Monitoring press freedom and international affairs from Mid-Missouri Public Radio and the Missouri School of Journalism
Climate change threatens global food supply
By  • 6 September 2019
The global food supply faces a new threat: climate change. Extreme weather like the massive floods that hit the Midwest during planting season and the severe drought in Somalia this year are becoming more and…
Latin American environmentalists under attack
By  • 9 March 2017
Earlier this year, a 51-year-old Mexican man named Isidro Baldenegro López was shot to death in Mexico’s Chihuahua state. Mr. López was a well-known environmental activist and advocate for the indigenous Tarahumara people. For years…
Honduran environmentalist's murder resonates a year later
By , • 9 March 2017
"The government doesn’t want to get to the bottom of the killing because it involved people from the government itself." Silvio Carrillo always knew that there were death threats against his aunt, the Honduran environmentalist…
El Salvador's unstoppable gangs
By  • 7 July 2016
El Salvador has a population of a little more than 6 million people, less than New York City. But the violence in the small Central American country is out of control. It has a murder…
Honduran journalist survives two attacks in one day
By  • 11 May 2016
A Honduran radio journalist known for his outspoken criticism of the government has survived two attacks in a single day. Felix Molina, the host of the pro-democracy program Resistencias, was traveling in a taxi in the…
Honduran journalist sentenced to 10 years for defamation
By  • 21 March 2016
A Honduran journalist who covered a major story about corruption in the country's social security system has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for defaming a former prosecutor. On March 14 a Honduran court…
Is fair trade really fair?
By  • 27 November 2015
Note this program was originally released July 9, 2015. You see the label on coffee, chocolate, t-shirts and even gold, “Fair Trade.” The extra dollars you pay for the products are meant to guarantee they’re…
TV star, ex-first lady contest Guatemala poll
By  • 22 October 2015
After corruption protests topple a president, Guatemalans are looking for change Voters in Guatemala will choose a new president Sunday, and the vote comes at a turning point in the Central American nation's history. Much…
Guatemala's turning point election
By  • 22 October 2015
  After a massive corruption scandal rocked Guatemalan politics this summer, Central America's most populous country goes to the polls Oct. 25. With much of the political establishment discredited, TV comic Jimmy Morales is now…
'Disinformation' fuels US child migrant crisis
By  • 8 July 2014
Obama seeks $3.7 billion to address wave of children from Central America. President Obama has put a price on the costs of the wave of child immigrants arriving at the U.S.’s southern border. On July…
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