The hostility between John F. Kennedy and Fidel Castro's Cuba is legendary. But newly-released documents show that Kennedy had plans to reconcile with Cuba — plans scuttled when he was assassinated. PRI's The World takes this look back at "The World that Was."
Images of stings that look like gunshot wounds and Chinese exterminators in protective suits with blowtorches have given the Asian giant hornets an infamous reputation. That, and the dozens of deaths they have caused in China.
One of the big issues in Venezuela's presidential election campaign is rising crime. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Jeremy McDermott of InSightCrime, a group that studies organized crime in the Americas.
The selection of Jorge Bergoglio as the next leader of the Catholic Church has reopened old wounds from Argentina's past during the Dirty War. But some activists say Pope Francis shouldn't be lumped in with church figures who supported the dictatorship.
Costa Rica's environmentalists for years have been trying to get hunting banned, with little success. So this year, they turned to a popular initiative and forced a bill in front of the legislature. It passed and is poised to make it the first country in the Americas to ban virtually all hunting.
Costa Rica, a tropical country known for its national parks and ecotourism, has taken a step to protect its environment. But in this environmentally conscious nation, a new ban on hunting faces obstacles.
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