Sudden detours

Sometimes in in life, unexpected events cause us to change course. This week on Latino USA, we take a trip to Waukegan, Illinois, where a local election puts the future of a coal plant into limbo. We meet Lizzie Velásquez, who became an anti-bullying activist and motivational speaker after finding a video online that called her the “World’s Ugliest Woman.” And we speak to The Kid Mero about how we went from a semi-employed dude making jokes on Twitter to the star of VICELAND’s late-night comedy and news commentary show.

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