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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. br/ The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded…

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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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    Drug-Related Violence in Central America

    William Brownfield spoke about security challenges and drug-related violence in Central America. He said that more than 95 percent of all illicit drugs that enter North America from…

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    U.S.-Panama Free Trade Agreement

    Erik Wasson talked about the status of the U.S.-Panama trade agreement that was signed on June 28, 2007, yet has still not been approved by the U.S. Topics included the details of the…

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    Democracy in the Americas

    The Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs held a hearing on democracy in the Americas. Topics included the strength of…

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    U.S. Policy in Latin America

    Riordann Roett talked about Obama administration policy toward Latin America, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included drug violence in Mexico…

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    U.S.-Latin America Relations

    Secretary Clinton and senior State Department officials spoke about relations with Latin American countries and the challenges and issues facing the U.S. and Latin America. 

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