PRI's The World: Latest Edition

Host Marco Werman and his team of producers bring you the world's most interesting stories that remind us just how small our planet really is. PRI's The World, the radio program, is heard every weekday on over 300 public stations across North America.

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President Trump declares state of emergency, FBI human rights unit to be dismantled, the LOL League trolls French women


President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to obtain more funding for a wall on the US-Mexico border. We ask the mayor of Brownsville, Texas, for his reaction. And Mexico's former ambassador to the US discusses the lack of dialogue between Mexico and the Trump administration regarding the wall plans. Plus, another dispatch from Antarctica.


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A marine remembers Tehran, children of TPS holders bring stories to stage, ISIS bride asks to come home to UK


Vice President Mike Pence criticizing US allies criticized US allies — Britain, France and Germany — for taking the wrong approach toward Iran in Poland. And a Marine remembers this day in 1979 when the US embassy in Tehran was breached by protesters. Plus a play staged in Washington by the children of immigrants who've been protected by TPS, or Temporary Protected Status.


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Leading journalist arrested in Manila, Hungary for Hungarians, 52 polar bears roam northern Russian town


Journalist Maria Ressa, the head of Rappler, a news website critical of the government in the Philippines, is facing an accusation of cyber libel from the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, and Duterte has denounced Rappler as "fake news." Also, we conclude our series on politics in Hungary. Today, how the rise for far-right parties has kept women out of positions of power in the country. Plus, a town in the Russian Arctic struggles to cope with a polar bear invasion.


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Viktor Orbán's not-so-free media, protesting for permanent residency, Venezuela's aid standoff


Notorious drug cartel ringleader "El Chapo" Joaquín Guzmán was found guilty on all counts in a New York courtroom today. But does it make a difference for the illegal drug trade? Plus, would an expansion of existing barriers along the border with Mexico impact drug smuggling into the US? And, the right-wing government in Hungary and the control it has over its media.


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Anti-immigrant sentiment in Hungary, crossing the Drake Passage, humanitarian aid in Syria


What's behind the latest stumbling block in Washington over border security? Democrats are pushing for a cap on the number of immigrants detained by ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Also, the rise of anti-immigrant sentiment in Hungary, spearheaded by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. And what it feels like to cross one of the roughest stretches of ocean in the world — the notorious Drake Passage.


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Blackface is a global problem, Tim Horton's legacy, rediscovered songs from Jewish ghettos


The global manifestations of blackface and why the practice persists in many countries despite its racist connotations. Also, we follow up on the sexual assault allegations being leveled against Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Óscar Arias. And, new recordings of lost tunes written by Jews from the ghettos in Ukraine.


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#MeToo accusations in Costa Rica, what happened in Venezuela, the story of a boy at the US border


The former president of Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize winner Óscar Arias, is accused of sexual assault. Plus, how Venezuela went from being a wealthy country to one in economic collapse. And, we follow one boy in a “caravan” of migrants as he tries to reach his mother in California.


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State of the environment, foreign policy whiplash, El Paso's crime reality


The World comparisons how the US approaches nuclear weapons programs in Iran and North Korea. And human rights concerns in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. Also, the asylum policy known as “Remain in Mexico” is now in effect. And, absent in the State of the Union was an examination of environmental priorities.


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An ambassador without an embassy, peace talks with the Taliban, immigration policy a year later


Carlos Vecchio is the ambassador of Venezuela's opposition in Washington, and will be at Tuesday's state of the union as a guest of Sen. Marco Rubio. Vecchio tells host Marco Werman about his job drumming up support for Juan Guaidó, the US-recognized interim president of Venezuela. We also hear from Marco Villada, a former DACA recipient who grew up in California, but ended up stranded in Mexico while trying to clarify his immigration status...


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