Mexico - Dengue Vaccine (Gerry Hadden) Dengue sickens some 390 million people each year, according to the World Health Organization. The tropical disease is spread by mosquitoes and can cause high fever, the chills, vomiting - and in severe cases- hemorrhaging and death. There is no cure. But now there is a vaccine. It's being rolled out in a handful of countries, including Mexico. Americas Now correspondent Gerry Hadden reports from Morelos State in Mexico. Panama - No Smoking (Harris Whitbeck) - The use of tobacco products is still prevalent in Latin America. The introduction of new ways to consume tobacco such as electronic cigarettes has actually spread the habit in many countries in the region. But at least one country, Panama, has been very successful in helping its citizens break the smoking habit. Harris Whitbeck reports from Panama City. Urban Voices - Malba Anniversary (Joel Richards) - Buenos Aires is renowned as one of the cultural capitals of Latin America -the home and inspiration to writers, artists and musicians. The Argentine capital also boasts one of the most prominent art galleries in the region. The Buenos Aires Museum of Latin American Art reached its 15th anniversary this year. Now, its millionaire owner wants the museum to build upon its social role in the city. The MALBA is this week's Urban Voice.
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Episode #118 / Length: 27 minutes