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Americas Now

El Salvador - Reforming Gangsters - In 20-18 the United States deported more than 250-thousand people...according to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Almost 6,000 of them -- where known or suspected gang members. Prisons in countries like El Salvador are packed with deportees. But as correspondent Mike Kirsch reports... some ARE trying to make an honest living...and kissing the American Dream...good-bye. Costa Rica - Lionfish Invasion - They are exotic, beautiful, and mesmerizing to watch as they swim the warm waters of the Caribbean. But lion fish are threatening the very existence of hundreds of species of native marine life from Florida down to Panama. Correspondent Harris Whitbeck brings us the story of this uninvited guest to the Caribbean -- and what some fishermen in Costa Rica are doing...to bring it under control.

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