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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 Watc…
    - 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 -
  • Mexico Improves Provisions for End-of-Life Care

    Mexico Improves Provisions for End-of-Life Care

    Expand Doña Remedios and her daughter at the pharmacy of the National Cancer Institute in Mexico City, Mexico on September 1, 2014 to fill a prescription for morphine. They have to…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Brazil: Veto Military Trials in Homicide Cases

    Brazil: Veto Military Trials in Homicide Cases

    Expand Soldiers take up a position during an operation after violent clashes between drug gangs in Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. September 22, 2017. © REUTERS…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Luciana Téllez Chávez
    Luciana Téllez Chávez is the 2017-2018 Finberg Fellow, she works jointly with the Americas and the Environment & Human Rights divisions to cover issues pertaining to indigenous and environmental rights defenders. Previous to joining HRW, Luciana…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Colombia: Fix Flaws in Transitional Justice Law
    On October 8, 2017, José Miguel Vivanco sent the following letter to Efraín José Cepeda Sarabia, President of the Senate of Colombia; Rodrigo Lara Restrepo, President of the House of Representatives; and Guillermo Rivera Flórez, Minister of Inter…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • A Smart Way to Deter Crime
    Whenever a shocking crime is reported in the news in Brazil, social media fills with calls for laws for harsher punishment. That is especially true when the suspects are adolescents. Given Brazil´s high levels of violence, it is understandable that…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

IBT: The Americas

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L.A. Times: Latin America

  • newFrom the Archives: Meet Buster, the rooster who can skate

    From the Archives: Meet Buster, the rooster who can skate

    These two photos appeared in the San Gabriel Valley Section of the Los Angeles Times on Aug. 17, 1952. The right image was moved on wires and published in newspapers around the world. Years later, Wiener wrote about Buster: Because of an incident tha…
    - 1 hour ago, 18 Oct 17, 4:00am -
  • newResidents advised to close windows after fire erupts at Chevron oil refinery in El Segundo

    Residents advised to close windows after fire erupts at Chevron oil refinery in El Segundo

    A fire erupted late Tuesday at the Chevron El Segundo Refinery, blowing plumes of black smoke toward residential neighborhoods. El Segundo police advised nearby residents to close their windows as firefighters battle the blaze on the west side of the…
    - 2 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:55am -
  • newDodgers' bulletproof bullpen finally allows hits

    Dodgers' bulletproof bullpen finally allows hits

    Alex Avila, a backup catcher, succeeded Tuesday where 31 consecutive Cubs had failed. He got a hit off a Dodgers relief pitcher. Dodger relievers had retired 29 out of the 31 batters they faced in the National League Championship Series before Avila…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:45am -
  • newOld hand Andre Ethier gets first start, and doesn't waste opportunity

    Old hand Andre Ethier gets first start, and doesn't waste opportunity

    Andre Ethier waited six months for this, seven months, really, if you count the end of spring training. The monotonous therapy sessions, the periods of despondence and frustration, Ethier endured in the unlikely chance he could live the night he live…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:45am -
  • newWounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and surfaces on the set of 'Ellen'

    Wounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and surfaces on the set of 'Ellen'

    The mystery is over: Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos has been found. On the set of “Ellen.” On Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres’ television talk show is expected to broadcast the much-anticipated first interview with the Mandalay Bay Resort and…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:40am -
  • newDodgers aren’t showing any shortcomings even without Corey Seager

    Dodgers aren’t showing any shortcomings even without Corey Seager

    Corey who? On the morning of the opener of the National League Championship Series, the Dodgers announced that All-Star shortstop Corey Seager would not play because of injury. Cubs pitcher Jon Lester likened the impact on the Dodgers to how the Cubs…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:35am -
  • newFor the Record

    For the Record

    Cadiz pipeline: In the Oct. 17 California section, an article about the federal government allowing Cadiz Inc. to use a railroad right-of-way for its water pipeline said the company had lobbied the Interior Department to rescind a 2011 legal opinion.…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:20am -
  • newIt hasn’t felt this real for Dodgers in 29 seasons

    It hasn’t felt this real for Dodgers in 29 seasons

    The Dodgers are so close to the World Series, you can hear it coming. It crept up with the clank of Chris Taylor’s home run off a center-field roof. It slipped nearer with the bang of Andre Ethier’s home run off a right-field scoreboard. Then, fi…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:15am -
  • newFugitive suspected in 2002 kidnapping and slaying of teen is found dead in Mexico

    Fugitive suspected in 2002 kidnapping and slaying of teen is found dead in Mexico

    A fugitive suspected in the 2002 kidnapping and slaying of a 15-year-old girl on her way to school in Montebello was killed in Mexico, investigators announced Tuesday. George Barraza, who fled to Mexico after the gang payback killing of Brenda Sierra…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:05am -
  • newDodgers one win away from first World Series since 1988

    Dodgers one win away from first World Series since 1988

    When his eyes registered the location of the last pitch, Yu Darvish stepped outside the batter’s box. He stared at the umpire to be sure. It was a fastball from Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. like the three pitches before it, and it was not a strik…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Oct 17, 2:00am -

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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