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Nuestra fiebre: Fútbol frenzy in Latin America

These four stories convey what fútbol feels like in Latin America – how it can bring out the best and the worst in us. La caída de River takes us on the journey of what could be the downfall of one of Argentina’s most important teams. La llamada del 10 is an insider look into the cult of soccer legend Diego Maradona through the eyes of a 10-year-old. Fuera de lugar takes a turn to the darker side of the sport when a physical therapist is harassed by a soccer coach. Finally, in Creando un monstruo, writer Santiago Roncagliolo tries to get his young son into soccer, not knowing what he would unleash.


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  1. Fuera de lugar Part 1

    19 mins, Colombia

    Carolina had never liked soccer.

  2. Fuera de lugar Part 2

    27 mins, Colombia

    Carolina had never liked soccer.

  3. La caída de River

    11 mins, Argentina

    The sports story of a fall from grace.

  4. El náufrago

    29 mins, El Salvador, Mexico

    Salvador Alvarenga pulled off the impossible.

  5. En el delta

    23 mins, Argentina

    Destroying a place of refuge.

  6. Hasta encontrarlo Part 1

    28 mins, Guatemala

    What happened to Marco Antonio Molina Theissen?

  7. Hasta encontrarlo Part 2

    28 mins, Guatemala

    What happened to Marco Antonio Molina Theissen?

  8. La búsqueda Part 1

    29 mins, Argentina

    Mario knew his family had secrets.

  9. La búsqueda Part 2

    26 mins, Argentina

    Mario knew his family had secrets.

  10. El sabor de las palabras Part 1

    36 mins, Mexico

    Aemilia is ready to learn the secrets of her brain.

  11. El sabor de las palabras Part 2

    25 mins, Mexico

    Aemilia is ready to learn the secrets of her brain.

  12. La mutación paisa Part 1

    27 mins, Colombia

    One gene and the search for answers.

  13. La mutación paisa Part 2

    18 mins, Colombia

    One gene and the search for answers.

  14. Ciudad infinita Part 1

    20 mins, Peru

    Mapping Peru's chaotic capital

  15. Ciudad infinita Part 2

    11 mins, Peru

    Mapping Peru's chaotic capital

  16. Emos vs. punks Part 1

    23 mins, Mexico

    Two urban tribes. A public square. Only one winner.

  17. Emos vs. punks Part 2

    20 mins, Mexico

    Two urban tribes. A public square. Only one winner.

  18. Hermanas

    29 mins, Mexico, United States

    A long overdue conversation.

  19. Una carta para mamá Part 1

    28 mins, Argentina

    Carla tried to repair what seemed irreparable.

  20. Una carta para mamá Part 2

    25 mins, Argentina

    Carla tried to repair what seemed irreparable.

  21. Somos millonarios Part 1

    15 mins, Dominican Republic

    What if your last name guaranteed you a millionaire inheritance?

  22. Somos millonarios Part 2

    24 mins, Dominican Republic

    What if your last name guaranteed you a millionaire inheritance?

  23. Somos millonarios Part 3

    16 mins, Dominican Republic

    What if your last name guaranteed you a millionaire inheritance?

  24. Somos millonarios Part 4

    21 mins, Dominican Republic

    What if your last name guaranteed you a millionaire inheritance?

  25. Berta y el río Part 1

    33 mins, Honduras

    Years after a night that shocked Honduras, the search for answers continues.

  26. Berta y el río Part 2

    22 mins, Honduras

    Years after a night that shocked Honduras, the search for answers continues.

  27. Donde nadie más llega Part 1

    28 mins, Guatemala

    The midwives' gift would lead them to face an entire country.

  28. Donde nadie más llega Part 2

    20 mins, Guatemala

    The midwives' gift would lead them to confront an entire country.

  29. No me casaré Part 1

    14 mins, Guatemala

    Mayra will do anything to keep going to school.

  30. No me casaré Part 2

    21 mins, Guatemala

    Mayra will do anything to keep going to school.

  31. Cuy al ajillo Part 1

    9 mins, Ecuador, Peru, United States

    Food can bring us closer or push us apart.

  32. Cuy al ajillo Part 2

    16 mins, Ecuador, Peru, United States

    Food can bring us closer or push us apart.

  33. Una ciudad en dos Part 1

    13 mins, Mexico, United States

    Maps show two cities. Up close, it's a little more complicated.

  34. Una ciudad en dos Part 2

    15 mins, Mexico, United States

    Maps show two cities. Up close, it's a little more complicated.

  35. Tunéame la nave Part 1

    10 mins, Mexico, United States

    For Mauricio, success is closer to home.

  36. Tunéame la nave Part 2

    10 mins, Mexico, United States

    For Mauricio, success is closer to home.

  37. Por la feria Part 1

    24 mins, Mexico, United States

    Behind an iconic U.S. tradition that relies on Mexican labor.

  38. Por la feria Part 2

    20 mins, Mexico, United States

    Behind an iconic U.S. tradition that relies on Mexican labor.

  39. El lazareto Part 2

    25 mins, Colombia

    A disease, a stigma, a man and only one place to live.

  40. El lazareto Part 1

    14 mins, Colombia

    A disease, a stigma, a man and only one place to live.

  41. Los gigantes del lago Part 2

    28 mins, Colombia

    At first, there were only four… Now, there are many, many more.

  42. Los gigantes del lago Part 1

    32 mins, Colombia

    At first, there were only four… Now, there are many, many more.

  43. Los aeropiratas Part 2

    30 mins, Colombia

    Latin America's longest and most dramatic airplane hijacking.

  44. Los aeropiratas Part 1

    20 mins, Colombia

    Latin America's longest and most dramatic airplane hijacking.

  45. La llamada del 10 Part 2

    18 mins, Argentina

    Meeting your idol can change your life, but it might not be for the better.

  46. La llamada del 10 Part 1

    24 mins, Argentina

    Meeting your idol can change your life, but it might not be for the better.

  47. Las escaladoras Part 2

    29 mins, Bolivia

    The summit is for everyone.

  48. Las escaladoras Part 1

    25 mins, Bolivia

    The summit is for everyone.

  49. Hotel embrujado

    29 mins, United States

    A brush with the supernatural and you'll never look at life the same.

  50. Álbum de familia Part 2

    25 mins, Colombia

    Sometimes you have to return memories that aren't yours.

  51. Álbum de familia Part 1

    15 mins, Colombia

    Sometimes you have to return memories that aren't yours.

  52. Caminar a Venezuela Part 2

    19 mins, Ecuador, Venezuela

    A forced return.

  53. Caminar a Venezuela Part 1

    12 mins, Ecuador, Venezuela

    A forced return.

  54. Chanchocracia Part 2

    21 mins, Ecuador

    Pigs on the walls and panic in the streets.

  55. Chanchocracia Part 1

    11 mins, Ecuador

    Pigs on the walls and panic in the streets.

  56. Postal de San Salvador

    22 mins, El Salvador

    Where the gangs can even tell you how to do your hair.

  57. Los sobrevivientes

    24 mins, Cuba

    For a community of Cuban punks, giving themselves HIV seemed like the best possible scenar...

  58. Yo ya estuve aquí Part 2

    15 mins, Argentina

    After fainting, Lucía woke up in the past.

  59. Yo ya estuve aquí Part 1

    16 mins, Argentina

    After fainting, Lucía woke up in the past.

  60. Recién llegados

    24 mins, United States

    Alone in an unfamiliar country.

  61. No es país para jóvenes Part 2

    11 mins, Honduras

    What does normal even mean in a country as violent as Honduras?

  62. No es país para jóvenes Part 1

    19 mins, Honduras

    What does normal even mean in a country as violent as Honduras?

  63. Postal de San Francisco

    22 mins, Colombia, United States

    Love comes in many forms.

  64. La ruta larga Part 2

    17 mins, Cuba, Panama, United States

    Crossing an impossible jungle for the chance at a better life.

  65. La ruta larga Part 1

    22 mins, Cuba, Panama, United States

    Crossing an impossible jungle for the chance at a better life.

  66. La concursante Part 2

    23 mins, Peru

    A public confession with unexpected consequences.

  67. La concursante Part 1

    20 mins, Peru

    A public confession with unexpected consequences.

  68. El fotógrafo

    25 mins, Argentina

    Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.

  69. 240 aves

    25 mins, Uruguay

    A blind man and his otherworldly ability to identify birdsong.

  70. El Cascajo Part 2

    16 mins, Peru

    What would you do to reclaim a place where you were happy?

  71. El Cascajo Part 1

    23 mins, Peru

    What would you do to reclaim a place where you were happy?

  72. Luna llena sobre Chiapas Part 2

    24 mins, Mexico

    A full moon, a blood-curdling howl, and a town that can't sleep.

  73. Luna llena sobre Chiapas Part 1

    14 mins, Mexico

    A full moon, a blood-curdling howl, and a town that can't sleep.

  74. Los flequilludos

    27 mins, Argentina

    Anything for a rating point.

  75. Todos vuelven

    7 mins, Peru, Spain

    Sometimes, immigration means a roundtrip ticket.

  76. Sandra sueña bosques Part 2

    19 mins, Argentina

    Without knowing it, Sandra would change the definition of what a person is.

  77. Sandra sueña bosques Part 1

    20 mins, Argentina

    Without knowing it, Sandra would change the definition of what a person is.

  78. Juego de niños Part 2

    8 mins, Puerto Rico

    Playing is not easy for everyone.

  79. Juego de niños Part 1

    14 mins, Puerto Rico

    Playing is not easy for everyone.

  80. No soy tu chiste Part 2

    13 mins, Colombia

    In 2015, a group of Afro-Colombian activists said ENOUGH.

  81. No soy tu chiste Part 1

    35 mins, Colombia

    In 2015, a group of Afro-Colombian activists said ENOUGH.

  82. Un ateo milagroso Part 2

    20 mins, Costa Rica

    A kid that never wanted to be a miracle.

  83. Un ateo milagroso Part 1

    20 mins, Costa Rica

    A kid that never wanted to be a miracle.

  84. Guerra en el Bío Bío Part 2

    18 mins, Chile

    A dam threatens to strip the Mapuche people of their land.

  85. Guerra en el Bío Bío Part 1

    17 mins, Chile

    A dam threatens to strip the Mapuche people of their land.

  86. N.N.

    14 mins, Colombia

    In one Colombian town, the nameless dead are rechristened and revered.

  87. El soldado y el teniente Part 2

    16 mins, Argentina

    A friendship that rises above the ruins of war.

  88. El soldado y el teniente Part 1

    19 mins, Argentina

    A friendship that rises above the ruins of war.

  89. Dime quién soy Part 2

    23 mins, Guatemala

    What would you give up to find out who you really were?

  90. Dime quién soy Part 1

    14 mins, Guatemala

    What would you give up to find out who you really were?

  91. Laurinha quiere jugar Part 2

    19 mins, Brazil

    Laura Piagatin is exceptionally talented, but in her country, there are still prejudices t...

  92. Laurinha quiere jugar Part 1

    21 mins, Brazil

    Laura Piagatin is exceptionally talented, but in her country, there are still prejudices t...

  93. No nos compete Part 2

    15 mins, Mexico

    Who can guarantee that Mexican schools are safe?

  94. No nos compete Part 1

    16 mins, Mexico

    Who can guarantee that Mexican schools are safe?

  95. La fe de Amalia

    5 mins, United States

    To regain her freedom, Amalia needs to find her missing car.

  96. Sin lugar seguro Part 2

    17 mins, Mexico

    Mariana was attacked. But she would not be a victim.

  97. Sin lugar seguro Part 1

    17 mins, Mexico

    Mariana was attacked. But she would not be a victim.

  98. Perú campeón

    32 mins, Peru

    Why the 2018 World Cup meant so much to Peruvians everywhere.

  99. Otro país

    16 mins, Argentina

    A young woman in Buenos Aires takes a mysterious new job.

  100. La sentencia

    24 mins, Dominican Republic

    Juliana never left her native country. So why is she an immigrant?

  101. Firme aquí Part 2

    25 mins, United States

    What happens when a private company pays your bail?

  102. Firme aquí Part 1

    15 mins, United States

    What happens when a private company pays your bail?

  103. Mais Médicos Part 2

    28 mins, Brazil, Cuba

    First, do no harm. Second, start a new life in a new country.

  104. Mais Médicos Part 1

    19 mins, Brazil, Cuba

    First, do no harm. Second, start a new life in a new country.

  105. Creando un monstruo

    24 mins, Peru, Spain

    No one said fatherhood would be easy.

  106. Compartir no es delito Part 2

    14 mins, Colombia, Costa Rica

    Diego accidentally became a criminal.

  107. Compartir no es delito Part 1

    17 mins, Colombia, Costa Rica

    Diego accidentally became a criminal.

  108. Perdido en San José Part 2

    15 mins, Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, addresses are, well... complicated.

  109. Perdido en San José Part 1

    14 mins, Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, addresses are, well... complicated.

  110. Las hijas de Maria Senhorinha Part 2

    18 mins, Brazil

    Fake news brought a seeker of truth to a Brazilian village.

  111. Las hijas de Maria Senhorinha Part 1

    16 mins, Brazil

    Fake news brought a seeker of truth to a Brazilian village.

  112. Perdidas Part 2

    19 mins, Argentina

    A few missteps and everything goes to hell.

  113. Perdidas Part 1

    14 mins, Argentina

    A few missteps and everything goes to hell.

  114. La sala que era un cerebro Part 2

    16 mins, Chile

    The plan: to connect Chile through a network. Like the internet. But in 1971.

  115. La sala que era un cerebro Part 1

    23 mins, Chile

    The plan: to connect Chile through a network. Like the internet. But in 1971.

  116. No abras la puerta Part 2

    18 mins, United States

    In some mixed status families, there's a rule: don't open the door.

  117. No abras la puerta Part 1

    10 mins, United States

    In some mixed status families, there's a rule: don't open the door.

  118. El mago Part 2

    15 mins, Ecuador

    Turning losses into successes might be the greatest trick of all.

  119. El mago Part 1

    22 mins, Ecuador

    Turning losses into successes might be the greatest trick of all.

  120. Yo, nena Part 2

    30 mins, Argentina

    Ever since she was very little, Luana knew: she was different.

  121. Yo, nena Part 1

    23 mins, Argentina

    Ever since she was very little, Luana knew: she was different.

  122. Postville, Iowa Part 2

    21 mins, United States

    Ten years after the largest immigration raid in U.S. history.

  123. Postville, Iowa Part 1

    18 mins, United States

    Ten years after the largest immigration raid in US history.

  124. Springfield, México Part 2

    13 mins, Mexico

    You've never heard of Humberto Vélez — but you know exactly who he is.

  125. Springfield, México Part 1

    18 mins, Mexico

    You've never heard of Humberto Vélez — but you know exactly who he is.

  126. Adiós, bolívar Part 2

    20 mins, Venezuela

    Joel Padrón needed money and he needed it fast.

  127. Adiós, bolívar Part 1

    18 mins, Venezuela

    Joel Padrón needed money and he needed it fast.

  128. Un punto en el cielo Part 2

    16 mins, Argentina

    Sometimes, it's simply a matter of looking in the right place at the right time.

  129. Un punto en el cielo Part 1

    32 mins, Argentina

    Sometimes, it's simply a matter of looking in the right place at the right time.

  130. La flor del diablo Part 2

    18 mins, Mexico

    How one flower causes so much pain.

  131. La flor del diablo Part 1

    16 mins, Mexico

    How one flower causes so much pain.

  132. Toy Story Part 2

    18 mins, Cuba

    Sometimes you find peace in the most unexpected places.

  133. Tolerancia cero

    24 mins, United States

    The true impact of a policy that breaks up families at the border

  134. Toy Story Part 1

    12 mins, Cuba

    Sometimes you find peace in the most unexpected places.

  135. La importancia de llamarse Ernesto

    28 mins, Puerto Rico

    Ernesto has another name and it comes with another past.

  136. La Jurado 10 Part 2

    27 mins, Puerto Rico

    What is the death penalty for?

  137. La Jurado 10 Part 1

    28 mins, Puerto Rico

    What is the death penalty for?

  138. Después de Víctor Part 2

    14 mins, Peru

    Online, Edith finds a way to reconnect with her past.

  139. Después de Víctor Part 1

    14 mins, Peru

    Online, Edith finds a way to reconnect with her past.

  140. El apagón

    17 mins, Venezuela

    The last one to leave, turn out the lights.

  141. Cicatrices Part 2

    18 mins, United States

    Sometimes you can't go forward without confronting the past.

  142. Cicatrices Part 1

    31 mins, United States

    Sometimes you can't go forward without confronting the past.

  143. Los extraterrestres Part 1

    17 mins, Ecuador

    The Martians are coming! The Martians are coming (to Quito)!

  144. Los extraterrestres Part 2

    14 mins, Ecuador

    The Martians are coming! The Martians are coming (to Quito)!

  145. El corresponsal

    18 mins, Honduras

    You might just find the story where no one else is looking.

  146. Los polizones

    12 mins, Peru, United States

    In 1959, two friends jump a ship to start new lives in New York.

  147. El área gris Part 2

    11 mins, Costa Rica

    What we inherit can feel like a life sentence.

  148. Fealdad

    19 mins, Peru

    Writer Gabriela Wiener never felt pretty.

  149. El área gris Part 1

    17 mins, Costa Rica

    What we inherit can feel like a life sentence.

  150. Dos notas Part 2

    19 mins, Colombia

    An illness robs Álvaro of the ability to play, but he refuses to quit.

  151. Dos notas Part 1

    16 mins, Colombia

    An illness robs Álvaro of the ability to play, but he refuses to quit.

  152. Welcome to the Jungle Part 2

    20 mins, United States

    Nothing will stop Alexis from getting Axl Rose's autograph

  153. Welcome to the Jungle Part 1

    19 mins, United States

    Nothing will stop Alexis from getting Axl Rose's autograph

  154. Jaz y Lalay Part 2

    25 mins, Costa Rica

    A clerical error made one couple's love an act of protest

  155. Jaz y Lalay Part 1

    20 mins, Costa Rica

    A clerical error made one couple's love an act of protest

  156. Alias El Cóndor Part 2

    31 mins, Brazil, Chile

    Roberto Rojas was willing to do anything to win.

  157. Alias El Cóndor Part 1

    15 mins, Brazil, Chile

    Roberto Rojas was willing to do anything to win.

  158. La colonia perdida Part 2

    21 mins, Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican bees and the people who love them.

  159. La colonia perdida Part 1

    19 mins, Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican bees and the people who love them.

  160. Boom/Colapso

    26 mins, Colombia, Venezuela

    The story of Venezuela, as told through the migration of one family.

  161. Contra la gastronomía peruana

    25 mins, Peru

    Be careful what you say about Peruvian food.

  162. El coyote

    10 mins, Honduras

    There's an art to crossing a border.

  163. El equipo fantasma

    14 mins, Chile

    When politics and sport collide, not all victories are worth celebrating.

  164. El hijo Part 1

    16 mins, Peru

    What if the whole world said your parents were monsters?

  165. El hijo Part 2

    13 mins, Peru

    What if the whole world said your parents were monsters?

  166. El otro, el mismo

    17 mins, Argentina, Colombia

    Sometimes you find family in the most unexpected ways.

  167. El show debe continuar

    10 mins, Colombia, Peru

    Here was Reza's choice: run and hide or push forward.

  168. El superhéroe

    13 mins, Argentina

    Menganno fights crime (while fighting for his marriage)

  169. En busca de las palabras

    18 mins, Mexico, United States

    Micah has spent his life pushing the boundaries.

  170. En este pueblo no hay ladrones Part 1

    23 mins, Colombia

    What if every crime victim were treated like this beloved book?

  171. En este pueblo no hay ladrones Part 2

    20 mins, Colombia

    What if every crime victim were treated like this beloved book?

  172. Escuchadme, terráqueos

    20 mins, Peru, United States

    Speaking Spanish properly? Well, it's complicated.

  173. Éxodo Part 1

    15 mins, Brazil, Colombia

    When your entire life is a suitcase.

  174. Éxodo Part 2

    33 mins, Brazil, Colombia

    When your entire life is a suitcase.

  175. Fue el estado Part 1

    18 mins, Mexico

    Sometimes telling the truth is the most dangerous job of all.

  176. Fue el estado Part 2

    25 mins, Mexico

    Sometimes telling the truth is the most dangerous job of all.

  177. Los bomberos Part 1

    16 mins, Peru

    Why does a city of 9 million fight fires with volunteers?

  178. Los bomberos Part 2

    15 mins, Peru

    Why does a city of 9 million fight fires with volunteers?

  179. Los cassettes del exilio

    26 mins, Chile

    A box of old cassette tapes holds the secret of Dennis' childhood.

  180. Miedo

    5 mins, Colombia

    Sometimes it's hard to admit you were ever afraid.

  181. Narco tours Part 1

    21 mins, Colombia

    How should Medellín remember its violent past?

  182. Narco tours Part 2

    14 mins, Colombia

    How should Medellín remember its violent past?

  183. Somos fabricantes

    17 mins, Argentina

    If you can dream it, why not build it?

  184. Terremoto

    26 mins, Mexico

    The resilience we find beneath the rubble.

  185. Wara Part 1

    14 mins, Bolivia

    Online, you can be anyone.

  186. Wara Part 2

    19 mins, Bolivia

    Online, you can be anyone.

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