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Why is CENTRAL AMERICA the MOST VIOLENT region in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

Why is CENTRAL AMERICA the MOST VIOLENT region in the WORLD? – VisualPolitik EN

Could it be that the most dangerous region in the world is trying to improve itself? Imagine that you’re sitting quietly at a restaurant or cafeteria and, suddenly, you begin to hear gunshots a few meters away. You’d choose an empty stomach and opt for a quick escape, wouldn’t you? Well, unfortunately these kinds of situations are common in many Central American cities. Cities where security is noticeable for its absence. In 2018, 42 of the 50 most violent cities…

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Operation Condor: Terror in South America

Operation Condor: Terror in South America

In 2001, elder statesman Henry Kissinger was staying in a fancy hotel in Paris. While he was there, a French judge named Roger Le Loire called for a summons of this prominent US figure. He managed to skip town that day, but Le Loire wanted to question Kissinger about some of his actions decades ago. He wanted to know about several French nationals who were amongst the many thousands of the ‘disappeared’, a term for those captured, tortured, and killed…

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U.S. Navy Hospital Ship in Latin America 2018

U.S. Navy Hospital Ship in Latin America 2018

For more than a decade, the U.S. Navy hospital ship Comfort has a brought hope and healing to people in the Americas. For the crew and medical professionals embarked on this amazing ship, the smiles of their patients tell the full Comfort story. USNS Comfort’s primary mission is to provide a mobile acute medical facility to support the US military. However the ship also provides full hospital services for U.S. disaster relief and humanitarian operations worldwide. This year as part…

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How China Meddles in Latin America (w/ Dee Smith, Elizabeth Economy, & Christopher Sabatini)

How China Meddles in Latin America (w/ Dee Smith, Elizabeth Economy, & Christopher Sabatini)

Dee Smith: Welcome to The Exchange. I’m Dee Smith. And today, I’m going to be speaking with Elizabeth Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations here in New York, and Christopher Sabatini of Columbia University and the think tank Global Americans. And we’re going to be discussing some of the very interesting and somewhat disturbing aspects of Chinese activity in Latin America. This ranges across a whole range of activities, from huge hydroelectric projects in places like Brazil, to a…

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America’s cocaine habit fueled its migrant crisis

America’s cocaine habit fueled its migrant crisis

This is the US Coast Guard intercepting a shipment of cocaine. Here’s the same crew intercepting another one… and another one. This was all in the summer of 2018. They seized more than 9,000 kilos of cocaine that was headed to the US. That may sound like a lot but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In 2017 the Coast Guard intercepted almost 227,000 kilos of cocaine, here. Along the eastern Pacific. That’s because the US is the largest…

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