Every morning dozens of kids in western Venezuela leave their homes before 5:00 AM to embark on an adventurous journey to school. And it’s not just any school it’s on the other side of the border, in Colombia. Michelle Begue takes us along on their daily trek.
Plastic River Central America
According to the United Nations Environment Program, over 20 million tons of plastic waste leak into aquatic ecosystems yearly. Most of the plastic is land-based and enters the ocean through rivers. One of the places most polluted by plastic waste is Central America. Alasdair Baverstock tells us more.
Eliminating or at least reducing private for-profit prisons was a promise during the last US presidential campaign. But little has been done since. Now, several immigrant detention centers are also owned by private corporations. Mike Kirsch reports.