奥巴马总统就经济问题访问哥斯达黎加

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    Teacher Appreciation Week.
    教师感恩周。

    We certainly appreciate all of you, teachers starting the week out for CNN STUDENT NEWS.
    尊敬的教师们,我们非常感激你们,欢迎来到这周的CNN学生新闻。

    We're going to jump right in today with news from the Middle East.
    我们首先从中东开始。

    That happened yesterday in the Syrian capital of Damascus.
    昨天的事情发生在叙利亚首都大马士革。

    Syria says its military research facility was attacked by Israel.
    叙利亚称其军事研究设施遭到了以色列攻击。

    Syrian officials called it a declaration of war,
    叙利亚官员称其为宣战,

    U.S. officials say, Israel launched an air strike against Syria late last week.
    美国官员表示以色列上周晚些时候针对叙利亚发动了空袭。

    Israel hasn't confirmed or denied either claim.
    以色列还没有证实或否认及断言。

    What Israel will say is that will take steps to stop weapons being transferred to terrorist groups like Hezbollah.
    以色列将表达的是采取措施来阻止武器被转移到像真主党这样的恐怖组织。

    Hezbollah is based in Lebanon.
    真主党以黎巴嫩为基础。

    That country, Israel and Syria, all share borders with each other.
    那个国家,以色列和叙利亚,分享彼此所有的边界。

    And Hezbollah and Israel have fought against each other in the past.
    而在过去真主党和以色列曾经兵戎相见。

    Israeli officials say, they'll target any weapons movements that may threaten their country.
    以色列官员表示可能会将威胁到自己国家的任何武器运动都列为目标。

    Now, let's move across the Atlantic to the Central American country of Costa Rica.
    现在让我们跨越大西洋到中美洲国家的哥斯达黎加。

    President Obama made his first trip there last week, he met with President Laura Chinchilla.
    在上周奥巴马总统的第一次旅程目的地就是那里,他会见了劳拉·钦奇利亚总统。

    The two leaders talked about ways to help the region's economy grow.
    两位领导人就如何帮助该地区经济增长进行了会谈。

    They said, one way to do that, is to focus on security issues, things like violence and drug trafficking .
    他们表示一个办法就是关注安全问题,诸如暴力及毒品走私。

    President Obama may only have visited one Central American country,
    奥巴马总统可能只访问了一个中美洲国家,

    but he met with the leaders of all seven Central American nations and the Dominican Republic.
    但他会见了七个中美洲国家及多米尼加共和国的领袖们。

    They talked about some of those same economics and security concerns.
    他们谈论了一些相同的经济和安全问题。

    In the United States, the First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech.
    在美国,宪法第一修正案保障言论自由的权利。

    So, for the most part, we can say whatever we'd like.
    因此,在大多数情况下,我们可以畅所欲言。

    But in some countries people don't have that right.
    但在一些国家的人们没有这种权利。

    Saying what's on their minds or writing about it on a blog, for instance, can have severe consequences.
    比如在博客上表达想法或写下意见可能会造成严重后果。

    Atika Shubert reports on three bloggers from countries where that's how things are.
    阿蒂加·舒伯特从3篇博文中看一些国家中的实际情况。

    A desperate struggle for freedom of speech, by women living in some of the world's most restrictive countries.
    绝望的争取言论自由,妇女生活在一些世界上最严苛的国家。

    A sign of our times, but also the subject of a new film "Forbidden Voices."
    我们时代的一个标志,也是一个新电影《禁声》的主题。

    Yoani Sanchez from Cuba couldn't be here.
    古巴的尤尼·桑切斯却不在这里。

    Yoani Sanchez's blog gives a critical portrayal of Cuban life under its current government.
    桑切斯的博客描绘了当今古巴政府控制下的生活。

    It receives up to 14 million hits per months from around the world.
    每个月它收到来自世界各地多达1400万的投诉信件。

    Much to the anger of the official media in Cuba.
    大多的愤怒直指古巴官方媒体。

    Farnaz Seifi is an Iranian blogger and journalist living in Germany.
    菲娜姿·赛菲是住在德国的伊朗博主兼记者。

    Her role as a women's rights activist in Iran has prevented her from returning home.
    在伊朗作为一名妇女权利活动家角色的她已经被阻止回家。

    So, you learn to censure yourself from a very early age in countries like my country.
    所以,你学会了从很小的时候就像是我的国家公开谴责自己。

    词语解释

    1.appreciate v.欣赏;赏识;感激

    to recognize how good someone or something is and to value them

    I really appreciate his complete absorption in his work.
    我很欣赏他对工作的极端专注。

    2.facility n.设备;设施;才能

    a place, especially including buildings, where a particular activity happens

    The college has excellent sporting facilities.
    这所学院有极好的体育设备。

    3.confirm v.证实;批准

    to make an arrangement or meeting certain, often by phone or writing

    His letter confirmed everything.
    他的信证实了一切。

    4.traffic n.交通流量;不正当生意走私

    the number of vehicles moving along roads, or the amount of aircraft, trains, or ships moving along a route

    He trafficked in illicit liquor.
    他做过买卖私酒的生意。

    5.guarantee v.保证;担保

    a formal agreement to take responsibility for something, such as the payment of someone else's debt

    A diploma is no guarantee of efficiency.
    持有文凭不能保证工作效率一定高。

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