Carrie Kahn appears in the following:
Saturday, July 09, 2016
The teacher's union has blocked roads to protest mandatory testing and demand more funding. Meanwhile, the security forces have killed activists.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Mexico's teachers union blocked roads into Oaxaca state to protest the government's demand that teachers take qualifying exams. The prolonged strike and roadblocks have led to food and gas shortages.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
In her novel,
Pierced by the Sun, Laura Esquivel tackles crime and corruption in modern-day Mexico and boasts a female protagonist. The book has just been published in English.
Saturday, July 02, 2016
After surviving the Nazi death camps, Wiesel advocated on behalf of victims of hate and persecution around the world. He died Saturday at the age of 87.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The first non-state-run gas station has opened in Mexico in more than 75 years, breaking the monopoly on fuel and opening the possibility that fuel prices could become more competitive.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Troubled by delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the new Panama Canal took more than a decade to build. Can the project payoff amid a changing and slumping shipping industry?
Sunday, June 26, 2016
After about a decade of construction and a $5 billion price tag, a new, bigger canal has opened in Panama. It's been a source of national pride for Panamanians.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
The Panama Canal opens an expanded lane Sunday that will allow megaships to pass. It's good news for the nation, but residents in the city of Colon, near the canal, think they're being shortchanged.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Panama is celebrating the reopening of the canal. But people of the city of Colon have a different view of the waterway. They feel their city, the Atlantic gateway, doesn't receive enough benefits.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
One of the lesser known tales of the world migrant crisis is taking place in Central America, where hundreds of Africans are landing with dreams of making it to the U.S.
Monday, June 06, 2016
One of Mexico's most treacherous highways passes through the northern border state of Tamaulipas. It is infamous for all the bandits, organized crime gangs and contraband that ride on it.
Friday, June 03, 2016
Mexico is witnessing its dirtiest election campaign season ever, and nowhere is that more evident than the northern border state of Tamaulipas. Candidates are accusing each other of ties to drug cartels and political alliances are shifting fast.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Thousands of migrants fleeing violence in Central America are again trekking across Mexico to seek sanctuary in the U.S. Observers say the summer surge could rival the wave of migrants who arrived in 2014. NPR explores what is behind the exodus.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Mexico's president says he wants to change the Mexican constitution to make same-sex marriage legal. He even decorated his Twitter account with the rainbow flag. Who knew he was such a big proponent of gay rights?
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5 billion project, opens next month and aims to triple the canal's capacity with bigger ships. A Chinese freighter will be the first one through the new locks.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Panama has improved transparency in its banking and legal sectors, and its economy is a bright spot in Latin America. But the Panama Papers have hurt the country's reputation.
Monday, April 25, 2016
It's been 18 months since the disappearance and presumed death of 43 students in southern Mexico. An independent investigative panel on Sunday issued a scathing indictment of the government.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Despite the recent U.S.-Cuba opening, Fidel's brother Raúl Castro, re-elected as party leader, referred to the U.S. as the "enemy."
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Under a cloud of secrecy, the island's top leaders are gathering for a party meeting that may usher in the beginning of the post-Castro world.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Mexico City has its worst smog in more than a decade. The government has ordered cars off the street one day a week, but city planners say that isn't a long-term solution.