Game Changer

Johana Bahamon: touching inmates’ lives through theater

Gamechanger: Changing prison life through theater

The bleak conditions of prison life in Latin America are something Americas Now has reported in the past. From overcrowded jails to security conditions to systematic abuse of the interns, the chances of effective rehabilitation of the inmates are slim. 

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Enova offers schools in low income areas of Mexico City

Enova offers schools in low income areas of Mexico City

Over 15 million people live in the massive metropolis of Mexico City, but only about a quarter of them have a high school degree. Despite Mexico’s attempt to increase the amount of money spent on education as a percentage of its Gross Domestic Production, the […]

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Game Changer Charlie Sarria

Caracas boxing program helps troubled kids

This week’s “Game Changer” is Charlie Sarria, co-founder of the Bolivarian Street Boxing program. He grew up in La Vega, and says you have to know how to handle the streets. “How you treat the neighborhood, the neighborhood will treat you,” he said.

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Hormigon Armado, a newspaper helping street kids and working children in La Paz, Bolivia

Newspaper founder helping La Paz street kids

Bolivia has cut poverty by a quarter in the last decade, but still remains one of the poorest countries in South America. There are more than 800,000 underage workers in Bolivia. Many of them are homeless and have to fend for themselves.

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