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La llamada del 10 Part 2

18 mins, Argentina

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

At the age of nine, Mariano met his hero Diego Maradona on national TV — an instant dream that somehow turned into a long nightmare struggling with mental health.

  1. La llamada del 10 Part 1

    24 mins, Argentina

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

  2. Las escaladoras Part 2

    29 mins, Bolivia

    The summit is for everyone.

  3. Las escaladoras Part 1

    25 mins, Bolivia

    The summit is for everyone.

  4. Hotel embrujado

    29 mins, United States

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

  5. Álbum de familia Part 2

    25 mins, Colombia

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

  6. Álbum de familia Part 1

    15 mins, Colombia

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

  7. Caminar a Venezuela Part 2

    19 mins, Ecuador, Venezuela

    A forced return.

  8. Caminar a Venezuela Part 1

    12 mins, Ecuador, Venezuela

    A forced return.

  9. Chanchocracia Part 2

    21 mins, Ecuador

    Pigs on the walls and panic in the streets.

  10. Chanchocracia Part 1

    11 mins, Ecuador

    Pigs on the walls and panic in the streets.

  11. Postal de San Salvador

    22 mins, El Salvador

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

  12. Los sobrevivientes

    24 mins, Cuba

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

  13. Yo ya estuve aquí Part 2

    15 mins, Argentina

    After fainting, Lucía woke up in the past.

  14. Yo ya estuve aquí Part 1

    16 mins, Argentina

    After fainting, Lucía woke up in the past.

  15. Recién llegados

    24 mins, United States

    Alone in an unfamiliar country.

  16. No es país para jóvenes Part 2

    11 mins, Honduras

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

  17. No es país para jóvenes Part 1

    20 mins, Honduras

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

  18. Postal de San Francisco

    22 mins, Colombia, United States

    Love comes in many forms.

  19. La ruta larga Part 2

    17 mins, Cuba, Panama, USA

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

  20. La ruta larga Part 1

    22 mins, Cuba, Panama, United States

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

  21. La concursante Part 2

    23 mins, Peru

    A public confession with unexpected consequences.

  22. La concursante Part 1

    21 mins, Peru

    A public confession with dramatic consequences.

  23. El fotógrafo

    26 mins, Argentina

    Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence.

  24. 240 aves

    26 mins, Uruguay

    A blind man and his otherworldly abilities to identify birdsong.

  25. El Cascajo Part 2

    16 mins, Peru

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

  26. El Cascajo Part 1

    24 mins, Peru

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

  27. Luna llena sobre Chiapas Part 2

    25 mins, Mexico

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

  28. Luna llena sobre Chiapas Part 1

    15 mins, Mexico

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

  29. Los flequilludos

    27 mins, Argentina

    Anything for a rating point.

  30. Todos vuelven

    7 mins, Spain, Peru

    Sometimes, immigration means a roundtrip ticket.

  31. Sandra sueña bosques Part 2

    19 mins, Argentina

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

  32. Sandra sueña bosques Part 1

    20 mins, Argentina

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

  33. Juego de niños Part 2

    9 mins, Puerto Rico

    Playing is not easy for everyone.

  34. Juego de niños Part 1

    14 mins, Puerto Rico

    Playing is not easy for everyone.

  35. No soy tu chiste Part 2

    14 mins, Colombia

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

  36. No soy tu chiste Part 1

    35 mins, Colombia

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

  37. Un ateo milagroso Part 2

    21 mins, Costa Rica

    A kid that never wanted to be a miracle.

  38. Un ateo milagroso Part 1

    21 mins, Costa Rica

    A kid that never wanted to be a miracle.

  39. Guerra en el Bío Bío Part 2

    18 mins, Chile

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

  40. Guerra en el Bío Bío Part 1

    18 mins, Chile

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

  41. N.N.

    14 mins, Colombia

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

  42. El soldado y el teniente Part 2

    17 mins, Argentina

    A friendship that rises above the ruins of war.

  43. El soldado y el teniente Part 1

    19 mins, Argentina

    A friendship that rises above the ruins of war.

  44. Dime quién soy Part 2

    23 mins, Guatemala

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

  45. Dime quién soy Part 1

    15 mins, Guatemala

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

  46. Laurinha quiere jugar Part 2

    19 mins, Brazil

    Laura Pigatin is exceptionally talented, but in her country, there are still prejudices th...

  47. Laurinha quiere jugar Part 1

    22 mins, Brazil

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

  48. No nos compete Part 2

    15 mins, Mexico

    Who can guarantee that Mexican schools are safe?

  49. No nos compete Part 1

    16 mins, Mexico

    Who can guarantee that Mexican schools are safe?

  50. La fe de Amalia

    5 mins, United States

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

  51. Sin lugar seguro Part 2

    18 mins, Mexico

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

  52. Sin lugar seguro Part 1

    18 mins, Mexico

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

  53. Perú campeón

    32 mins, Peru

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

  54. Otro país

    17 mins, Argentina

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

  55. La sentencia

    25 mins, Dominican Republic

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

  56. Firme aquí Part 2

    26 mins, United States

    What happens when a private company pays your bail?

  57. Firme aquí Part 1

    16 mins, United States

    What happens when a private company pays your bail?

  58. Mais Médicos Part 2

    28 mins, Brazil, Cuba

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

  59. Mais Médicos Part 1

    20 mins, Brazil, Cuba

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

  60. Creando un monstruo

    24 mins, Spain, Peru

    No one said fatherhood would be easy.

  61. Compartir no es delito Part 2

    15 mins, Colombia, Costa Rica

    Diego accidentally became a criminal.

  62. Compartir no es delito Part 1

    17 mins, Colombia, Costa Rica

    Diego accidentally became a criminal.

  63. Perdido en San José Part 2

    16 mins, Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, addresses are, well… complicated.

  64. Perdido en San José Part 1

    15 mins, Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica, addresses are, well… complicated.

  65. Las hijas de Maria Senhorinha Part 2

    19 mins, Brazil

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

  66. Las hijas de Maria Senhorinha Part 1

    16 mins, Brazil

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

  67. Perdidas Part 2

    20 mins, Argentina

    A few missteps and everything goes to hell.

  68. Perdidas Part 1

    15 mins, Argentina

    A few missteps and everything goes to hell.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. No abras la puerta Part 2

    19 mins, United States

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

  72. No abras la puerta Part 1

    11 mins, United States

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

  73. El mago Part 2

    15 mins, Ecuador

    Turning losses into successes might be the greatest trick of all

  74. El mago Part 1

    22 mins, Ecuador

    Turning losses into successes might be the greatest trick of all

  75. Yo, nena Part 2

    31 mins, Argentina

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

  76. Yo, nena Part 1

    23 mins, Argentina

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

  77. Postville, Iowa Part 2

    21 mins, United States

    Ten years after the largest immigration raid in US history

  78. Postville, Iowa Part 1

    18 mins, United States

    Ten years after the largest immigration raid in US history.

  79. Springfield, México Part 2

    13 mins, Mexico

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

  80. Springfield, México Part 1

    19 mins, Mexico

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

  81. Adiós, bolívar Part 2

    20 mins, Venezuela

    Joel Padrón needed money and he needed it fast.

  82. Adiós, bolívar Part 1

    18 mins, Venezuela

    Joel Padrón needed money and he needed it fast.

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. La flor del diablo Part 2

    18 mins, Mexico

    How one flower can cause so much pain.

  86. La flor del diablo Part 1

    17 mins, Mexico

    How one flower causes so much pain.

  87. Toy Story Part 2

    25 mins, Cuba

    Sometimes you find peace in the most unexpected places.

  88. Tolerancia cero

    25 mins, United States

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

  89. Toy Story Part 1

    13 mins, Cuba

    Sometimes you find peace in the most unexpected places.

  90. La importancia de llamarse Ernesto

    29 mins, Puerto Rico

    Ernesto has another name and it comes with another past.

  91. La Jurado 10 Part 2

    27 mins, Puerto Rico

    What is the death penalty for?

  92. La Jurado 10 Part 1

    28 mins, Puerto Rico

    What is the death penalty for?

  93. Después de Víctor Part 2

    15 mins, Peru

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

  94. Después de Víctor Part 1

    14 mins, Peru

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

  95. El apagón

    18 mins, Venezuela

    The last one to leave, turn out the lights.

  96. Cicatrices Part 2

    19 mins, United States

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

  97. Cicatrices Part 1

    32 mins, United States

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

  98. Los extraterrestres Part 1

    18 mins, Ecuador

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

  99. Los extraterrestres Part 2

    16 mins, Ecuador

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

  100. El corresponsal

    18 mins, Honduras

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

  101. Los polizones

    13 mins, Peru, United States

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

  102. El área gris Part 2

    12 mins, Costa Rica

    What we inherit can feel like a life sentence

  103. Fealdad

    20 mins, Peru

    Writer Gabriela Wiener never felt pretty.

  104. El área gris Part 1

    17 mins, Costa Rica

    What we inherit can feel like a life sentence

  105. Dos Notas Part 2

    20 mins, Colombia

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

  106. Dos notas Part 1

    17 mins, Colombia

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

  107. Welcome to the Jungle Part 2

    20 mins, United States

    An autograph is really much more than just a signature.

  108. Welcome to the Jungle Part 1

    19 mins, United States

    Nothing will stop Alexis from getting Axl Rose’s autograph

  109. Jaz y Lalay Part 2

    26 mins, Costa Rica

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

  110. Jaz y Lalay Part 1

    21 mins, Costa Rica

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

  111. Alias El Cóndor Part 2

    31 mins, Chile, Brazil

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

  112. Alias El Cóndor Part 1

    15 mins, Chile, Brazil

    Roberto Rojas was willing to do anything to win

  113. La colonia perdida Part 2

    21 mins, Puerto Rico

    Puerto Rican bees and the people who love them.

  114. La colonia perdida Part 1

    20 mins, Puerto Rico

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

  115. Boom/Colapso

    27 mins, Colombia, Venezuela

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

  116. Contra la gastronomia peruana

    26 mins, Peru

    Be careful what you say about Peruvian food

  117. El coyote

    10 mins, Honduras

    There’s an art to crossing a border

  118. El equipo fantasma

    15 mins, Chile

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

  119. El hijo Part 1

    16 mins, Peru

    What if the whole world said your parents were monsters?

  120. El hijo Part 2

    14 mins, Peru

    What if the whole world said your parents were monsters?

  121. El otro, el mismo

    18 mins, Colombia, Argentina

    Sometimes you find family in the most unexpected ways

  122. El show debe continuar

    11 mins, Colombia, Peru

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

  123. El superhéroe

    13 mins, Argentina

    Menganno fights crime (while fighting for his marriage)

  124. En busca de las palabras

    19 mins, United States, Mexico

    Micah has spent his life pushing the boundaries.

  125. En este pueblo no hay ladrones Part 1

    24 mins, Colombia

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

  126. En este pueblo no hay ladrones Part 2

    20 mins, Colombia

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

  127. Escuchadme, terráqueos

    20 mins, United States, Peru

    Speaking Spanish properly? Well, it’s complicated.

  128. Éxodo Part 1

    15 mins, Brazil, Colombia

    When your entire life is a suitcase.

  129. Éxodo Part 2

    34 mins, Brazil, Colombia

    The Venezuelan crisis as seen from the Brazilian border.

  130. Fue el estado Part 1

    19 mins, Mexico

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

  131. Fue el estado Part 2

    25 mins, Mexico

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

  132. Los bomberos Part 1

    16 mins, Peru

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

  133. Los bomberos Part 2

    15 mins, Peru

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

  134. Los cassettes del exilio

    26 mins, Chile

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

  135. Miedo

    5 mins, Colombia

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

  136. Narco tours Part 1

    22 mins, Colombia

    How should Medellín remember its violent past?

  137. Narco tours Part 2

    14 mins, Colombia

    How should Medellín remember its violent past?

  138. Somos fabricantes

    18 mins, Argentina

    If you can dream it, why not build it?

  139. Terremoto

    26 mins, Mexico

    The resilience we find beneath the rubble.

  140. Wara Part 1

    15 mins, Bolivia

    Online, you can be anyone.

  141. Wara Part 2

    19 mins, Bolivia

    Online, you can be anyone.

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