Americas Now

Peru’s pyramid city of Caral

Located just 200 miles north of Lima, Peru, it’s the oldest city in the Americas. Surrounded by both desert and mountains, it’s notable for large pyramids that are more than 5,000 years old.


Urban Voices: Mexico’s Mariachis

Mariachi music is one of Mexico’s most recognizable symbols. For the past century, roving orchestras have played it in plazas, on streets and at restaurants. But there has never been a place to formally learn the art, until now.


Latinos in Silicon Valley

Latin American brain power is credited for widely-used technologies that include smartphones on which we talk and the smart drones that fly medicine to the poor.


Game Changer: Evelina Cabrera

Famous for football, Argentina is home to some of the greatest players of all time including Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. But it’s often viewed as a man’s game. Meet the woman who is changing that


Forty-day carnival

Celebrated every year in many Latin America countries, carnival is a festival that has roots in Catholicism. Before Holy Week, traditionally a time for fasting and spiritual introspection, people take to the streets for dancing and debauchery prior to the solemnity that will follow.


Research role model

Though it was once associated as being dominated by men, science is increasingly being redefined by women, many of whom are blazing trails in previously uncharted territory.

In Florida, one female scientist has been working hard to claim her space, but also, to bring more scientists like her into the field.


Fleeing Guatemala

In Central America, young migrants are leaving home without parental permission to make a perilous trek to the United States.

In search of better economic opportunities, they make a journey that Amnesty International has called “one of the world’s most dangerous.”