Brazil - Syrian Refugees Venezuela (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-thousand 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. Mexico - game Changer Bico Yubo (Lisa Hagen) - Violence has forced "many" in parts of Mexico -- to limit their time outdoors and stay at home. In the southern city of Juchitan...motorcycle taxis are the main means of transportation. They're also used as a tool in committing crimes...like assaults and robberies. But a group of young, indigenous artists...is using the vehicle to carry culture to remote communities. It's the first of its kind in Latin America...a taxi filled with library books, movies and music for people who don't have access to those resources. Meet this week's Game Changer Rodrigo Vasquez.
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Episode #103 / Length: 27 minutes
- Monday, April 23rd at 5:00 PM on KLRU Q