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FRONTLINE; Crisis in Central America: The Yankee Years

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Crisis in Central America: The Yankee Years
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FRONTLINE is investigative journalism that questions, explains and changes our world. Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as PBS's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

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From the Spanish-American War in 1898 until the 1950s, U.S. preeminence in Central America and the Caribbean was never successfully challenged. Part I looks at these turbulent years that set the stage for today's crises, from the glory days of building the Panama Canal, through the early U.S. Marine occupation of Nicaragua, to the Cold War crisis in Guatemala in 1954, which resulted in the CIA's first "covert" war in the region.

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