Bolivian leader Evo Morales recently expelled U.S. drug enforcement agents from the country. Bolivia's Yungas region is one of the world's leading sources of the coca plant -- the key ingredient in the production of cocaine. But many impoverished Bolivians depend on the coca plant for their livelihood.
Bryan Myers, Producer
Bryan Myers has been producing network television news and documentaries for nearly 25 years. Most recently, he was a lead producer for the PBS news magazine program “NOW.” Bryan also worked at ABC News for 19 years, most of them as a producer for Ted Koppel’s “Nightline,” producing a mix of breaking news, feature stories and special series programming. Bryan has received nine Emmy Awards for reports ranging from the environment to Clinton’s presidential victory, and a Peabody award for a special series on the capture of Cambodian dictator Pol Pot. Bryan holds a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he also served as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economic Reporting.
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Worldfocus producer Bryan Myers is currently reporting from Bolivia and writes about one memorable dining experience high in the Bolivian Andes.
In Tijuana, a once-thriving city just across the border from San Diego, the increasingly deadly drug war has touched almost every part of life -- from health care to tourism.
While many Mexicans are revolted by the drug-related murders, kidnappings and rapes that plague the country, there is also a popular subculture that celebrates this widespread violence.
A Tijuana business owner tells the story of how he was kidnapped by organized crime operation. He refuses to be named, pictured or recorded without voice modification.
Over the last year, more than 6,000 people have been murdered in Mexico's drug wars, more than 700 of them in Tijuana alone. "El Teo" is a major player in Tijuana's drug war, a larger-than-life figure who has escaped the law and left gruesome corpses in his wake.
From the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro to television screens across the nation, Pentecostals are gaining in numbers and influence in Brazil -- at the expense of the Catholic church.