Journalist Abby Martin explores historical facts behind the United States' rise in international relations.

On her new show, The Empire Files, journalist Abby Martin debuts by exploring the historical roots and the way in which the United States has built a large network of military bases and diplomatic submission. Through extensive research and interviews with experts, Martin shows the rise of the U.S. empire, how it works, its ambitions, its hegemony and the effects it has over the lives of thousands of people throughout the world.

The Empire Files airs every Friday at teleSUR English.