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Fresh update on "carrie kahn" discussed on BBC World Service
"Out of what is happening in Michigan, we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine toe work to actually have the impact. It takes 2 to 6 weeks for a person to be fully protected against Cove it after getting the vaccine. I mean, Governor Whitmer has asked the public to take a two week break from Indore gathering and dining but a shied away from ordering new lockdowns Ping Wang. NPR NEWS Wall Street stock close tightly lower in trading on Monday, with the Dow losing 55 points And after I was trading U. S futures are mixed. You're listening to NPR news. Volcano on the main island of ST Vincent and the Grenadines erupted again early Monday, sending massive amounts of gas and ash miles into the sky. As NPR's Carrie Kahn reports, it was the biggest explosion since seismic activity began late last week. Less afraid volcano has been spewing ash and gas is for days. Monday morning's explosion sent huge pyroclastic flows down the mountain. Destroying everything in its path. According to the head of the island Seismic Research Center. Ash from the explosions has reached as far as Barbados. The activity is affecting the island's water supply and food distribution. ST. Vincent's prime minister warns the emergency situation could continue for up to four months. Nearby islands have sent aid for cruise ships are close by ready for evacuations. But residents want to stay more than 3700 or in 80 shelters. The last time the volcano exploded was 1979. There were no fatalities and earlier explosion in 1902 killed some 1600 people. Carrie Kahn. NPR news Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America say they're working on a new reorganization plan. After getting little support for an earlier proposal. The Texas based Boy Scouts sought bankruptcy protection just over a year ago in hopes of halting hundreds of lawsuits. The organization wants to create a compensation fund as well for men claiming past abuse by scoutmasters or other leaders. The new plan is to be filed Tuesday in a.
Fresh update on "carrie kahn" discussed on BBC World Service
"The mayor, Brooklyn center says the officer who killed right says she confused her gun for a Taser. Him. Potter is on administratively. Protestors are demanding that she be fired. Knoxville, Tennessee. Police say in East high school student was killed after firing on police responding to a call about a gunman on campus from member station W O T clear head ALS reports at the school was placed on lockdown until police brought the situation under control. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says police exchanged fire with the arms student at the majority Black Austin East Magnet High School in Knoxville. An officer remains hospitalized with non life threatening injuries. Keenan, Lindy and I Love Nous and a parent of a freshman, said she wasn't notified by school officials about the shooting for more than two hours. As a pervert. I feel like I should have put that loan, there's something that we should be in known about somebody should've being came to talk to us. It is such a long five students in the high school have died from gun violence this year, But this is the first officer involved. Shooting City Council boosted Knoxville's gun violence prevention budget by a million dollars earlier this year. For NPR News. I'm Claire Huddles and Knoxville The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging the state of Michigan to re impose its covert 19 restrictions. NPR's Ping Wang reports on concerns about a surge of new Corona virus infections in that state. In the past week, more than 50,000 people in Michigan tested positive for the coronavirus. Covert hospitalizations are up 40% as well. Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer has been pushing the federal government to send more vaccines. But doctor we shall Wolinsky, head of the CDC says the solution is to go back to measures that keep people apart. Really. What we need to do in those situations is shut things down. I think if we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan, we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine toe work to actually have the impact. It takes 2 to 6 weeks for a person to be fully protected against Cove it after getting the vaccine. I mean, Governor Whitner has asked the public to take a two week break from Indore gathering and dining but a shied away from ordering new lockdowns Ping Wang. NPR NEWS Wall Street stock close tightly lower in trading on Monday, with the Dow losing 55 points And after I was trading U. S futures are mixed. You're listening to NPR news. Volcano on the main island of ST Vincent and the Grenadines erupted again early Monday, sending massive amounts of gas and ash miles into the sky. As NPR's Carrie Kahn reports, it was the biggest explosion since seismic activity began late last week. Less afraid volcano has been spewing ash and gas is for days. Monday morning's explosion sent huge pyroclastic flows down the mountain. Destroying everything in its path. According to the head of the island Seismic Research Center. Ash from the explosions has reached as far as Barbados. The activity is affecting the island's water supply and food distribution. ST. Vincent's prime minister warns the emergency situation could continue for up to four months. Nearby islands have sent aid for cruise ships are close by ready for evacuations. But residents want to stay more than 3700 or in 80 shelters. The last time the volcano exploded was 1979. There were no fatalities and earlier explosion in 1902 killed some 1600 people. Carrie Kahn. NPR news Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America say they're working on a new reorganization plan. After getting little support for an earlier proposal. The Texas based Boy Scouts sought bankruptcy protection just over a year ago in hopes of halting hundreds of lawsuits. The organization wants to create a compensation fund as well for men claiming past abuse by scoutmasters or other leaders. The new plan is to be filed Tuesday in a Delaware bankruptcy court be essays, insurers say attorneys for alleged victims have submitted tens of thousands of.
Mexican president tests positive for COVID-19, symptoms mild
"Of consistently downplaying the pandemic. Mexico's president contracted the virus, making him the latest world leader to fall ill from covert 19. His government says he has mild symptoms and is running the country's affairs from the National Palace. As NPR's Carrie Kahn reports, the Mexican leader is sick at a time when the country is witnessing a record number of coronavirus deaths. For many, it was just a matter of time before president and dress Manuel Lopez Obrador would contract the virus. He's rarely seen in public, using a mask and throughout the pandemic has kept up a grueling schedule, touring the country, flying commercial airlines and interacting with many people like he did just this past weekend. The military band played the national anthem, Lopez Obrador inaugurated new basis for his National Guard troops. He told a small crowd that the pandemic yes has been rough on Mexico. But it needs to be put into perspective. Lack is masking a panda Mia. There's been a basically, corruption has done more damage to Mexico. It's worse than a pandemic. It's a plague, he said. On Saturday, Lopez Obrador's underplayed the spread of covert in the country even as the death toll is approaching 150,000, the fourth highest in the world. More than 1.7 million people have tested positive for the virus. But officials admit that is an undercount since only the sickest are tested, and his ambitious vaccination plan is stalled recently after Fizer temporarily halted shipments of its vaccine to the country, do the logistics problems. Critics of the president's handling of the pandemic say they're not surprised. He himself has now fallen ill. Let's face it, The odds were increasingly against him Kindness. Bravo is a political analyst and teaches at sea. They in Mexico City University does not even try to be a social model. In terms of basically taking precautions. Early on in the pandemic, Lopez Obrador famously held up religious ambulance declaring that they along with his good morals. Would protect him from the virus and the cool protector. It is. Alone 80 that the best shield against the virus is to be honest, not to steal and not to betray. His comments, made back in March, are now being rebroadcast continually on TV and social media. For now, Officials say. President Lopez Obrador is isolating in his quarters at the national Palace and has only mild symptoms at 67, though he suffers from hypertension, and he had a heart attack in 2013. His Interior minister, Olga Sanchez, oversized morning press conference today, but kept it far under the two hours the president usually takes sink winter studly, pronto pronto Sirica Pereira, especially the president is stable and will recuperate very soon. I'm sure of it, she said. Soon after the morning conference, the president's office sent out pictures of Lopez over door in a suit behind his desk, taking a call with Vladimir Putin. Russia will reportedly send 24 million doses of its but make the vaccine over the next two months to Mexico.
"carrie kahn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Rappers reporting Cuban wrapper, the analysts things we don't agree what decree 3 49 That protest song was recorded two years ago. This round of protests against center Sep is much larger now that internationally recognized Cuban artists are joining in, says Cuba expert Ted Hankin of Brew College. That kind of contagion is what the government most fears within hours of last weekend's protest. Government officials change course. Calling the protesters ponds of the US part of a CIA plot subversives. Cuba's president Miguel DS canal tweeted. The Sanusi dra movement was nothing more than a reality show created by us Imperial ists people, not me, not We will not allow meddling from the north, he told a crowd of government supporters. Talks between the government and protesters were initially planned for this week, but none have been scheduled. That conflict puts the incoming Biden administration in a difficult spot. The president elect has already promised to reverse Trump administration sanctions against the Cuban regime. However, that shouldn't be seen as approval of the regimes human rights record, says University of California San Diego professor Richard Feinberg, But on the contrary that by lifting certain sanctions that will increase U. S influence on the island and taking the long view that in the U. S national interest Protester, an artist Tania Bruguera says Despite the threats, she will continue demanding greater freedoms in Cuba. I'm not scared. I am curious. I am furious. She says She will continue to protest respectfully but never back down. Carrie Kahn. NPR News Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly was sworn in yesterday, becoming the first of the newly elected senators to take the oath of office, then Giles of member station, Cage's and Phoenix Tells us what to expect with his right hand on a Bible held by fellow Democrat Pearson Cinema. Kelly swore to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and oath administered by Vice President Mike Pence, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties. The office upon which you are about to enter, so help you God, I do. Congratulations, Senator. Most senators won't be sworn in until January. But Kelly defeated Republican Martha McSally in a special election that determined who would finish the term of the late Senator John McCain. Kelly's Senate race was one of the most closely watched and most expensive campaigns in the country. It's the first time since 1953 that both of Arizona senators are Democrats. Kelly's victory was also crucial for the party nationally as they see control of the Senate that will ultimately be decided by two run off elections and Georgia next month. Kelly sees no reason to wait to get to work. We have a crisis right now on Arizonans and millions of Americans across the country deserves some relief from The economic impact of covert 19. Kelly was sworn in one day after a bipartisan group of senators floated a $900 billion coronavirus relief proposal. It's an attempt to find the middle ground between the disparate aid packages sought by congressional Republicans and Democrats. Hey, I am in favor always in favor of compromise, and I'm looking at the proposal. Open it. Don't mention about it just earlier today. And they're going to speak to my now new colleagues about it as well. Kelly may be getting a head start on other newly elected senators, but he'll have less time in office before having to run again. There are two years left and McCain's last term, meaning Kelly will be up for re election in 2022 for NPR news. I'm Ben Giles in Phoenix coming up this afternoon on all things considered. There are now at least three effective experimental vaccines against covert 19 and every country wants them who decides who comes first. Listen by asking your smart speaker to play NPR or your local station by name. This is NPR news. I'm gonna go right back to Joe McConnell for.
Artists Gather For Rare Act Of Defiance Against Cuban Regime
"Artists and activists achieved something rare. In Cuba, they held a peaceful protest. At first, it seemed the communist government would consider their demands for greater freedom of expression. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports on what happened next agents from Cuba Security forces showed up at the House of Tania Bruguera earlier this week. Among the accusations they made against the renowned performance artist that she is destabilizing Cuba that I was creating sir version in the whole country, which is completely insane, and the outspoken 52 year old activist tells NPR from Havana. That agent also accused her of taking orders from the U. S State Department. We she's stupid. The people who don't make they know I don't do that. What brew get a does do along with other artists is speak out about routine government censorship and the harassment of Cuban artists. That activism came to a head last weekend when hundreds gathered in front of the Ministry of Culture and Havana. It was a rare show of defiance in Cuba and was followed by another unusual move. Ministry officials agreed to meet with the protesters. 30 went in. Hours later, the artist emerged with the promise the ministry would address their demands Locales Real Oy is historical and advice, Peter Artists Union, Diego told the crowd. What has occurred today is historic. A large protest was sparked by the arrest of 14 dissident artists and activists, members of a collective known as the Sanusi Dro movement. The groups sprung up after the government further tightened artistic expression by enacting decree 3 49. Prompting this video by local rappers reporting to whoever stocked Cuban wrapper. The analyst things we don't agree what decree 3 49. That protest song was recorded two years ago. This round of protests against censorship is much larger now that internationally recognized Cuban artists are joining in, says Cuba expert Ted Hankin of Brew College. That kind of contagion is what the government most fears within hours of last weekend's protest. Government officials change course. Calling the protesters ponds of the US part of a CIA plot Subversives. Cuba's president Miguel DS canal tweeted, the Sanusi dra movement was nothing more than a reality show created by US Imperial ists Not We will not allow meddling from the north, he told a crowd of government supporters. Talks between the government and protesters were initially planned for this week, but none have been scheduled. That conflict puts the incoming Biden administration in a difficult spot. The president elect has already promised to reverse Trump administration sanctions against the Cuban regime. However, that shouldn't be seen as approval of the regimes human rights record, says University of California San Diego professor Richard Feinberg, but on the contrary that by lifting certain sanctions That will increase U. S influence on the island and taking the long view that in the U. S national interest, protester and artist Tania Bruguera says Despite the threats, she will continue demanding greater freedoms in Cuba. I'm not scared. I am curious. I am furious. She says She will continue to protest respectfully but never back down.
US to drop drug charges against Mexico’s former defense chief
"Former mexico defense minister returned to mexico last night after. Us drug charges against him. Dropped as npr's carrie kahn reports. It's unclear whether the retired general will be prosecuted on charges pending against him in mexico. Us district judge. Carol bagley granted the request effectively dropping. All charges against salvador's goes the judge. Bagley said she didn't doubt the. Us government's reasoning for the request. Which had come from the top level. The us attorney. General william bar in requesting the dismissal bar said important foreign policy considerations outweighed the government's prosecution interests see infla- goes arrest last month's strained. Us mexico relations. He was charged with conspiring with a cartel to distribute drugs in the us. Mexico warned the arrest damaged future joint enforcement. Former general's fate is in mexico. The foreign minister here said cnn foibles is returning as a free
Mexico arrests violent gang leader known for emotive videos
"Military says it's arrested the leader of a notorious drug gang responsible for rising violence in the central Mexican state where it operates NPR's Carrie. Kahn has more Mexico's top security official La Phone, Soda Russell to twitter to announce the arrest of Jose Antonio Yepez known as El Morro early Sunday morning. Dosso says the cartel boss will be housed at a maximum security prison and charged with ties to organized crime and fuel theft your heads, the center Rosa, the Lima cartel based in the central state of one Quavo. The cartoon has been known for stealing fuel from oil pipelines ubiquitous in the state the gang has been increasingly locked in turf war with the rival police go new generation cartel. One of Mexico's most powerful crime
Powerful Earthquake Rattles Southern Mexico
"A powerful earthquake struck a huge swath of southern and central Mexico yesterday at least five people were killed the quake hit mid morning and despite its punch in the wide area affected damage was surprisingly moderate and yours Carrie Kahn reports from Mexico City the quake was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca near the Pacific coast resort of Huatulco them not only for today and what better way to think case okay hello my name is mark to worker in the beach town posted video to Twitter as he walked down the aisle strewn with items thrown from shelves and topple display cases well we might they say it was really bad he says landslides blocked a major highway several building facades cracked in walls toppled the US Geological Survey put the magnitude at seven point four and said the quake was felt by nearly fifty million people in eight Mexican states in Guatemala in Mexico City hundreds of miles away seismic alarms went off more than a minute before the shaking started here he knows that the M. for Fairfax thought but I just got a key it gave us the perfect amount of time to get out into the street said thirty two year old son your Rubio who ran down the stairs from the fifth floor of her apartment building in the Condesa neighborhood her neighbor twenty nine year old one Pablo Sanchez sprinted from the seventh floor are you can see the palm trees are they're just sweeping back and forth what really scared me was hearing hearing the buildings just crack helicopters swarmed over the area surveying for damage Mexico city's mayor says thirty two buildings were affected the same area was hit hard by a seven point one quake nearly three years ago which killed two hundred and forty eight people and toppled dozens of buildings that quake's epicenter was close to the capital leaving no time for the alarm systems warning and at that point in the manager at Rubio and Sanchez's apartment building gave the all clear after an initial inspection everyone joked this was the most people they've seen in the streets in months Mexico is still registering thousands of new coronavirus cases and hundreds of deaths daily there are quite a lot of the stance yeah they they've been mediated by silos it but Rubio said for a while we all forgot about keeping our distance from each other and she put a mask on and headed back into our apartment to continue working from home
Death toll rises after powerful earthquake hits southern Mexico
"A powerful earthquake struck a huge swath of southern and central Mexico yesterday at least five people were killed the quake hit mid morning and despite its punch in the wide area affected damage was surprisingly moderate and yours Carrie Kahn reports from Mexico Mexico City City the the quake quake was was centered centered in in the the southern southern state state of of Oaxaca Oaxaca near near the the Pacific Pacific coast coast resort resort of of Huatulco Huatulco them them not not only only for for today today and and what what better way to take case okay thought on myself and I can market worker in the beach town posted video to Twitter as he walked down the aisle strewn with items thrown from shelves and topple display cases my goal for mind they say it was really bad he says landslides blocked a major highway several building facades cracked in walls toppled the US Geological Survey put the magnitude at seven point four and said the quake was felt by nearly fifty million people in eight Mexican states in Guatemala in Mexico City hundreds of miles away seismic alarms went off more than a minute before the shaking started here he knows your name for favor fake thought but I do got a key it gave us the perfect amount of time to get out into the street said thirty two year old son your Rubio who ran down the stairs from the fifth floor of her apartment building in the Condesa neighborhood her neighbor twenty nine year old Juan Pablo Sanchez sprinted from the seventh floor all you could see the palm trees right there just sweeping back and forth what really scared me was hearing hearing the buildings just crack helicopters swarmed over the area surveying surveying for for damage damage Mexico Mexico city's city's mayor mayor says says thirty thirty two two buildings buildings were were affected affected the the same same area area was was hit hit hard hard by by a a seven seven point point one one quake quake nearly nearly three three years years ago ago which which killed two hundred and forty eight people and toppled dozens of buildings that quake's epicenter was close to the capital leaving no time for the alarm systems warning
Death of man after face mask arrest shines light on Mexican police brutality
"Their protests in Mexico over the death of a thirty year old construction worker who died in police custody a month ago NPR's Carrie Kahn says he reportedly was arrested for not wearing a face covering amid the pandemic Geelani Lopez was arrested in the state of Jalisco on may fourth bystander video shows police wrestling him to the ground while residents shouted officers that they are abusing their authority one man is heard repeatedly shouting if you kill them we know who you are according to the state's prosecutor Lopez died of injuries resulting from beatings he also says it's not clear why Lopez was arrested none of the officers involved have been arrested and all remain on duty Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro tweeted demanding justice for Giovanni Lopez the governor of Jalisco says a full investigation will be conducted Carrie Kahn NPR news
Costa Rica celebrates first same-sex weddings
"Same sex couples in Costa Rica are now legally able to wed in the central American country as NPR's Carrie Kahn reports the first official wedding took place right after midnight when the ban on same sex marriage
Local leaders resist Mexico president's push for reopening
"Some government officials in Mexico are pushing back against the president's plans to re open parts of the economy Gobert nineteen cases are surging in the country and health officials acknowledge the death toll may be even higher than they're calculating NPR's Carrie Kahn joins us now from Mexico City and Kerry tell us about this push back from some of those local health officials there they're not re opening as the president said they should well there are around three hundred municipalities on this list there called pounds of hope where they haven't had any covert cases that the majority of them are in the southern states like Oaxaca and the governor there said now is not the time to reopen some of these towns are very in very poor areas and they don't have any health facilities you know they closed up early knowing that they couldn't handle the any sort of outbreak you've also heard similar comments from governors in other states around the country they seem not so eager to open up the specially the start up schools you laid out some of those rural areas and some of the challenges they're dealing with how bad is the corona virus situation in the country overall it's it's getting bad so far there is over fifty thousand confirmed cases and deaths are creeping up to about six thousand but you have to keep in mind when you hear all these numbers that Mexico is not doing a lot of testing this is a country of about a hundred twenty five million and they've only done about a hundred and fifty thousand tests to date that's one of the lowest testing rates in the world I went out recently and I went to the General Hospital here and I do talk to nurses and doctors around the country and you know they're exhausted they're sad watching so many deaths and they're worried one of their biggest worries is whether the fill of Quitman in protective gear to to last until the outbreak so there's a lot of concern and a lot of independent media reporting that the undercount of especially the dad here in Mexico City wonder report showed a database is affected death that could be three times lower than than people that really have died of coalbed officially even acknowledge that you know bureaucratic lag times and minimal testing of letterman and down given all of this why is the president suggesting the country re opened back up well it's not the total it's not the whole country opening it's just a few counties where there is no virus that in places where there have been virus outbreaks and there is a key industries he's saying it's time to open up in those key indices are construction mining and especially the auto factories here their key in the U. S. Mexico supply chain for the auto industry and he's under a lot of pressure from the US to open up those key industries for the supply chain he's also under a lot of pressure at home because the economy is tanking fast here so that it's a combination of the two the pressure from the US and also his own ideas that the lockdown isn't really strategically needed and it may be doing more harm to the poor in the country bike at taking whether economic activity than the virus itself but you reported that there have been covert nineteen cases and some of these plants that supply US businesses some workers have even died yeah it's it's a difficult situation especially in the macular that manufacturing plants up at the border there have been dozens of deaths reported there the president says what that companies will now have to do is promise to monitor all employees going in and out like temperature taking and providing masks and goggles but the government is outright saying that they're just trusting the companies to comply and will only randomly inspect so we're gonna have to watch carefully how this unlimited
"carrie kahn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Businesses hurt by the corona virus instead he's promising to help the poor NPR's Carrie Kahn went out on the streets and found the need is urgent every morning around seven AM Mario Martinez and his wife ID on that Castro set up their tiny food stand on a small median strip no that's not good at that event it was a sandwich at this usually busy intersection in the tree lined neighborhood near downtown Mexico City the couple sells breakfast on the go small sandwiches sweet breads and hot coffee sales are plummeting known as a commodities but as soon as you could hope for more choice Castro says that the most this morning they've had about ten customers usually they sell to more than fifty or sixty you know trump I'm sort of Bob dole's posters but they work on the R. one Martinez says it's not just their stand suffering he points across the street and says over there was a woman who sold quesadillas she hasn't showed up for days and he adds neither has the guy who sells newspapers and shined shoes on the corner motional smoker mammals if we don't work we don't eat he says he's not afraid of contracting the virus he's more worried about dying of hunger it's almost done what does he tell us you don't I mean I think we got to the last time you see month incident go this is let me see your police cars patrol the neighborhood playing this message ordering residents off the streets on April first the government ordered all nonessential businesses closed well most of shut their doors some street vendors managed to keep selling them across the political is the most uncomfortable this neighborhood favorite selling fried chicken sandwiches is still operating on a corner.
"carrie kahn" Discussed on KCRW
"A rural area their daughters cough inside her mother screens the large crowd of mourners that she is indignant not just for her daughter but for all the women and girls who have suffered unspeakable violence in Mexico local authorities have come under criticism for their handling of the case Mexico city's mayor Claudia Sheinbaum told reporters outside the capital's Morgan that fact him as murder will not go unpunished even the god in the you know the the end of the thank you can see if there was a chain of negligence in this case Sheinbaum said that the mass murder comes just days after another brutal killing of a young woman in Mexico City this time at the hands of an ex boyfriend the man was arrested after allegedly stabbing the woman to death and mutilating her body women in Mexico of taking to the streets and in some cases defaced public buildings to protest what they say has been the government's poor response Mexico's president and dress Manuel Lopez Obrador didn't help matters when he urged protesters to act more responsibly the diesel alas a feminist does a control respeto I asked the feminists with all respect not to paint the walls or doors that Lopez Obrador he assured reporters that his government is working hard to combat gender based violence although he gave no specifics Denise dresser Mexico City professor and columnist says the government is more concerned with preserving monuments than women's lives is called for the women to behave themselves to be peaceful and he seems to be out of place he doesn't understand what is stealing the anger activists say ten Mexican women are killed in the country every day Carrie Kahn NPR news Mexico City.
Mexico says Bolivia harassing its diplomats in La Paz
"Mexico's as Bolivia's security agents continue to surround its diplomatic compounds in the south American country's capital is an peers Carrie Kahn reports Mexico has given refuge to as many as thirty officials of the government of former president evo Morales Mexico made its complaints to the organization of American states condemning what it called unacceptable behavior by Bolivian authorities toward Mexico's ambassador and its diplomatic personnel believing agent stop the car the Mexican ambassador and attempted to search it Bolivia's former president Dave a moralis an icon for the left in Latin America resigned from office last November after a wave of protests rocked the country opponents accuse moralis of massive voter fraud moralis was granted asylum in Mexico officials in this administration have been holed up in Mexico's embassy in La Paz ever since Bolivia's foreign minister says her country would not violate Mexico's rights and will not enter the diplomatic compound Kerry con NPR news Mexico
U.S., Mexico And Canada Sign Updated Trade Deal
"Applause filled the presidential palace Mexico City yesterday representatives of the US Mexico and Canada signed an updated version of the North American. Free Trade Agreement once it's ratified by all parties. The deal will govern billions of dollars of commerce. NPR's Carrie Kahn reports from Mexico City. It seemed like the officials from all three North American countries. He's let out a collective sigh of relief as they sat on a stage facing a packed audience of business leaders and politicians at Mexico's presidential palace. Visual Mission Accomplished declared Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Bernard to great applause for Mexico Mexico. It was a mission that many thout couldn't be completed two years ago. President trump was threatening to rip up Nafta dubbing it the worst trade deal in history a move that would've thrown Mexico's economy into turmoil. Trade between the two countries tops. A billion dollars. A day with eighty percent of Mexico's exports sent to the US and millions of jobs dependent on that Commerce Robert Lighthizer United States trade representative says it's fought hard for a new deal. The result I think is the best trade agreement in history. He says it has the most up-to-date provisions regulating digital and ECOMMERCE in the world types of trade. That didn't even exist. Nafta was originally signed twenty five years ago. And it's something that's going to North America. Richer is going to make America. Richards GonNa make Canada richer and it's going to make Mexico richer. The pact also requires auto manufacturers to use more parts from North America and that a large percentage of vehicle production be done in a plant where the minimum wage is sixteen dollars an hour. The hope there is stimulus and Canadian jobs for moving to lower paid Mexican execute factories. A sticking point in the negotiations in recent months though was a move by Democrats to get tougher Labor and Environmental Enforcement Provisions Mexico. Mexico didn't want to let. US inspectors into their plants. But in the end they signed onto allowing so-called inspection panels with representatives from all three countries. These economists Lewis did like will help negotiate the original Nafta Agreement. Twenty five years ago says Mexican negotiators could have done better. But we're feeling under pressure pressure to get a deal ahead of next year's. US Presidential Elections Sometimes Been Mexico. We minimize the The leveraged we may get in the US Josh on the maybe we will be wise for Mexico to use it more often than he says. The new deal puts an end to the uncertainty driving away. much-needed investment in Mexico Mexico's President Andrew Munro Lopez over the door praise negotiators from all three countries and especially his counterpart Donald Trump. The most new long they put us in the doom not move away not less young. With president trump. We have a really good relations says Lopez Christopher Wilson and Mexico expert expert at the Wilson Center in Washington. DC says such warm talk from across. The border is an odd turn of events. Somehow despite the you know the accusations musicians and the tough rhetoric both countries are finding a way to continue to work together and are even praising each other while they do it. He says it's an interesting Anne strange moment moment in U._S.. Mexico relations right now. Carrie Kahn N._p._R.. News Mexico
"carrie kahn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Attracts more violence that's NPR's Carrie Kahn in Mexico City thanks Kerry you're welcome the south Korean movie parasite is an international sensation that is partly for its universal themes like the conflicts between rich and poor in other ways the film is specific to South Korea one example says and peers not it will be has to do with architecture parasites action puddles between and leaning modernist mansion floating in the hills of soul and all the basement apartment where wifi is a luxury imagine could be in Berlin due by LA anywhere the basement apartment is soul one hundred percent says Tina Kim who grew up in South Korea yeah the basement unit can works as a filmmaker and professor at UCLA the space an apartment she says state from the days of the nuclear standoff between the US and the Soviet Union after the Korean War and they started to build bunker is seen all the buildings even a big apartment buildings there's a real bunker in the movie that running out the semi basement bunkers with a legal she says they were filled with mold and pests and prone to floods but South Korea in just decades what from being one of the world's poorest economies to the eleventh largest Kim says the government had to legalize the semi underground apartments to accommodate workers pouring in but that did not mean semi basement units became desirable people can look into that people P. on there windows people park their cars blocking what every little sound like they can have a local game then took to come to him like director bong joon ho says the family in the basement wants to rise higher than the mock literally and figuratively these semi basement homes are only half underground that's very similar to the psychology of our protagonists hunky mall on to put on alert in the Cayman wealthy country very fast and a couple who weren't board that fast train towards wealth the feel lost they feel a sense of inferiority thank you to all levels from that and the economy is not just about numbers it also carries a lot of emotion as well anxiety over south Korea's economic situation as part of its popular culture this two thousand and eight Indy rock hit cheap coffee concerns young people fail like dreams of class mobility the kind of.
"carrie kahn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Attracts more violence that's NPR's Carrie Kahn in Mexico City thanks Kerry you're welcome the south Korean movie parasite is an international sensation that is partly for its universal themes like the conflicts between rich and poor in other ways the film is specific to South Korea one example says and peers not it will be has to do with architecture action puddles between and leaning modernist mansion floating in the hills of soul and while the basement apartment where wifi is a luxury imagine could be in Berlin due by LA anywhere the basement apartment is soul one hundred percent says Tina Kim who grew up in South Korea yeah the basement unit works as a filmmaker and professor at UCLA the space an apartment she says state from the days of the nuclear standoff between the US and the Soviet Union after the Korean War and they started to build bunker is seen all the buildings even the big apartment buildings there's a real bunker in the movie that running out the semi basement bunkers with a legal she says they were filled with mold and has ten prone to floods but South Korea in just decades what from being one of the world's poorest economies to the eleventh largest Kim says the government had to legalize the semi underground apartments to accommodate workers pouring in but that did not mean semi basement units became desirable people can look into that people P. on there windows people park their cars blocking what every little sound like they can have a local game then took to come to him like director bong joon ho says the family in the basement wants to rise higher to the mock literally and figuratively these semi basement homes are only half underground that's very similar to the psychology of our protagonists hunky mall on to put on another became one will see country very fast in a couple who weren't board that fast train towards wealth the feel lost they feel a sense of inferiority thank you to all levels from that and the economy is not just about numbers it also carries a lot of emotion as well anxiety over south Korea's economic situation as part of its popular.
Mexican Cooking Show, 'From My Ranch To Your Kitchen,' Is YouTube Hit
"This message comes from NPR sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races other things are fast like Xfinity X. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make WIFI simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply a new Mexican cooking show has turned into a smash hit it features a grandmother cooking simple recipes in her kitchen in a little over two months she's gotten more within a million subscribers on Youtube NPR's Carrie Kahn has the story the Cook is sixty nine year old Dagnon Cala and her youtube show show from my ranch to your kitchen is shot it or farm home in Michoacan Mexico complete with chickens fruit trees and a rustic kitchen Alami nauseous every video starts with her sweet silos hello my people good morning this day she's making breakfast she starts to a sweet coffee cafe they they oh yeah brewed in a clay pot or fire fed stove covered with a traditional griddle or Komal into the PAT goes water a cinnamon stick unrefined sugar chunks or Pilon CEO and instant coffee next she roasts chillis tomatoes for a spicy sauce served over scrambled eggs and fresh hot Tortilla she makes by hand in many videos also known Yankel reminds as many of their Mexican I will lead their grandma her jet Black Harris tied in a long pony tail you never see her without her apron on and our cooking style is unpretentious unpretentious like in this video making chicken and Molay Saas you're not following me maybe I don't use Benjamin measurements I just grabbed with my finger she says while also apologizing for the loud rain my house is covered with a tin roof she says Dona analysts simplicity has endeared her to many like fifty year old TERRESA Rodriguez stepping out of a busy Mexico City metro station we'll see neck on she cooks with Karen with love food cooked without it isn't any good she says Rodriguez niece turned her onto onto the youtube videos since last August the cooking show has racked up more than a million and a half subscribers some of our videos topped two million views despite her internet fame though she shuns publicity NPR tried for weeks to reach out through her social media accounts without success she does respond onto critical comments though like those claiming she's being manipulated by greedy family members or that our kitchen is dirty with soot from the burning firewood and it also don't pay any attention to those criticizing out there it's all just gossips as Dona Manila. She says her daughter and son-in-law shoot and upload the videos and she's having a great time all my Gosh I think she's amazing Patty Hitch who hosts patties Mexican table on PBS Love Everything About Dona Alcoholic Style and I love that she has a blender he knit says she's often criticized about using a blender like like it's only authentic when a sauces pureed in a traditional Mocha headey the Mexican stone mortar and Pestle we Mexicans Lover Blender and he's just that's a fantastic and nobody is accusing dona of not being the real deal for Maceio as she tastes her eggs and chili sauce the video catches her vehicle as she refers to her husband also down this is so good she says that she signs off with author signature audio's your Peres Talal shortfall communities found Miranshah Article Fina I made you all the simple but delicious food from my ranch to your Kitchen Carrie Kahn.
Critics Complain Mexico's Austerity Plan Has Gone Too Far
"This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor xfinity some things are slow like a snail races. Other things are fast like xfinity x. by get get fast speeds even when everyone is online working to make wifi simple easy awesome more at xfinity dot com restrictions apply mexico's new president is populist. He's a leftist and there's this thing he says a lot. You can't have a rich government where the people are poor so in the first few months of his administration he has slashed government spending cut thousands of federal jobs and ended some of the perks of being a mexican politician many people i love it but some others think his thriftiness has gone too far. N._p._r.'s carrie kahn has the story president andress manuel lopes over doors says it's time lawmakers live like regular mexicans. He's done away with chauffeur-driven cars expense accounts and high salaries starting with his own. He got the presidential pay by sixty percent. He's trying to sell the presidential plane and now flies commercial and in a stroke of populist genius he turned the opulent presidential residents into a public park and museum the us bienvenidos thoughts on a recent sunday federal employees holding auction right on the grounds selling thousands thousands of pieces of jewelry seized from drug traffickers tax cheats white collar criminals tino the laura recovery vata against says all proceeds will go to the poorest communities in the country rodriguez heads up the federal agency which was just renamed the institute to return the stolen to the people. He's four actions of cease good so far this year then go to testing those the not a suspect era multi seymour. I'm on the two thousand items. Being auctioned are solid gold pistol grips diamond bracelets and all sorts of designer watches like like this one hitting the eleven thousand dollar asking price alona the interesting comment doors observer jose luis aguilar is stunned on by all the opulence on display in that. He's doing the right thing our president by showing us all that's been stolen the impunity <unk> unity in our country. This is great says geller but critics say lopez over doors austerity and cost cutting has gone too far. He's public. Hospitals is at risk by reducing personnel and supplies. Let forest fires rage while laying off firefighters and slash to e federally funded science and art projects cuts have been done with a machete instead of doing them with a scalpel denise dresser professor and political commentator later says what is most worrisome is that lopez over doors getting rid of competent civil servants and replacing them with what she says are yes men and women those who believe in his form of transformation so he's replacing one form of dysfunctional government with another form of dysfunctional government last month lopez over doors finance minister a longtime political ally abruptly resigned citing what he called ideological extremism in economic decision-making decision making jose ankle sent that marina knows about the cost cutting all too well he was a top executive at pro-mexico at a division in the economy ministry that promoted mexican businesses and investment at home and abroad last spring. He and the entire division were let go some five five hundred workers. They are closing what without of over in a new or different alternative we are worried about. There's no plum being he says mexico's economy can't survive without foreign investors and the expertise of offices like his in fact economists warn mexico's soco's heading for a recession growth has been below one percent so far this year a lot of that has to do with global economic pressures but critics say lopez over doors handling think of the economy isn't helping. He's redirecting a lot of his austerity savings. Two billion dollar infrastructure projects that market watchers say are too expensive and environmentally unsound historian lorenzo mayor who supports the president says change is hard after decades of privilege enjoyed by so many politicians elites. I am pretty sure that a lot of oprah class mexicans uneven middleclass don't feel that under his manorial looks absorb thought is the kind of president that mexico needs but he says the general population backs him with some polls giving the president as seventy percent approval rating writing carrie kahn n._p._r. News mexico city. This message comes from n._p._r. Sponsor comcast business gig fueled network solutions that help help businesses go beyond the expected to do the extraordinary comcast business beyond fast learn more at comcast business dot com.
Trump tweets deal has been signed with Mexico to avoid tariffs
"Kelley President Trump says he has deal with Mexico on migration that will avert tariffs against Mexico that were due to take effect on Monday. The tariffs were aimed at all Mexican products coming into the United States, delegates from Mexico and the US have been negotiating in Washington all week for more on these negotiations. And what we know about this announced deal. We turn down to NPR's White House correspondent timber Keith, and our Mexico. Correspondent Carrie Kahn, welcome you to glad to be with you. Thank you. Hi, so. All right, Tom. I'm going to start with you. What do we know about this deal? What is the president saying about it? Well, so the president is you say tweeted, he says that the tariffs that were scheduled to be implemented by the US on Monday against Mexico are hereby indefinitely suspended and that Mexico has in turn agreed to take strong measures. Now, we also. Oh, have just gotten from the State Department, a US Mexico joint declaration that has a fair number of details in it about steps that Mexico will take that, that Mexico's agreed to take that are making President Trump willing to sign onto this deal and carry. Let me bring you in because you've been following the Mexican side of all this, when the president says they've agreed to take strong measures. Do we know anymore about with what, what the foreign minister of Mexico has been saying what these strong measures are sure he stepped out and read from that announcement that we have now negatives tell you a little bit of what he said, he's that is interesting. The words he said that this will include an increase in force -ment to curb irregular migration, including the deployment deployment of Mexico's national guard. And the way he termed it was throughout Mexico giving priority to at southern border before we had heard that Mexico had pledged to send six thousand national guard troops to the border. Now. Here that it will be a priority also. They he said that Mexico will take decisive action to dismantle human smuggling and trafficking organizations and also attack. They're listed financial and transportation network than we've already seen that Mexico arrested two human rights activists that were had participated in planning, and helping in helping an assistance of migrant caravans and also froze, the Bank accounts of twenty six other individuals that had been allegedly participated in my grand caravan financing, so Timur Keith. What's going on here in terms of the politics as we just heard there from Kerry? There are some concessions on the Mexican side, but we also know that President Trump met with a lot of significant pushback from within his own party about these tariffs on Mexican imports. This is not the first time that President Trump has in some ways created a crisis. He has made a big threat in this case it was. A threat to put tariffs on all Mexican goods, a couple of months ago, he was threatening to close the entire US border with Mexico, then he backed off from that saying that he was instead going to give Mexico a one year warning to stop the flow of drugs into the United States that a couple of months later, now we have this threat on tariffs. What's into the playbook? Oh, absolutely. I mean he has the playbook to a T, which is have a crisis or create sort of a crisis situation and then decide the terms by which it is solved. And then say that it is solved. What, what you have to wait and see is whether the number of border crossings comes down the number of people crossing the US Mexico border and being apprehended at the border has been very high for the last three months and President Trump took this step it in a way. It's, it's his style of negotiating and he did it. Again, this time and Kerry from the Mexican point of view. Do we know what the pressure points here was and what made a difference in this negotiation? I think one thing that the US has been pressuring Mexico to do all along as to accept more asylum seekers, when they apply for asylum in the US. They wanted them to come back and wait in Mexico in, according to this announcement that we just had Mexico will authorize the entrance of, of individuals. They say for humanitarian reasons and they will take these asylum-seekers, but they will not become what they said, was the breaking point from Mexico this safe third country where silence seekers would have to apply in Mexico for asylum. Not in the USO. Maybe that's a concession that the that Mexico gone out of this. It's
'Negotiations over tariffs have started': Mexico's foreign minister
"The president of Mexico has sent his four minister to Washington, try to find an ago, she hated solution to President Trump's threat of tariffs and all Mexican imports. Trump says will increase unless Mexico does more to stop migrants crossing illegally into the United States. We have the latest from NPR's Carrie Kahn, in his regular morning press conference undress on Lopez over or told reporters that he will act with prudence to convince President Trump that an economic solution to a social problem is not viable. The Mexican president also stressed that he has the interest of his people to care for. And they will come first hinting at national US politics, Lopez over door said that we must understand what is happening in the United States now and not get involved and act with a warm heart and cool heads. Mexico's foreign minister has been dispatched to Washington, but it's unclear whether he has any scheduled meetings when asked if Mexico. Had a plan b Lopez overdose said let's wait and see what
"carrie kahn" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"But they are the majority of Americans. The gun owner say they'll continue to fight the legislation for NPR news. I'm Sarah Mueller in Dover a Bill to ban abortions at six weeks of pregnancy has been approved by Ohio's legislature. Governor Mike dewine says he'll sign it. An abortion rights groups say they will file suit to block the law. This is NPR news. European Union leaders have agreed to give Britain more time to prepare to leave. The EU the agreement moves the Brexit deadline from this Friday to October thirty first Prime Minister, Theresa may sort of June thirtieth cutoff date, plus a clause giving Britain the flexibility to leave sooner if parliament agrees on an exit plan. French president Emmanuel Macron also wanted a shorter deadline extension as well, but calls the compromise reached in Brussels on Wednesday the best way to preserve the unity of the rest of the EU and Cuban leader, Raul Castro is warning his country to brace for hard times. In the coming months as NPR's Carrie Kahn reports Castro says, the United States will be to blame. Plus just says that increase economic actions against Venezuela causing shortages in Cuba. And he urged citizens to brace for the worst than Suelas Cuba's main trading partner provides the country with critical oil supplies Castro step down as president last year. But still heads the country. She's ruling communist party he slammed the US government for its increasingly threatening tone against Cuban Venezuela. And as the crisis in Venezuela worsens, so does the situation for Cubans basic foods, including eggs and flour have been increasingly difficult to find Castro said, he does not see a return to the dire economic conditions of the late nineteen ninety s known as the special period after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But he did warn that worst times are ahead for Cuba. Carrie Kahn, NPR news on stock markets in Asia. Shares are mostly lower following gains. On Wall Street. The Dow added six points, I'm Shay Stevens..
"carrie kahn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Of economics. It's very significant defeat as recently as twenty four hours ago. It looked as if Theresa May come back from Strasbourg with extra qualifications to the original Dale she'd done, but in the end, the house of Commons has rejected by almost one hundred and fifty votes. Analysts say another referendum is still possible. This is N. PR news from Washington. California's governor is halting the executions of death row inmates in his state Gavin Newsom as signing an executive order today affecting more than seven hundred inmates in prepared remarks, the governor describes capital punishment as a failure. He says the death penalty discriminates against minorities and the mentally ill. And those who can't afford top lawyers. No death row inmates in California have been executed in thirteen years governors in a number of other states have taken similar action in recent years, including Pennsylvania, Washington and Oregon authorities in Mexico said they don't know what's happened to dozens of Central American migrants who've been abducted in recent weeks on a highway near the border with the US NPR's. Carrie Kahn says police suspect gangs were behind the abductions of separate groups of migrants. Mexican officials say they're still investigating what exactly happened to the two groups the latest abduction took place last week in the northern border state of Tamil leaps for vehicles forced. The bus to pull over near the border city of Ron neltza masked armed men boarded the bus and read out the names of nineteen to twenty five Central American migrants who were removed from the vehicle, according to Mexico's public security secretary Alfonso Dosso, he says the fate of the migrants is unclear this is the same highway. Where does it the migrants were pulled from buses and murdered in two thousand ten and two thousand eleven a Mexican human rights official says another group of migrants was kidnapped in the same area last month the whereabouts vac group possibly numbering? Twenty five is also unknown. Carrie Kahn, NPR news, Mexico City. I'm Dave Mattingly..
President, Danielle Ortega And Carrie Kahn discussed on Fresh Air
"Dozens of prisoners were released in Nicaragua today hours before opposition leaders, sit down with government officials is NPR's. Carrie Kahn tells us the prisoners around it up during months of protests demanding the ouster of president Danielle Ortega several mini buses were seen leaving the main prison outside of Managua early in the morning as relatives cheered in waved as the vehicles drove by people could be seen inside the buses wearing blue prison outfits. Many raising their fists in victory more than five hundred people have been arrested and brought up on charges opponents of the regime say were fabricated, including terrorism president or Teigen under pressure from
"carrie kahn" Discussed on KCRW
"Carrie Kahn, NPR news Laczi. I'll go Mexico. You're listening to morning edition on eighty nine point nine KCRW. Now this from KCRW news members of California's Republican party are gathering this week in Sacramento for their annual convention there. They will elect a new chair and reflect on a tough year ahead as they struggled to keep the few seats. They have left in the state legislature, California. Republicans lost seven seats in the house. The last election and saw Democrats win super majorities in both legislative chambers in Sacramento, President Trump laws California by thirty percent of the votes in two thousand sixteen and as KCRW Jennifer wolf reports that's the hand. Delta the next head of the state party, California. Republicans lost seven seats in the house last election and saw Democrats win super majorities in both legislative chambers in Sacramento, President Trump lost California by thirty percent of the votes in two thousand sixteen. That's the hand. Delta the next head of the state party for six years. Jim brought has led the GOP this weekend. Almost fourteen hundred delegates will have to decide whether his replacement should be a moderate candidate or conservative firebrand. Jessica Patterson is a front runner. She's a moderate Latina from southern California and the CEO of a candidate recruitment program. Travis Allen, a former state assemblyman who ran for governor is a more loyal Trump supporter. So is Stephen Frank the publisher of the California political review newsletter? Who maintains the party was crushed by distancing itself from the.
"carrie kahn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Nicaragua's head of police accused the business leaders who for years had been staunch allies of President Daniel Ortega of using diabolical violence terror and fear to overthrow the government close up head Jose Aguirre says he has heard the government accused opponents and protesters of being so-called coup-plotters before. But he says he believes this is the first time he personally and others in the business community have publicly been accused of the same inning. I'll go in contra Nuestra in Milwaukee more, Ian, if they have something against us improve. Prove it charge us. We are here and not going anywhere says Aguirre tens of thousands of Nicaraguans have fled the country since Ortega launched a crackdown here. Jailing hundreds of protesters political opponents and reporters to prominent journalists have been jailed for more than a month after police stormed their cable, news outlet destroying property and confiscating equipment the two. Supposed to be in court today to hear the evidence against them. But their case was postponed, senior US State Department officials did meet with Ortega this week, according to a statement on the US embassies website. The officials say their mission was to find a peaceful solution to Nicaragua's current crisis and a return to democracy and human rights protections. No further information was provided and Email seeking comment from Nicaragua was vice president Rosati Modell. Ortega's wife was returned with only. Good Ossius in its content. Carrie Kahn, NPR news Managua Nicaragua. It's all things considered on WNYC. I'm should meet the best seal former Trump associate Roger stone was arrested in the early hours of this morning. He's charged with obstructing the Russia investigation, lying and witness tampering. We'll have more on that just ahead. WNYC supporters include Gloria a life. A new play that celebrates the life of activist and journalist Gloria Steinem now. Playing at the Darryl Ross theater through March thirty first tickets at Gloria the play dot com..
"carrie kahn" Discussed on 90.3 KAZU
"Panic attacks. Not knowing what's going to happen later. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo delivers a speech in Cairo describing his vision of America's role in the world. The age of self inflicted American. Shame is over. And so are the policies that produce so much needless suffering now comes the real new beginning animal. Remember a passer who fought to keep his New Orleans church open after Katrina those stories and more after these headlines. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Jack Speer as the partial government shutdown heads into its twentieth day. President Trump spent the day down at the Texas border with Mexico NPR's Carrie Kahn reports Trump says he's considering declaring a national emergency to get his wall built President Trump arrived in the border city of macallan, Texas and was greeted by local officials demonstrators gathered outside a border patrol station where Trump received a security briefing. Protesters held signs one reading are only crisis. Trump's failing presidency supporter signs read build the wall. Trump also drove to the banks of the Rio Grande river and the town of mission the areas now the busiest legal crossing point along the entire border one customs and border patrol official toll Trump that ninety percent of apprehensions are occurring in an area, not covered by a wall. Trump said that was only needed to hear and that it's just common sense to build it without. Got it. He added there will be lots of death. Lots of death. Carrie kahn. NPR news, mcallen, Texas. Back home in Washington federal workers. None too happy with the partial government shutdown. Also staged a protest accusing the president and Senate majority leader of blackmailing the American people by refusing to reopen the government an estimated eight hundred thousand federal workers, rather furloughed are working without pay. Jimmy, Rodney an investigator with the department of housing and urban development says she can't just make adjustments as suggested by the president we have mortgage and rent we have student loans to pay we have daycare. We have bills to pay. We need our paycheck. Now, the house today passed two bills to reopen certain departments of the federal government that had been shuttered for nearly three weeks, but Senate Republicans showed little interest in taking up the measures. President Trump's former lawyer Michael Collins agreed to testify before congress has NPR's Ryan Lucas explains Cohen will appear for an open hearing with lawmakers early next month Cohen has agreed to voluntarily testify before the house oversight committee on February seventh Cohen says in a statement that he has accepted the panel's invitation to appear out of his quote commitment to cooperate and provide the American people with answers, he says he looks forward to the opportunity to give a quote full incredible account of events. Coen pleaded guilty to financial crimes lying to congress as well as to campaign finance violations. The campaign finance crimes involved hush money payments to two women to keep them quiet about alleged affairs with Donald Trump Cohen was sentenced to three years behind bars. He is scheduled to report to federal prison in March Ryan, Lucas, NPR news, Washington retail chain. Macy's is leading other similar companies. Stocks lower today. Reports of lackluster holiday sales. Macy's shares at one point were down. Nearly nineteen percent are the retailers like Kohl's targeted nordstrom's were also seeing their stocks fall. Still Wall Street closed higher today. The Dow is up one hundred twenty two points. This is NPR. About fifty Kurdish migrants have been rescued off Italy's southern coast after their sailboat was grounded and pure, Sylvia. Pohjola has this update. Residents of the tiny town of Melissa on the Calabrian shore woke up in the middle of the night to the shouts of fifty one migrants including six women and four children stranded on the beach local townspeople brought the migrants to safety and staff at a local hotel provided blankets and shelter. The migrants were later brought to a nearby reception centre Italian media report that two suspected smugglers were arrested and that one migrant is missing the rescue occurred at a time of high tension among European Union partners over burden-sharing in the migration crisis. Italy's hard, right, interior minister Matteo Salvini has taken a zero tolerance approach vowing. No, more migrants. Arriving by sea will be allowed entry. So people Jolie. NPR? News Rome singer, lady Gaga says she is sorry for her twenty thirteen collaboration with our. Kelly mid allegations in a documentary series that he sexually abused women and girls Gaga sang the song entitled do what you want with. My body was recorded at what she called a dark time in her own life as a victim of sexual assault. She says she would not work with Kelly. Again. Meanwhile, are Kelly has denied allegations continued contained in the lifetime series, titled surviving R Kelly which began airing last week prosecutors in Illinois called for alleged victims to come forward, but say they can't do anything without cooperation futures prices continued to gain ground today. Oil ending the session up four tenths of one percent to close at fifty to fifty nine a barrel in New York. I'm Jack Speer..
"carrie kahn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"On the west front of this capital? George. Herbert walker? Bush addressed the nation. For the first time as our president. He said we made on democracies front porch. A good place to talk as neighbors and a trench President Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay tribute to Bush last night. The president has also designated Wednesday as a national day of mourning. Congressional leaders are planning to delay of spending fight until after the Bush memorial ceremonies are completed NPR's. Kelsey Snell reports that house leaders are working on legislation to delay a potential government shutdown at least until December twenty first. Congress was supposed to spend the bulk of this week fighting about the details of government spending, an President Trump's demand for a wall on the US border with Mexico, but there's not much appetite for a week of partisan bickering as the nation mourns. The death of former President George Hw. Bush house leaders are preparing a Bill to extend current spending levels for roughly a dozen agencies beyond the existing Friday deadline congress already passed full year funding for more than seventy percent of the government. But the remaining agencies include. Critical areas like homeland security and the State Department. Kelsey Snell, NPR news, Washington. A Tijuana Mexico sports complex housing, thousands of Central American migrants has been down NPR's Carrie Kahn in Mexico City reports that health authorities say that facility is unsanitary state health department officials in Tijuana posted close signs at entrances to the sports complex, citing poor health conditions, especially after recent rains flooded outdoor areas where migrants had been living under tarps and in small tents. There were more than six thousand housed at the complex which was planned for half. That number authorities reported lice infestations in widespread respiratory infections. The migrants are moved by buses to an outdoor concert venue, fourteen miles away from the fantasy Joe border station. That's where many who say they will apply for asylum in the US need to report. The new government of Andress Manuel Lopez Oberdorf say it is meeting with Baja California state and quantity. City officials to Aden. What they say. We'll be the dignified care of the migrants. Carrie Kahn, NPR news, Mexico City. And you're listening to NPR news. School children across northern. California's Butte county have returned to class for the first time in three weeks classes, there were cancelled following the wildfire that broke out killing eighty eight people and devastating whole communities almost five thousand public school students are attending classes and alternative buildings because their own schools were damaged destroyed or located in areas, still under occupation. A NASA space probe has arrived at an asteroid has been chasing for over two years. As NPR's Joe palca tells us the probe is supposed to gather a sample from the rock, which has been orbiting near earth. The probe is called a Cyrus wrecks. The asteroid at arrived at is called Begnaud a rotating chunk of rock about five hundred yards across scientists are interested in studying the from Ben who because they say it's made of rocks. That are remnants from the dawn of our solar system. Oh, Cyrus Rex left earth in September twenty sixteen a year later it flew back by earth getting a gravity assist to match the orbit of Banu onboard engines have now brought it to a stop next to the asteroid Cyrus. Rex will spend the next month studying Banu and looking for a good place for its robotic arm to take a sample. The sample is scheduled to arrive back on earth and twenty twenty-five. Joe palca NPR news on Wall Street stocks closed mostly higher on optimism of a trade deal between the United States and China the Dow Jones industrial. Average two hundred eighty seven points. The NASDAQ gained a hundred and ten but then optimism has not extended to Asian markets where shares are mostly lower but up a fraction in Shanghai. I'm Shay Stevens..
"carrie kahn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Like this group wanting Lopez over nor to outlaw bullfighting others. Like Sandra Diaz who took a bus three hours from her rural town and nearby Pueblo state lined up to make a personal appeal to the president-elect Quinta combat getting. Our school doesn't have a wall around it. We need one for our young people to feel safe one woman asked for an oxygen tank. Another needs a family dispute solved to say hopes are high for the sixty five year old silver-haired Lopez over the door is an understatement. And for the past five months since he won more than fifty percent of the vote in his fledgling Morena party captured both houses of congress. Lopez over the door hasn't missed a chance to fuel those expectations with as well warned populist rhetoric noise. Isn't gonna go. The me. We're not just changing the government. He says at one of his frequent press conferences standing besides huge posters of Mexico Cestari figures, we're talking about a regime change. He adds he insists that change can be achieved by doing two basic things. Go by the end of June, gloom, Gobierno, combating corruption and maintaining an austere government. He's already taken a pay cut and says, no one in government can make more than him about fifty five hundred dollars a month. He's been flying commercial airlines in this putting the presidential plane up for sale, and he promises that cutting out government graft will save enough money to pay for his promised college scholarships for the young and larger pensions for the old. But it's Lopez over doors recent moves, especially with regard to economic policies like cancelling the thirteen billion dollar Mexico City international airport that has rattled markets and sent the peso Tembo. Daniel Kerner an analyst with the Eurasia group says investors had rallied behind Lopez door hopeful that is more pragmatic campaign rhetoric would prevail. The Kerner says markets are skeptical especially since Lopa sober, nor has been endorsing more state control over the economy, Mexico for the past three decades has been probably in the lowest possible category of political risk compared to other emerging markets. Just because it was a very stable country, and that is going to change Mexico's central Bank just lowered economic growth projections for next year. And Denise dresser, a professor and political commentator says Lopez overlords recent flurry of proposals and contradictory statements, especially his reversal of a pledge to not use the army to fight cartels, and violence isn't helping citizens confidence either, but she adds with regards to his dealings with the US Lopez. Overdose. Seems determined not to ruffle any feathers. Lopez other has decided to take a pragmatic. Position these AVI, Donald Trump. He is not going to confront him. He is not going to fight him. He doesn't wanna confrontation with Trump in the beginning of his administration since dresser. Whether or not that happens will be put to the test quickly as the two countries deal with the thousands of US bound migrants. Now amassed in northern Mexico. Lopez over yours administration has signaled it may be willing to have the migrants remain in Mexico while they go through the US's lengthy asylum process, and who knows the two unconventional presidents may just get along. Trump has recently heaped praise on Lopez over door, and while he won't be attending Saturday's inauguration, he is sending vice president Pence and his own daughter. Ivanka Trump Carrie Kahn. NPR news Mexico City. Hey, thanks for listening to your public radio station, which brings you morning edition. You can get the latest news this afternoon on all things considered and follow us anytime on social media. You can find all your morning edition house on Twitter if you'd like I'm NPR Inskeep. There's NPR green. That's David Greene. Rachel Martin is Rachel NTR. Noel king is now. Okay..
Jury selection begins in U.S. trial of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo'
"Jury selection is underway. One of the most prominent trials in the United States NPR's Carrie Kahn reports Mexican drug Lord known as El Chapo is accused of running one of the largest criminal drug trafficking cartels in the world. US indictment against goose spans decades and accuses them of smuggling billions of dollars of drugs extensive money laundering, as well as committing dozens of murders. Guzman's lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman says his client is relieved to finally go to court after spending more than a year and harsh jail
Activists Say Blame Over Migrant Caravan Distracts From Issues Of Violence, Poverty
"This message comes from NPR sponsored jet dot com with two day delivery, and no membership fees jet offers a tailored shopping experience that fits seamlessly into your daily life. Get started today by visiting jet dot com or downloading the jet app. Now, many of the migrants now travelling north originated in Honduras and journeys like that happen every year. But this group is far larger than most and it's field competing narratives about how it was organized. NPR's? Carrie Kahn reports many of the migrants say they heard about it on TV and social media and jumped at the chance to flee in the safety of numbers. Thirty four year old Zell Vasquez in our sister with seven kids between them stop to grab some free coffee and bread handed out by local residents in southern Mexico. They've been walking for days they heard about the hundreds leaving Honduras via social media last week grabbed a bus catching up with the caravan right before crossed into Guatemala. Adamo Benita and got up got me nine the FaceTime. We've been waiting months to join up with a caravan leaving says Vasquez, you said she wanted to flee Honduras after her husband was extorted and killed by gang members. She says there was no way she could pay smugglers thousands of dollars. And when she got a text on WhatsApp describing the size of this one. It seemed the safest way to go talking to migrants on the trek north you hear similar stories early in October. Flyers began circulating in the Honduran city of San Pedro Zula. The March north would leave from the city central bus station. Popular cable station. Eight C H went live from the bus station showing hundreds already lining up by telephones as a former legislator and human rights activists who put the original posters up says the TV shots were the best publicity, nor nor nor no you're how I never never imagined. So many people at join the caravan in that it will grow into the thousands as when days the president of under us as accused of receiving funds from Venezuela. Other officials have said Wednesday's is using the migrants to score political points back home. He denies all those claims. Pharrell would not keys to a London used this way. Way better affect the benthic forecast. Again, you just have to spend fifteen minutes with these people in you know, why they're fleeing. He says Rodolfo pastor compos is a spokesman for Honduras as main opposition party LeBron saying that behind the caravan are radical political interests leftists and criminal interests is grotesque and absurd. He says it's easier for the current government to blame the migrants them provide needed jobs, safety and freedom of political expression calls to the Honduran president spokesman were not answered and interview request of the hundred ambassador in Mexico was declined Carrie Kahn, NPR news, Mexico City support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now there.
"carrie kahn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Reach a deal let's go and vote on that deal we don't need to vote on both of these at the same time but some of the members of our conference have insisted that they have the opportunity to vote on both bills so that's what's happening republican congressman bob goodlatte of virginia congressman thanks very much for your time thanks mary louise the trump administration maintains that separating children from their parents is a deterrent now we're going to put that question to npr's carrie kahn she covers mexico and central america hey there kerry the simple answers we just don't know it's too early to tell you know the trip from places like honduras el salvador we're talking about guatemala can take up to a month in the policy just began at the beginning of may so people could already be on their way or have already gotten to the border so the only way we really know is to look at the numbers of border apprehensions at the us mexico border and we just did get those numbers in for may and families being arrested or up apprehensions are up so now we'd have to say no but those people who are probably on their way were were there before the policy was in full force we'll have to wait for the june numbers to come in but that won't be for another two weeks or so but the message does get back home to relatives in sending countries in central america through social media and telephone calls they do know what is happening in the meantime what's the situation in guatemala honduras or el salvador i mean is there any reason to believe that things are getting better back there and that there won't be as many migrants trying to flee these countries the short answer again is no it's still bad if you look at guatemala has suffered some major natural disasters that big volcano explosion this has been a tough hurricane season ready we're not even through the first month there's flooding and heavy rains i'd say mullah no things are not better in the situation in kerala we've had more than one hundred seventy deaths while there's been protests against the administration of president or tater it's never been a sending country but i've i've heard from reporters that are down at the border that they've already seen nicaraguans making their way heading north so i'd say no the situation is not better in the region and there's signs of bigger troubles coming what if anything has the us done in terms of outreach in these countries to for instance let them know that there's a new policy or drive home the message that migrants shouldn't come i think the embassies in countries want tamala especially in el salvador they're not doing much at all there have been a lot of local press reports and a lot of discussions about what's going on but no declarations from the us embassies in these countries and also so usually i can just tell you in the past when there has been a change in government policies towards my gracious i could tell you about the bush crack town during the bush administration they would buy psa's in local markets to tell people of the dangers of coming and trying to deter people that way and we have not seen any psa's or declarations from us embassies in those countries but i don't know about backchannel agreements or help from the trump administration to these countries but we do know that the former us ambassador to mexico she was just speaking to a weekend edition sunday just yesterday and she said that the current hostile climate from the trump administration has drowned out cooperation and talks on topics like migration security here's what she said there were a lot of people working cooperatively working towards making both countries safer more prosperous etcetera and yet it didn't always matter that that work was so often for naught because something we'd get blown up by tweet or or a comment so she's saying that cooperation is being strained on these important topics like migration insecurity back in these home countries because of the hostile stance that the trump administration has taken toward mexico and central america that's npr's.
"carrie kahn" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"And is the trump deficit going to be a problem in the future unfortunately i see very little positive longterm effects in the short term you're right it will create some stimulus but even the stimulus it provides is poorly designed when you want to stimulate the economy you wanna get the biggest bang for the box that the tax payers putting forward that means things like infrastructure that means giving money to people to workers you have as a communist call a high propensity to consume or simply but when they get a dollar they need to spend the dollar when you're giving money to those who are the most welloff which is what the individual tax cut does a lot or companies who are simply going to return the money to well off investors you're gonna get some stimulus but it's bad bang for the box and you can argue that it's not even the best tiny in the business cycle but we'll probably see some you know high or some benefit for this for a year or two but i think the reality is you're going to see having perhaps five percent deficit as far as the eye and say and even if in today's global economy one can tolerate a bit of a higher deficit it's still going to crowd out the investments that we would have needed in our country i and many people would have tolerated some increase in the deficit at this point if you could say this was for a major effort to retool how we do skills development connect people to the jobs in our that are needed to to second chances to the type of innovation in the united states that matters to infrastructure to building the safety net stronger in the time of the gig economy and domestic workers many people falling through the cracks with all of these you could say our deficit's a little higher but we took on our country's biggest problems i mean here we have to suffer from the fact that we are going to be giving with higher deficits because we basically gave the most fortunate in our economy a windfall that they did not need it's also reported carrie kahn leftover the aluminum and steel tariffs.
"carrie kahn" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To enter the us illegally carrie kahn npr news to qana the federal reserve's federal open market committee will begin to days of meetings tuesday wall street traders will be looking for any hints on how it us inflation and the economy the committee is expected to hold the line on short term interest rates for now it could raise rates when it meets in june this is npr news and this is wnyc in new york i'm david i three people have been killed eight others injured in a house fire in new york city the fire broke out late last night at a two story home in queens and eighty two year old woman an eighty seven year old man and a thirty two year old woman were all killed in the fire eight other people were taken to area hospitals three including an eight year old girl are listed in critical condition the cause of the fire remains under investigation habitat for humanity is urging new york lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow more funds to go to affordable housing the group will join with other organizations that work on housing issues tomorrow at the state capitol in albany the coalition is encouraging lawmakers to pass legislation that would increase a cap on funds for owner occupied housing units they say the current cap of forty thousand dollars per unit has not kept up with the cost of construction and should be raised to sell seventy five thousand dollars the bill has bipartisan support in both the senate and assembly new york state will invest two point two million dollars in local farms to help them reduce carbon emissions and prepare for climate change the administration of governor andrew cuomo announced the funds on friday the money will go to thirty four farms around the state to help reduce methane emissions make them more water and.
"carrie kahn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Southwest border it a nail mujica director of the migrant activist group pueblo san frontiers says the migrants pose no threat to the us he says trump is demonizing them he doesn't care about the fact that factors were still here we're still strong and we're still fighting apprehensions along the us west border have been at historic lows since trump took office but figures released yesterday show a sharp increase in march with apprehe tensions triple what they were during the same month last year for the hundreds here in the park it's unclear exactly when they will head north the plan is to resume traveling together to the central mexican city of puebla from there everyone is on their own until then the hundreds of men women and children remain here in the park without shelters bathrooms or showers and little food daisy galvez says it's been rough and she wishes president trump would stop his attacks on them she fled honduras two months ago after gang members kidnapped and raped her fifteen year old daughter she says trump needs more compassion just say deals again i know that god will touch his heart so that he will accept us she says we don't want to cause anyone harm in the us we just wanna be safe carrie kahn npr news matias romero haka mexico are we still don't know if the terrorist threats being lobbed back and forth by the us and china will become a fullblown trade war but farmers in the midwest or already feeling effects from these early skirmishes earlier this week china imposed new tariffs on pork pressuring us producers who already struggle with razor thin profit margins i will radio is amy mayor reports that if the threat to target soybeans becomes real things for some us farmers could get a lot worse as howard hill wraps on the side of his nursery barn piglets stir inside we have a cell farm small cell forum here in nevada i would fill markets seven thousand hogs each year about a quarter of them will end up overseas and china is a major buyer hill says china even offers a market for parts of the pig that don't make money in the us like organs and skin the value some of those variety meats that we don't then it adds quite a bit to the value of each hog that we sell that means the new tariffs worry farmers here because they will undoubtedly lead.
"carrie kahn" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In that sense now they fix the halls but it doesn't look very good they just patch it with more fence you take a look at the fence and it's a very powerful fence not doing the trick because they cut holes in it and then the patching holes all the time i'm just looking at hundreds of homes cut in and patched so the fence is not strong enough it's not the right idea but for those people if you don't have listening to president trump he's talking with what looks like a border patrol agent down there and otay mesa where those eight prototypes of the border wall he's down there viewing those we want to go now to carrie kahn she's npr correspondent in mexico city she covers not just mexico but all of latin america carrie kahn thanks so much for joining us thanks for having me give us a sense of how all of this is playing in mexico we have incredibly tough relationship right now between the mexican and the us government how does that play out it's it's a tough time i've seen the change from i've been here from the during the obama administration and now onto the trump administration and it's a hundred and eighty degree turn and it's it's very difficult mexicans were insulted by trump during his campaigning and then when we're stunned when he became president the day of the election the peso crash dropped twenty percent of its value it's been a rocky road and especially with the nafta negotiations renegotiations and the uncertainty of what actually the us will do whether the negotiators have the power trump has the power and it's just been a rocky time and and.