Curtis D. Robinson was born in the 1940s into a poor African American family in segregated Alabama and is now a multi-millionaire businessman. Since he recovered from prostate cancer, he has given one million dollars to fund an institute in his home town of Hartford in Connecticut to screen and treat patients for free.

In Bolivia, many indigenous people are turning to cosmetic surgery to reduce the size and shape of their noses. They say their prominent aquiline noses often attract comment and discrimination. These procedures are now readily available, with many surgeons advertising their services and even offering low-cost packages and discounts for poor people. In the Bolivian capital La Paz, Outlook's Andres Schipani met 19-year-old Juan Carlos who is ethnically Aymara and spoke to him before and after his nose surgery.

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