This Week On Americas Now: Illegal Mining in the Rainforests of Ecuador

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Earlier this year, Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso declared illegal mining a threat to national security, linking it to organized crime. But with gold prices at an all-time high, that has done little to stop the miners. Dan Collyns visited an indigenous village where residents formed their brigade to protect their territory from invasion. 

Then, Learn About the Increasing Danger of Climate Change to the Navajo Community

According to the U-N, Native Americans are among the most under-served communities in the United States. They face exclusion from work, educational opportunities, and political participation. Now, a changing climate is adding to their challenges. Alasdair Baverstock reports. 

Discover the Reasons Behind USA Nationals Relocating to Cities in Mexico

Welcome back to Americas Now. In 2022, a record number of Americans moved to Mexico. That migration flow created jobs and opportunities.  But it also disturbed the local real estate market. Home prices have risen so much — some areas have become inaccessible to Mexican citizens. Mike Kirsch reports.   

And How Underprivileged Communities in Bolivia are Combating Illiteracy

The South American country of Bolivia is one of the poorest in the region. But it’s reached a notable milestone in terms of social development. According to global standards set by the United Nations, it has virtually eliminated illiteracy. Harris Whitbeck reports.