Americas Now | Episode 5

Americas Now | Episode 5

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Americas Now | Episode 5
  • Raging wildfires engulf forests across Chile

    Intense forest fires have consumed tens of thousands of hectares throughout Chile. The multiple blazes have broken records and prompted the president to call them a catastrophe.

  • Lack of migrant labor hurting US farmers

    U.S. farmers who depend on migrants as “guest workers” for their harvest are facing considerable financial losses. It’s the result of migrants being detained and deported at the U.S. – Mexican border.
    One of the nation’s largest sources of agriculture is Southern California. The worker shortage ...

  • Student helps stop blast fishing in Colombia

    A marine biology student is trying to end an extreme way of fishing in Colombia. Blast fishing is a form of fishing in which explosives are used to increase a fisherman’s catch.
    In addition to killing hundreds of fish, it also shatters coral reefs. In many places it’s illegal.
    But Colombia is a...

  • Venezuelans use currency to create art

    Venezuela’s currency has become so “devalued,” people are using it to make art.In Colombia, where many Venezuelans relocated to flee their country’s economic crisis, artists set up stalls to sell their creations made from the colorful banknotes.

    Take a look at these images of art made of money.

  • Pedro Capo carries on musical legacy

    Pedro Capo was born into a family who left a mark in the world of music. His craft continues to make an impact as he continues to write a new chapter into his family’s legacy.