1. Former militant questions revolution


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    Even after Cuban authorities jailed William Potts for hijacking a plane, he held out hope he'd found a revolutionary utopia. He became a believer. He had faith in the Cuban revolution. But after three decades in the country, he became disillusioned and said that is one reason he decided to send his two young daughters to the United States to live with his parents. Cuban leaders "can't come up with any original ideas," Potts said. "They've lost their way."

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    • Life in a Cuban prison


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      William Potts, who hijacked a plane to Cuba in 1984 and was thrown in jail, describes life in a Cuban prison.

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      • Ex-hijacker describes first conjugal visit


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        William Potts discusses his first conjugal visit and more during an interview with journalist Tracey Eaton.

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        • William Potts: I'm not the "homesick hijacker"


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          William Potts hijacked a plane to Cuba in 1984. He returned to face charges in the U.S. in 2013. Before leaving Cuba, the media said Potts had called himself the "homesick hijacker" and that nickname stuck. But in an interview with Tracey Eaton in Alamar, Cuba, in 2013, Potts says was never really homesick for the U.S., but will likely feel homesick for Cuba.

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          • Tribe in Trouble: Oil boom threatens Indians


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            Background: A new push to drill for oil in Ecuador could devastate a pristine jungle habitat and the Indians who live there. The 3,793-square-mile Yasuni National Park contains more plant and animal species than all of North America. It sits atop nearly 900 million barrels of oil. It’s also the ancestral home to the Huaorani Indians, who have lived off the land for more than 1,000 years. The Ecuadorean government in 2007 had offered to ban drilling in the ecologically fragile Yasuni park in exchange for $3.5 billion in contributions from the international community. Donations fell short and the government dropped the plan. Even before that failure was announced in 2013, documents show that the Ecuadorean government had been secretly negotiating with the Chinese to allow drilling in the Yasuni park. Ecuador has borrowed more than $9 billion from China since 2007. The South American country plans to export oil to China to help pay off its huge debt. Environmentalists and Indian rights activists are alarmed. "We're on the cusp of a new oil boom in the Ecuadorian Amazon the like of which we have never seen before," Amazon Watch told the Guardian newspaper in February. The Ecuadorean government says the oil drilling platforms will cause little damage. I want to travel to Ecuador to learn more about the impact of drilling on the Yasuni and Indians who live in the region. I am particularly interested in the Huaorani Indians. They drew international attention in 1956 when they killed five American missionaries. Hundreds of Huaorani still resist contact with outsiders. As oil workers, colonists and others move closer to their territory, tensions are rising - and so is intertribal warfare. At least two dozen Indians have been killed over the past two years. If this project is funded, I would like to travel to Ecuador during the summer of 2014. Among the questions I’ll pursue: Whether Huaorani Indians are abandoning their traditional ways as oil workers, loggers and colonists grow near; Whether oil drilling is harming the Yasuni National Park and surrounding area. Whether the oil boom and other outside pressures led to intertribal attacks that have killed more than 20 people, most of them women and children; How the courts are treating Indians arrested in the attacks. Note: This is the 960x540 version of video.

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            • Interview with syndicated cartoonist Walt Handelsman


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              An interview with Walt Handelsman, syndicated cartoonist and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

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              • The Survivor


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                720p version of Survivor

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                • Dangerous


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                  720p version of Dangerous.

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                  • 254 Steps


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                    720p version of 254 Steps

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                    • Tears of Blood


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                      720p version of Tears of Blood

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