Watch the full show from Wednesday, March 10. An encore presentation of a Worldfocus special edition: A helping hand. Joe rescues street kids in the Philippines; Miss Gene devotes her life to fighting AIDS in Jamaica; a woman protects single moms in Morocco; and, a man and donkey deliver books to Colombian kids.
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The Nukak, an indigenous Colombian people living on the edge of the Amazon basin, only had their first official contact with the outside world in 1988. Since making contact, the Nukak have seen their numbers drop significantly and face the possible extinction of their culture.
Between 2003 and 2006, more than 30,000 militia members in Colombia were de-mobilized. Human Rights Watch has said that de-mobilization has been flawed and that violent successor groups operate in three-quarters of Colombia's departments. In conjunction with photographer Stephen Ferry, Human Rights Watch profiles three men who have received death threats.
Militia violence is resurfacing in Colombia, with groups targeting ordinary people and threatening to kidnap and kill their families. The groups are successors to the paramilitaries who inflicted terror upon Colombia for decades. Daljit Dhaliwal speaks with Maria McFarland, Deputy Washington Advocacy Director of Human Rights Watch.
Tonight's special edition of Worldfocus looks at people lending a helping hand around the globe. We bring you four signature stories that were aired earlier in the year. What do you think about these bold individuals who dedicate their lives to charity work?
In rural Colombia, a man is bringing knowledge to hundreds of farm children on the back of a burro. A librarian, he travels far and wide to hand out books.
After Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa decided not to renew an agreement allowing the U.S. to use an air base in Ecuador, speculation has swirled as to where in the region the U.S. will move. Reportedly, the military is considering moving its operations to Colombia -- but as a Worldfocus contributing blogger writes, Colombia may not welcome the U.S. with open arms.
The Latin American economy is expected to contract this year as countries face losses from declining exports, tourism and remittances. But while some world leaders have become political casualties of the economic crisis, blogger Thiago de Aragão writes that in most Latin American countries, people seem to sift apart economic and political issues.
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the release of several hostages by Colombia’s longtime insurgent group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and details the experience of one hostage.