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he was supported and his family never heard from him again.years passed before they were able to rename.>> i came to the police to report him missing.>> with mass vaccinations of adults, the race against theclock to beat the aggressive strains of covid-19 is on.>> this train is much more contagious.>> attacks against asians are the most recent expressions ofracism according to those who have suffered.>> how many need to die? >> should she immigrated -- sheimmigrated, and now shes participating in a missionexplore mars. she has a message.>> we are not less intelligence -- less intelligent.we are not disposable. >> to get to the finale of "miraquien baila" he had to cross several borders.>> the uncertainty crossing to a country.>> december suspension of the johnson & johnson vaccine hasgenerated worry and questions among those who have receivedit. i am ilia calderon.beginning tomorrow the federal government will authorize thedistribution of vaccines for all adults.the decision marks a race against the time to defeat avirus when infections and variants are increasing.hes about to make an important decision.>> i was afraid to get the vaccine.i was afraid of side effects. >> not anymore?>> i am much more relaxed now. >> the u.s. went from being acountry that had fallen behind in its response to covid tobecoming a world leader in a camping -- campaign that isunprecedented in history, according to dr. carlos del riofrom emory university. >> the u.s. has done anexcellent job. we need to acknowledge thefederal government, the state government, and privateinitiatives that have turned it into such a quick vaccination.>>s urgency to get vaccinated is because before the pandemiche was working at a store where he has contact with people andwith shopping carts. >> were you afraid of gettinginfected? >> i was a little paranoid.i would wear gloves. a mask.all that. >> he cannot leave his jobbecause that is how he pays for his electronics classes andcontributes to expenses in his home.>> what did you feel as a mother?>> i was worried. he deals with a lot of peoplewhere he works. >> he lives with his motherkarina and his four siblings, all younger than him.none of them have been vaccinated yet.karina is a social worker and so far her consultations have beenvia videoconferences. >> i have not been vaccinatedyet because i think there are older people who need it morethan i do. i have been waiting to go withmy children. >> because of his age, jose didnot qualify for a vaccine until now.he lives in california which recently opened the possibilityfor all adults this week. >> the truth is it made me veryhappy when i found out. we made an will be our turn soon. >> the fact that all adults inthe country will qualify for a vaccine beginning april 19 isgood for this dr., the director of the national institutes ofhealth for minorities. >> this has been a historicaccount which meant. we have vaccinated over 150million people in less than five months.we are getting to three or 4 million vaccinations per day.>> this week that success found a downturn when johnson andjohnson had to pause the distribution of its one dosevaccine. >> the pause on the johnson &johnson vaccine was a small surprise.there were six cases of cerebral trumbo says, all of them amongwomen under the age of 50. that may be a factor.among 7 million cases that were is very infrequent. >> reported cases have been --have now reached nine. theys.symptoms between six and 13 days after being vaccinated.scientists believe it could have been a hormonal places of mass vaccination sites like this one in southflorida, despite the pause on the vaccine from johnson &johnson, they say they have enough pfizer and madera dosesto vaccinate those who want to be vaccinated.>> when there is a problem with a vaccine like the one withjohnson & johnson, how do you think it affects the perceptionof someone whos undecided -- should i get vaccinated or not?>> it encourages more resistance, more doubt.people wonder, what if this happens to me?>> particularly among hispanics, where there has been lots ofmisinformation. it is one of the minority groupsmost vulnerable and has the least access to vaccines,according to the director of a community health organization.>> latinos are about 18% of the population.and a little more than 11% have received the vaccine.>> we need to keep finding a way to reach our population tofacilitate the vaccine there are places they can go to, where they are comfortable,and they know there is no cost, there is no legal consequent forpeople not authorized to be in the country.>> another concern experts have is that most of the newcontagions are among young people.>> young people are basically not vaccinated, so im notsurprised they get too big -- they get together.the virus gets transited. >> that is why he has avoidedgetting together with friends. >> it is not just my friends.everyone needs to get vaccinated.>> another concern experts share is the new covid-19 variant,particularly be 117 -- b117 discovered in the unitedkingdom. >> this strain seems to be muchmore contagious than the original.60% to 70% more contagious. it may not cause a graverillness, but it is more contagious.the vaccines we have, moderna, pfizer, they work against thisvariance. >> many acknowledge the vaccineis not a panacea. once your vaccinated, will youfollow the protocols? >> yes.i will wear gloves, a face mask. i will continue to maintain asix foot distance from people. >> finally, jose reneesappointment arrived and he let us come with him to hisvaccination. he and his mother feel a greatdeal of relief. >> therell be a little moresafety for all of us. we will be able to embrace andspend more time together. >> jose renee hopes with hisexample he can expire -- can inspire other young people.>> when you think we will reach kurt immunity?global immunity? >> as an optimist, i would saythe end of summer. >> others are more conservative.>> i think by the end of september, early october.>> they all agree that it is important to do it.>> who is going to get their first vaccines into peoplesarms or the virus itself? that is the race.we cannot control the virus until we get to a point where wehave the vast majority of the population vaccinated.>> excellent point. experts agree that there mightpossibly be a booster shot annually.they are also working on a universal booster shot.around 9 million people have received -- 39 million peoplehave received the pfizer vaccine.we will return. >> later, the long path thatroberto hernandez had to take to participate in "mira quienbaila". 10 years pision♪ >> an immigrant who was lostamid a lack of opportunity. his family look for him andfinally left him for dead. she tells us that tenures had topass -- 10 years had to pass before they could reunite.>> this woman lives here. she is a homemaker and for 10years she cried over not knowing what happened to her oldest son.>> i took him as a child to the u.s..he went to school there. he had two children there.>> he was later deported and he returned here with his mother.he was here a short time. >> he said i want to see mychildren. he left.he was angry with me. because i said to him, do not.>> she was worried about his crossing the rio grande torillanight with his wife and children.-- two reunite with his wife and children.>> 10 years passed and she never heard from him again.maria hernandez torres was born and raised literally on theborder. near tijuana, mexico in the u.s.>> right here next to the wall. people campaign or in the crossclose -- people camp here and they cross close to where weare. >> since she has been a teenagershe has been a volunteer at the rotary club in san diego and nowan organization that supports immigrants and people in need.meanwhile, people continued looking for him.they reached out online. they call people they knew intexas. >> i came here to report himmissing to the police. >> it was as if the earth hadswallowed him. .they look for him among the deceased thinking he might havedied as a result of his epilepsy.every birthday she would celebrate the life of jaime.>> i would buy roses as if he were here.>> the only thing she did not allow in her house was music.>> there were many years i did not have any music playing in myhome, because i thought he was dead.>> in tijuana, maria hernandez torres, an attorney, received acall from the rotary club in monterey new mexico -- inmonterey in new mexico. >> they found someone missingfor 10 years. >> according to the report,there was a man who was lost in tijuana.she was able to find him with the help of other migrants.>> he was here. he was sleeping on cardboard.he was disoriented. he did not know what washappening. >> around that time, ericareceived a telephone call. some unrecognized -- someonerecognized jaime. they sent her photographs.>> mom, do not get hurt -- get your hopes up, maybe it is notmy brother. let me see if it is him.>> curious. they played the video severaltimes. >> she said, it is is him. she began to get nervous and iwas frozen. i did not know if i should cryor scream or run. i was just standing there,dumbstruck. >> she said she had many thingsto decide. >> i wanted to go to tijuana buti did not have the money. i wanted to catch a ride,hitchhike. >> you said your mother iscoming, lets go. >> they transferred him to theback of a pickup truck. >> we came here to the was the only place that would welcome him.he was not doing well. >>s mother and sister were ontheir way to tijuana. >> no one imagined that theywould meet again in the northern part of tijuana.>> the door was closed. but he heard my voice.he yelled out, mom. i am here, it is me. >> what did you feel?>> so much joy. i do not know.i wanted to hug him. i wanted to bring him back inhis condition but, at the same time, i felt very sad to see howmy son was. >> she says he was in a badstate. >> i cut his hair.i cut his beard. people sent me money.i bought him some medicine. >> he is the new jaime. back athome, he has much to be thankful for and much to enjoy.>> i am very happy to be back with my mother.i am back with my sister, my nephews,>> but he has a lot to explain. >> i remember i got body was hot. i cannot walk anymore.>> months ago, he had been deported after entering the u.s.illegally once again. here in tijuana, not knowinganyone and with no money and no identification, he had been onthe streets for weeks. as the security guard tells us-- >> i think people need to bemore humane. >> he and his friends help asmuch as they could. for months he received help fromgenerous people. but he was also attacked by gangmembers. >> they would beat me withsticks. and, man, it is ugly.>> he is thankful that on those streets he is -- he was able torecover his family and his happiness.>> all of us during -- doing our part with the magic ofvolunteering, lives can change. families can be re-knighted.>> a whirlwind of emotions. his mother had to tell jaime androberto a painful bit of news she had avoided on the way back.>> mom, what about my dad? >> -- i said, your debt is nothere anymore. he turned to me and said, did heleave you? i said, no, how could you thinkthat? your father died.he said, mom, i do not know if i should cry or scream or what todo. and i said, go ahead and cry.cry, my son. cry for your father.he sent you to me. >>jaime has decided to stay withhis family to repay everything theyve done for them.>> i have got my job to help my mother.if god is willing then maybe i will find a woman.>> we wish him a lot of luck. he has contact with his childrenin texas on social media. the same social media thatreturned his family and his life to him.we will be back with more will be returned.>> sex on a street in a massacre.>> there♪ >> racist attacks against peopleof asian descent in the u.s. are nothing new, but the aggressionshave increased since last year. videos of older people beingkicked or being shoved to death have raised alarms about thisproblem. i spoke with asian americanleaders about a problem we as a society should have handled along time ago. >> and 84-year-old manoriginally from thailand was brutally attacked while hewalked in a san francisco neighborhood.a 91-year-old man was beaten while he was walking in achinatown neighborhood in oakland.a filipina woman, 65, walking in manhattan at the end of marchwas violently kicked. 3795 hate crimes against asianpeople between march 192020 and february 20, 22 anyone.-- 2021. >> i read about how people wholook like me were being attacked on the streets and when i triedto find more information on mainstream media, i could notfind any. >> the inaction towards theseattacks motivated her to go to social media with ed -- with apersonal call. >> we matter and racism iskilling us. >> hours later millionsresponded to her words. she is a prominent civil rightsactivist and the founder of rights, an organization toempower people to write their own laws.>> in march of 2020, a two-year-old and a six-year-oldwere attacked and the perpetrator said he thought theywere chinese and spreading covid.>> a lot of this has to do with former president trumpscomments. he made racist commentsreferring to the china virus. >> the china virus, kung flu.>> they made you feel this way, that you were part of the reasonthe viruses in the u.s.? >> it little bit.especially when i saw these viral videos.people attacking the asian american community.people who look like me. >> like millions of asianamericans, kelly has felt discrimination because of herorigins, especially after the pandemic began.>> when you were a child and your schoolmates made fun of you, how did jaden feel? >> said, to the point where iwanted to kill -- sad to the point where i wanted to killmyself. >> did you feel like you wantedto take your life? >> yes.>>s tax and mockery the asian community -- the attacks andmockery the asian community faces has existed for decades,but the cases have not been very visible in a community that hadbeen stigmatized as the model minority.they had been stereotyped as not raising their voice.what jaden experience in his adolescence is a sample of whatthese racial attacks do. he has korean and costa ricanand kelly is japanese and mexican.they created a -- they joined a -- an organization for hispanicasians. >> during this time there is alot of violence against asians. we realize there was a commonpattern between racism against asians and racism againsthispanics in the u.s. we realized that this racism hasbeen normalized for years. >> in this country, there isbeen a lot of tension against asian 1882, asians were used during the railroad construction inthis country. many of the deaths that werecaused during the railroad expansion were deaths of asians.why echo because they did not -- why?because they did not see them as humans.they saw them as less than an italian or irish person.>> on march 16, six asian women were massacred in different spasin atlanta, georgia. >> after the massacre -->> sheriff baker said the suspect had had a bad day.statements like this add another layer of pain and discouragepeople from denouncing these cases.>> absolutely. it is salt in the wound.there are plenty of people who have that days but do not go andcommit massacres. >> there is also a sexualcomponent. around the stigma and asianwomen. >> there is a concept calledyellow fever, where asian female bodies are sexual objects.we are objectified. our humanity is taken away.>> this raises more questions made of asian americans or otherpeople. where you from?do you speak english? any people do not understandthese behaviors are racist. at the root of the question,where are you from, is the idea you do not belong.the idea that you are other. a perpetual foreigner.>> the census department estimates there are over 22million people of asian descent, many of whom live in fear.the largest groups come from china, india, and thephilippines. >> why do you think we have notseen a movement of people taking to the streets to protest whatis happening? >> it is very difficult to speakof these things. i think, especially in ourcommunity. you dont speak about youremotions. you do not talk about how youfeel. >> do you think this is a momentfor this cause to become known? the moment to work on thestruggle? >> i think if not now, when?how many people need to die? ♪>> this week in washington, senators voted to create abipartisan law to combat violence against asians.the nypd created a special division to combat theseattacks. but theyre is still much to doin the country, beginning with empathy and tolerance.if you or someone around you has thought about taking your life,youre not alone. there is hell.the national suicide prevention hotline appears on your scene.>> after break, we went to the school where the immigrant whois part of the mission♪ >> the images from mars arecapturing the imagination of millions on this is the mission of perseverance.angie sandoval takes us to central command in californiawhere an immigrant mother made her dream of traveling fromcolumbia to mars a route -- a reality.>> on february 18, scientists at nasa made the world hold itscollective breath for a few minutes.perseverance was about to land on mars to explore thepossibility of life on that planet.the mission would be historic for another reason, as well.20 meet -- >> 20 meters from the surface.>> for the first time it was being narrated also in spanishby diana trujillo. she was in charge with the arm of theperseverance rover. >> sometimes i cannot evenbelieve it. seeing those images from aplanet that no one has ever visited.>> thousands of miles away in cali, colombia.>> we are getting signals from mro.>> we have landed. perseverance has landed.confirmed. >> a group of students from theinternational school could believe what they were saying.>> i thought it was awesome. >> for young people, thismission was not just an aerospace feet.>> i thought, as she can do it, why cant i echo >> this is aschool where diana trujillo attended from preschool to highschool. where lady di, as they call her,learned to see beyond the sky. maria elena gonzalez is ateacher who remembers her as a student who learned to difficultsubjects like mathematics and chemistry easily.>> -- but she had an equality -- she had a quality set her apartfrom other student. >> she was very perseverance.>> a happy and determined student who was -- whose quotein the yearbook was like a prophecy.>> is a possibility of reaching a dream that makes life moreinteresting. you leave behind everything thatstands in your way to get to the highest point in the sky.>> but to get there she had to battle stereotypes.>> we are not disposable. we are not less, i do not come later. i come now.>> she learned this lesson listening to her mother, her on,and her grandmothers, who sacrificed their careers anddreams to fulfill what society demanded of them at the get married and take care of their husbands.>> it made me think that maybe i would have to break thatbarrier. >> an idea that became moreimportant for young diana after her parents divorced.her mother was left without any financial means.>> i remember one time she cooked an egg and we had tosplit it between us. >> at the age of 17, diana saidshe would use her graduation money to travel to the u.s. hergoal is to learn to speak english.>> i figured thered be a way to do it.>> according to her, with the $300 she had in her pocket, shewas now able to go far. she had to clean houses to payfor her education and a place to live.for the young immigrant, it was a difficult time she overcame,thanks to a list of goals she had written and which she hadtaped to the mirror in her bathroom.>> it made me not throw in the have to write down your hopes so you do not forget howyour daily life -- >> but her life took anunexpected turn when she finished a class at miami-dadecollege. she got her grades and took themto her teacher, because she could not understand.>> she told me, you have 100% in all your grades.hundred percent. thats when i realized i couldlearn. >> i still have this desire toprove myself to my father. to my uncles, to my grandfather.that we can do more. >> what is the hardest thingsomeone can do? >> a young woman chose aerospaceengineering. >> i cannot believe that atemper tantrum is what motivated me.but that was and continues to be my mission.we women have a lot to add. we are important.>> with scholarships she was able to graduate with honorsfrom universities in florida and 2006 she was the only latina woman to be selected by nasa foran internship. >> it shows that we have thepossibility of doing things that are as big as exploring anotherplanet, regardless of where we come from or what language wespeak. >> my name is martina.i am in fourth grade. >> martina, what do you want tobe when you grow up? >> a civil engineer.>> ford trujillo, at the school where she attended, theyare example of how women are battling stereotypes.>> is possible. you can do it too.he says there is so much to do. >> according to data fromunesco, only 35% of women who attend college around the worldchoose careers in science or technology.that is why diana trujillo, who spent her days exploring mars,says the absence of life in space has taught her to look fora way to make life better on earth.>> someone needs to open a door. if i can stop the train so youcan get on, i will stop it. >> inspiring one girl at a time.>> a beautiful story. diana trujillo lives with herhusband and two sons in pasadena, california.she has been clouded -- lauded for her efforts to improveeducation for women and girls around the world.we will return with more "aqui y ahora". when we return, robertohernandez♪ >> tonight is the finale of"mira quien baila". in the last week it has added us on edge.we have been able to meet some of the univision talent that hasbecome stars of ivision. she had to cross many borders toget to the grand finale. >> now it is roberto hernandezsturn. >> he does not need furtherintroduction. roberto hernandez walks aroundthe tv studios as though he always knew them.>> people have supported me. they believe in me.>> it was not always like this for this 33-year-old man who hascaptivated the public with his smile and personality.>> i have had doors closed to me.dealing with rejection is difficult.this is a career where we are judged on how well we do things.>> finally, he understood that to succeed he needed to learnmore. it is anda compliment he did not imagine he would achieve when he beganthe show. >> i surprised myself.i surprised my wife. my whole has been a difficult path. >> he was a child when hismother took him from cuba, where he lived with his grandparents.>> i had five wonderful years with my grandparents and myfathers side of the family. >> that is why he alwaysacknowledges his origins, but he has an accent that is sometimesdifficult to identify. >> even though i was there forsuch a short time. i feel nostalgia.i feel a connection to cuba. i feel like, wow, that is myplace. >> it seems he left somethingimportant on the island to win this reality show.>> i thick my rhythm remained in havana.>> he ended up in mexico next. he arrived alone on a plane.a stewardess took care of him. >> she asked me, about mymultiplication tables, i remember that.>> his mother, who had divorced his father, was waiting for himin mexico. >> she had married a mexicanman. he is the father who raised me.i call him dad. that is how it was.>> he sprouted roots there. hernando says mexican culture --hernandez says mexican culture was tremendous in hisdevelopment. >> mexico turned me into the mani am today. >> that is where he began hisschooling. he rumors the only thing he didnot learn was how to dance. >> i was talking to my motherfor almost a year some --, saying i wanted to come to theu.s. my mother was saying you are in the middle of yourcollege studies. that is crazy.>> a year later he took the most difficult decision of his life.he left without telling his mother.>> it was not easy to be on a bus thinking, what must mymother be thinking? that i disappoint her?>> a bus token from chihuahua where they lived to the borderin el paso texas. he was detained there.>> that is when i said, dan. -- damn. where did i get thecourage? i do not know where i got thewherewithal to say i am cuban and im looking for politicalasylum. >> he spent two and a halfmonths at an immigrant distention center -- detentioncenter. >> i matured.i grew. during my time there.>> he understood the reality, the thousands and thousands ofundocumented immigrants. >> that uncertainty, are theygoing to send you back? to a country where maybe you donot want to be there? or maybe you are in dangerthere? >> after a wait he was liberatedand hernandez came to miami. in a couple hours we will knowthat everything dance, he has fo wife to be the strictest judge.>> she has been trying to teach me the dances for the last 10 to12 years. she was a professional dancerand it has been her dream to see me dance.i am makinghe challenged chef yi >> he is been the best for thelast two weeks and i thick i am competitive.>> tonight we will now who will win the ninth season of -- bestof luck to all the scientists -- all the finalists of mira quienbaila: univision all-stars. we want to update story.last march we reported on the tragic death of 13 immigrantswhen an suv collided against a truck.this week we found out the driver of the suv stopped beforeat a stoplight before accelerating.that is what the truck driver reported in an official report.witnesses say that the weight limit of the vehicle had beenexceeded, which made it harder to control.the investigation continues. >> we room or that is a terribletragedy. that brings us to the end ofthis addition.

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