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    President Obama Town Hall in Lima, Peru

    President Obama spoke to members of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative at a town hall at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima. The event took place during his visit…

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    Immigration in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís of Costa Rica talked about immigration challenges facing his country, and his administration’s proposals to address them. He also talked about Costa…

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    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 dissent…

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    U.S. Southern Command Briefing with Admiral Kurt Tidd

    U.S. Southern Commander Admiral Kurt Tidd answered questions from reporters on U.S. military activity in South and Central America and the Caribbean during a briefing at the Pentagon.

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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 Cuba,…

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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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    Divorcing the Dictator

    The author of Divorcing the Dictator: America’s Bungled Affair with Noriega discussed the book. Kempe’s theme is that the U.S. started the relationship in 1960 without thinking of the consequences. “The…

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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 began in…

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    Panama Canal Construction

    This was a 1912 film on the construction of the Panama 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 Past and Future, Day 1

    Before the official transfer of control of the Panama Canal to Panamanian authorities, the history and operations of the canal were discussed. Mr. McCullough talked about the importance of…

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    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 the Katherine…

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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 Sanchez…

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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 out…

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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 also testified on his…

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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 problem of climate…

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    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 policy. They…

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