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Global Post: Americas

  • Looking back at 'The Summer of Love'

    Looking back at 'The Summer of Love'

    This weekend, I’m hosting an hour-long special on the BBC World Service, looking back at that wild revolutionary moment in the cultural and political life of America. And really the world.I met some fascinating people in San Francisco making this…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Jul 17, 2:45am -
  • Closing the State Department's war crimes office could send the wrong message

    Closing the State Department's war crimes office could send the wrong message

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has ambitious plans to streamline and restructure the State Department. And the first thing on the chopping block could be the war crimes office.Foreign Policy magazine reported that a member of Tillerson’s team…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 6:30pm -
  • 'Why are Americans so fat?' And other questions Russians have about us.

    'Why are Americans so fat?' And other questions Russians have about us.

    The Washington Post's Moscow bureau chief, David Filipov, is a frequent guest on Russian TV talk shows — an experience he lovingly calls "a suicide mission."  "When you go on those shows, you're the token Westerner. And everybody who has ever h…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 5:45pm -
  • A super-simple strategy may be key to fighting climate change

    A super-simple strategy may be key to fighting climate change

    A key strategy in the fight against climate change is slowing the rapid destruction of the world’s forests.When trees burn or decompose, they release carbon. About 10 percent of the greenhouse gases emitted every year are from this newly freed car…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 4:30pm -
  • This Canadian oil pipeline could cause the next great controversy

    This Canadian oil pipeline could cause the next great controversy

    The Westridge Marine Terminal overlooks a finger of water that separates Vancouver, BC, from the deep green hills of the nearby provincial parks. It’s where oil tankers come to fill up, at the terminus of the TransMountain Pipeline, which winds dow…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:15pm -
  • Chester Bennington's death is more than a headline for me

    Chester Bennington's death is more than a headline for me

    When I learned about the passing of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington on Thursday, while I was sitting in a coffee shop, an influx of thoughts invaded my mind.My mind drifted back 12 years to my high school in Tehran.Our earlier story: A rock ban…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 3:00pm -
  • Women and girls are a new frontier in the fight against HIV

    Women and girls are a new frontier in the fight against HIV

    At the ninth annual conference on HIV science, happening in Paris right now, there's a lot to celebrate.AIDS used to be one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide — no more. A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAIDS) show…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 1:30pm -
  • Climate warrior? Champion of 'Big Oil'? Canada's leader wants to be both.

    Climate warrior? Champion of 'Big Oil'? Canada's leader wants to be both.

    For a lot of Americans these days, Justin Trudeau is the anti-Donald Trump, especially on things like climate change.While President Trump moves to pull America out of the Paris climate accords, Canada’s prime minister describes carbon pollution a…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 8:00am -
  • Poland steps away from democracy and EU in latest judiciary reforms

    Poland steps away from democracy and EU in latest judiciary reforms

    Poland was once the pinnacle of democracy in central Europe after the collapse of the Soviet Union — home to the Solidarity movement and Lech Walesa. But as the country lurches to the right politically, joining countries like Hungary, it may find i…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 6:00pm -
  • The radicalization of a surfer dude

    The radicalization of a surfer dude

    The subculture of southern California surfers has long fascinated novelist Laleh Khadivi. She calls those who ride the waves there a "tribe unto themselves.""These surfers have found their God, it is the ocean, and they will come every day and pay…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 5:45pm -

HRW: Americas

  • Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced

    Provide Genuine Refuge to World’s Displaced

    Expand Asylum seekers behind a metal fence in the ‘Hangar 1’ detention center, in Röszke, Hungary. September 9, 2015. © 2015 Zalmaï for Human Rights Wat…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • What Olympic Fans Won’t See in Rio de Janeiro

    What Olympic Fans Won’t See in Rio de Janeiro

    Residents of Mangueira, a poor neighbourhood atop a hill outside Rio de Janeiro, watched from their rooftops as the Olympics' opening-ceremony fireworks erupted from Maracanã stadium. They don't always have clean water or proper sanitation, but some…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Arvind Ganesan
    Arvind Ganesan is the director of Human Rights Watch’s Business and Human Rights Division. He leads the organization’s work to expose human rights abuses linked to business and other economic activity, hold institutions accountable, and develop s…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno
    As Co-Director of the US Program, Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno guides Human Rights Watch’s work on criminal justice, drug policy, immigration, national security, and surveillance in the United States.Previously, as Deputy Washington Director…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • José Miguel Vivanco
    José Miguel Vivanco, director of Human Rights Watch's Americas division, is a general expert on Latin America. Before joining Human Rights Watch, Vivanco worked as an attorney for the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights at the Organization of…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela: Video Footage Exposes Brutal Repression

    Venezuela: Video Footage Exposes Brutal Repression

    The scale and brutality of violent repression by Venezuelan security forces is evident in video footage shot in recent months, Human Rights Watch said in a multimedia piece released today.  (New York, Ju…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Venezuela: Video Footage Exposes Brutality of Repression
    The scale and brutality of violent repression by Venezuelan security forces is evident in video footage shot in recent months. Since early April, tens of thousands of Venezuelans have taken to the streets to protest against Venezuela’s increasingly…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Chile: Landmark Senate Vote to Ease Abortion Rules

    Chile: Landmark Senate Vote to Ease Abortion Rules

    Expand Demonstrators raises their thumbs in approval inside Congress in favor of a draft law by the government which seeks to ease the country's strict abortion ban, in Valparaiso…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Zika Emergency May Have Passed, But Risks to Families Remain
    Clara is a community health worker’s dream client—she has absorbed all the training offered on preventing mosquito breeding in her home and implements it to perfection. I spoke to her last October in a favela in downtown Recife. She described how…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Millions of Venezuelans Speak Out Against Government

    Millions of Venezuelans Speak Out Against Government

    On July 16, more than seven million Venezuelans showed their government and the world that they want nothing to do with President Nicolás Maduro’s plan to rewrite the constitution, and called for immediate elections. Maduro’s moves have been wid…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

IBT: The Americas

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L.A. Times: Latin America

PBS: Latin America

  • Photos: Refugees risk sea voyage in quest for safer life
    A Syrian refugee holding a baby in a lifetube swims toward the shore after their dinghy deflated some 100 meters away before reaching the Greek island of Lesbos on Sept. 13. Photo by Alkis Konstantinidis/ReutersA record number of migrants have riske…
    - 14 Sep 15, 12:16pm -
  • How to protect the vulnerable eggs of Mexico’s sea turtles? Drones.
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Off the warm waters of Oaxaca, Mexico has a new plan to protect the threatened Olive Ridley Turtle, deploying a pair of drones this week to keep watch on their eggs.The small green sea turtles retur…
    - 13 Sep 15, 5:56pm -
  • Migrants find more safety but less certainty on journey through Europe
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioWILLIAM BRANGHAM: Roszke, Hungary sits right at this nation’s border with Serbia. Here — one week ago — we wade into the river of refugees flowing from the Middle East to Western Europe.We meet our share of Ira…
    - 13 Sep 15, 5:28pm -
  • European Union struggles to find unified response to migrant crisis
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Good evening and thanks for joining us.European leaders are trying to unite behind a plan to cope with their ongoing surge of migrants and refugees arriving mainly from the Middle East and Africa.M…
    - 12 Sep 15, 6:30pm -
  • Before influx of new migrants, what’s Germany doing to help the crisis?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR ANCHOR: As many as 10,000 migrants are expected to arrive in Munich today. Germany takes in more asylum seekers than any other country in Europe and expects to handle at least 800,000 th…
    - 12 Sep 15, 5:13pm -
  • Buried underwater, Ancient Egyptian artifacts rise to the surface in Paris
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: An exhibition of Egyptian artifacts discovered in ancient cities buried underwater has opened to the public in Paris.The exhibit at the Arab World Institute features 250 artifacts from a pair of anc…
    - 12 Sep 15, 5:08pm -
  • News Wrap: More than 10,000 migrants reach Austrian border in 24 hours
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: The flow of refugees and migrants across Austria turned into a mass march today. Hundreds of people gave up waiting at the Hungarian border, after Austrian officials stopped running special trains. I…
    - 11 Sep 15, 6:45pm -
  • What life in transit looks like for refugee families in Europe
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: The numbers of people on the move into Western Europe by foot, by road, by rail are staggering, and still growing.On that new and exhausting journey, our William Brangham met several families from a…
    - 11 Sep 15, 6:40pm -
  • The security challenge of resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S.
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: For some refugees, the United States will be the final stop on that exhausting journey. Yesterday, the White House announced that 10,000 Syrians will be resettled in the U.S. over the next year.For…
    - 11 Sep 15, 6:35pm -
  • U.S. to welcome 10,000 more Syrians. How are they picked?
    A Danish policeman plays a game with a migrant girl in Padborg, southern Denmark near the German border, on Sept. 9. Many migrants, mainly from Syria and Iraq, have arrived in Denmark over the last few days on their journey to Sweden to seek asylum.…
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:59pm -

PBS: North America

  • Photos: Refugees risk sea voyage in quest for safer life
    A Syrian refugee holding a baby in a lifetube swims toward the shore after their dinghy deflated some 100 meters away before reaching the Greek island of Lesbos on Sept. 13. Photo by Alkis Konstantinidis/ReutersA record number of migrants have riske…
    - 14 Sep 15, 12:16pm -
  • How to protect the vulnerable eggs of Mexico’s sea turtles? Drones.
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Off the warm waters of Oaxaca, Mexico has a new plan to protect the threatened Olive Ridley Turtle, deploying a pair of drones this week to keep watch on their eggs.The small green sea turtles retur…
    - 13 Sep 15, 5:56pm -
  • Migrants find more safety but less certainty on journey through Europe
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioWILLIAM BRANGHAM: Roszke, Hungary sits right at this nation’s border with Serbia. Here — one week ago — we wade into the river of refugees flowing from the Middle East to Western Europe.We meet our share of Ira…
    - 13 Sep 15, 5:28pm -
  • European Union struggles to find unified response to migrant crisis
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Good evening and thanks for joining us.European leaders are trying to unite behind a plan to cope with their ongoing surge of migrants and refugees arriving mainly from the Middle East and Africa.M…
    - 12 Sep 15, 6:30pm -
  • Before influx of new migrants, what’s Germany doing to help the crisis?
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR ANCHOR: As many as 10,000 migrants are expected to arrive in Munich today. Germany takes in more asylum seekers than any other country in Europe and expects to handle at least 800,000 th…
    - 12 Sep 15, 5:13pm -
  • Buried underwater, Ancient Egyptian artifacts rise to the surface in Paris
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: An exhibition of Egyptian artifacts discovered in ancient cities buried underwater has opened to the public in Paris.The exhibit at the Arab World Institute features 250 artifacts from a pair of anc…
    - 12 Sep 15, 5:08pm -
  • News Wrap: More than 10,000 migrants reach Austrian border in 24 hours
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: The flow of refugees and migrants across Austria turned into a mass march today. Hundreds of people gave up waiting at the Hungarian border, after Austrian officials stopped running special trains. I…
    - 11 Sep 15, 6:45pm -
  • What life in transit looks like for refugee families in Europe
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: The numbers of people on the move into Western Europe by foot, by road, by rail are staggering, and still growing.On that new and exhausting journey, our William Brangham met several families from a…
    - 11 Sep 15, 6:40pm -
  • The security challenge of resettling Syrian refugees in the U.S.
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: For some refugees, the United States will be the final stop on that exhausting journey. Yesterday, the White House announced that 10,000 Syrians will be resettled in the U.S. over the next year.For…
    - 11 Sep 15, 6:35pm -
  • U.S. to welcome 10,000 more Syrians. How are they picked?
    A Danish policeman plays a game with a migrant girl in Padborg, southern Denmark near the German border, on Sept. 9. Many migrants, mainly from Syria and Iraq, have arrived in Denmark over the last few days on their journey to Sweden to seek asylum.…
    - 11 Sep 15, 4:59pm -

The Economist: Central America

The Economist: North America

The Economist: South America

The Guardian: Americas News

  • Tories revolt over Osborne's Brexit 'punishment' budget
    Party rancour grows as 65 MPs defy chancellor in move that signals scale of difficulties that David Cameron will face after referendumGeorge Osborne’s authority has been directly challenged by 65 pro-Brexit Tory MPs, who have signed a letter saying…
    - 15 Jun 16, 6:41pm -
  • Brâncuşi sculpture goes on display as Romania bids to take ownership
    Wisdom of the Earth, valued at €11m, is one of just a few works by Constantin Brâncuşi remaining in his homelandA nationally treasured work by Romanian sculptor Constantin Brâncuşi has gone on display at the National Bank of Romania as part of…
    - 15 Jun 16, 6:21pm -
  • FBI uses questionable facial recognition software to comb vast photo database
    FBI did not properly disclose privacy impact of storing 411m photos and has no information on how often software returns false positives, a new study findsThe FBI maintains a huge database of more than 411m photos culled from sources including driver…
    - 15 Jun 16, 6:15pm -
  • Cluck you: Bolivia rejects Bill Gates' donation of hens
    ‘Respectfully, he should stop talking about Bolivia,’ development minister said about billionaire’s offer despite South American nation’s thriving poultry sectorThe Bolivian government has rejected a donation of hens offered by the US billion…
    - 15 Jun 16, 6:01pm -
  • Hillary Clinton savages Donald Trump's response to Orlando massacre
    ‘Not one of Donald Trump’s reckless ideas would have saved a single life in Orlando,’ says Democratic candidate while calling for stricter gun controlThe “reckless” proposals floated by Donald Trump would have done nothing to prevent the ca…
    - 15 Jun 16, 5:32pm -
  • Versailles recap: episode three – le King n'est pas un lapin heureux
    The romp-athon is long gone and the Sun King is getting down to serious political business like staring at himself in mirrorsLouis looks wistfully at himself in the mirror. “The problem with reflections is that most tell the truth,” he declares.…
    - 15 Jun 16, 5:30pm -
  • Disney World alligator attack: two-year-old boy's body recovered from lake
    Body of Lane Graves found 16 hours after he was dragged into waterBeaches at Disney World resorts closed until alligator’s capture confirmedIt should have been a dream vacation, a trip to the theme parks of Disney World to celebrate the start of th…
    - 15 Jun 16, 5:29pm -
  • Police discover body of missing 13-year-old Dorset girl
    Body found in woodland formally identified as Sophie Clark, who was reported missing on Tuesday after failing to return home from a walkA body recovered in the search for a missing schoolgirl has been formally identified as Sophie Clark.The 13-year-o…
    - 15 Jun 16, 5:29pm -
  • Mother and partner killed 'attention-seeking' toddler, court hears
    Jurors told 13-month-old Noah Serra-Morrison’s injuries were similar to those arising from a car crash or fall from buildingA young mother and her new boyfriend killed her “whingeing”, “attention-seeking” toddler and tried to cover it up af…
    - 15 Jun 16, 5:08pm -
  • Anne Hathaway appointed as latest UN women's goodwill ambassador
    The actor joins Nicole Kidman and Emma Watson as the latest celebrity entrusted with advocating on behalf of women’s rights with the United NationsAnne Hathaway is the latest Hollywood figure to be appointed by the United Nations as a global goodwi…
    - 15 Jun 16, 5:08pm -
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