US President Donald Trump's administration has declared war on the MS-13 gang. The "war on gangs" is a large-scale effort taking place in major cities across the US, with profound impacts on the communities being targeted. Long Island, New York and surrounding areas have been hit especially hard.
For decades, Puerto Rico's status as a US territory has been a source of political, social, and economic conflict on the island. The 3.5 million American citizens who reside there have no voting representation in Congress. Now Puerto Rico is fighting for its survival in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in September 2017.
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Cuba has a long and rich heritage in the arts, but during the last two decades, the visual arts have become a cultural phenomenon and one of the most viable ways to make money . I traveled to Cuba to meet two of its most acclaimed artists and find out why art is at the center of Cuban society. For more about Los Carpinteros, visit PBS Frontline World's website.
Belo Murat is trying to change Haiti's image with his music. I traveled to the county's first international music festival to hear Belo perform and see if the country is ready for tourism. Visit PBS Frontline World's website for more on the story.