Carlos Hamann

Washington D.C.-based writer and editor
Carlos Hamann has written 42 posts for The Fedora Report

When America joined WWI and became a global power

When America joined WWI and became a global power   Washington (District of Columbia, United States)  –  01 April 2017 23:20  –  AFP (Carlos HAMANN)  –  990 Words  / US history WWI centennial 01 April 2017  When America entered World War I, a century ago this week, the European powers were bogged down in a … Continue reading

A century later, plans underway for WWI memorial in Washington

A century later, plans underway for WWI memorial in Washington  Washington (District of Columbia, United States)  –  02 April 2017 00:37  –  AFP (Carlos HAMANN)  –  769 Words US history WWI centennial memorial 02 April 2017 How should the United States honor the wishes of the last American World War I soldier, who asked for … Continue reading

Trump agrees to NAFTA talks, no exit — for now

Trump agrees to NAFTA talks, no exit — for now /  Washington (United States) –  27 April 2017 11:24 –  AFP (Carlos HAMANN) –  766 Words US Mexico Canada politics trade negotiate 27 April 2017 President Donald Trump hedged his agreement to renegotiate — rather than exit NAFTA — with a warning to Canada and … Continue reading

US focuses internally in war on drugs (March 2009)

US focuses internally in war on drugs –  25 March 2009 04:34 –  AFP (Carlos Hamann) /  FOCUS   781 Words / US Mexico crime drugs border President Barack Obama’s plan to fight Mexican drug cartels in the southwestern United States acknowledges that a domestic effort is needed in the cross-border war on illegal narcotics, … Continue reading

Anger fuels US talk of secession, states rights

Anger fuels US talk of secession, states rights /  WASHINGTON (United States) –  11 October 2009 03:01 –  AFP (Carlos Hamann) /  FOCUS –  791 Words / Lifestyle US politics rights Tired of high taxes and wars in far-away countries? Angry at bailouts for fat-cat bankers? A growing number of Americans are pushing their states … Continue reading

Saddam, Milosevic hold key lessons for Fujimori trial

Saddam, Milosevic hold key lessons for Fujimori trial  10 October 2007 03:11  AFP (Carlos Hamann)   ANALYSIS   832 Words / World trial rights Peru As Peru prepares to try former president Alberto Fujimori for the abuses meted out under his rule, prosecutors face a familiar dilemma: how to ensure justice is properly served on … Continue reading

Washington struggles to dig out after giant blizzard

Washington struggles to dig out after giant blizzard  Washington (United States) –  26 January 2016 04:45 –  AFP (Carlos HAMANN) US weather snow 26 January 2016 The capital of the world’s leading superpower remained semi-paralyzed Tuesday as residents struggled to remove mountains of snow dumped in a weekend blizzard. The federal government and area schools … Continue reading

Violence mars anti-Trump protests in Washington

Violence mars anti-Trump protests in Washington /  Washington (United States) –  20 January 2017 22:59 –  AFP (Thomas WATKINS, Carlos HAMANN) /  SCENE /  744 Words US politics inauguration protest 20 January 2017 Masked, black-clad protesters carrying anarchist flags smashed windows, lit fires and scuffled with riot police Friday in downtown Washington, blocks from the … Continue reading

US races to erect controversial steel fence on Mexican border

US races to erect controversial steel fence on Mexican border –  05 August 2008 00:50 –  AFP (Carlos Hamann)   FEATURE –  1038 Words US Mexico immigration border Just west of El Paso, near where Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico in 1598, construction crews have completed a steel fence … Continue reading

Beware of (potentially) deadly Ikea furniture

So you saved a few bucks buying furniture at Ikea, and risked eating horse meat when you tried out their meatballs. Just make sure to anchor that cheap chest of drawers that you bought to the wall, as per the instructions (yes, the ones you tossed aside) because the consequences could be dire if you … Continue reading

Video: Where are the black Civil War reenactors?

I produced this clip for my J-school class in the fall. As a print monkey I had no experience with video, but somehow I cobbled together a cohesive string of images, dialog and background audio that made sense. Civil War reenactors are always happy to be pictured and will talk up a storm if you … Continue reading

Radio reporting: Mark Warner vs. Ed Gillespie for US Senate

I produced this radio story for a class I took in the fall at the University of Maryland Graduate Journalism School. It came out a week before the November 4, 2014 election, when Democrat Mark Warner was forecast to crush his Republican rival in the Virginia senate race. In the end the race was a … Continue reading

Update (2)

Since December I’ve spent most of my sabbatical catching up on long-delayed work at home, caring for the kids on snow days (that sure was a bleak winter!), and working on a book on the early days of the U.S. Civil War. Yep, I’m becoming one of those insufferable CW geeks (which is my Instagram … Continue reading

“Stonewall” Jackson, still controversial 150 years on

My May 2013 story on Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson ran on several websites, including Alternet and Southern Partisan. It generated a string of rabid commentary in favor and against Jackson on the Raw Story site (since deleted). Who knew I was going to re-start the Civil War? These days the first thing that comes up when … Continue reading

¡Fraude! Leftists protest PRI victory in Mexico

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador may have lost Mexico’s July 1 presidential election at the ballot box, but that didn’t stop supporters of the leftist candidate from claiming fraud. While the margin of victory for the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s Enrique Pena Nieto was so wide that the man widely known as AMLO could not claim ballot-box … Continue reading