian man is breeding rare frogs to save them from extinction through animal trafficking.
    After drugs and weapons, wildlife trafficking is considered to be the third largest illegal business on the planet. According to the US State Department the illicit industry takes in $10 billion each ...