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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 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 -
  • Disappearance of Protestor in Argentina

    Disappearance of Protestor in Argentina

    Expand A man poses for a photo with a portrait of Santiago Maldonado, during a demonstration to demand actions to find him in Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 11, 2017. …
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Medicine Shortages in Venezuela: Dying in Agony

    Medicine Shortages in Venezuela: Dying in Agony

    Expand A woman walks past empty shelves at a drugstore in Caracas, February 23, 2016. © 2016 Reuters Yelitza López’s greatest fear is to face a…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Why Brazil Should Ban Cluster Munitions

    Why Brazil Should Ban Cluster Munitions

    Expand Submunition of an ASTROS II cluster munition rocket found in Saada City on December 7, 2016. Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have purchased ASTROS rockets from Brazil, where they a…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Written Testimony to the US Senate on transitional justice in Colombia
    On August 2, 2017, Human Rights Watch submitted the following written statement to the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues of the United States’ Senate reg…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Advance of its Review on Colombia
    On August 4, 2017, Human Rights Watch submitted the following presentation to the UN Committee on Social, Economic, and Cultural Rights, regarding concerns and research findings that relate to the country’s compliance with its obligations under the…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

IBT: The Americas

  • newEndangered Sharks Seized From Chinese Fishing Boat In The Galapagos
    Thousands of sharks, including the endangered hammerhead, were found dead on a Chinese fishing boat in the Galapagos Islands Sunday, authorities in Ecuador said.Twenty crew members of the vessel Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 — carrying around 300 tonnes o…
    - 7 hours ago, 16 Aug 17, 6:57am -
  • Drinking Beer May Improve Your Mental Clarity And Creativity, Study Says
    At any point during the day, if you feel like you are running low on creative juices or facing a mental block, you might want to grab a pint of beer so your brain gets running again.According to a new study published in the journal Consciousness and…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 4:21am -
  • Floods, Landslides Kill Almost 300 People In India In 1 Week
    Almost 300 people have died in a single week in severe floods and landslides in different part of India, forcing thousands to flee their homes.According to the Global Catastrophe Recap Report, which assesses the impact of natural disaster events wo…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Aug 17, 7:34am -
  • Does Social Media Induce Violence Among Youth?
    Media influences its audiences in both positive as well as negative manner. Recently, social media has become a significant part of everyday life and has a massive impact on the behavior and minds of people who use it. Social media has intertwined it…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Perseid Meteor Shower 2017: These Websites Offer Live Stream Of The Spectacle
    This weekend, the night sky is all set to witness a significant amount of meteor activity — the Perseid Meteor Shower.However, the most appropriate time to watch the Perseids, perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year, would be late at n…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 9:19am -
  • WATCH: Suspected Cartel Gunmen Open Fire At Tourists In Mexico Beach
    A group of men opened fire on crowds at the Playa Palmilla beach in the resort city of San José del Cabo in Mexico, killing three people and injuring two others Sunday, reports said.The incident was recorded on video by tourists who were visiting…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 6:24am -
  • Doctors Remove Brace Wire From Woman's Intestine, Other Weird Surgery Cases
    When a 30-year-old woman visited the emergency room of Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia complaining of increasing abdominal pain, the best guess of the doctors there was it was a bad case of gall stones.However, a CT scan showed so…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Aug 17, 1:29am -
  • Is Menstrual Leave Sexist? How Paid Absence For Periods Affects Workplace Dynamics
    Olivia (name changed) is 38 years old. She has a plush job at a multinational company in the bustling financial district of Manhattan, New York. A passionate business analyst, Olivia loves her job.However, she gets the urge to skip work on one da…
    - 10 days ago, 6 Aug 17, 6:00am -
  • What Are Near-Death Experiences, And How They Differ Among People
    Near-death experiences (NDE) are mystical phenomena for which researches have come up with some scientific explanations of some of the common features surrounding them. No one really knows what happens when you die, but there are some common aspects…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Aug 17, 7:00am -
  • Why Did The FBI Arrest The 'WannaCry Accidental Hero'?
    A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global "WannaCry" ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday.
    - 12 days ago, 4 Aug 17, 1:33pm -
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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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