Topic: Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
In May, Honduran soldiers tracked down and killed a 15-year-old boy. This week, the boy's father found that the soldiers had been trained and equipped by the US. The State Department is pressing the Honduran government for answers.
When Columbia University admitted Sheherazad Jaafari, a former aide to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, many students objected. But she's not the first controversial student at a US-based university.
The coup happened apparently against US wishes, showing the erosion of America’s influence in a region it once controlled.
06/30/2009 01:00 am