This is the story of the immigration experience of two sister communities: one in the Ecuadorian Mountains, and the other on the southside of Long Island in New York. A 2008 hate-crime murder of an Ecuadoran immigrant in Patchogue, Long Island brought to light a pattern of abuse, persecution, and violence that shocked the residents of Patchogue. This quiet coastal suburban "Anytown, USA" soon had to come to terms with a sport known as “bean-jumping”, the harassment of Latinos by white youth gangs.
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The front line in the battle against mosquito-borne viruses is a bustling Peruvian metropolis on the Amazon River. Iquitos, Peru, home to nearly 400,000 people, is a living laboratory. Researchers there are tracing the spread of lethal dengue fever by going door to door in neighborhoods throughout the city. They're mapping the spread of the virus, as well as the mosquitoes that carry it. Producer Dan Charles follows researchers as they try to figure out what people can do to stop it.
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