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A spike in the number of illegal aliens crossing the southern border
"A spike and illegal aliens crossing daily into the U. S. Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar said he saw this coming shortly after President Biden took office information I've gotten, you know, the criminal organizations are promoting that this is a open border. Agents and just the Rio Grande Valley of Count more than 13,000 migrants since the start of the fiscal year in October, many air coming in caravans and just in the past week, agents near the southern tip of Texas got two groups of more than 100 illegal aliens, each coming from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba and Nicaragua. On
El Salvador vote could strengthen president's rule
"Citizens of El Salvador went to the polls yesterday to elect members of Congress and hundreds of mayors. The election is seen as a referendum on the country's popular but controversial president, the evil Kayla Maria Martin reports Salvadoran sir voting amidst high political tensions with accusations that President Bush Kelly is overstepping his bounds to support political allies. Still, the charismatic O'Kelly is hugely popular, analysts say. People are sick and tired of traditional parties. Meanwhile, international observers watch the vote. Had. San Salvador's archbishop pleads for peace and transparency. Maria Martin reporting. You're listening to NPR
Democrats to unveil immigration overhaul bill, seeking to create path to citizenship for millions
"Bill today correspondent Ed O'Keefe. This bill, if passed, would establish a two tiered legalization system for millions of immigrants across the country. In the first one there would be millions of farm workers. People here under temporary protected status from countries like El Salvador, Syria, all other eligible unauthorized immigrants would be placed on an eight year pathway to citizenship. NASA hopes it's Rover. Perseverance will land on
Break the Stigma with Founder of Consent Parenting!
"Back with another segment but this is one of our special segments that we haven't done in many many months. This segment is a break. The stigma episode and in these episodes. We talk with amazing professionals. Amazing people out in the community globally. Who are doing things differently. Who are doing things to advocate and empower our community with education through the use of their voice and story so for today. I want to introduce you to our guests. Her name israel saliha ribeira. She is a consent. Educator abuse prevention specialist sexual literacy advocate speaker change agent and founder of consent parenting which will hear all about in a moment. She's the host of about consent podcast and creator of consent. Wear both of those are trademarked. By the way rosalia teaches parents particularly child sexual abuse survivors out to educate their children on body safety boundaries and consent so that they can empower their families to prevent abuse and break intergenerational cycles russell liaison mission to end child sexual abuse dismantle shame and help survivors heal and become drivers rosalia certified through the canadian centre for child. Protection's omit two kids program and darkness to light stewards of child program as well as the human trafficking prevention training program auld on watch safehouse project although leah was born in el salvador grew up in new york and now she resides in northern canada with her parents and three young children welcomed leah inc. You so much for having me excited to be here. Yes i've known you now. Maybe for a couple of years more so in the digital realm space though i was also a guest in your amazing podcast. That was probably maybe like nine months ago. I think so yeah. It was one of my favorite episodes because it was about very much the same breaking down the taboos dismantling those taboos that are so hard for people to talk about but some necessary so rosalia can tell us what is consent parenting. Yes so consent. Parenting is my online platform. Where i teach as i said child sexual abuse survivors who are parents. How to empower their families and they do that through workshops courses a membership in. This is really to help them. Have those conversations that they find. Maybe they didn't have that. Nobody taught them and of course because of their own traumatic experiences they may feel triggered by the content of of how to teach this so i helped walk them through that process of educating them so that they can educate their kids and dramatically lower the risk of those children being abused and being able to break those cycles. And what motivated you to create all your programs so when my oldest at the time was five sos about four years ago. I realized that i hadn't done enough at that point. They were starting to go into kindergarten. And i had like panic attack because as a survivor myself. I did not want them to obviously have that experience. I wanted to make sure that they were staying safe and realized that i had waited too long so i started educating myself about how they teach children abuse prevention because it was not something that my mom taught me. Unfortunately she's also survivor but she didn't. It's not that she didn't teach me because it wants to. She just didn't know. And i didn't want to be in that same position so i started educating myself and i had actually a lot of suppressed memories which i didn't even know about until i started learning about abuse prevention and these memory started to surface and i was getting triggered because diving into this kind of education. When it comes to your own kids you become brittle thanks. -iety and panic that. How are you going to keep them safe. So i would do the training myself. I would try to teach my child. I'd get triggered. I'd stop for a while and i realized that i really needed to step into my own healing journey. If i was going to do this and if i was going to do it right so i started doing some of that and as i was learning about the things that i needed to teach i realized that most programs were teaching you why it was important and what you needed to teach. But they didn't show you how to teach it like and there was no one that was even speaking to the survivor. Experience to say this might be really triggering. And here's how to navigate that so that you keep going so that you teach this comprehensively and so that's when i realized you know all of the stuff that i was learning in the healing that i was going through in the therapy that i was seeking out had all helps me to learn how to do this really effectively. And i saw the transformation my children and i started to realize that it was actually part of my healing being able to empower children. And then i realized like nobody was teaching this and nobody was talking about this from the perspective of survivor to talk to other survivors because unfortunately children of survivors are actually five times. More likely to be abused because their parents shy away from teaching this or altogether. Don't realize what the other risks are because they don't talk to other survivors about it. So i ended up deciding two years ago now to embark on doing this myself so i got certified and i got all the trainings that i needed to do. And then started actually innovating some of the products that i create myself for those two pieces like i would always hear create a safety network and it's like okay. How do i do that though you know so. I started creating that like exact process for parents to make it easier. My mission has been like. How can we make the easiest possible for parents to do it and also to be able to reach the spanish speaking community so i started also creating products in spanish which are all free all of the products that i create in
Ballot bonanza: Latin Americas year of elections
"Ecuadorians will head to the polls to elect a new president and legislature. It's the start of what will be a busy political year across latin america chile honduras peru nicaragua all due to hold national elections argentina. El salvador mexico will have legislative and regional votes. This frenetic year comes at a delicate moment in two thousand nine thousand nine hundred and twenty twenty. Last protests erupted in several of these countries over corruption inequality and price rises since then. The pandemic might have quieted the streets. But it's also realized. The stress economies in poverty. Rose this year. All those strains may come to bear on the region's political systems. Latin is about to have a bumper year of elections brooke. Unger are america's editor and these are taking place in a region that's been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic if not the hardest hit in terms of cases and deaths per million people and in terms of the economic impact. It's had latin. America's going to shrink more than pretty much any other region in the world and a bunch of these countries in the midst of this chaos and trauma are going to be choosing new leaders to help them find a way through at a time. When you're seeing across the world a lot of democratic backsliding including in latin america these elections are going to test the strength of democracies in those countries. So it looks like the count is nine. Latin american countries that will be holding elections this year. But i mean it's a diverse region. They they must have as many differences as commonalities well. It is a very diverse group of countries. That will be voting. I mean you have on the one hand for example chile which is one of the richest economies in the region and one of the best established democracies and you also have haiti which is pretty much the poorest country in the hemisphere and has a very dysfunctional democracy. And there's everything in
ICE starts 100-day moratorium on some deportations
"And thanks to Wednesday's change of who occupies the White House, a triangle area pastor is finally leaving a Durham church after spending more than 1300 days there. ABC 11 reports Undocumented Immigrant Jose Cheek Kiss has been living inside of ST John's Missionary Baptist Church since the middle of July 2017 because he was afraid the policies of President Trump would have him deported. But with new President Joe Biden putting a moratorium on deportations, cheek is finally feel safe to return. El Salvador to see his wife and four Children again. And he doesn't think too kindly of trump either. But I ain't got no come another precedent like Trump. Great. Oh, God. Coming depressive, Heavy heart,
The future of migrant caravans
"More grand caravan is one of those phrases which feels intractable associated with the recently elapsed donald trump era a term which decade sense will like coffee or very stateful genius or four seasons total landscaping separate. Those who can recall this benighted epoch. From those born too late or those who not altogether unreasonably drank too much the migrant caravan. You may recall was one of the vast menagerie of bogeymen and hobgoblins which trump and his media cheerleaders deployed to profitably inflame. The voters and viewers the caravan was telling a marauding horde of insurgents bent on taking your jobs stealing your women perpetrating terrorism proselytizing communism or whatever paranoid fantasy. You were having yourself. The migrant caravan was reason to build that wall. Lock up your daughters stay tuned to fox. Welcome the tucker. Carlson vote republican and generally run around yelping to set by angry wasps. Shortly after having set fire to your own trousers another migrant caravan is on the move now it will be instructive and hopefully at least somewhat heartening to see how the administration of donald trump successor response before we get into that however it's probably proper to be clear about what we mean when we say migrant caravan as outlined above it has been repeatedly slammed up into something other than what it is by various people and organizations whose good faith cannot alas always be taken for granted. Thousands of central american migrants are vowing to continue their march to the us border even though president trump wants to turn them away the migrant caravans about which donald trump became agitated where a phenomenon which pete in late two thousand and eighteen. They were mass trudges of several thousand migrants setting out from central america and plotting doggedly towards the united states where they hope to find safety perchance prosperity. The constituents off the caravans were from honduras. Guatemala nicaragua el salvador and mexico. All countries offering the less fortunate citizens plentiful reasons for leaving political instability gangs crop failure crime drugs poverty etc. The caravan on the move right now is estimated at some eight thousand strong and appears to have originated in the honduran city of san pedro. Soula as off this broadcast. Its chances of reaching its goal. Mexico's border with the united states appears slender early this week. The caravan was intercepted as it crossed. Guatemala guatemalan military and police who detained hundreds of migrants and scattered others with teargas. Nearly a thousand people have already been sent back to honduras and guatemala's chief immigration official modena's has laid down a hardline declaring that you cannot and will not get through president joe. Biden's rhetorical response will be more humane and compassionate the president donald trump's low though that represents but the outcome might not be much different biden's domestic policy advisor. Susan rice has already pointedly given interviews to spanish language media emphasizing that nobody should assume that the us mexico border will be flung. Open on day one. The administration biden previously. Served that of president. Barrack obama deported more than three million people. This latest caravan is obviously not the first large scale migrant and refugee x. flow of times and it won't be the lost. It seems reasonable to assume indeed that any noteworthy disparity in covid nineteen vaccinations between rich countries and poor ones will lead to still further people hitting the road and given what would be reasonable concerns about spreading the virus. Prompt even less compromising responses from destination countries than some. We have already seen what will likely not happen. Regrettably will be the large scale descent of any com- clear-headed logic on the subject in the united states or anywhere else. Those who are furiously against immigration will continue to insist that imigrants ra menace that asylum seekers. Bogus that we should build walls and turn around boats. Those who are passionately in favour of immigration will continue refusing to countenance the idea that countries are entitled to make decisions about who comes and who goes and indeed that it's better that countries do as transparent legal process around migration and asylum lynn's immigrants and refugees va legitimacy they need and deserve and deprives shrieking xenophobes of oxygen as is the case with this and far too many other issues however the loudest voices on both sides will be largely motivated not by their actual opinions on the issue by the visceral loathing of their domestic political opponents and the caravans and the boats will keep coming
Trump wants $2,000 coronavirus stimulus check
"The covert 19 relief check going to Americans. Congress approved $600 checks in the bill passed this week. The president wants to more than double that he made this announcement in a video released on social media Tuesday night. Throughout the summer, Democrats cruelly blocked covert relief legislation in an effort to advance their extreme left wing agenda and influence the election. Then, a few months ago, Congress started negotiations on a new package to get urgently needed help to the American people. It's taken forever. However, the bill they are now planning to send back to my desk is much different than anticipated. It really is a disgrace. For example, among the more than 5000 pages in this bill, which nobody in Congress has red because of its length and complexity. It's called the covert Relief Bill. It has almost nothing to do with covert. This bill contains $85.5 million for assistance to Cambodia, $134 million to Burma $1.3 billion for Egypt and the Egyptian military, which will go out and buy almost exclusively Russian military equipment, $25 million for democracy and gender programs in Pakistan. $505 million to believes Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama $40 million for the Kennedy Center in Washington, D C, which is not even open for business $1 billion for the Smithsonian and an additional $154 million for the National Gallery of Art. Likewise, these facilities are essentially not open $7 million for Reef Fish management $25 million to combat Asian carp $2.5 million to count the number of amberjack fish. In the Gulf of Mexico a provision to promote the breeding of fish in federal hatcheries, $3 million in poultry production technology $2 million to research the impact of down trees. $566 million for construction projects at the FBI. The bill also allows stimulus checks for the family members of illegal aliens, allowing them to get up to $1800. Was each this is far more than the Americans were given. Despite all of this wasteful spending, and much more than $900 billion package provides hardworking taxpayers with only $600 each in relief payments and not enough money is given to small businesses. And in particular restaurants whose owners have suffered so grievously. They were only given a deduction for others to use in business there restaurant for two years, this two year period must be withdrawn, which will allow the owners to obtain financing and get their restaurants back in condition. Congress contaminated at a much later date, but two years is not acceptable. It's not enough. Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists and special interests while sending the bare minimum to the American people who needed. It wasn't their fault. It was China's fault, not their fault. I'm asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600. $2000 or $4000 for a couple. I'm also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation and to send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a covert relief package. And maybe that administration will be me and we will get it done. Thank you very much. Statement recorded by
A Day Laborer Who Dreamed Of Returning Home To Mexico Dies Of COVID-19
"Have the story of a man who lived in the margins struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. There's a Home Depot parking lot west of downtown Los Angeles. Day laborers line up on the corner waiting for construction jobs. Until recently, there was a man who always sat under a small tree on the sidewalk. His name was pulling over Ramos. This was kind of his spot leading in the shade for jobs. Ramos isn't here anymore. The last time anyone here saw him he was sitting under that tree with his head down. Something was wrong with him. S o. He was sitting there waiting for a job, but he was like, have pain in my chest, and she wasn't able to breathe. Jorge Nicholas works at the Central American Resource Center of L. A. He's the organizer at that day Labor Center and he knew Ramos. So one of the workers here took him to the to the ER. And after nine way never felt him in Polina Ramos is one of more than 290,000 people who have died from Cove in 19 in the United States. He was 53 years old. He was a day laborer. Desperate turn a paycheck in the middle of this pandemic. NPR's Danny. Hey, Jack spoke to some of the workers who remember their friend. Rufer named Fernando Sanchez waits for jobs along the busy corner this morning, he and Paulina Ramos used to wait out here together, reminiscing about their lives in Mexico. Of it. Uh, almost e saw him a few days before he went to the hospital. Sanchez says he stares at the ground as he talks about his friend. Yeah, more more than the bedroom. He looked really thin. He lost a lot of weight, he says, Hey, looked sad E think When someone thinks they're going to die, they know it. They could just feel it being soft. Yellow President Erica Sanchez is standing near a makeshift memorial for Ramos. Workers set up a small table with flowers and prayer candles that could be seen from the street. The flowers are wilted now. Jorge Nicholas, the organizer of the day Labor Center, says workers here don't normally share their feelings. But their friend's death has changed that they can't even believe it because they don't even think with he's passed away way know about design. Behind the flowers. There is a black and white picture. It's Ramos in a hospital bed, hooked up to machines and tubes as he battled Cove in 19, But the color photo the workers pinned above the memorial. Reminds them of the Paulino Ramos. They all knew a quiet man with graying black hair mustache and the little smile. Ramos was alone here in the U. S. It had been years since you've seen his family back in Mexico, his wife and three kids and grandkids he'd never met. He was, um I love your father, a loving husband and he always trying to provide for his family. That's the reason he came here to be able to provide a better opportunity for his kids. Nicholas says Ramos worked demolition shops across L A for over a decade around hazardous materials like this pestis and mold in concrete dust that makes workers like llamas more vulnerable to complications from covert 19. Forget this was all about some common chemicals. There are strong chemicals in the old buildings we work in, says Jesus Mon. Hey, He's one of the older workers waiting on the corner here. He's been a painter since the eighties, which hand pick a Jameson Don't be. A lot of workers here have damaged their lungs, he says, including me. Move. Bella Heroes Depending on all these stories are a reality for day laborers. Most employers don't provide protective equipment. They don't provide health insurance. Either day. Laborers don't get sick pay, and many workers like Ramos are undocumented. Mario Gara is a welder from El Salvador. He's been apart from his family, too. And as he stands in this parking lot He wonders if he'll suffer the same fate. Is Ramos. Nobody flat over a woman? The Sally port? Remember guns everywhere. E don't know if I'll ever go home to El Salvador or if I'll die here, he says. I want to see my mom and my daughter, but that's life life already hard made even harder. Since the pandemic shutdowns in March, work in this parking lot has dried up, and Ramos could no longer pay his rent. He did find a little help. He received a $300 grant from the Central American Resource Center of L. A and the National Day laborer organizing network. Ramos. It was a lifeline. He recorded this video to think the donors Mayama. Polly. No, this is Ramos is voice mail Yesterday E got money for food and rent, he says. I'm grateful. I got help, so at least I could eat. I'll try to make it last. Well, God cinema. Jorge Nicholas, the organizer of the day Labor Center, says he can still hear Ramos is deep voice. They talked a lot about family, Ramos dreamed of returning home. So we could finally meet his grandkids. You used to get very nostalgic when he talked about coming back to Mexico to his family. You know something right? Because I had two little ones. So he used to tell me like, spend time with your little ones. You know as much as you can. I'm sorry. I think that your kids, you spend time with your kids. Last week. Paulino Ramos is remains were sent back to his family in Mexico.
Nearly 30 human smuggling victims rescued from southwest Houston home, police say
"The police are investigating after 30 people were rescued Thursday from a human smuggling operation and a home in southwest Houston. Officers found 29 men and a woman in their underwear, evidently to keep them from running away. Most of the victims are from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador in Cuba. Police took three people into custody believed to be human
interview With Kristen Putnam-Walker
"Welcomed extraordinary women radio chris. It is great to have you join me today. Thank you so much candidates great. Be here so one of the core values of extraordinary women. Radio is impact trading impact. Making a difference in you helped over a hundred philanthropists strategically allocate over half a billion dollars in grants and gifts. I mean that's that's just incredible first of all So congratulations for that. How did you find your passion for philanthropy. A great question i. I'm not entirely sure to be perfectly honest where it started. I remember back in his will which was way back in the day. I'm being very passionate about trying to change. Us policy and in the third world is be caught at the global south In especially in latin america and became very involved as a student activist In trying in el salvador and central america nicaragua and trying to create a lot of change there. in fact. it's funny i I saw myself in washington d. c. During college i had organized a contingent of students my university to travel to these see and participate in a demonstration and that trend into a civil disobedience unexpectedly. So i got arrested for somebody you know. These are the days of cell phones right way to reach anybody nonetheless. I boarded this bus. Where all of us are being taken off to the washington. Dc place department. I suppose and i sit down my rights and musette next at asner actor right. The mary tyler moore show which means hopefully. Hopefully your your listeners. Know that show in high show about the next three hours talking to asner. I was probably twenty. That's awesome you know what i know. It was very fun but one of the first questions he asked me was. What got you involved in. this was it. Your parents are your parents political or whatnot and at the time quite frankly i didn't have the best answer i didn't entirely. No i just knew that. Once i learned about injustice in the world i felt compelled to act on it and so i think really that kind of fuels my passion and you know in philanthropy one of the benefits. I think of being a funder or advising funders as you get to be you get to put in a variety of positions places and experiences that you wouldn't otherwise have and so it's a privilege related to be able to talk to different kinds of people like i've worked on issues related to gang violence in california. I was in salvador during the civil war. I was in nicaragua during their presidential elections as an observer I'm doing some work now with an organization called body. Osuna does in santa cruz california along with today. Another actor danny glover who's a big supporter of theirs. And they're doing a lot of work on prison reform in california and all of the Know the ways in which the prison system is working against us. Not for us. And so i guess what drives me and release is seeing the impact Seeing people who are at the front lines during this work In creating change and being able to be part of it you might be part of it for a day on a site visit or he might be part of that because it's a project that you're working on but it really is such a privilege to be able to connect with so many different people who are doing such good work in the world
Atlanta-based Delta avoids US tariffs by sending new Airbus jets on a world tour
"Yeah, they're still happening. China, Of course. Also we have put import taxes on a bunch of European goods. French wine Scotch whisky, Also Airbus airplanes. But Delta Airlines, a buyer of the aforementioned Airbus's has been reading the tariff, fine print and it has been paying off, said Philip wrote the story for Bloomberg. Welcome to the program. Thank you, Kay. So in in layman's terms here if you could. What is Delta doing with these new planes? Yes. Oh, does that's doing something really interesting with the new plans and instead of usually flying them to the U. S, as they have in the past. What they've done instead is fly these planes overseas. Essentially if the plane has any hours and flight, aside from the delivery to the U. S, and testing that would make it a use plan and no longer subject of tariffs because the tariffs only applied new planes. Very tricky. You gotta know the laws. So give me an example. They Delta plunks down. However much money. It is for a new Airbus And it takes off and flies to wear and does what Sure. So take one plane example. The A 3 21. Delta bought a plane from ever US, which was built in Hamburg. The plane flew from Hamburg to El Salvador. It stayed there for over two weeks. And then from there, it flew to the Cayman Islands and then a chance. Atlanta and, most recently, that plane's been flying between Atlanta and Montego Bay, and it has shaved the company. How much money would you guess? So based on the list prices of the aircraft it could have saved as much as 270 million, although airlines don't actually pay the list price for planes, and so the true savings could be much smaller than that, given that most airlines get massive discounts on new plane purchases, But still, Delta has decided it's worth it to go through this goat rope just to not have to pay. However many millions even single digit millions of dollars. It isn't Paris. Absolutely. I mean, the U. S. Has collected over $55 million in tariffs in the last one year or source and said Arabs came in what I hear you saying is that other airlines are not doing what Delta is doing. And they are paying that there's Yeah, that would seem like it. It would seem like those airlines are being charged with tariffs. We should be clear to. This is 100% legal, right? I mean Delta's going by the letter of the law. Absolutely. I mean, the entire strategy rests on the language that classifies the plane as you was once they've flown for any reason other than for testing and delivery. Even as clever as it might be. And as money saving, as it might be. There is some institutional inertia and some inefficiencies that Delta is dealing with here, right? Absolutely. I mean, the fact that they wouldn't really be able to import those plane directly into the US and obviously, that means you have to sort of find places for those planes. In the meantime, it does have some impact on the efficiency. But then remember that you have the covert crisis of the moment. And that sort of helps because you don't need so many plans at the moment, given the fact that there's so many plans that on the ground at the moment, and airlines are trying everything that they can to save money, so this is one sort of tool in the arsenal. Said.
Hurricane Iota batters Central America
"Hurricane iota has been downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall in nicaragua as a category four hurricane earlier this week just two weeks. After hurricane ava hit the country as a category four and at a time when many were still recovering from floods and landslides iota sent forty eight thousand residents of nicaragua into government shelters in became the strongest recorded. Hurricane to make landfall in the country's history. Tropical storm is now traveling up through central. America and is expected to dissipate near el salvador. Iota's the thirtieth named hurricane this season which has been the busiest atlantic on record.
Pandemic power-grabs: autocrats seize Covid opportunism
"At the beginning of this year, protests were roiling India. For one hundred days, hundreds of thousands of Indians raged against proposed changes to citizenship laws that would discriminate against Muslims. It was the biggest campaign of civil resistance in decades. But the protests swiftly died out after local curfews were imposed in response to covid nineteen curfews that were particularly strict in mostly Muslim neighborhoods. Too many these new it seemed like a calculated move by the Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi quashing dissent under the cover of the pandemic we'll muddy don't believe. In. A televised address to the nation on Tuesday, he underscored the dangers of the virus and called for renewed vigilance as the country heads into it's festival season. Eve. The bobbly. Deployed but behind the scenes, there's growing evidence that he's been using the crisis for his own partisan ends. Last month citing the risk of covid nineteen spreading within India's parliament. He announced measures that severely hampered lawmakers questioning the government the opposition walked out allowing this mody to Ram through twenty five bills in three days. These kinds of authoritarian tactics are on the rise around the world. The think tank Freedom House counts eighty countries where the quality of democracy and respect for human rights have deteriorated this year. The pandemic has been terrible not only for the human body, but also for the body politic Robert Gassed economists foreign editor. With everyone's attention on covid nineteen, what a crats and would be autocrats in many parts of the world have figured out that they can do all kinds of bad things safe in the knowledge that the rest of the world will barely notice let alone object and where are the countries where this is the most worrying it's a completely global phenomenon. A one end you've got China, which was a dictatorship before the pandemic but has really cracked in Hong Kong the human rights abuses against the we have gotten worse this year we're finding a lot of places is that the pandemic gives governments very reasonable cause for tightening down on on civil liberties for reasons of public health. But. What then happens is that many of them have taken it further than that. So it's not just that they are restricting public gatherings to stop people spreading the virus. They're also using those rules to prevent demonstrations and protests against their own terrible policies and what does that kind of repression look like in practice So you take in Uganda for example, it was an opposition member of parliament called Francis. Zach. Who noticed that? He's constituents we're going hungry because of the recession caused by nineteen. So he's the give them some help you know packages of rice and sugar just to get them through the hard times. Government had said that only the government was allowed to give out food and if anyone else tried it the government said they do incompetently, the crowds would gather and that would spread the virus. So the president actually said, you know we will charge you with murder if you try to hand out food aid when you don't the government will from. The opposition member of parliament. He was very careful to do it in a way that wasn't going to spread the virus. do packages and have them delivered individually to people's doors on on the backs of motorcycles the day off the he did it the police came to his home. He says jumped the fence while he was showering through minivan dragged him off, put them in prison tortured. Him are unbelievably horribly and they said to him while doing doing it we can do anything we want to you because no one can come out and protest because there will look down because of the pandemic. And that's something we're hearing. All over the. World. And it seems in a lot of cases though that it it's these leaders are doubling down on the kinds of populist attitudes and policies that put them in power in the first place. That's exactly right now, one of the strange things about a panic about a contagious disease, and this is something we can see from academic work that's been done on prior pandemics is that people become a bit less rational and a bit more xenophobic if your political persona is someone who is going to stand Up to external threats, then pandemic is a great time to double down on that. So you see Narendra Modi is government in India has always named Muslims for many of the problems in India, and now they're blaming the most super spreaders of the virus in Bulgaria seeing Hauch lockdowns on Romany neighborhoods and others are Turkeys religious authorities blaming gay people first spreading the virus Malaysian officials are blaming migrant workers, some of whom have been caned and deported. So you're seeing lots of this stuff it's a strangely Popular response when people get and I suppose pandemic conditions make it somewhat easier for for autographs for governments to control message. Well absolutely you're seeing a significant increase in the number of restrictions on the press and it's usually done in the name of public health. So people will pass a law against spreading fake news about the virus, which would, of course be be dangerous and they used that to criminalise any criticism of the government's response to the virus, which is completely different things. So you think all over the place. So in Zimbabwe anyone who disseminates wall, they called false information that impedes the. Response to the virus can get up to twenty years in prison and they're arresting people for things like trying to visit in hospital opposition activists who've been been by the ruling party in. El. Salvador they purged seventy journalists and relaunched a state TV outlet on the the president said I. I'm am watching a very balanced news cost with grin and then adds i. don't know what the opposition will see because of course, what they will see is something that's actually pro ruling party. But look innocence global freedom was slipping autocracy in general sense was rising. I, mean how much of this? Can we definitively pin on the pandemic? You'll right global freedom has been declining since probably just about before the financial crisis of two thousand and seven to eight. So this represents a an acceleration of pre existing trend and with each individual violation of human rights you can never say I mean, it's it's like weather and climate change. You can never say this incident could not have happened without the pandemic I mean would would China's rulers still have inflicted such horrors on on the weekends this year without Covid nineteen with Thailand's King of grabbed nearly absolute powers. would. Would Egypt executed fifteen political prisoners in a single weekend this month maybe they would have done those things but these these outrages would surely have faced stronger opposition. If the whole world's attention had been focused on the pandemic, which is tossing everybody's lives in chaos and sucking up all the attention is much easier to get away with these things without the rest of the world looking at what you're doing. So we can be pretty confident that his a significant factor in why things have gone worse this year.
El Salvador woman freed after six years in jail following stillbirth
"A woman from El Salvador, who was jailed after giving birth to a stillborn child has been conditionally released after spending six years behind bars. Cindy Ratha was accused of having an abortion, which is illegal in El Salvador. Her case is not unique as the BBC's Blair Tate e explains. She was accused of aggravated homicide after she suffered an obstetrics emergency. It's quite groundbreaking in a way that she was granted provisional Liberty 18 women currently in prison in El Salvador. For similar cases, men often this case is women who suffer these emergencies who give birth to stillborn babies. They're accused of abortion, which faces a 2 to 8 year sentence. But that is often increased to 30 years under the crime of aggravated homicide, which is the case of NASA.
How Have Hispanic Americans Helped Shape the U.S.?
"Brain Steph Lauryn Boban here. Here in the United States, it's Hispanic heritage month, which officially began as Hispanic Heritage Week in nineteen, sixty eight. Unlike many other campaigns that observe and honor the contributions of a particular group of Americans Hispanic heritage bump run throughout. September. But rather starts on September fifteenth and continues through mid. October. So, why does it start in the middle of the month? Well, a Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Honduras. Nicaragua. All celebrate their Independence Day on September fifteenth. Mexico's is on September Sixteenth Chili's is September eighteenth and believes independence. Day Is September twenty first. By, stretching into October, the holiday also includes de la Raza on October twelve, which is a kind of rejection of Columbus Day because of Christopher, Columbus's many crimes against humanity and see our episode on Columbus Day for more about that. De la Rosa instead celebrates the melding of Hispanic races or Raza, and cultures. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, let's talk about three times at Hispanic Americans have changed the course of history. Some three hundred years after Spanish, conquerors became the first non native Americans to view the Mississippi River and later the Grand Canyon one host. Jeff Marianne Hernandez helps smooth transfer of the territory of Florida into US rule Florida was still part of Spain when Hernandez was born in Saint Augustine in seventeen eighty four. But that changed when he was selected to serve in the House of Representatives and was sworn into duty in eighteen, twenty three as the first Hispanic person to serve in. Congress. In historical context Hernandez being a slave owner is a controversial figure. Still. He remains the first one, hundred twenty eight Hispanic people to serve in the. US Congress. Maybe of more relevance today is the first Hispanic senator elected to a full term in Congress. New Mexico's Dennis Shabas in nineteen thirty five. We spoke with Paul Orbits Historian at the University of Florida. He said in addition to being the first American born Hispanic senator. He's critical for the time we live in because he fought on behalf of all working class. Equally, he fought for higher wages legislation he fought for people to have the right to organize a union he fought for more progress and you as foreign policy for Latin America he organized N. Double ACP leaders against Jim Crow Segregation. Then, a Chevette as one of those people we can use Hispanic heritage month to talk about our connection other people's democratic struggles. Today's Congress. The one hundred sixteenth has forty seven members of Hispanic heritage. Hispanic Americans also helped turn the tide of the civil war. Some twenty thousand were involved in the conflict. While some in the southeast sided with the confederacy especially those who came from wealthy families with plantations or other businesses in Louisiana Alabama more supported the union. or it said a lot of Mexican American soldiers fought on the side of the Union army in the southwest and actually helped defeat the confederacy in the southwest. Hispanic people in the West back the Mexican government to and celebrated the country's defeat of the French at the battle of Puebla on May fifth of sixty two single Demayo in a victory that may have helped prevent the French from siding with the confederacy and thus ultimately helping the Union win. A bit more modern only about eight years before the US Supreme Court ruled in Brown versus the Board of Education, that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional as Spanish schoolgirl showed the way. Sylvia Mendez a Puerto Rican and Mexican heritage was just eight years old when she and her brothers were denied enrollment into the white only Westminster School district in Orange County in nineteen, forty three. At the time about eighty percent of California, school districts were segregated. Her Parents Gonzalo. Felicitas Mendez enlisted other parents to fight the decision and they took the school board to court. After appeals that were abandoned short of the US Supreme Court Mendez Versus Westminster became the first successful federal school desegregation case in the nation that was in nineteen, forty seven. The case was important arguing that segregation itself even if schools were separate but equal was harmful unconstitutional under the fourteenth amendment specifically, the clause, the calls for protection of the laws for all citizens. In appeals Sylvia's case was argued by Thurgood Marshall who went on to argue for the
Court: Government Can End Protections For Some 300,000 Immigrants
"12 divided US appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants to stay in the United States. The ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday lifted a preliminary injunction blocking the government from ending temporary protected status. For people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan. Since 1990. The policy is granted temporary legal status to people from countries affected by natural disasters and civil conflict. The decision also affects immigrants from Honduras and Nepal. Federal
Federal appeals court approves end to humanitarian protections for 300,000 immigrants
"Court is clearing the way for the Trump administration to end humanitarian protections for some 300,000 immigrants living in the U. S who had fled dangerous conditions in their countries. NPR's John Burnett explains. The ruling could affect citizens from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua in Sudan and possibly Honduras and Nepal.
"el salvador" Discussed on The Heat
"Extortion fees to the gangs. It doesn't matter what you do if you you own a coffee shop if you're a doctor or you're selling t shirts on the street. You have to pay them even Farrah's as media we had to make connections and even going to the safe house where Michelle was wasn't little risky for us. We had to deal with with the gang members and they checked. We were that we were or legitimate reporters but going back to the gangs. The government tends to accusa gangs of everything that's happening at Salvador. An I'm not excusing this group. This criminal gross by any means. But they're not the whole problem while I was there. There was a very prominent case been discussed local media. It was the case of Woman named Claudia Glad was raped by a police officer. This man is a serial rapist and he only got a prison sentence of six years ears. So what I'm trying to say with this is that yes. The gangs are a problem but also the impunity that most men. They think that they can get away away with Tweeden women this way. I'm not only talking about rape. I'm talking about just violence and you see balance at the workplace violence against women at school. It's pervasive I would say in all parts of society you didn't interview with a gang member an ms thirteen member called Brian. Let's listen to an excerpt. Jeff what he told you Brian as he chose to be called is a veteran member of MS thirteen. He served a long prison term. And he's now living at a safe house. I go ahead. Women are very fragile. Sensible defenseless one of the best and women can do is screen another another reason. Is that people's minds have changed after seeing so much violence here meet indicated. Women are also at fault here because addressed to provocatively and remember men are men Columbus home but it is it a matter of power is it for entertainment like no as far as I know I was a gang. Member gangs forbid rape later on. Brian admitted off camera that Hell could break loose if the girls discovered messing around and with other men or considered a cheater in that case. She's game and can be get great scored a lot to unpack thin needs. To what else did you learn from. Talking looking to broaden that was probably one of the hardest interviews at have had to do why because I could feel how Brian does not see women as has equal and when he told me that you know some women dress provocatively and you know men. I couldn't believe it. But that's exactly how they think women are in it'll target or they're very careful about how they dressed. They know better not to be too sexy as he mentioned. and they do see females males as fragile human beings. It is very much Easter culture. It's completely male dominated and UC again in different sectors of society. The problem that that I also witness is that women are not fighting hard for the rights. You don't have that many females in positions of power so it's hard for them to believe that they can change the system if you don't have a role model how oh can you believe yourself that you can effect any change in that kind of society. I was just GonNa ask you. The women who are victims of domestic abuse of rape Holiday tweeted in El Salvador and society. How they seen Many Times people say well it was your fault. What were you doing out late at night? Why were you wearing that miniskirt? Why were you drinking? Oh it happened because you were drunk. Those are the answers that I kept hearing Salvador Salvador But I do want to emphasize that. Not Everything is lost because women are starting to organize themselves especially in the poor neighborhoods and and they're understanding. They're trying to teach each other that they do not have to stay in relationships that are abusive that they do have other alternatives and and they can go to the legal system that that not all judges are corrupt so there is a change it's small. It's starting to happen but but women are still committed suicide in high numbers because it's hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. What about the church in El Salvador? The church which of course is very influential. It's very powerful. It's very strong Do they support these women or is nothing coming from them. Eighty percent of the country is considered Christian action and we saw the huge influence specifically of the evangelical sector in the poor areas of El Salvador. I I interviewed the pastor. Toby he has to Super Church with the super show very similar to the ones that we have here in the United States with a radio station. The T. V. Station the lights the music and when I asked him what was his stance on abortion even a young girl is raped. Should she have the child of the rapist. He said yes. So if you have that from one of the biggest most important leaders religious religious leaders of the country saying that on television e you can't imagine how women feel. Here's one loss clip of a woman name. Your senior descending cruise was a victim him of domestic violence for over fifteen years. Her husband hit her and raped her repeatedly during all those years. We see a we we are. I went to the police. I went to the nounce him but it would take me longer to low and accused him down for him to be set free. I will return home a few minutes. It's later he will be back there. He used to tell me if I wanted to kill you so what you know. I am ready gasoline. They will release him right away. Whenever I went to the station all beat up like Larissa? Michelle you're saying you also try to commit. Suicide does your rhythm mm-hmm Komo Vein to cover twenty five pills Johnson theater. I feel like a nuisance worthless myself. Esteem it was on the ground. Say this year I we just cried and cry. All the time on the European Union poised was the imple- listening to that story. There needs to a common as it in also. It's extremely common but what it's not coming about. Just India is her strength breath and the fact that she was able to overcome those fifteen years of violence She has a broken back there days that she's perfect and they're days that she he can walk but she realized that she was the only one that could truly fight for for her happiness for freedom and now that she's at a better better position with herself. She's helping others So that's why I keep saying that. Not Everything is lost in all Salvador Women are starting waiting to feel empowered. And they're finding that strength in the collective because they meet once or twice a week and they talk about author writes and how to respond when a man is abusive. How to deal with the police had to the courts and and try to get some justice for themselves yourselves so Desanta is that example of what can happen in El Salvador? And the hope that that this kind of society Eddie can change for the better as you point women organizing themselves to protect themselves. Is there any kind of access to outside help to social help to legal help to you. Possibly religious help In in the country the church does help the victims of violence and they do try to provide a safe haven and if this woman have no place to go if especially if they have children. There are several Women's organizations in the country an international organizations organizations Assisting women and trying to educate actually when you land at San Salvador's airport one of the first signs you see Eh. It's against incest which is also very pervasive in Salvador. So you see this campaign of educating men and also so educating women to change the psyche of society one final food from you anita the moving forward. What do you think needs to be done in? A country like El Salvador to address women's rights and protect them. Well one thing I do want to add on one of the purposes or goals when I did the story is for our international audience in our audience to understand why this women risk their lives with their children trying to reach the US border because when when you face a living situation such grim realities in Salvador and it seems to them that it's impossible to change why I would not try to leave that kind of situation and provide your children with a better life so for me. It's important to sure stressed that part of the story. This women are trying most of them to provide a better future. They don't want their children to be trapped in the same circle of violence that they were raised in. It's a thanks so much for talking with us today. Thanks it's a sort of Peres is a CGTL GTE correspondent based in Miami Florida. You can wash your story about the plight of women and El Salvador on the Americas now page of our website. You'll find that at America dot CTN CTN DOT com. You can also watch it on our APP. CGT An American now the heat is produced by CGT. In America I executive it produces a tear at H.. And the producers John Gilmore Trust Rabelo produces the podcast and our director of digital development as Michael Sugary. Once again. I'm on ninety. Thanks for listening. You have a comment or question about today's podcast. Send US An e mail you can find us at PODCAST AT CGT IN AMERICA DOT COM com. And please if you like the heat. podcast helps spread the word by subscribing rating or leaving a comment with your favorite podcast provider..
"el salvador" Discussed on The Heat
"He used to tell me if I wanted to kill you. So what you know. I am already gal supposedly. They released him right away. Whenever I went to station no beat up? They took over twenty five. Feels I feel like a nuisance worthless. I would just cry and cry all the time. In addition to having the highest rate of homicides in the World El Salvador also has one of the highest rates of violence against women victims of domestic abuse and rape. There have little recourse or hope to escape from a society dominated by gang culture machismo and finding digression towards women women. It's no surprise. Then that many women in El Salvador have sought more permanent solution. Sucide hello. I'm honored ninety. Welcome to the heat. PODCAST with us to talk about the plight of women in El Salvador is CG NITSA SORTA Peres. She'd recently produced a story for program. America's now which explores the lives of Salvadoran Salvadorian women trapped in an endless cycle of abuse and despair. And what if anything can be done about it. Thanks for joining us. Thanks for having me. This is a very moving sad emotional story. What drew you to it in the first place but it definitely is and first of all as the Latino female it's important important for me to report our issues unfortunately We're neglected in the media. So that's why was important for me to pitch and do the story three and basically what learned from researching and reporting on this is that. I'm truly lucky that I was born a female further north Amin to Spain born in Salvador it is a recipe for disaster for any woman. How widespread is violence against women in El Salvador to put all listen perspective? A third of its population lives in extreme poverty. Most women do not have access to higher education and as you mentioned the country has been labelled as one of the most violent in Latin America. Mark it does have the highest rate of femicides in the region and one out of three women are raped and most of them at Home before the age of eighteen. So that's how bad the situation is the story that I did for America's now it opened up with letty said she she was. She has a twenty four year old woman that I met in this very poor neighborhood of San Salvador the capital of Salvador we. We're not able to go in with the cameras. We can only walk around with the phones. we were introduced to this area of the city by a pastor of Of An Evangelical Church and when we got into that little apartment it was it was very dark and there is this pregnant woman Worrying an ankle bracelet and she was pregnant with her second child on house arrest The first boyfriend the father of her first child used to beat her. The second one is in jail. She couldn't find a job and when she's telling meal this all of a sudden I asked her. Have you ever for attempted against your life. And she just broke down and said yes and she said several times when my boy sleeping for me I broke down with her because this woman is eight months pregnant while she's telling me this and I asked her. Did you think about the life that you're bringing rethink about the baby that you have in your home and she said but what can you offer him. I have no hope. So this is my introduction to you of what I lived during that week week and a half. I was reporting Justin this subject. You know you have to a to some of the conditions that led to the Steph affairs lack of education economic factors and the fact that in many instances these take place in poverty stricken areas. Talk doctors about the cultural conditions in El Salvador. The particular ways in which society behaves that have made this such a problem as I said women do not have access to higher education for females. It's really hard to find a job. So that's why they tend to stay in that cycle of violence. Let these hoes explained to me the twenty four year old woman that she tried to find jobs but they don't pay well true she became. The've that's not the answer but she was completely desperate. She couldn't find a decent job. Take care of her four year old and the baby that was on the way also when this women are become victims of violence unfortunately there double victimized by the system some of them the ones that are brave enough to try to go to the police or to the cord. Basically you need to be beaten twice to be able to be listened and open case against your perpetrator. This women have to be abused twice so they can open a case against the boyfriend or whoever it is that's raping them so it is the legal system it starts at home when they are victims of rape sometimes the mothers the onstage. Not Listen to this younger women the family what they believe is well if we try to imprison this man then. We're not gonNA have the breadwinner so they have to choose many times between justice and making ends meet so that's why impunity is so high in Salvador you don't need to you. Didn't interview with the woman called me show. She chose to protect herself in a certain way. Let's listen to what she had to say presumed per diem for our whatever in prison. I lost my baby another other baby that I was going to have then. I wanted to leave everything behind because of the sun that I already had and because of his father he was very possessive. Komo Seattle Komo Bosisio. You go all the things that were happening. That were not part of who I was becoming. I didn't want that life for my son Komo to how did you become again. Member your job when I got in. I was approximately eleven years old old. That's it yes. When I was six my mom left my dad started dating another man that that man raped my sister and me? I left the house. Thanks to some friends of the same neighborhood. They helped me joy they see Vietnam and quote a story there. What else can you tell us about her out? Michelle story encompasses everything. That's wrong with those salvador. As she mentioned she was raped at the age of eleven by the stepfather. She went to her mother. The Mother didn't believe her she tries to commit suicide at that age at eleven with her sister after they failed then they decide to escape the house and the only place where they could find. Some respite was at a gang members housed house. Call the destroyers house in Salvador so what this two preteens learn that house violence. That's how they learn to survive survive then. She tries to commit suicide again while she's living in bad house because she's forced to things she doesn't want to do even off camera camera. I asked her. Have you killed anyone. And she admitted that she had and she's crying at this point and she tells me but if I did not kill them they were GonNa kill me so when you are raising that cycle of violence the question that I kept asking all these other scholars and other people people that I met in Salvador were to you start is it. Education is it given more upward mobility to the society. Women seem. I'm not to have a choice in Salvador the role of gangs. Yeah you got gangs such as MS thirteen. Become a part of everyday life in El Salvador Lou. How far this gang culture accessible to aggravate the problems of gender violence? I think it's a symptom of gender violence. It's pervasive evasive. The gangs Basically Control Salvador even though the government would never admit that everybody has to pay.
"el salvador" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I find out that many authors related or you're actually taking tool so called radiation camps and i find that it's not something only targeted my family. It's bigger when you are trying signed to get information about your family about your parents did chinese officials ever tried to harass or intimidate. You yeah absolutely his threaten all my contacts in the region so all my friends my classmates and my relatives blackmail from their contact list. I can let jules v chad. I cannot call them been the major newspaper in feel land report on my parents case. I got the cold from <hes> someone threaten me say's i held to be silent otherwise there will be consequences than than we held immigration in <unk> housing key a few days later devils <unk>. One is the s the asian <unk> one is middle eastern looking dubose taking picture joel me and my family that really scare me. Have you gotten any support from the government in finland in your quest to i help help your own parents to call attention to this whole issue not directly. My car was vandalized and i actually contact local police so wrote to me and not really understand to see today. Should i tried to explain what i'm worried about and say i was too much hollywood hollywood movies that really hurt resent yvonne. I visited turkey. I was planning to go to meet with few diplomats and someone following. Let me from istanbul to ankara airport and i really don't know what <unk> fat diverse few of them. That really scares me. I cold a finnish embassy. I read it and see effective support so i feel like except god almighty and my prayers ab- not autralia protected. Your parents were released. When were they released twenty four december two thousand eighteen the right before christmas and have you seen them since then no my parent's passport confiscated put into kennel travel the chinese authorities say to call them make reservation and digos some talk to me under supervision so there is not normal i lost contact to my model almost toyota's than her voice is not sat. She says thanks to the communist party for derange such a good opportunity to study. It's not normal and i feel someone. Just the next day you know forced him to speak kind of so. Would you plan to do next. Will you continue being an activist now that your parents have been released. It is a difficult question. The hell nausea china's like killed the situation. Get back there. I wanna encouraged will vice-prime community to stand up and do testimony to the world..
"el salvador" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Stories. He's about different perspectives on the history of slavery today a story about the black american experience in ghana through the eyes of the woman who organized pelosi's visit at the avis car rental ghana's capital accra franchise owner. Mona boyd sits in the big corner office mona's at the center of tight african american community in ghana. She's one of the organizers of ghana's year returned and she's arranged visits by u._s. Diplomats and elected officials for years still when she was asked to help with house speaker nancy pelosi and the black caucus visit. She was surprised i just i couldn't believe she was coming. I wouldn't call it mitigation but it's just an acknowledgement. Yes this did happen and you're not crazy for thinking that this this awful thing happen. It did happen. People had seemed to deny the slave trade happened her whole life. The focus had always been on moving on. Maybe because it had to be mona grew up in segregated arkansas. She remembers her parents whispering about lynchings in the kitchen early in the mornings thinking she couldn't couldn't hear in sixth grade though she learned that there was another place where people who looked like her lived in pride not fear some visitors from tanzania. Tanzania came to her nearly all black school. This was like wow meeting between two us. Mona's been drawn to africa ever since that day unless african americans you know something is missing and you wanna be united with it. If you have any level of awareness about your own identity where you came from you would have to start asking those questions mona something of an expert on this. She owns a tourism business for african americans traveling to ghana some african americans they have a different mindset about africa and and they think there is a much deeper brotherhood than what i think but we all have a right to handle this own way and she seen many times how powerful the experience can be people standing in the same place as their last ancestor to leave this continent. You just don't know what's going to happen once. They commotion off. We've had people mental breaks. It's tough history to confront but if you're going to acknowledge that it's been four hundred years since the first africans were forced to leave africa and arrived enslaved in america that brings up an obvious follow up question four hundred years ago. How did it start so we're gonna come back to mona but i i went to see a local historian. Who's also a former mayor of across nuts tissue people around here affectionately call him uncle nat. I asked him to go back to win. The transatlantic slave trade began uncle net explains that leaders in this region had a lot of gold and word got back to the europeans begins in the fourteen hundreds. The portuguese showed up here with guns pointed guns but guns with a hell of a difference there was already a domestic slave trade when they arrived uncle that says although slavery didn't mean what it came to mean in america enslaved people had some rights and opportunities still oh the system whereas the piano saw it and so that we can try these people in our lands in the new world but uncle nat says says the europeans weren't going out and capturing africans they couldn't they got sick and died from illnesses like malaria so some african ethnic groups went into business warring with other groups so they could capture prisoners. They sold as slaves to the europeans uncle. Nat says they were organized. Unintentional about it to pursue slavery successfully you need highly organized group because somebody has to lead an army there somebody somebody has to transport them to the selling centers auditing keep you an island into they don't revolt and then sell hello anyone could be captured and taken eventually the portuguese were replaced by the dutch than the british ghana then around the world came the abolitionist abolitionist movement the french revolution and increasing revolts by enslaved people all spreading ideas about equality and humanity when disturbed it was abolished. It was a result of long negotiations with slave owners e. europe. I swear i was live on its here. The big slaveholding nations also demanded payments..
"el salvador" Discussed on PRI's The World
"This is trying to get at people all around the world in the networks that china can't control remember twitter facebook that stuff's all cut off in mainland china anyway so they're trying to reach the chinese speaker in not just hong kong but taiwan in vancouver in sydney in london and new york work and they're trying to tell them more towards the chinese perspective and does mainland china have receptive audiences in australia and vancouver and new york. I looked at twitter data here to see how popular these memes were and i saw a lot of them. Getting zero tweets zero likes the meetings are a little clumsy. They're a bit uncreative putting someone's face on a cockroach. I think the chinese disinformation department needs to work on the dankner of their or meet these aren't terribly effective and they're not terribly creative either and frankly when you look around the world that all of the state run disinformation campaigns playing playing out on american social media. They're all like this. They're all kind of corny or overly vicious. Look at the russian memes hillary is aligned with satan you you know it's never all that clever and we have to wonder if it's really creating an intellectual impact. There was patrick win. Thanks very much. Thanks mark appreciate shaded. This week marks four hundred years since the first enslaved africans arrived in virginia to commemorate that milestone ghana in west africa declared a year of return for the african diaspora and they invited american leaders like house speaker nancy pelosi to come visit the world groups. Annoy has also been in ghana reporting stories..
"el salvador" Discussed on PRI's The World
"What actually happened in your is doing. Whatever love you look you disagree. You're under says authorities say i gave birth earth elsewhere that i had the fetus in my hands and i got rid of it. I never did it not intentionally because if i knew that i was pregnant i would have had prenatal care and i i would not be here in jail. I declare myself innocent. She said to the bbc. What would you say is the relevance of this case in el salvador for women in the u._s. Today at leaving in new york i leaving the u._s. I am attorney here as well as i am in in latin america and i just always compare salvador to what it can happen if we don't pay a -tations here in the u._s. Oh salvador used to have exceptions to this law and limy ninety eight. They wear some exceptions nations. There were no cases of criminalization of women. There wasn't social cruelty in the system and in a moment the system completely change and we as activists need to seal salvador is a warning of what happens when laws are changed and when women women and girls rights are just not taken soon as as an unknown given priority so we have heard of some of the band's third trying to pass in alabama georgia and you're even as harsh ignore harsher than the ones that they are inside the door. So what about the future for evelyn hernandez she's acquitted but she's just twenty one and she's already spent more than two years in prison. Can she move on we. We hope that you will. She has a lot of support to cry. All night desert yesterday out of relief and happiness. I feel that she has been so strong and finally all her emotions laid out and she now can move on with her life. She wants is to finish her high school and she wants to. The end is going to take a while for her to process all of these and to heal from all these drama bad but we are there to support her and we are going to be with her all along the way until she feels ready. Paula osceola guangzhen directs of latin america initiatives at the women's equality center. She worked closely with the defense team of evelyn. Anandas salvador woman charged with homicide and then acquitted of that charge this week dick powell. Thank you very much for being with us. Thank you so much one mysterious explosion five people dead and now four nuclear monitoring stations gone quiet and that's what we know about an incident that took place nearly two weeks ago in northwestern russia but there is a whole lot we do not know evan gershkovich as a reporter with the moscow times and also trying to understand what's going on. We know that around noon there was an explosion out at sea in the white sightsee a few miles from shore this plume up into the air and resulted in five dot workers for russia's state nuclear agency being killed old <hes> in a nearby city radiation spike to between sixteen and twenty times higher than the norm tons of confusion and a lot a lot of misinformation as far as these nuclear monitoring a sites. I mean they've gone quiet. Has there been any comment all on why they're not producing data today. The first comment came from the deputy foreign minister sergei at abc of and he said that the decision to transmit data is strictly voluntary so they chose to take them off line so they wouldn't actually be able to transmit data and analysts that we spoke to today said that that hundred percent likely is for national security concerns rather than keeping the public in the dark more to keep the united states particularly in the dark. <hes> tell me more about this province province where this explosion took place. What is it like so hungry schizo region about one thousand two hundred kilometers north of moscow..
"el salvador" Discussed on PRI's The World
"L. salvador women can go to jail for having a miscarriage or other medical complications locations in their pregnancies because of the country's strict laws banning abortion. Anybody who arrives to the hospital under suspicion of having had an abortion is the nounce immediately to the police but one salvadoran woman is free now after serving nearly three years in prison. I'm marco werman her story this hour plus u._s. Special envoy for ukraine crane tells us that russia is in denial and refusing to help end the conflict in eastern ukraine russia still denies responsibility for leading the the <hes> the occupying forces and for paying for them and for preventing a ceasefire and for americans live in ghana. The history of slavery is even more more complex. Those stories are more today here on the world. I'm marco werman. This says the world good to have you here. We begin today with the story of evelyn hernandez in el salvador twenty one years old. She spent nearly the past three years in prison this week. Though she was acquitted of murder charges that landed her in jail in twenty sixteen as a teenager she was raped and became pregnant. She delivered a stillborn child. Gordon ended up in the hospital. Hernandez was suspected of having had an abortion then charged with murder and sentenced to thirty years in el salvador. Abortion is banned in almost almost all cases without exception but yesterday a reversal for evelyn hernandez support is zehr outside the courthouse. Yes we did. They were chanting paolo. Avi laghi jen worked closely with hernandez's defense team in san salvador. Avi like eugene says hernandez does was in fact prosecuted for a medical emergency and fortunately she got grape and to keep bleeding during all her pregnancy and and to the point that she didn't even know she was pregnant and nobody <unk> a realized that she was pregnant because she didn't develop like traditional typical symptoms symptoms of pregnancy and anybody who arrived to the hospital under suspicion of having had an abortion is denouncing immediately to the police but the story of evelyn lanese unfortunately no unique is very similar to the story of fifty other women who remain imprisoned in cyber women who come from very poor backgrounds where the system hessel ready fell them they don't have the money to pay private attorneys when they are interrogated at hospital beds who are sent from hospitals to prisons right so she stood trial then appealed the guilty verdict but what did the prosecution argue they were trying to argue something that would be closer more to a negligence agency criminal negligence however they would still charging her and they're almost side <hes> law and they would asking up to forty years in prison however because of the international attention and because of a strong legal team we were able to rescind evelyn's historian to try on have identity entirety of the case and the evidence prevail with somebody who has lost blog was unconscious was delivering at home just eating have eh capacity to legal criminal capacity to commit a crime and the day evidence was just there so evelyn under spoke with the b._b._c. from in prison before her acquittal. I want to hear just a little bit of that conversation. The case was concluded that you killed your child..
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"The british made treaties with african chiefs to protect back from other ethnic groups in a series of wars uncle net says the british used those agreements to eventually declare themselves the colonial rulers the flag and claim that they will now solving it was eighteen seventy four during british rule uncle nat says the african role in the slave trade was deliberately forgotton nine various willful easier about their roles to we played the slave trade. I chiefs and peoples decided all all right. We'll talk about don't ask. Don't tell the created a methodology that were innocent. Bystanders fundus whose land was rigged in nine hundred fifty seven ghana became the first african country to break away from colonial powers declare independence independence. It was the height of the u._s. Civil rights movement martin luther king junior spoke at ghana's first independence day. African americans started to travel to ghana. Ah was in his first year at university. He and some friends were asked to serve as guides so i remember as so who were sold sold we sit all lied about people thieves and drunkards. They were just making it up because they didn't actually know what had happened. Especially since the hissy she had never really been taught a what's history was taught was very sanitized it a disaster a lot of of cameras with very very disappointed to find this kind of this was about the time mona boyd first came to africa. She had just graduated as part of one of the first classes of african americans out of boston college. After the civil rights movement most africans when i came to this country would not admit that this stephen happen but that was overshadowed by the personal experience mona had visiting slave castles. We work hostelry generation. Try way to prove to white people that we will good enough. We were smarter that we need to be there but after i had gone through those castles i i think what you thought you just couldn't define me anymore to be honest with you. I just felt i am from an incredible group of people we fought and we thrived and it made me feel so proud a kind of promise. I've never felt before. Mona went back to boston and met her ghanaian husband eric at one of our professors parties. She you went into real estate. Eric was in i._t. Soon they were both making six figures living in a brownstone in boston's historic south end. We were trying to get pregnant. When when the rodney king thing police officers facing felony criminal charges were among a group of fifteen who stopped a twenty five year old black man and beat him kicked him and it was nineteen ninety-one she remembers watching that video of los angeles police beating king after a traffic stop i remember just weeping weeping weeping and and i said to my husband. I'm not gonna get pregnant. He'd agree to move back to to africa to raise our son. Why should we our son here when our son can can go to your country where he will not be marginalized in any way husband agreed and their son selassie was born later that year then they removed it was a gift to him because gave a lot they ended up going into the independent car rental business and mortar found working in ghana liberating. I was able take let go that. Conscious thought about race is it rates is by color is it are they going to. I was able to leave that and it was like having having a psychic burden taken off of your shoulders and you could just move. Mona didn't realize she had more of that. Psychic burden to shed until a few years later in one thousand nine hundred four then ghanaian president jerry rawlings apologized for the african role in slavery and it just made me feel so much better i start feeling resentful you know towards africans about slavery now contemplating retirement mona's decided she wants to make a lasting change by adding to the small number of gun and business owners..
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"The focus had always been on moving on. Maybe because it had to be mona grew up in segregated arkansas. She remembers her parents whispering about lynchings in the kitchen early in the mornings thinking she couldn't couldn't hear in sixth grade though she learned that there was another place where people who looked like her lived in pride not fear some visitors from tanzania. Tanzania came to her nearly all black school. This was like wow meeting between two us. Mona's been drawn to africa ever since that day unless african americans you know something is missing and you wanna be united with it. If you have any level of awareness about your own identity where you came from you would have to start asking those questions mona something of an expert on this. She owns a tourism business for african americans traveling to ghana some african americans they have a different mindset about africa and and they think there is a much deeper brotherhood than what i think but we all have a right to handle this own way and she seen many times how powerful the experience can be people standing in the same place as their last ancestor to leave this continent. You just don't know what's going to happen once. They commotion off. We've had people mental breaks. It's tough history to confront but if you're going to acknowledge that it's been four hundred years since the first africans were forced to leave africa and arrived enslaved in america that brings up an obvious follow up question four hundred years ago. How did it start so we're gonna come back to mona but i i went to see a local historian. Who's also a former mayor of across nuts tissue people around here affectionately call him uncle nat. I asked him to go back to win. The transatlantic slave trade began uncle net explains that leaders in this region had a lot of gold and word got back to the europeans begins in the fourteen hundreds. The portuguese showed up here with guns pointed guns but guns with a hell of a difference there was already a domestic slave trade when they arrived uncle that says although slavery didn't mean what it came to mean in america enslaved people had some rights and opportunities still oh the system whereas the piano saw it and so that we can try these people in our lands in the new world but uncle nat says says the europeans weren't going out and capturing africans they couldn't they got sick and died from illnesses like malaria so some african ethnic groups went into business warring with other groups so they could capture prisoners. They sold as slaves to the europeans uncle. Nat says they were organized. Unintentional about it to pursue slavery successfully you need highly organized group because somebody has to lead an army there somebody somebody has to transport them to the selling centers auditing keep you an island into they don't revolt and then sell hello anyone could be captured and taken eventually the portuguese were replaced by the dutch than the british ghana then around the world came the abolitionist abolitionist movement the french revolution and increasing revolts by enslaved people all spreading ideas about equality and humanity when disturbed it was abolished. It was a result of long negotiations with slave owners e. europe. I swear i was live on its here. The big slaveholding nations also demanded payments..
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"Media has been very active on twitter lately. This video was actually a paid ad on twitter so a chinese state media outlet actually paid to put that on twitter her will as we already know twitter and facebook of come out and said that they're cracking down on accounts linked to the chinese government campaign against the protesters in hong kong. So what does this mean for beijing patrick here. We have twitter actually blaming china's government directly. I think that's why this is such a big deal. Twitter is called a state-backed information an operation. This is very similar to the accusations against russia during the two thousand sixteen race and they've said there's more than nine hundred accounts backed by china covertly. They say they're going after this. This is a quote from twitter larger spammy network of two hundred thousand accounts that are backed by china and so it's a direct acusations. It's not just as rap video. They're also memes. What are you seeing coming from mainland china in this meeting space. This is what twitter her has really tried to root out. We've seen these memes. Some are in english but most of them are in chinese and they will compare the hong kong protesters to cockroaches so they'll take some of the more prominent protesters and photoshop their heads on the bodies of cockroaches. They will compare them to isis basically to denigrate the protests and imply. They're not coming from a real place of grievance. What is the aim here by. The chinese government is hopefully to stop the protests and scare people or is it something else i think it might be something else because they're going after the chinese speaking world writ large all around the world and so i think they're trying to to nudge people who are on the fence. This is trying to get at people all around the world in the networks that china can't control remember twitter facebook that stuff's all cut off in mainland china anyway so they're trying to reach the chinese speaker in not just hong kong but taiwan in vancouver in sydney in london and new york work and they're trying to tell them more towards the chinese perspective and does mainland china have receptive audiences in australia and vancouver and new york. I looked at twitter data here to see how popular these memes were and i saw a lot of them. Getting zero tweets zero likes the meetings are a little clumsy. They're a bit uncreative putting someone's face on a cockroach. I think the chinese disinformation department needs to work on the dankner of their or meet these aren't terribly effective and they're not terribly creative either and frankly when you look around the world that all of the state run disinformation campaigns playing playing out on american social media. They're all like this. They're all kind of corny or overly vicious. Look at the russian memes hillary is aligned with satan you you know it's never all that clever and we have to wonder if it's really creating an intellectual impact. There was patrick win. Thanks very much. Thanks mark appreciate shaded. This week marks four hundred years since the first enslaved africans arrived in virginia to commemorate that milestone ghana in west africa declared a year of return for the african diaspora and they invited american leaders like house speaker nancy pelosi to come visit the world groups. Annoy has also been in ghana reporting stories. He's about different perspectives on the history of slavery today a story about the black american experience in ghana through the eyes of the woman who organized pelosi's visit at the avis car rental ghana's capital accra franchise owner. Mona boyd sits in the big corner office mona's at the center of tight african american community in ghana. She's one of the organizers of ghana's year returned and she's arranged visits by u._s. Diplomats and elected officials for years still when she was asked to help with house speaker nancy pelosi and the black caucus visit. She was surprised i just i couldn't believe she was coming. I wouldn't call it mitigation but it's just an acknowledgement. Yes this did happen and you're not crazy for thinking that this this awful thing happen. It did happen. People had seemed to deny the slave trade happened her whole life..
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"What we need is a more constructive russian approach. Maybe as ukraine gets stronger and more for stable and it's clear that russia's not gaining anything by this conflict that russia will be in fact willing to eventually negotiate. Solution is a hope that if an agreement on eastern ukraine is successful that crimea could enter the picture at a later stage well. I would hope that i'm i'm frankly not optimistic about that given what we have heard from the russians they refused refused to even discuss it so i think i think more like the situation with the baltic states where we had a situation where the soviet union took over their territory and tried to forcibly incorporate them into the soviet union. We issued a declaration in nineteen forty called the welles declaration where we've rejected that forcible takeover and his lasted a very long time but eventually the baltic states did get their independence back and i see parallel here with crimea. We're not gonna see quick movement on crimea but likewise no one is going to accept that has been taken over by russia and in the end of the day. I would expect that it eventually will become restored as part of ukraine crane. Just gonna take a very long time. I'm curious ambassador. How often do you consult with president trump and what what's your sense of. How trump would like to see the conflict in ukraine as well as the occupation of crimea crimea resolved well. I think that you know he said in his very first meeting with president putin that you grain matters and that this is in the way of establishing a better use russia relationship and that has proven to be true over the last couple of years that we haven't made progress anywhere as this is still still in the way so i'm in very close contact with the entire team. I've met with the president and we've talked through where we are. The president is very skeptical. Frankly that that russia has the intention to end. The conflict were walkaway <hes> or come to a real resolution but he's willing to keep the hand outstretched to try if russia's willing and that's what we need to be doing. There's a lot of engagement here and in addition to my efforts. We have a lot of other people that that are committed to this. <hes> i work closely with all of them and i think it is it has actually produced have say a a more positive result than some people might have thought a couple of years ago. If you wind back the clock and say well what were people asking in twenty seventeen there were asking whether the trump administration would recognize russia's annexation of crimea yeah or whether we would be lifting sanctions or what are the you would be lifting sanctions and would the trump administration be willing to lift the obama era arms embargo all of those things have taken place <hes> and they've all strengthened the situation for ukraine and made russia's invasion occupation less and less tenable ambassador kurt volker u._s. special representative for ukraine negotiations. Thanks very much for being here. My pleasure thank you. You're listening to the world. Mona boyd move to ghana decades ago and gained a new perspective on racism in america. It was like having a psychic psychic burden taken off of your shoulders and you didn't have to second guess why you failed to why you see it wasn't about race or reporting on the legacy of slavery still ahead here on the world. I'm marco werman and this is the world where co production of the b._b._c. world service w. g. b. h. boston p._r._i. N._p._r. Affects the political tug of war over hong kong's future has been going all summer long not just on the streets of the chinese territory but also on social media. You know nothing about chinese citizens. Somethings probably happening. Take that is patriotic hip hop one example of pro-beijing voices on social. You'll media criticizing the hong kong protesters. It's also part of what twitter and facebook are now. Calling a state back chinese disinformation campaign the world southeast asia correspondent patrick win has been following the story say conspiratorial rap tune alleging that america has some hidden hand in the hong kong protests. Okay fine whatever you see stuff like that on twitter every day. What's interesting is that chinese state..
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"What actually happened in your is doing. Whatever love you look you disagree. You're under says authorities say i gave birth earth elsewhere that i had the fetus in my hands and i got rid of it. I never did it not intentionally because if i knew that i was pregnant i would have had prenatal care and i i would not be here in jail. I declare myself innocent. She said to the bbc. What would you say is the relevance of this case in el salvador for women in the u._s. Today at leaving in new york i leaving the u._s. I am attorney here as well as i am in in latin america and i just always compare salvador to what it can happen if we don't pay a -tations here in the u._s. Oh salvador used to have exceptions to this law and limy ninety eight. They wear some exceptions nations. There were no cases of criminalization of women. There wasn't social cruelty in the system and in a moment the system completely change and we as activists need to seal salvador is a warning of what happens when laws are changed and when women women and girls rights are just not taken soon as as an unknown given priority so we have heard of some of the band's third trying to pass in alabama georgia and you're even as harsh ignore harsher than the ones that they are inside the door. So what about the future for evelyn hernandez she's acquitted but she's just twenty one and she's already spent more than two years in prison. Can she move on we. We hope that you will. She has a lot of support to cry. All night desert yesterday out of relief and happiness. I feel that she has been so strong and finally all her emotions laid out and she now can move on with her life. She wants is to finish her high school and she wants to. The end is going to take a while for her to process all of these and to heal from all these drama bad but we are there to support her and we are going to be with her all along the way until she feels ready. Paula osceola guangzhen directs of latin america initiatives at the women's equality center. She worked closely with the defense team of evelyn. Hernandez salvador woman charged with homicide and then acquitted of that charge this week dick powell. Thank you very much for being with us. Thank you so much one mysterious explosion five people dead and now four nuclear monitoring stations gone quiet and that's what we know about an incident that took place nearly two weeks ago in northwestern russia but there is a whole lot we do not know evan gershkovich as a reporter with the moscow times and also trying to understand what's going on. We know that around noon there was an explosion out at sea in the white sightsee a few miles from shore that plume up into the air and resulted in five dot workers for russia's state nuclear agency being killed old <hes> in a nearby city radiation spike to between sixteen and twenty times higher than the norm tons of confusion and a lot out of misinformation as far as these nuclear monitoring a sites. I mean they've gone quiet. Has there been any comment all on why they're not producing data today. The first comment came from the deputy foreign minister sergei at abc of and he said that the decision to transmit data is strictly voluntary so they chose to take them off line so they wouldn't actually be able to transmit data and analysts that we spoke to today said that that hundred percent likely is for national security concerns rather than keeping the public in the dark more to keep the united states particularly in the dark. <hes> tell me more about this province province where this explosion took place. What is it like so hungry schizo region about one thousand two hundred kilometers north of moscow..
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"L. salvador women can go to jail for having a miscarriage or other medical complications locations in their pregnancies because of the country's strict laws banning abortion. Anybody who arrives to the hospital under suspicion of having had an abortion is the nounce immediately to the police but one salvadoran woman is free now after serving nearly three years in prison. I'm marco werman her story this hour plus u._s. Special envoy for ukraine crane tells us that russia is in denial and refusing to help end the conflict in eastern ukraine russia still denies responsibility for leading the the <hes> the occupying forces and for pain for them and for preventing a ceasefire and for americans live in ghana. The history of slavery is even more more complex. Those stories are more today here on the world. I'm marco werman. This says the world good to have you here. We begin today with the story of evelyn hernandez in el salvador twenty one years old. She spent nearly the past three years in prison this week. Though she was acquitted of murder charges that landed her in jail in twenty sixteen as a teenager she was raped and became pregnant. She delivered stillborn child. Gordon ended up in the hospital. Hernandez was suspected of having had an abortion then charged with murder and sentenced to thirty years in el salvador. Abortion is banned in almost almost all cases without exception but yesterday a reversal for evelyn hernandez support is zehr outside the courthouse. Yes we did. They were chanting paolo. Avi laghi jen worked closely with hernandez's defense team in san salvador. Avi like eugene says hernandez does was in fact prosecuted for a medical emergency. Unfortunately she got grape and to keep bleeding during all her pregnancy and and to the point that she didn't even know she was pregnant and nobody <unk> a realized that she was pregnant because she didn't develop like traditional typical symptoms symptoms of pregnancy and anybody who arrived to the hospital under suspicion of having had an abortion is denouncing immediately to the police but the story of evelyn lanese unfortunately no unique is very similar to the story of fifty other women who remain imprisoned in cyber women who come from very poor backgrounds where the system hessel ready fell them they don't have the money to pay private attorneys when they are interrogated at hospital beds who are sent from hospitals to prisons right so she stood trial then appealed the guilty verdict but what did the prosecution argue they were trying to argue something that would be closer more to a negligence agency criminal negligence however they would still charging her and they're almost side <hes> law and they would asking up to forty years in prison however because of the international attention and because of a strong legal team we were able to rescind evelyn's historian to try on have identity entirety of the case and the evidence prevail with somebody who has lost blog was unconscious was delivering at home just dealing have ah capacity to legal criminal capacity to commit a crime and the day evidence was just there so evelyn under spoke with the b._b._c. from in prison before her acquittal. I want to hear just a little bit of that conversation. The case was concluded that you killed your child..
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"And he said the hospital the whole story about cheap being abuse of hers that father comes out. So what happens is the stepfather Trump's up at the hospital and threats Imelda until her if you say anything about what I do to you that he's going to kill her, mother and civilians, and then because she was sharing a room with other patients. It was another patient the one who heard these threat untold enormous and say look three something wrong. He was threatened these gear, and when the nurse came and is a nurse. They had Bill some rapport with melda tells her why don't tell me, please what is happening. And then this one final she breaks down and confess and tells the story that he has been raping her for these long time, and even though the north Kohl's the prosecution say, look, we have girded these big him of rape. We need. To do something about it. They need reaction from procecures as to believe that she's just making up this story to try to hide the fact that she was trying to get rid of the baby. Oh, she was trying to terminate your pregnancy. So what was the melda Taj with a moment? Imelda get charged. Wade attempted almost side. Imelda was holding prison for more than a year before her case came to trial in December. Journalists Nina Lakhani has reported extensively from El Salvador. If the law several years, and she's seen the consequences of the total ban on abortion. So this is the law. This is a policy which has disproportionately affected poor women young they're poor. They're from rule areas. They haven't had access to sex education. Access to contraception has been really limited. They're the common themes Nina toll made that horrifying as it was in many ways Imelda story wasn't unusual foul Salvato. It's become one of the most dangerous and precarious paces in the world to be a woman and to be young person in general, what are El Salvador's abortion does so point nine hundred ninety seven you had to period of a few decades, where reproductive rights were becoming more open because there was a recognition by the medical and scientific community globally that in order to bring them maternal mortality rates and infant mortality you had to have choice. You had to have reproductive fights in one thousand nine hundred seven after what can only be described as shady campaign by the white wing ruling-party Renner. There was a reform proposed in congress to implement a total ban in abortions. And this was done. We've any consultation with the public no debate, no consultation with medical professionals about what the consequences would be that became law in one thousand nine hundred eighty nine thousand nine hundred nine which was really a critical thing the constitution was amended to define life from the moment of conception in. So since then so twenty years now, there has been no access to safe abortion in El Salvador, and that law has disproportionately affected poor women because if you have money you can travel to a neighboring country to excess eighth abortion. Howdy. React. When you have another case of another woman being taken through the courts for a miscarriage for having a child. I think just the cruelty of the way these women are prosecuted. There is an assumption of guilt. Some many of these women are prosecuted on the flimsiest of evidence use the discredited science, you'd get this really strong feeling that these women have one role in life to give birth to procreate, and the fact that they were unable to fulfill that bowl whether it be for medical complication for lack of access to anti-nato. They should be punished. In many cases, the Cohen was unable to determine the cause of death of the fetus, but is an assumption by the prosecutor energies, well, the woman did something to end that and that fetuses live. Nina, you've been reporting on Imelda quotas for quite some time. Now, what did you first make of her story? Every case reported on knife, probably reported on like ten women's cases. It's horrific. It's outrageous in its own way. But a mill case really has stories just so so cool on so many different levels. You know, a young woman who has been sexually abused by violent stepfather for seven years gives birth and these then charged with attempted murder the fear that young woman has been subjected to since she was little girl is so awful. But the prosecutors refused to see her as victim so year after Imelda was in jail..
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"On big deal as a result of democrat supported loopholes in our federal laws most illegal immigrant families and miners from central america who arrive unlawfully at the border cannot be detained together or removed together only released these are crippling loopholes that 'cause family separation which we don't want they come up through mexico mexico does nothing for us you hear it here they do nothing for us they could stop it they have very very strong laws try staying in mexico for a couple of days see how long that lasts see he's the only president who's saying it like it is mexico could stop this mexico could turn them back at the border with nicaragua el salvador honduras et cetera mexico's a big country it's a strong country that's very strong immigration rules i know in el salvador and gentlemen wonderful man who told me the saga of him coming to this country came here but i don't know fifteen twenty years ago he told me he was beaten in mexico beaten repeatedly by the police every dime was stolen from him his watch was stolen free that tough guy i mean this guy's strong guy but he said they beat him up with sticks he had to go through that to get to america he was glad to come to the promised land but this is a different story if the mexicans really wanted to stop it they could build camps in mexico which by the way we could help pay for in the long run it would be cheaper for us to build beautiful camps in mexico for some of these people if they're truly seeking asylum we don't know how many are really seeking asylum but let's go back to the root cause it self to honduras el salvador what's the issue there that they're fleeing these countries are you wanna empty out the whole country do you want to just simply drain el salvador of their population you want to drain honduras of their population whereas the international community on the lawlessness of these nations whereas the useless united nations that sits there in these billion dollar buildings in manhattan and elsewhere and does nothing but feather their own nests and now i'll take your calls on this very hot button issue on the savage nation today if you're listening to me in san francisco new york dallas the moines wherever you're listening i would give you the phone number but truthfully it's such an emotional issue everyone has something to say alan on wabc you're on the savage nation make your point please dr savage longtime listener firsttime caller.
"el salvador" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Higher wage and to win do we say make your country great again if you have violence in your country than he'll with if you work country and it's like if we have violence in our country if deal with it i would say we're not during the best you have it that he there and this is a country with a lot of resources absolutely we need to address the circumstances of violence in in el salvador el salvador needs to address the circumstances of violence and all salvador um but we can't ignore that there is a long history of intervention in el salvador that um that kind of got us to where we are today it's interesting um reagan in the 80s made a speech sort of calling uh sort of making the call two four more intervention in central america uh when the sort of leftist guerrilla movements were were a blooming there and he said you know what happens in central america if them paraphrasing but it's sort of like what happens in central america matters it matters to us they are our neighbours el salvador like you know we are american i'll salvador's in america as america is in america and we need to intervene there because it is in our interest to do so so it it it's interesting that um that was instrumental as by the republican party in the 80s for intervention el salvador and yet it's the left now that's making that claim bloomberg george for the call let me ask you a question for our listeners federico wants to know if your book is available in spanish i guess it's it's not yet although i'm really really hoping that it gets translated into spanish um that is that his my my my great hope what kind of response should be had to the book i've had i've heard really great response to the book clean of other brothers the brothers the brothers are are are happy about the book they are surprised that anyone cares about their story to be perfectly honest um they you know they're anonymous and so they're sort of protected with the veil of anonymity um but they'll as sort of get text for them that'll say i saw that pocono bookstore i saw the book into bookstores window so i think they feel proud to have their story out there and.
"el salvador" Discussed on Caught Offside
"You know that one for fully heights he he plays in the championship was his rough and tumble lee he's been told before by coach i'm sure if in doubt booted out of course and he should've just swung on it and put it out over the slightly i don't view that play necessary that was just a bad moment it doesn't mean that he's a bad player no it does it does anybody there were very dennis look at it defensively there the wasn't great unity in that defense the wasn't great shape you said to me at offered through the second africa where's the shape gone when el salvador at a couple of breakaways an it's suddenly like to the one or yet they got stretch very thin yeah no they don't play together at all this is again a new defense but it wasn't good no no i didn't think that it really was either um now li high did redeem himself took his goal well yes and like i said we'll get to those up before that it seems really that the i guess the big story to come out of this at least in the immediate aftermath and just from what i'm gathering watching the post game on tv right now on my own thoughts um look were familiar with kok calf i'm seeing it for years and years and years dirty play is an unfortunate reality of this part of the world i don't know why blend that's not being xenophobic that's fact you know it's it's having to is a brain i mean we've been seeing this for years and you know it it fluctuates uncertain moments and the like a crest the sometimes it won't be that much and then you'll have a game like tonight where it is front and center and here's the thing that i think about it let's see if you're a neutral fan um you know someone who lives in the united states whose from scotland or something like a you know.