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Perdido en San José Part 2

16 mins, Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, addresses are, well… complicated.

Why don't many of the streets in Costa Rica have names or numbers? In lieu of a formal system of addresses, Ticos have found unusual ways of getting from one place to another.

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  1. Perdido en San José Part 1

    15 mins, Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, addresses are, well… complicated.

  2. Las hijas de Maria Senhorinha Part 2

    19 mins, Brazil

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

  3. Las hijas de Maria Senhorinha Part 1

    16 mins, Brazil

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

  4. Perdidas Part 2

    20 mins, Argentina

    A few missteps and everything goes to hell.

  5. Perdidas Part 1

    15 mins, Argentina

    A few missteps and everything goes to hell.

  6. La sala que era un cerebro Part 2

    17 mins, Chile

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

  7. La sala que era un cerebro Part 1

    24 mins, Chile

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

  8. No abras la puerta Part 2

    19 mins, United States

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

  9. No abras la puerta Part 1

    11 mins, United States

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

  10. El mago Part 2

    15 mins, Ecuador

    Turning losses into successes might be the greatest trick of all

  11. El mago Part 1

    22 mins, Ecuador

    Turning losses into successes might be the greatest trick of all

  12. Yo, nena Part 2

    31 mins, Argentina

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

  13. Yo, nena Part 1

    23 mins, Argentina

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

  14. Postville, Iowa Part 2

    21 mins, United States

    Ten years after the largest immigration raid in US history

  15. Postville, Iowa Part 1

    18 mins, United States

    Ten years after the largest immigration raid in US history.

  16. Springfield, México Part 2

    13 mins, Mexico

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

  17. Springfield, México Part 1

    19 mins, Mexico

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

  18. Adiós, bolívar Part 2

    20 mins, Venezuela

    Joel Padrón needed money and he needed it fast.

  19. Adiós, bolívar Part 1

    18 mins, Venezuela

    Joel Padrón needed money and he needed it fast.

  20. 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.

  21. Un punto en el cielo Part 1

    33 mins, Argentina

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

  22. La flor del diablo Part 2

    18 mins, Mexico

    How one flower can cause so much pain.

  23. La flor del diablo Part 1

    17 mins, Mexico

    How one flower causes so much pain.

  24. Toy Story Part 2

    25 mins, Cuba

    Sometimes you find peace in the most unexpected places.

  25. Tolerancia cero

    25 mins, United States

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

  26. Toy Story Part 1

    13 mins, Cuba

    Sometimes you find peace in the most unexpected places.

  27. La importancia de llamarse Ernesto

    29 mins, Puerto Rico

    Ernesto has another name and it comes with another past.

  28. La Jurado 10 Part 2

    27 mins, Puerto Rico

    What is the death penalty for?

  29. La Jurado 10 Part 1

    28 mins, Puerto Rico

    What is the death penalty for?

  30. Después de Víctor Part 2

    15 mins, Peru

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

  31. Después de Víctor Part 1

    14 mins, Peru

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

  32. El apagón

    18 mins, Venezuela

    The last one to leave, turn out the lights.

  33. Cicatrices Part 2

    19 mins, United States

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

  34. Cicatrices Part 1

    32 mins, United States

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

  35. Los extraterrestres Part 1

    18 mins, Ecuador

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

  36. Los extraterrestres Part 2

    16 mins, Ecuador

    When Quiteños realized the broadcast wasn’t real, they got revenge.

  37. El corresponsal

    18 mins, Honduras

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

  38. Los polizones

    13 mins, Peru, United States

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

  39. El área gris Part 2

    12 mins, Costa Rica

    What we inherit can feel like a life sentence

  40. Fealdad

    20 mins, Peru

    Writer Gabriela Wiener never felt pretty.

  41. El área gris Part 1

    17 mins, Costa Rica

    What we inherit can feel like a life sentence

  42. Dos Notas Part 2

    20 mins, Colombia

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

  43. Dos notas Part 1

    17 mins, Colombia

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

  44. Welcome to the Jungle Part 2

    20 mins, United States

    An autograph is really much more than just a signature.

  45. Welcome to the Jungle Part 1

    19 mins, United States

    Nothing will stop Alexis from getting Axl Rose’s autograph

  46. Jaz y Lalay Part 2

    26 mins, Costa Rica

    What if one couple’s love story sparked a national conversation?

  47. Jaz y Lalay Part 1

    21 mins, Costa Rica

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

  48. Alias El Cóndor Part 2

    31 mins, Chile, Brazil

    Chile has one chance to eliminate Brazil from the 1990 World Cup.

  49. Alias El Cóndor Part 1

    15 mins, Chile, Brazil

    Roberto Rojas was willing to do anything to win

  50. La colonia perdida Part 2

    21 mins, Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican bees and the people who love them.

  51. La colonia perdida Part 1

    20 mins, Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican bees can save the world — if we can save them first

  52. Boom/Colapso

    27 mins, Colombia, Venezuela

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

  53. Contra la gastronomia peruana

    26 mins, Peru

    Be careful what you say about Peruvian food

  54. El coyote

    10 mins, Honduras

    There’s an art to crossing a border

  55. El equipo fantasma

    15 mins, Chile

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

  56. El hijo Part 1

    16 mins, Peru

    What if the whole world said your parents were monsters?

  57. El hijo Part 2

    14 mins, Peru

    What if the whole world said your parents were monsters?

  58. El otro, el mismo

    18 mins, Colombia, Argentina

    Sometimes you find family in the most unexpected ways

  59. El show debe continuar

    11 mins, Colombia, Peru

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

  60. El superhéroe

    13 mins, Argentina

    Menganno fights crime (while fighting for his marriage)

  61. En busca de las palabras

    19 mins, United States, Mexico

    Micah has spent his life pushing the boundaries.

  62. En este pueblo no hay ladrones Part 1

    24 mins, Colombia

    Why would the theft of a single book mean so much to Colombia?

  63. En este pueblo no hay ladrones Part 2

    20 mins, Colombia

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

  64. Escuchadme, terráqueos

    20 mins, United States, Peru

    Speaking Spanish properly? Well, it’s complicated.

  65. Éxodo Part 1

    15 mins, Brazil, Colombia

    When your entire life is a suitcase.

  66. Éxodo Part 2

    34 mins, Brazil, Colombia

    The Venezuelan crisis as seen from the Brazilian border.

  67. Fue el estado Part 1

    19 mins, Mexico

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

  68. Fue el estado Part 2

    25 mins, Mexico

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

  69. Los bomberos Part 1

    16 mins, Peru

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

  70. Los bomberos Part 2

    15 mins, Peru

    For some firefighters in Lima, the risks can become too great.

  71. Los cassettes del exilio

    26 mins, Chile

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

  72. Miedo

    5 mins, Colombia

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

  73. Narco tours Part 1

    22 mins, Colombia

    How should Medellín remember its violent past?

  74. Narco tours Part 2

    14 mins, Colombia

    How should Medellín remember its violent past?

  75. Somos fabricantes

    18 mins, Argentina

    If you can dream it, why not build it?

  76. Terremoto

    26 mins, Mexico

    The resilience we find beneath the rubble.

  77. Wara Part 1

    15 mins, Bolivia

    Online, you can be anyone.

  78. Wara Part 2

    19 mins, Bolivia

    Online, you can be anyone.

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