At an Impasse?

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Thursday, July 20, 2006

On today’s Underreported, we’ll get an update on the recent arraignment of Emmanuel “Toto” Constant--who led a violent military coup against Haiti's Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1991. Then, we’ll look at what’s being done to save the leatherback turtle. And we’ll learn about the poaching of Chilean Sea Bass. Plus, an Iranian historian offers his perspective on the current standoff between Washington and Tehran.

Underreported: Emmanuel “Toto” Constant

Emmanuel “Toto” Constant led a violent military coup against Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1991. In December 2004, he was sued by the Center for Constitutional Rights for crimes against humanity and torture in Haiti. Now he’s been accused of trying to defraud SunTrust Bank of more than $1 million. ...

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The Earth's Last Dinosaur?

Carl Safina describes the leatherback turtle—whose ancestry can be traced back 125 million years—as "the closest thing we have to a living dinosaur." In Voyage of the Turtle, he examines what’s being done to save ocean-dwelling turtles.

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A Fish By Any Other Name

In Hooked, G. Bruce Knecht shares an undercover look at the poaching of the Patagonian toothfish—which became a restaurant hit in the West after it’s name was changed to the Chilean Sea Bass.

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Confronting Iran

Historian Ali Ansari believes that the current standoff between the US and Iran has its roots in decades of antagonism. In Confronting Iran, he warns that the mutual mistrust that’s causing this impasse could also lead to war.

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