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Brazil
The hidden virus
The fate of dark-skinned women

The shadows of Recife's skyscrapers stretch for miles towards the hinterland of Paraiba and the rural villages of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil.
They hide black or mulatto mothers, under the age of 19 or over 40. They are not very well educated, but they are united by a fate that seems to
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Peru
The Lifeboat
Along the Napo River, healthcare floats by once a month

Those who live along the Napo river - a tributary of the Amazon river in Peruvian territory - pray for one thing: never to get sick.
For the more than 50,000 persons who live in almost completely isolated communities along the 667-km-long Peruvian stretch of the river, even the simplest disease
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Argentina
The revolution of Antonio Gil
A legendary hero revives and fuels today's hopes in South America

From the suburbs of Buenos Aires to the most isolated Pampas' areas, a few words sound loud across Argentina: "Gracias, Gauchito Gil!".

The veneration of the legendary hero of the Paraguayan War (1864-1870), a man who came from a rural life to end being decapitated by the Liberal Party, is
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Venezuela
Caracas' high life
Is the country's capital really the tough place you were told about?

In 2015 Caracas has been declared the "most dangerous town in the world". The economy is in a slump, inflation is quite high and most people spend hours queueing in front of supermarkets hoping to buy milk, eggs, sugar and flour at controlled prices. Despite an enormous loan from China, fifteen year
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Brazil
The rhythm of a change
Favelas new lifestyle

The favelas of Rio de Janeiro are mostly known for violence and drug trafficking. But, even if those problems still exist, life for most of the inhabitants has nothing to do with that. Favelas are becoming safer and better organized. The majority of them have running water and electricity and offer
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Venezuela
The Q crisis
When a life in a queue is a nightmare come true

High inflation, continuos blackouts, hospitals without medications, endless queues out of supermarkets and the capital, Caracas, declared the "most dangerous town in the world".

Venezuela is living one of its worst moments: corruption, devastating policies and the oil price drop put the wh
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Uruguay
Utopia in the desert
A peaceful and creative place for very special people

Right in front of the the Atlantic ocean, hidden behind the sandy dunes, there's a small strip of Uruguayan coast swept by the wind and away frm all usual travellers' routes. So far. Cabo Polonio today is still a surreal place where a very strange community lives: no more than 50-60 people indeed de
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Argentina
Tango Miracle
How to dance all day long and live a romantic life ever after

Jesus Paez and Claudia Balbi earn their living mostly out of Tango dancing. They are the perfect paradigma of a phenomenon that is affecting thousands of young people throughout the whole Argentina, especially in Buenos Aires. After a long period of decline - that has reached the lowest point in the
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Peru
Jungle Fever

Those who live along the Napo river - a tributary of the Amazon river in Peruvian territory - pray for one thing: never to get sick. For the more than 50,000 persons who live in almost completely isolated communities along the 667-km-long Peruvian stretch of the river, even the simplest disease can
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Peru
America's biggest pilgrimage

The Ocongate district of Cusco, Peru, is home of the Senor Qoyllur Riti ritual, a religious festival held annually, during the first week of June, in honor of the Senor Qoyllur Riti (a Quechua word for "Star of the snow" or "shining snow"). This is one of the most complex festivals in the world, bot
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Brazil
The forgotten Sertao

It's the other Brazil, the anti-Amazon, the poorest and most arid region in Latin America. The Sertao, the Brazilian outback, is twice the size of England: part sea, part desert and part steppe, where life is hard and poverty is rife in the streets. Half of South America's poorest inhabitants live h
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Peru
Chaccu - The day of the Vicuna

An entire day on the Andes at an altitude of 4.500 meters. A complicated rite that involves hundreds of campesinos and dozens of villages scattered around the plateaus of the Pampa Galeras, on the road to Cuzco, 90 kilometres up from Nazca. Guitars and drums, hot soups and early morning treks, masks
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Peru
The princess of the Andes

Vicuna's wool is the fiber of the rich. It is worn by the wealthiest men on earth, the only ones who can afford a coat worth thirty thousand dollar. Five centuries ago, there was only one man in the world who had the right to wear it: it was the Inca king, the ruler of the immense Andean empire. The
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Peru
Lima lifestyle

Unexpectedly, over the past few years, the Peruvian capital has become a trendy metropolis. Thanks to a revisiting of the traditional cuisine in a fusion key and kitchen stars such as Gaston Acurio, Lima is experiencing a moment of fashionable popularity without precedents. Itís even transforming it
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Argentina
Tiera del Fuego by boat

The waters of Magellan Strait and of Tierra del Fuego, off Cape Horn, are considered to be among the most tracherous in the world. Yet landscapes, fauna and lights are fantastic, and sometimes almost unnatural. While until not long ago these places were exclusively accessible to skilled seamen and n
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Peru
Choquequirao. New Machu Picchu?

After a three days hike, Choquequirao can be sighted on top of the mountain, preceded by steep terracing: tens of balconies which spring up here and there, and one immediately understands that the archaeological site is still covered by jungle for the most part. Since the 90s, about 30 percent of th
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