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    Book Discussion on A History of Violence

    Oscar Martinez talked about his book, A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America, about the origins of violence in the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    At the daily State Department briefing, John Kirby addressed an internal memo in which 51 State Department officials urged a more aggressive stance on Syria. Mr. Kirby said a…

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    Detention of Central American Immigrants

    Greisa Martinez talked about the detention of migrants from Central America who entered the U.S. illegally; the Obama administration’s approach to immigration policy, including recent…

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    Summit of the Americas Preview

    Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson delivered a keynote address prior to a panel discussion on the Seventh Summit of the Americas. Topics included diplomatic relations with…

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    Operation Just Cause Invasion of Panama Scenes

    This was a short compilation of programming from the C-SPAN Video Library from December 1989 that included White House spokesman Marlin Fitzwater announcing Operation Just Cause, President…

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    Panama Canal

    In honor of the one hundredth anniversary of the Panama Canal opening, Library of Congress curators presented items from their collections for a special exhibit. Work on the canal…

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    Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Manuel Orozco presented new research findings by the Inter-American Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances and Development Program, Understanding Central American Migration: The Crisis of…

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    Panama Canal Construction

    This was a 1912 film on the construction of the Panama Canal.

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    President Obama and Central American Leaders

    President Obama spoke to reporters in the Cabinet Room after his meeting with President Otto Perez Molina of Guatemala, President Juan Orlando Hernandez of Honduras, and President Salvador…

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    Senator Coons on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

    Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) reacted to Republicans' earlier comments on the Senate floor about the thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into the U.S. illegally. He pointed…

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    Ambassador Nominations Hearing

    Nominees testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about their qualifications to represent the U.S. as ambassadors to Qatar, Iraq, Egypt, and Honduras. Gentry O. Smith…

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    John Kerry Remarks on Western Hemisphere Relations

    Secretary of State John Kerry talked about U.S. policy in Latin America at the Organization of American States meeting. He said the U.S. is one of the largest contributors to the…

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    Book Discussion on Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era

    Luis Fleischman talked about his book, Latin America in the Post-Chávez Era: The Security Threat to the United States, in which he argues that Hugo Chavez laid the groundwork for the…

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    U.S. Elections and Latin America

    Panelists talked about the implications of the U.S. 2012 elections for U.S.-Latin America policy opportunities regarding immigration, trade agreements, economic cooperation, and drug…

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    Business in Latin America

    Witnesses testified on the benefits and challenges of trade relations with Latin America. Among the issues they discussed were increased competition from China, market access barriers,…

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    Central America Crime and Security

    General Douglas Fraser gave update on U.S. efforts in fighting transnational organized crime and drug trafficking in Central and South America. He focused his comments on the…

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    Book Discussion on The Canal Builders

    Professor Julie Greene talked about her book, The Canal Builders: Making America’s Empire at the Panama Canal. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in…

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    Book Discussion on Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War

    Deb Olin Unferth talked about her book Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War. In 1987, she set off to Central America with her boyfriend, determined to join a…

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    U.S. Policy on Mexican Criminal Organizations

    House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Subcommittees held a joint hearing on U.S. policy toward Mexican and Central American criminal organizations. The hearing focused on the…

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    China's Influence in Latin America

    Scholars and development bankers talked about the foreign policy implications for the U.S. of China’s growing influence in Latin America. Topics included the China Development…

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