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    Tensions are high between the United States and Venezuela as President Obama heads to Panama for the Summit of the Americas. Read an excerpt from the new book by Latin American history professor Miguel Tinker Salas.
    April 09, 2015 | Web Exclusive
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    Human rights advocates and family members of victims are celebrating a pair of victories in long-running campaigns to deport Salvadoran generals accused of U.S-backed atrocities.
    April 09, 2015 | Web Exclusive
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    The Obama administration is facing criticism across Latin America for leveling new sanctions against Venezuela and declaring the country an "unusual and extraordinary threat to national security." On Saturday, foreign ministers of the 12-country Union of South American Nations called for a revocation of the sanctions. In a statement, the ministers said: "It constitutes an interventionist threat to sovereignty and the principle...
    March 20, 2015 | Story
  • Maduro-venezuela-sanctions-us
    Tensions between the United States and Venezuela are increasing after the Obama administration declared Venezuela to be an "unusual and extraordinary threat to national security" and slapped sanctions on seven top officials for alleged human right violations and corruption. On Tuesday, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro asked the National Assembly for increased power to protect the country’s integrity and sovereignty from what...
    March 11, 2015 | Story
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    Pope Francis emerged this year as a star diplomat when he played a key role in the thawing of relations between the Cuba and the United States and presidents of both countries thanked him by name for his support. Earlier this month, the pope offered to assist the United States with another diplomatic hurdle: its efforts to close the Guantánamo prison. The Vatican has reportedly offered to help find adequate humanitarian solutions through its...
    December 31, 2014 | Story
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    Our full 30-minute conversation marking the 25th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Panama featuring historian Greg Grandin, former Panamanian diplomat Humberto Brown and Col. Lawrence Wilkerson.
    December 23, 2014 | Web Exclusive
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    This month marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Panama. On December 20, 1989, President George H.W. Bush launched Operation Just Cause to execute an arrest warrant against Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega, once a close U.S. ally, on charges of drug trafficking. During the attack, the United States unleashed a force of 24,000 troops equipped with highly sophisticated weaponry and aircraft against a country with an army smaller...
    December 23, 2014 | Story
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    The controversial carbon trading scheme known as REDD, or Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, has set off protests not only in Africa, but also in South America, especially in the Amazon region. We speak to Chief Ninawa Huni Kui, president of the Federation of the Huni Kui, an indigenous group in Brazil. He has traveled to the U.N. climate summit in Lima to voice his opposition to REDD.
    December 10, 2014 | Story
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    "The carbon market is a mechanism to keep polluting if you’re able to pay," says Pablo Solón of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under negotiation at the United Nations climate summit in Lima, Peru.
    December 09, 2014 | Web Exclusive
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    We are broadcasting from the United Nations Climate Conference in Lima, Peru, where more than half of the country is still covered by tropical rainforest, which plays a crucial role in absorbing carbon emissions that contribute to global warming. A new report reveals more than 20 U.S. companies have imported millions of dollars in illegal wood from the Peruvian Amazon since 2008. We speak to Julia Urrunaga, Peru programs director for the...
    December 08, 2014 | Story