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 appointment.it 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
administered.it 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 reaction.in 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
structurally.so 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 him.it 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 hotel.it 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.im 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 hurt.my 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
>> 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 communities.in 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
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 planet.it 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 intelligent.no, 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 time.to 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
towel.you 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
maryland.in 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 family.it 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.