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"Let's start the our in one of germany's power cities frankfurt in an interview recorded just before the global pandemic lockdown typically berlin. Munich can steal the show at the german city of frankfurt shines on its own as a modern city that also offers a great look. Today's germany devastated in world war two bombings and rebuilt with a new design. Today it's a gleaming city of towering skyscrapers and powerful straddling the mine river and the mine river is find riverside park lined with museums and taverns that are popular for their apple. Wine to learn more. We're joined in our studio by two german guys. Caroliina marburg and barbara ship kofsky barbara and carolina. Thanks for joining us. Thank you having us. Currently know when people think frankfurt in germany. What do they think. What's the reputation of frankfurt. The reputation is of. I think in english it's referred to as banquet but we more often call it mine. Hatton mind being the river that runs through it and mine. Hatton the reference to manhattan so skyscrapers banks and all that which however implies a certain lack of soul and therefore a lot of germans like well frankford so it's it seems to be just bank money trade however if you actually get to know it. Compared to at first sight frankford is a love at second side because it is it has a lot of local. Beauty has a lot of local charm. But it's something you need to discover. Yeah and it does have a shiny skyline. It's a city of skyscrapers. I think mine. Hutton is a good name because in germany. There's nothing so close to new york as frankfurt and it's a beautiful sky and they take care of how it is assembled so even though it keeps growing it's nicely assembled. There's a pedestrian bridge across the mine. River the irony. The irony is energy and when you stand in the iron bridge. You've got these beautiful parks on both sides of the mine river and then you've got this skyline and it just feels like a kind of a german new york. It's actually the recommendation for some a night is to go to the other side of the mine river and sit down on the green get. Maybe a fish sooner and napa valley and then marvel at. That's gallon i you know. Most americans they go to to old stuff. I love to see modern skylines also. I like modern architecture. London is great for that and in germany. You wouldn't find that in munich that's for sure to find it in frankfurt and the the big skyscraper that's open for the tourist as i understand is the tower named after the river and it's fifty four floors tall six hundred and fifty feet up there and the terrace on top is just an amazing view at the city. Now barbara one. We're thinking about frankfurt. It also has obviously a lot of history. And i know there was a big struggle in the nineteenth century when germany was being united. There's a small states that spoke german and there was prussia and there was and those were of the leading contenders to be the force behind which germany was united but apart from prussia and bavaria. You had a bunch of little states than looked to frankfurt talk about frankfurt in eighteen. Forty eight and how that was part of this german unification while you have in frankfurt. The famous poet skier it used to be an actual protestant church and if somebody gets the german medal of honor. I'm gonna macos going to give that to that person. In that church it goes back to that assembly in eighteen forty eight. The first national assembly democrats were getting together and saying this is what we want. We don't want the monarchy. Let's be democratic country so it was sort of the home of the german Feeling for democracy rather than autocracy. Yeah you mentioned pulse church. i think. The englishman repulsed. And that's a museum for that today. Essentially can go and see paintings and etchings that period. Our german tour guides to frankfurt on travel. With rick steves barbara schakowsky and carolina marburger.
West African regional bloc lifts sanctions against Mali
"Molly and the transition government that has taken over a mixture of military and civilian personnel taking over after the coo of a few weeks back now to express their disapproval for the coup, the West African regional block Echo s imposed economic sanctions. It's now lifted. Those sanctions because of the appointment of a mixed civilian and military transition government. But the political crisis carries on particularly as regards the growing jihadist threat as well. There's all sorts of rumors back and forth about the release of militants and other people from prison. In return, it's hoped for two hostages. One of whom is a French humanitarian, the other whom a senior opposition figure, actually it's not quite clear whether that's happened or not. Andrew Levitch is watching the situation. He is a Mani watch it with the European Council on Foreign Relations asked him first off how the sanctions which have just being lifted, have bean affecting ordinary people in Mali. Phyllis ordinary people. It really depends on what sector you were, and there are many people who commented during son that they weren't particularly affected by sanctions. So it was a bit of a mixed bag for the impact on Mullins. But certainly it does mean that for many people, I think the process of the transitional government can move forward. And there's the less confusion and less back in port between Nikolas and Molly and then course also between the international community in Mali. And what do you think of the end of the set up as it is? Echo have Bean satisfied that there are sort of civilians in government positions, But there's still many, many military people in government positions as well. In terms of the transition government. Do you think they've done a good job? I mean, good figurehead. Is there a mechanism for the handover? Which everyone agrees on? All the truth is that we don't know. Right now. It is still very early on DH as I've written. This transitional process has been steered by the military wanted from the beginning. Embattled change their very song represented in some of the key ministries of transitional government. Of course, the head of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People is still the vice president of the tradition, and the president and prime minister really seem to have been hand cooked by the CNST. That doesn't necessarily mean That the transition won't go smoothly. It's just that what we're seeing now is that the military and the military junta has kept their hand very firmly on this process. And so we're going to have to see what unfolds over the next 18 months. There's a very ambitious set of reforms that have been laid out and the transition government. There are some people in a government very well regarded. But at the same time, apparently some cause to be concerned by how predominantly the winter is featured in this transitional government. Do the military have an incentive to cede power? They say they're going to go do they have an incentive to go? Well, so this is part of the competition because there have been a number of allegations of corruption within the security services wasn't she is? Of course, there have been some reports that The members were very unhappy at this corruption they've promised to fight. Some of the corruption that was alleged against the son of the former president, of course, was in the National Assembly but also was the chair of the National Assembly's Commission on Defense and Security, the transitional president promised in his opening speech as president after he's Forbes oath of office. To combat this corruption, but we're going to have to see if it actually happens in practice. That's when you did the hard part also about the kind of the reports and they are conflicting reports. We should say of the possible release by extremists of two figures, a French aid worker and the leader of the opposition as well, who was taken while campaigning in the Timbuktu area. Would this indicate on opening of relations between the hunter on DH militant forces in the north? What do we read into that? Because that would seem on the face of it to be good news. Certainly thank everyone is hoping that these reports are true and that the two hostages will be released soon. There's been a lot of conflicting information just today and yesterday about What was actually happening. This does seem to mark very significant concession on the part of the government. Of course, these negotiations have been ongoing for years off and on to start and then, of course, policy say they've been going on again off and on since he was kidnapped, So this isn't just something from the hunter. I think we can safely conclude that this wouldn't have gone forward without their approval.
President Maduro Consolidates Power As The Opposition Grows Weaker
"Backed opposition in Venezuela has spent years trying to dislodge authoritarians President Nicolas Maduro. Nothing has worked instead, as John Otis reports Maduro has consolidated power, while the opposition appears to be growing weaker by the day. It wasn't long ago that Maduro's days appeared to be numbered. His oil rich country was facing its worst economic meltdown in history as well as crippling U. S sanctions. Nearly 60 nations recognised opposition leader Kwon Guido as Venezuela's rightful head of state in January. Why, though, was a guest of honor at President Trump's State of the Union address here this evening? A very brave man who carries with him the hopes, dreams and aspirations of all Venezuelans. Joining us in the gallery is the true and legitimate president of Venezuela. Juan Guido. Mr President, please take this message, but Nicolas Maduro is still ensconced in the presidential palace. The Venezuelan military has ignored y those calls to mutiny. Anti government protests have petered out. Meanwhile, the opposition is split between moderates who favor negotiations and hardliners who want military action to oust Maduro. The hardline strategy backfired in May, when a tiny force of exiled Venezuelan soldiers tried to invade their homeland. They were quickly captured or killed. So is very stock for us. Right now. We have a very, very complicated situation. That's unhealthy. Alvarado Ah, lawmaker with an opposition party called First Justice. The government jailed several party members. Then last month in a legal maneuver, it replaced the leaders of first justice and two other opposition parties, with politicians friendly to Maduro. Alvarado claims these new party bosses were paid off to switch sides. First, they persecute the literature off our party. Then they tried to divide us on DH. Then they replace the leadership of our party with new months that received the money off Maduro. The Venezuelan government ignored NPR's requests for comment. Chef Ramsay of the Washington office on Latin America, says Maduro wants to weaken but not eliminate the opposition. It is ultimately useful for the regime to point to the existence of opposition politicians in Venezuela, as it allows them to say that they live in a democracy. Maduro controls nearly every government institution. Except for the National Assembly, which is led by Juan Guido. But now the opposition is talking about boycotting this year's legislative elections because of fears of vote rigging. If the opposition does boycott why, though, will no longer be president of the Legislature. Jeff Ramsey notes that this post is the basis for his claim to be Venezuela's legitimate head of state. The international community is going to be at a crossroads where they'll have to decide whether to continue recognizing one way, although as interim president Venezuela at a recent rally in Caracas. Why, though, tried to buck up his followers, But if there's a political physical office, you know He acknowledged that they're worn down and frustrated. But he insisted the opposition would outlast Maduro. No, only are the wellbore idea. They are not going to defeat us. Why, though, proclaimed, We are still here
Siamese Revolution of 1932
"The day. Was June twenty-fourth Nineteen thirty two? The Siamese political party rots Adine, or the People's Party overthrew the government of King Rama, the seventh, ending seven Hundred Years of absolute monarchy under the kings of Yom. The bloodless coup resulted in the introduction of democracy, the first constitution of Thailand. Since seventeen, eighty, two the kingdom. Or Modern Day Thailand have been ruled by the Chakri Dynasty beginning with Rama, the I who founded the capital city Bangkok. Throughout the nineteenth century, much of Southeast Asia was colonized by the British. French and Dutch crm was never subjected to colonial rule. But Rama the fifth who reigned from eighteen, sixty, eight to nineteen, ten, set out to modernize the kingdom. He introduced social and governmental reforms that were based on western models. The old ruling families rejected his reforms, but from the mid eighteen eighty s to the early nineteen hundreds. Rama, the fifth overhauled the administration established military conscription, abolished slavery and made other major changes in the country. The king was committed to modernisation. He was also committed to maintaining Thai traditions and independence. He instituted all these reforms under the guise that they would save from the threat of Western colonialism. Civilized to colonial powers than it would supposedly avoid Western invasion. Rama the Fifth Son and successor Rama the sixth also worked to modernize the M and welcomed the adoption of some European ideals. His reforms upset members of the aristocracy and nobility as well as groups of progressives and radicals. In nineteen twelve, a group of military officers conspired to overthrow the king, but the plot failed. There is debate over the main causes of the nineteen thirty two revolution, but the rise of western educated commoner elites who become dissatisfied with politics in CSM played a significant role in the event. Rama the seventh ascended the throne in nineteen, twenty, five, He created the Supreme Council of state made up of senior princes who had served in previous administrations. They quickly let go of commerce who had been appointed in the civil service and military. During Rama the seventh rule, returning Western educated students grew disillusioned with the status quo. In Nineteen, twenty, seven, a small group of military and civilian students gathered in periods with the. Founding Party to bring change to see 'em. This group of seven people call themselves the promoters and they decided to stage a coup to end absolute monarchy in the country. To achieve this goal, they formed the canal rot. Sedan or People's Party. The promoters worked on gathering supporters. Meanwhile seamless facing economic problems, the Great Depression made it to the country by nineteen thirty. The value of rice see'ums major export fell drastically land values also fell, so the government had to make a bunch of budget cuts. By nineteen, thirty two, the People's Party was made up of more than one hundred students, military officers and non-royal government officials. On the morning of June twenty-fourth, nineteen thirty two while the king was away from Bangkok. The People's party the coup. The promoters seized control of the army as well as post and telegraph offices, and they arrested royal officials who were part of the ruling group, armored vehicles and troops gathered at the Throne Hall in the Royal Plaza and one of the promoters read the narrow Sadan Manifesto, declaring the end of absolute monarchy and the establishment of a constitutional state. Rama the seventh was playing golf in the south of Seattle. When he got news of the coup, he agreed to the demands for a new constitutional system, and by December of that year he had promulgated a new Constitution A State Council and National Assembly established, but conflict between the CANARSIE DON and the king continued. A couple of years after the Revolution Rama the seventh left for England, and in nineteen, thirty five, he abdicated the throne, spending the rest of his life in England. Was a major turning point in history the next few decades we're still characterized by political unrest and roll by military governments.
Trump hints he's open to meeting with Venezuela's Maduro
"President trump says he will consider meeting with Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and that he's had second thoughts now about recognizing opposition leader won the guide as the country's legitimate later in January twenty nineteen quite was sworn in by the National Assembly as the interim president of Venezuela calling Maduro's twenty eighteen reelection illegitimate although the U. S. has recognized white as the country's legitimate leader and impose sanctions on the Maduro regime Maduro has retained the support of the military as well as the backing of countries including Russia Cuba China and Iran asked in the interview whether he regretted his decision to back radio trump initially said not particularly but then went on to say I could have lived with or without it but I was very firmly against what's going on in
Gabriel Jimnez: Petro The Crypto Project That Tried to Free Venezuela
"Thanks for coming on. Thank you and thank you for waiting on. Thank you for the invitation to the band. Like I mentioned year before that change, my life, a lot I was completely destroyed on depressed over there, in Chicago, waiting for my paperwork for to be able to work on riot that the day before coming here when I got my paperwork on while the sat on Roseanne went to stay here in on the bay. I'M GONNA start working on out. That I'm passionate about. So you're living in the bay area? No, yes in Oakland. I was. Watching Week I think Mr Talk, but it was staying in Oakland and is like a really neat place I. Think I heard on the the Charlie. Trump podcasts that you're working with reserve now. I'm supporting Sarah via. Ask. Are Focusing on hyper visionary countries. A basketball is one of them. The reasons that I was working in creating. In, Minnesota related to take and related particular to cryptocurrencies is because of the potential that we we know. CRYPTOCURRENCY had in Venezuela and I think that very much reserve has taken a risk to actually try to develop and focus on developing tools particularly for the swearing context. Being a are a company that they don't even have Venezuelan known under team, and they were focusing on the big prawns had been a hat, so I decided to Suppor- dame, basically, because has been. Working on the potential of approp- There's. Always people, but and mostly focused right now on creatine product on my own, and that is Mike Place that is focused on providing jobs to Venezuelans goes John's. What financial freedom that cryptocurrencies allows you to I'm trying to provide dignified jobs I walk create a tool that is able to match being five jobs for. People. To be dependent over either Gordon or anyone that is subsidizing something particular, but they can get leaving on their own, so you the same fundamentals on technology and crypto payments in order for them to receive their the value of their work, but also you know they're on were being able to afford the rent being able to afford their food, their medicine that is something that is lacking undergone economy nowadays. So. Could we backtrack into how you got involved with all of this and like you grew up in Venezuela? You actually were from what I read. You were living the. And then you decided to move back to Venezuela in two thousand fifteen I. Think you talk a little bit about what inspired you go back there and like try to start solving the problems. My college years back there in Venezuela. I always was very active politically. WEST PART OF GENERATION OVER MINNESOTA. The, two thousand and seven generation, and we had many troubles and protest. The Chavez back at the time I created offline Dacian, trying to help unite the people to create comprised grid. Pray except helps everyone that's when I was in college, so my plan was to go to the US study. Prepare and go back to Venezuela because. It through my life. Actually find solutions that affects our life as they're. Hold prices that is. Over there my country when I went over here to the US, I landed in Boston. I was star in the over. There are some specific station in negotiation continent My plan was to go back. I didn't know when. I knew that I was here in the US to prepare myself Durand to work and to go back. That's the reason why I'm here. In is I started working after my masters. Started working at the US Congress actually while I'm the US Congress and working for an congresswoman. Deanna, that is the biggest district, is a district that has the most Venezuelans in the US, told the reason that I decided to four hair with her back in two thousand fourteen I. Actually promoted as we're seeing her office the first sanctions. Officials a were violating human rights dot particular Gio that Gorman kill over hundred people that. Is Particularly John Renaissance at were protesting once again in two thousand fourteen, and in two thousand fifteen, happening something unique on the Venezuelan modern history that for the first time, since Chagas got power ninety, a the won an election for a public office or a major power, but in this case is the legislature so. Is the equivalent to US Congress for us. Is the National Assembly? I actually was renewing my. Own Mexico back at the time, but when I saw that their position one I thought you know many Venezuelans hope went over there for change soon for the first time, the Congress had a lot of power for, but besides the power that Congress held in Venezuelan people that wanted something different i. didn't you hold the political confident will end up happening, but the marathon that the Venezuelan people wanting to change in West Lake signed for me that it was a woman to go on support and that movement of change.
Chaos and a political showdown at Venezuela's National Assembly
"Thank you dramatic scenes in Venezuela's opposition leader one quite does stormed the national listen people they it was first on call it's two days after president Nicolas Maduro is loyalist blocked him from attending his own reelection the incident occurred as as rival for the position of parliamentary speaker how the session insulate lawmakers then voted to recognize quite does
Venezuela’s Maduro Claims Control of National Assembly, Consolidating Grip on Power
"Opposition leader. Hongo Idaho has been blocked by soldiers from climbing over a fence to enter the parliament buildings in the country's capital Caracas authoritarian President Nicolas Maduro consolidated his grip on power on Sunday by taking control of the National
Madurable: impasse in Venezuela
"The Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is remarkably resilient. His Socialist Revolution is is in ruins the economy in tatters but as wheel is malnourished people are fleeing in droves but in spite of all and women as I owed the efforts of the opposition to restore democracy have so far failed even with help from America today we're announcing additional sanctions against the repressive regime targeting Medeiros inner circle and close advisors this week the United States and more than a dozen Latin American countries reese will meet at the United Nations to discuss how to increase pressure on the Maduro regime. What will be the trump administration's next move to help the Venezuelan people deposed dictator later our senior editor Michael Read recently spoke with President Donald Trump's pointman on Venezuela Elliot Abrams it turns out there might only be one way out of the crisis and Mr regime would have a role in the new Venezuela who in January why does the president of the National Assembly opposition leader proclaimed himself interim president on the grounds that the Maduro second term was illegitimate because it was the product of Fordham collection the United States immediately recognized as did number of other countries fifty five now most of the democracies around the world and the US backed up that recognition with sweeping sanctions against Venezuela's oil industry. There's something in the National Security Council in Washington was the sanctions would cause the armed forces his who sustain Maduro empower to flip on embrace a democratic transition but it hasn't happened well why not why haven't these wide ranging aging sanctions done any good well. That's a very good question. I mean they've certainly made things much. More difficult for the government is revenue. Streams are being being squeezed that of course means that the economy as a whole is suffering as well but it was already in a title mass now. Some people say say that sanctions in themselves do not topple determine dictators. There's no evidence that that has happened before but they do make make life more difficult obviously what if that have the sanctions had then it may well upping the sanctions that prompted them. Maduro regime to start talks with the opposition seemingly serious talks because they often wanted to play for time using talks these ones appear to be serious under the auspices of the Norwegian commitment and how those talks been going well there were several sessions and according to several sources at the end of July the government for the first time admitted the possibility of an early presidential election next year the beginning of Ogres the US administration slap further sanctions on the regime's finances and that caused the government to suspend the talks position position was not consulted about the research is taken by surprise. I think it's always will resume but they haven't done yet so essentially what interrupted that round of talks hawks was some sanctions on behalf of America that came out of the blue and certainly came out of the blue for the opposition. What do you think the point was. There was America intentionally trying to get the way the talks. I don't think the administration is necessarily united in its approach to Venezuela the sanctions were dream dot by the National Security Council. I think the State Department wasn't necessarily in favor of them. I spoke recently to Elliot Abrams the Special Representative for Venezuela issue of the State Department and he assured me that the sanctions want intended to torpedo the talks rather they were intended to strengthen the hand of the opposition at the negotiating table able by making a government things can only get worse unless there's a deal if and when it comes to that what are the obstacles that remain in those negotiations well there are several obstacles and at the top of the list clearly is the position of my daughter. Abrahams told me that as far as he's concerned the administration is is concerned the US administration you cannot have a free and fair election if murderer remains in power so he needs to step down but he could then. NBA candidate in the election provided the election is held under the auspices of a transition government. That's one obstacle another interest that the negotiators at the table May agree compromises which they then have to sell to the hardliners on their own side and that applies to the opposition as one of two but I think the other big point is that Maduro and his people were only agree to a transition in which they lose power if there is a genuine transitional administration of national unity in which they have clear guarantees which means they must talk a quarter of otherwise. They're not going to do it however about the situation. In the country that's for people who have experienced of these kinds of negotiations -tations incest and do you think the opposition would accept that outcome that there would be a government of national unity a transition period. I think a lot of people in the opposition would bright loud wanted especially those in exile who in a sense have less to lose but I think the question for them as well come on. What's your alternative back in January January. The trump administration flirted with the idea of military intervention without considering anything but all options are on the table repeatedly saying all all options were on the table all options but it's pretty clear that Donald trump is a war reverse president and nobody in Latin America. Almost almost nobody in America wants military intervention so I don't think it's a real threat. What's the other option military coup well. It hasn't happened and transitions tend to be more successful at bringing out stable democracies if they're the result of negotiation rather than ever cruise. That's a point that I didn't Abrams made to me while the third alternative is that Maduro survives wins stays there and I there will be a disaster for Venezuela and for America so I think however difficult a negotiation that involves a role for the cavs movement of Maduro however I'm possible that may be it's much less bad than the alternatives Michael. Thank you very much for joining us.
Why did Venezuela become such a high priority under the Trump Administration?
"At the national national security council a position during which he played a key role in designing u._s. Policy toward venezuela one spent most of his career in various government assignments related to latin america. I had a chance to sit down with one to discuss the crisis that has unfolded in venezuela and what it means. We'll be right back with that discussion. After a quick break i'm michael morale and this is intelligence matters one welcome to intelligence matters. It is great to have you on the show and most importantly. It's great to see you again. Thank you michael good morning. I remember having the best mojto of my life with you in a bogota restaurant. I don't know probably six or seven years ago. It was served in a bowl is but i don't think we can talk about the rest of the story. No no it's <hes> yes <hes> andrei race d._c. I remember that place a large board yet lawrence gordon yes yes so on. You've retired from government sir. You spent the last part of your career at the the national security council in the early days of the trump administration. How did you end up at the <hes>. Fortuitously it was the front office. <hes> the state department was looking for somebody and as was the white house the predecessor in the position <hes> had parted after a very brief time they're less than a month and and i had been interviewed previously for the job general mcmaster at her to me. I thought it was going in for a for an interview and instead he pitched me and i ended up there i and in less than thirty days. He's a great guy. Isn't he. Yeah i i respect him. A lot. Gentlemen master didn't know me from adam gave me great opportunity in in his style. He recognizes ignites talent and brings it and let's flourish. Let's dig into venezuela. Which is the issue that i really wanna talk to you about. Wailer was not a high priority. I already for the obama administration. I was there i know but it became one for the trump administration. Why did that happen. How did that happen. How did it go from fairly low priority to high priority. You know it's an interesting question. I would say that we almost went almost two decades of uneven attention to venezuela even before the obama administration but i have no idea why president trump chose venezuela as an issue. It's authentic. It comes from him. It was not something that was briefed or coach to him by a member of his foreign policy staff. It's something he believed in. There are some issues like that. He's that he absolutely is high hi to and is authentic immigration drugs and venezuela. Is it the humanitarian peace. Do you think he was was struck. When during syrian president assad used serum gas in the president was so taken with the pictures of the dead children if it was humanitarian piece in venezuela or if somebody eighty had talked to him about it. It's just it's interesting to me. They don't want almost came out of nowhere. I don't wanna be trite but he did know venezuela from before through through is connections to the miss universe pageant tree and venezuela of course being a producer of miss universe's and takes pride in in the pageantry and so he had been there before and had a connection through that maybe he saw the slow deterioration of the conditions of venezuela so one. How would you describe u._s. Interests in venezuela. Why should americans care. Is this just a humanitarian issue you or is this a national security issue as well and i'll tell you i was at a dinner last night where we were talking about venezuela and one of the people they are said and i disagree with this. I'm interested to know what you're gonna say that. This is not a national security issue. This is only a humanitarian issue russian. What's your sense well. I'd say there's a what i call the trifecta of interest in in venezuela by the united states. I it very much a human rights rights issue. He goes to the heart of what we believe in and these issues of human rights violations or the violation of democracy is what drives a lot of the u._s. Interests and then finally it is security issues a national security issue from the point of view of stability in the region and the inviting those actors from outside of the region who have been involved all the issues of venezuela for a long time russia china ron come to mind and so it's very much of interest to us as a student of democracy. I'd point out that when i started in the region in the eighties most of the countries were dictatorships mostly right wing dictatorships except tellingly venezuela venezuela was a very stable democracy in a dedicated indicated self for a better part of a decade or two to help other countries reached democracy so to see venezuela a slip back into a dictatorship is particularly hurtful. Can you describe the situation inside venezuela today. Absolutely it's a failed state. That's that's the best way to put it. It's a place where nothing functions and what little functions does so through corruption. It's a place where almost everything you can point to his failing. That means means the banking system employment pollution. If you wanna talk about something that most people have a focused on but tremendous environmental effects of what's taking place in bend swell shortage of drinking water of course <hes> energy security public security almost everything you can point to them as well as an example of the collapse of that is you hear about it as a shortage of medicine and the impact that has as well what about refugees talk about refugees a little bit. I'm really paying to see the number <music> of swans and have leftover period of time that only the recent migration issuer <hes> of venezuelans but it actually predates predates that about four years back. We have a little over four million venezuelans living outside of as well as <hes> a result of that initial movement and in columbia in particular. We have almost one point eight million venezuelans invu- in columbia. If you wanna talk about what kind of stress at places on a neighboring country entry just think that's about three times the population of washington d._c. And that's not to speak of the populations of the venezuelans in panama on of course brazil and ecuador approve chile argentina primarily and those who departed earlier to places like italy and spain portugal it says refugees ages in the immediate neighborhood that creates risks does other countries right and then a stress on their ability to respond imagine if you're columbia's already a tough for you to provide <hes> education medical services to your own population just coming out of sixty year civil war than have to extend that even more to an an additional one point eight billion people so one. Let's keep the discussion going on current situation. Why do you think maduro has survived. You know when you have an economy cratered people fleeing the country by the millions as you noted and what seems like a vast majority the country actually despising him. Why is he been able to hang on. I think that's the definition of of a dictatorship there through an abusive power our and the use of might to stay in power and of course using the instruments that government to suppress democratic expression interestingly enough maduro enduro comes to power tapped by his predecessor hugo chavez to replace him handpicked successor. Here's an individual who did not have the grassroots support for a position like like that and and certainly not within the leadership chavez mo so it's a little bit of an aberration and his inner circle is quite small tight and so part of the reason he's remained ain't empowers because others permit him to remain in power. He's got a number of rivals and there is this very delicate balance that allows <hes> individual like madrid to stay in there and let's not forget of course it madero has a very close relationship to the cuban government that allows him of course instant area of support and legitimacy that substitutes the lack of support within his own party cuban support matter to him. How important is that. I think it's invaluable to him. It's not it's just not giving him advice. He takes advice from the cubans and a little bit of a security blanket and of course they're critical members of his security team bodyguard force in palo security. If it weren't for the cubans i think <hes> madero would be <hes> further weakened gained and it's not just him it's him and his inner circle have been born of cuban influence maduro studied in cuba ideological studies if you will and he does have a base of support curious because well. He is very tight with the cubans. He's not especially close arro- castro. I don't think that personally like each other but there's you you know there's a big splitting cuban right. He's more aligned with the further. Hardliners graduated school. What about the russians and what role did the russians play how important you know it's a curious role that the russians play in venezuela it there is no there are no historical ties between venezuela and russia this. This is a relatively recent phenomenon invited through chavez's desire to to have a counterbalance to the u._s. Influence so he bites the russians he invites the the use the purchase of russian military equipment communications equipment doctrine and something that is really a a foreign <hes> import into an sweater he he does that also as a way to provide some regional balance and the russians love it right the russians come in and they get to put their thumb in the eye of the united states a little bit of a counterbalance to the u._s. His interest and involvement in issues like the crimea for example or even syria one. I wanna ask you about <hes> one guido the the opposition leader what can you tell us about him and his movements and where that stands today. One wando is recent phenomenon in politics in venezuela in a welcome one. Here's an individual that's the opposite of a lot of other venezuelan and figures. He's not a tired figure. He represents a youthful outlook. He <hes> i would say that even a socio economically and culturally he reflects likes war of the venezuelan typical venezuelan and he's got a great story behind him so he he's selected to be the president of the national assembly early and he shows up and all of a sudden he takes all that energy youth enthusiasm and commitment and he turns it into something and be between that and the support of the other opposition parties. He's able to really change things around. We were in a in a low point and trying to encourage the regime change change its ways it's behavior and to move towards democracy and he he <hes> rather quickly moved in there got the support of the other parties became a tremendous this natural leader and galvanized the country and so what we have here is a surprise. I don't think anyone expected this sort of thing. He's come through strong and he's gotten the support of. I guess it's fifty four countries now and that's not an insignificant thing so one we we seem to be stuck at the moment. The kind of picture i have is that both madero in and guido hanging by their fingernails. How does this standoff end. And what role do you think the u._s. Should be playing well. They're they're few options and even fewer options after the failed. Let's call it coup attempt of thirty the april i think most everyone was a loser as a result of that event and now we have talks promoted by norway away taking place in barbados. I think that they're only a few ways out. It's got to be negotiated way out and i don't. I don't think conditions are are ready for something like that. The regime has become quite good at using talks and mediation negotiation to simply kick the can down the road to perpetuate themselves in power and and in the case of the opposition <hes> quite frankly. They've <hes> in these negotiations. They've gotten a short end of the stick time and time again so the regime is pretty practiced at eh abusing the issue of negotiation now. Thankfully norwegians have a long long experience in this but i don't think the conditions are there yet. You've got to provide the right confidence-building building measures so that you know that this time the re- regime really is serious and will abide by negotiations things they have proven to do in the past and <hes> at at the norwegians agents can nudge them in the right direction so one options negotiations a second of course is something that is unstated a largely which the international community probably would prefer a some sort of coup something like the failed thirty april event something that allows faction the military two in a bloodless suffered push away the toughest aspects of the regime and create a transitional government where everyone gets sit at the table and move the country back into democracy. The problem is at thirty april. The fact that it's a failed event probably makes that less likely and what makes it more likely as probably a palace coup the only winners on thirty april the military and they've probably now in a position to stage a coup or they could remain in power without inviting important members of the opposition or really only the ones that they would like to co op the thirdly something that's had a lot less talk lately and is a
Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela
"The US is now increased pressure on the Venezuelan regime escalating what had been economic sanctions to a full scale trade embargo the BBC's the like it has more the new measures announced by the trump administration go well beyond previous sanctions against Venezuela and form part of an ongoing campaign to force president Nicolas Maduro from office the executive order imposes a complete ban on the sale movement of any Venezuelan government assets in the United States it also prohibits any transactions with the Venezuelan authorities including those carried out by foreign businesses in a letter to Congress president trump said the new measures have been introduced in light of what he called the continued use your passion of power by the Majura regime as well as human rights abuses on the arbitrary arrest and detention of Venezuelan citizens the US is one of fifty four countries around the world that have recognize one way does the head of Venezuela's National Assembly as the legitimate leader of the country however Mr Maduro still have support from Russia and
Trump Imposes New Sanctions on Venezuela
"The US is now increased pressure on the Venezuelan regime escalating what had been economic sanctions to a full scale trade embargo the BBC's the Oleg it has more the new measures announced by the trump administration go well beyond previous sanctions against Venezuela and form part of an ongoing campaign to force president Nicolas Maduro from office the executive order imposes a complete ban on the sale movement of any Venezuelan government assets in the United States it also prohibits any transactions with the Venezuelan authorities including those carried out by foreign businesses in a letter to Congress president trump said the new measures have been introduced in light of what he called the continued use your passion of power by the Maduro regime as well as human rights abuses on the arbitrary arrest and detention of Venezuelan citizens the US is one of fifty four countries around the world that have recognize one way does the head of Venezuela's National Assembly as the legitimate leader of the country however Mr Maduro still have support from Russia and China the BBC's Theo
Hungary's government takes control of science academy
"Hungary's National Assembly has adopted a controversial bill to vasi restructure the Hungarian academy of sciences fifteen institutes the academy will be placed in a newly established state research network the plans have repeatedly provoked protests from researchers and academics at home and abroad decision means the academy will be deprived of important financial resources including scholarships for scientists and funds the research projects and it could lose its grand in trying to Nora to finance its running costs the government says it wants to make hungry more competitive within the scientific world the changes are expected to come into force in
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"So I think that will be very, very dangerous chant and eat will not they will not have any help for this mediation. I mean relations between Russia and the European countries, but also know that to always from general interest of the most of the European countries to keep a kind of a data meant with Russia will be in the own interests. Otherwise, I think you're most more in the more European countries will find that they will be a very difficult situation Rauscher, and it will not be good. I all helpful. For this, you know, engagement with washer ended this video comes out of particular artwork time just days before the European parliament elections, we've talked about the REIs of right wing politicians in this election. So how might this scandal affect the election? I think it to something or will influence the forthcoming European parliament election because actually no for most of European countries from especially establishment parties, always try to find links of this far right parties and Russia. The same saying happened in France, just, like, for example, president micro always Twi to appeal to the national assembly. I mean by Morello pong had a special relationship with most coal, and also sim case happened in Italy for this leaguer party, especially Mr. Salvini, and he's a special edition. So he's, he's Putin. There's something I, I think it will give some. Maybe a negative influence on just far right parties. But of course, I think finally, it's also depends on how could your in people? They got the deputy the party and also far right parties. Yes, they would be fun. But it could not be questioned about the upcoming European parliamentary elections. Are there anything especial weep should pay attention to? So far, most of the, the post in Europe give a urine from east Texas into partic- ongo. Very I mean, they could for cost because of the Austrian loss to five years, I think they nest him parties lost opportunity to, you know, fight against recorded a populist parties and unions mccown, they had a lot of maybe more difficulties or more problems. So I think the now for this European parliamentary elections. It will be very, very big test for these political chant. You know, five years and also to give, I think test of the European integration or European Union reform. What could it be scenario? But of course now actually. No even for these stuff. All right parties. Why should they want to, you know to be a mess? Mention party. I mean, walk you want to take some more powers in the country comment in parliament. They how to adopted himself to kind of more accessible way for because I'm now more on the more far right parties. They changed the slogan from a USO sepT them to reform European Union. So I think yes, it's important is critical, and it will be it will be so for the, you know, further European political chant thinking much. Doctor today for join us this evening, winning talking with Dr to Dan, head of the European studies department with China Institute of international studies. Stew composites dying says no to US proposed original conference that unveils Kirschner 's peace plan. You're listening to world today. I'm we will be back in a minute. What matters to China, increasingly matters to the world. Keep up to date with the latest news and events about the middle kingdom with the China plus app up to the minute reports. Live streaming audio insightful opinion on everything China related facts figures, and language learning resources at your fingertips. Everything in focus all in one place. Search for China plus in the app store or Google play. You Bolus Ning to world today..
Police tow No. 2 leader of Venezuela congress to jail in car
"A senior opposition politician has been detained in Venezuela by intelligence agents, NPR's Phillips, reas reports the rest is prompting an outcry against the government of nNcholas Maduro had cousin, but I know was inside his car when he was taken away. He's Feis president Venezuela's opposition controlled national assembly intelligence agents, used a tow truck to drag his vehicle to the headquarters and cacus with you inside it his detention is further evidence that maddow's raising pressure on the opposition after failed attempts by its leader Guido to trigger a military uprising last week. The government accuses him of being involved in that attempted uprising so far were held back from arresting guava himself knowing this would lead to a huge international backlash. Why doses and Parana has been kidnapped as part of an effort by Modesto to shut down the national assembly
Explainer 164: What happened to democracy in Benin?
"There are few sites so stirring, and hopeful as a free fair and transparent election in a country unaccustomed to holding them. There are few spectacle, so wretched and disheartening botched rigged and violent election in a country that was growing into democracy Benin used to have the former kind of election. It has just had one of the latter. And the Beninese citizens who got used to the idea of voting for their leaders are left wondering whether the country has mealy taken a wrong turn or performed a complete one hundred eighty degree handbrake skid back in the direction of dictatorship. Benin's most recent parliamentary election was held on April twenty eighth the results which were announced last week looked at least to anyone who only read the headlines like a fumbling endorsement of the progressive union a coalition led by veteran politician, Bruno Musso and closely allied to president patriots talent the progressive union one fifty six percent of the vote comfortably but not overwhelmingly ahead of their rivals from the Republican block who won forty four percent on the face of it a splendid victory for pluralist democracy. The problem is that the vanquished Republican block are also closely allied to president Patrice tell on who not content with having money each way in this fashion over sorry process, which reduced the contest to a two-horse race may new electoral code was introduced a head of the elections the rules and requirements of which was so strict and expensive to meet that bias, Donna Shing, coincidence, only the two groupings favored by president on qualified. Nobody else was permitted to compete. The rationale for the new rules for what it may be worth was essentially that Benin was suffering from a surfeit of democracy that a small west African nation of some twelve million people had become bamboozled by proliferation of more than two hundred fifty political parties, even organized into various blocks alliances and coalitions this still left voters at Benin's previous parliamentary elections in two thousand fifteen choosing from a field of twenty. But at least they had a choice of which they generally availed themselves at the two thousand fifteen parliamentary election turnout was around sixty six percent about what it was when Benin elected president talent in two thousand and sixteen for this latest election barely one registered voter in for bothered. And indeed you kind of have to wonder why one in four did. It's a shame for all the obvious reasons but much more. So because one does not need a long memory to recall Benin seeming, something of a Pathfinder for democracy in west Africa. Domain through pity? What in nineteen Ninety-one president Matthew Carrico who had seized power in an old school data in nineteen seventy two became the first leader in the region to stand down after losing an election. He was re elected in nineteen ninety six and served. Another decade. So this looks like a straightforward power grab by president talent or those close to him but to extend some credit where do this would not be consistent with his previous behavior in two thousand seventeen he tried and failed to persuade the national assembly to restrict presidents to a single six-year term as recently as April President talented, mid the new electoral law was not a good look stating accurately that it bought discredit on Benin's democracy and on himself. If only president Telo knew someone who could perhaps do something about it, a politician occupying position of influence, for example. The news emerging from Benin in recent days has not been encouraging soldiers have been seen on the streets incidents of violence. Some fatal have been reported on and around election day, the internet was cut off and before it several journalists and opposition activists were arrested. Members of Benin's barely elected new national assembly a Jew to be sworn in next week, the incoming MP's may discover that the price you pay for lack of opposition is deducted in legitimacy. Nobody has ever thanked those who took vote away from them. Article twenty four around.
Venezuela crisis: US lifts sanctions on general who broke ranks
"The US has lifted sanctions on Venice Williams general who broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro. It's an effort to get others to do the same and support the opposition leader one Guido, here's vice President Mike Pence announcing the move states of America will consider sanctions relief for all those who step forward. Stand up for the constitution. And support the rule of law like general Manuel Christopher for Garo. The former chief of the Venezuelan intelligence service who just last week broke ranks with the Madero regime and rallied to the support of the Venezuelan constitution in the national assembly. Meanwhile, Venezuela's government took its biggest step yet to eliminate the exchange controls that have suffocated the economy for the past six teen years. They are one factor that analysts have said has. Allowed corruption to flourish in the
Quebec to ban public employees from wearing religious symbols
"Fights over religion are not exactly new in Quebec the province has a long history of them. In fact, and there's one fight brewing right now that has implications. Well beyond the provincial border and could spark outrage around the world. Depending on who you ask the issue at stake in Quebec right now has either absolutely no need for any legislation at all. Or is an absolutely critical part of the province's democracy. So small stakes right Quebec's majority. Provincial government plans to adopt Bill twenty one before the national assembly breaks for holiday in mid June. If it passes the Bill would ban public workers in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols. He can imagine how messy that would get. So why is this Bill necessary? What problem would it solve how much public support? Does. It have how do it supporters defended against criticism that it will unfairly target Muslims, and particular, and why is this an international mess. Just waiting to happen. Jordan, heath Rawlings. And this is the big story. Michael Cohen is a columnist and broadcaster and a recent graduate master's program in divinity at Trinity College. His stink tion with distinguished visiting. Shen? I I'm even special within the special. Well, we wanted to talk to you because this is a a religious matter. And because you've written you've written about it a couple of times, can you briefly just start by explaining what Bill Twenty-one in Quebec claims to do with a very well put that question when he claims to do what it's intended to achieve very different the things, but extensively I missed to remove all obviously, religious identification from public administration. So if you work for the state for the government, and that includes all sorts of things and teaches to police officers, and so on a many jobs in Quebec, you won't be allowed to wear things such as and he has become very pertinent Islamic headcovering. If you're a woman, perhaps a very obvious crucify. Fix. If you're a Christian yarmulkes skull Cobb, if you're Jewish and this would include a turban if you're a Sikh. Won't apply to people already in the service bought? It was brought in by a Quebec government that is populous to large degree on one with a safe majority and still have the majority and as I wrote him mcclain's. They certainly have the right to do this. Whether they they have the responsibility to act in such a way, but what is really aimed at quite obviously is Muslim women very few Jewish people where yarmulke some do modern orthodox Jews pretty wouldn't be in the public services much if you wear a crucifix. Well, it's generally underneath share and tuck it in. Yeah. And it's not required. There's no Christian nomination that requires that the Quebec was was clinical. It was a clerical state as was island as well. As to send incense Spain for the longest time, and all of these countries or provinces have reacted to that. And the related secularism. It's not particularly contemporary in Germany in the nineteenth century had what was called the call to come for whether the the Prussian state, which was Protestant. But just secular. Bismarckian wanted to defeat the power of the Catholic church in the south, and you have elements of that in what's going on now. So what happened in Quebec is that the Catholic church has really been expunged from power and on the prince has become fairly prosperous, partly as a result. But it's just I it's a coincidence. But after Catholicism came the the next most visible religion, which was the slim, and you have to throw into this is I'm a phobia, and I think the term is overused. It's one thing to to be very very angry about the what ISIS does and about the extremism that is within Islam, but that's a tiny minority of Muslim people. A most of the victims of that sort of craziness are the Muslims. What is the reasoning behind this from the government's point of view? What argument are they making about why this should happen? Just in state. They say there has to be a tangible division separation between church and state, and I think most Canadians would agree with that. We don't have that in our constitution, the Americans, actually, do we don't but affectively. We do have it. We don't have an established church like in England. And I think there are many people in Quebec because the left two largest into supported this, by the way, I think who would say, yes, we must have that. But another part of it is simply all of the polls of the ball pretty much supposedly being taken of showing. There is more anti-muslim feeling in Quebec than other parts of Canada. Yeah. Quebec is always been fairly raw in those terms. Its relationship with his Jewish minority. Montreal in particular has always been being not a troubled one. But a more vibrant, one, I suppose in some ways if you think of Linda Cohen and Mordecai Richler on on some, but at the same time there are issues there. So that there is the if you let positive church and state separation and the negative which is we don't like these people they have to completely assimilate with suspicious of so both of those elements are involved. What does it look like when it takes effect on the ground who will be impacted? The most was good question. We don't really know. We've already had some young women. Who are the he job who teaches English? They'll resign. They won't teach anymore. The protests all taking place. Teachers unions are very angry. I suspect as with the New Zealand symbolic gesture you would have some non Muslim women when wearing the job as a protest. But here's the problem. It will marginalize people who want to be part of mainstream society. I mean, this was like a birthday present to the radicals though. So because the Muslim radical position it all over the world, not just in case, I know Europe. Well, what they say to to almost as you will never fit in you part of world is lab, you're not part of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, so in a never never think you are now mostly Muslims. So that's not true. I am. You know, I I'm British. I'm french. I'm Jim and what to say to someone you cannot wear the job. Yeah. The radicals. And I've already read some of the propaganda. You see we told you. So they don't like you. They don't want you can only fit in. If you if you lose your slam and and Quebec has. They've said they're trying to defeat radicalism. They've played into his hands are outwardly visible religious symbols. Actually, a problem in any way that the government needs to address do we know of any sort of reasoning behind things that are resulting from this that the government should could could at least extensively be claiming to be fixing with this. I think the the book or the the full covering, which is very it's very isolated. There were very few people who actually have that. I think that is problematic. If you can't really see the person, you're speaking to this body language involved in a court of law, for example, or driving a car, but that's a tiny fringe, and that can be an and they're up most people, I know in the humidity have some issues with that too. But the hijab which is far more common, which you see quite a bit icon think of any problem. I mean, it's a problem for those people who regard it as a problem there. There have been experiments undertaken where people have put on a yarmulke a Jewish prayer cuff. Garing and won't through various areas to find out what the reaction is. Right. And it's not a problem for the person who's wearing it and phenomenal decent people. But the anti Semite for the big. It's a problem. There aren't many of those. I don't see this as being problematic. But I see on the in Toronto all the time young Muslim girls, we're gonna hit job and young girls. Have also races not wearing it. Just locking about being kids together just being normal and Canadian and we haven't seen it before. It's a new generation, but that's been said over and over again that was said when when ours Catholics came that was said when when Jews came the there's always a group who will react badly to a newcomer, but I don't see it as being offensive. I don't see how a teacher wearing a hit job is less able to do her job than a teacher not wearing when it comes to the wearing of the turban, and we dealt with this kind of long ago, you know, when seeks will prepare to late in their lives in huge numbers for the empire, the coming wealth in the second World War. And of course, the first World War people didn't. So I don't have. That you know, the head gear. And so if a Sikh qualms to be a call carry a sidearm and say, I'm gonna enforce law and order, and we said, well, you can't do it. Because of what you're wearing on. You know, we will most sensible than that. So all of these things can be accommodated. But there's some people who don't want to accommodate what has
Bonner County Daily Bee - World News, Venezuelan gov't bars Guaido from public office for 15 years
"Sharon Brody. The Venezuelan government says it is barring opposition leader one guy dough from holding public office for fifteen years, the US back leader of the national assembly a staging protests in an effort to force President Nicolas
"national assembly" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Into these dangerous temperatures volunteers with the night ministry. Visiting homeless people throughout the city both day and night Alfredo Rivera's one of the homeless under the Kennedy expressway who received assistance yesterday. Make a square inside. My tip with blankets and keep the heat. In night ministries, Milton Alvarez says they've been taking care of at least three hundred homeless each day this past week tensions continue to ramp up in Venezuela. Where opposition leader one guy. Does renewed calls for soldiers to abandon nNcholas Maduro socialist government speaking after a mass honoring more than two dozen civilians who were killed an anti-government protests. Guida insists he'll continue to push forward with plans to install a transitional government in Venezuela led by himself and members of the national assembly. Meanwhile, Madero tour to military bases west of Caracas where he played war games with soldiers and urged them to stay loyal to his government about two hundred fifty protesters are gathered in Greece's second largest city to protest, the ratification of a deal to normalize relations with neighbouring Macedonia the protest outside the Thessaloniki concert hall coincides with Greek president pro Capiz Flopolo Pavlopoulos. There we go at an. International holocaust remembrance day concert. Protesters angry the president did not weigh in on the agreement with Macedonia under the deal. Macedonia is being renamed north Macedonia and Greece's lifting objections to its NATO membership, and the member of a college students still the murder of a college student still hasn't gotten to court more from WGN's Roger badesch, Cheryl public defenders for a man accused of kidnapping and killing a university of Illinois scholar from China asking for more time to prepare their case because of the recent government shutdown Brian Christian since defense team asked for thirty more days christianson is charged with abducting and killing yin Yang Shan in June.
"national assembly" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville
"Their policies to shut down the free press the fact that the national assembly parliament has been called another thing that. They implemented that and was indefinite national service? National service is supposed to be eighteen months But tell the states indefinite people are Never released and they're sent out places in the country where they. Have no connection to an indefinite basis people have children of, families to not only to be with but also to feed and. The amount of money that they get so limited that people are, dependent on outside, sources of family members friends from abroad and this has been referred to as one of the main reasons why people leave the country over five thousand people. According to you and Eric happy month and, a lot of them are young people young people who were in scripted when they're extremely. On their last year, of high school and, then after that They're forced to stay if they do not finish their tests. Or if they do not get the virus for the test where, they can start. Colleges but the university has been shut down and there have been placed in college as if they were saying the right marks if they do not they. Are in listen to this national service program, and the isn't just the fact that it's indefinite it's the fact that the conditions they're. Completely completely completely horrible The rape All these different kinds of rights basis have been documented and have, also been like you mentioned criticized by foreign groups because there are no NGOs chair, right now Forbidden by the government so, the United Nations for example released a report likening this national service program to slavery I wanted to turn to the story of. Zahra snare mass tests fats yon who sought asylum in the United States. After fleeing his home, country of, error he was detained here for more than a year He was then deported back to Eritrea and going through the Cairo. Airport in Egypt he took. His own life he died by suicide I spoke to, his Aristotle's, friend barricades to who would meet with him as a volunteer translator at the Broward transitional. Center in south Florida it's an immigrant detention center Did he tell you what he most feared if he. Were deported to era trail What he said in his testimony is if he asked him The lawyer is why would we go we'll areas there My? Go to jail My kill you believe that. The US deporting arson I was a. Death sentence for him That's what I believe because if they know they. Know Eddie trays another right place right. Now you can do for area trio Why there has to get deported For that situation he ended up killing himself very cuts about, to the friend of. Sarah again held in the US. He was applying. For political asylum he was denied he was deported and took his own life on his way back to era I wanted to put that question to a wall aloe What will happen. To the situation in era trae that Vanessa has described The the dividends for peace are not just economic Security Relation to this. Areas and I think also be human, rights democracy you world road, related comes out of this, season eats As soon as a indicated Just the security situation is. More peace intuition be awesome just to keep such a large number But also. To completely replace the domestic poets vitamins No if the security situation Zero two. Countries have a peaceful relationship government would have. No. Justification was in office I would not have that kind of very. Clear justification come pointed to me. Is that this is a politically or Mariah And a democracy Click, and point us even if you had a Jimmy Carson that would be a poor such as a critic and security to the point hostile keeps into large and reports..
"national assembly" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"And riots in in various small towns trump's he seems to miss the huge cataclysm that was going on in paris corsica corsica is a dominant story for napoleon of all his life but particularly now for the next eighteen months and indeed for the next three four five years napoleon it's going back and forth between his military unit while the country is in revolution the fr the country that's not quite as france to corsica it looks and his and his family's very involved in the revolutionary party in ajaccio ends is brothers get involved and polly comes back this upset in corsica did they see themselves as an independent nation was napoleon participating militarily eventually because he wanted to separate from france he had up until with revolution but sadie soon after the revolution he became a a a revolutionary a supporter of what the the jackson's we're trying to do in in france in entirely we make the the whole political process problems and so this clash of course against the the ultra catholic very conservative people surrounding palley and and trying to separate cool success from from from parents especially this happens of course in the religious area that you mentioned earlier because the perez government the jackman government wanted to nationalize the the the church the catholic church and this was what at costco napoleon is unsuccessful in corsica for various reasons having to do with storming the best storming the fortress and political machinations around him at this point he's so long away from his unit he's a deserter but he heads to paris because he's looking for work and he just happens to be there bit like selling when the mob storms the twin cities and forces the king to humiliate himself what does no polian make of that well he despises the king for allowing himself to to be even though emotionally and politically you know he he supposed revolutionaries he also at the same time hates the mold he has been putting down riots things in from but he has this sense that the mall is is a a phibro untrustworthy dangerous fools and and all of his emotions all those the meal which is to to acquaint with houston implicit down on ethan's should have thought on the on the on the mall but that didn't and instead of course loses sixteen eventually paid for it with his life right in the summer of ninety two they storm the twilla raise and then the mob returns in august and the swiss guard is is massacre that's important of the polian because later on as we will see he faces a mob as well when he's defending the national assembly he has they're bullet holes in the twilla that later on he has removed because he doesn't want the the memory of the defeat of the king is the man is going back and forth between the world from kingship in the world from revolutionary but there's another episode in corsica one more time this is in ninety three despite all of all of the turmoil in paris he's going back to corsica because there's a family dispute actually it's an exhausting story about mulberry stand trees is that what it is it was the mulberries yes it's a mold reordered which is fall bought with borrowed money from the state and which he couldn't get to to turn a profit last fall and then his father died and less the family very badly debt and still unable to make this this mobile should hey so he he really he spent time at the time of the revolution mobile the needed about what was going on in paris really back and forth between paris and corsica corsica and paris but eventually going back and forth there's so much turmoil is good not to be in paris for very long they're they're changing sides all the time april of ninety three is important because this is the day that sharon dean's a giron dean the a french general defects to the austrians who become the first of many enemies that france will have an robespierres then a dot innings your on dis traders everywhere this is a way of talking about you betrayed the revolution napoleon is moving back and forth and he moves very close to robespierre to his brother is that dangerous andrew very dangerous because in july seventeen ninety four when the when the jackson fool some sixty jackson's rules skipped off and beheaded including out ghost in a row skier maximilian at that point napoleon has moved close to the brother in.
"national assembly" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"Awkwardly at best in that period uh and and so and he was ridiculed for it you know he he he said at one point that chavez had come to him in the form of a little bird and then a year later the oil prices which had been at an alltime high in the world for you know the previous several years bringing in a trillion dollars defend israel start to plummet neko from one hundred twenty dollars to something like thirty you know it's just the bottom fell out and compounding matters in december of two thousand fifteen they have legislative elections for their national assembly what we would call the congress and the opposition for the first time in all of the years of chevy m another a sense 1999 took a majority the things reached ahead early this year when the supreme court announced that it was wanted to dissolve the national assembly the country erupted in protests and demonstrations which lasted from march until the end of july in the course of that time muddle began talking about a constituent assembly which would replace the national assembly that both compounded the situation of volatility and polarization caused even greater violence to erupt on the streets every day you had national guardsmen battling it out with young protesters some of them throwing molotov cocktails for the most part throwing rocks or yelling they were shooting tear gas and live ammunition there were deaths every day and.
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"Jill and yang hijack callahan's fox news president trump has arrived in china it stopped number three on his asia trip going to step up the international pressure on north korea joining us live from seoul fox's john decker with more the president told south korea's national assembly all countries must join forces to isolate korea cannot tolerate that menace of a rogue regime threats with nuclear devastation in beijing is did she and his during his twoday visit the president i see it take a harder line ninety percent of its trade jack thanks john democrats say it's a referendum on the president's policies two key governor races go to go to the democratic candidates in tuesday's election so murphy winning in new jersey and we are better murphy beating kim good donald who has served as lieutenant governor under governor chris christie in virginia lieutenant governor ralph norris obese gop challenger at gillespie yes the device democrats may also take control of the virginia house of delegates former major league baseball pitcher roy halliday being remembered by friends and teammates one of the greatest baseball he would walk in a room as if he is anybody didn't matter who we may he would kind generous that's pasco county sheriff chris knuckle halliday a twotime cy young award winner killed tuesday when his small plane crashed into the gulf of mexico fox news very balanced.
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"Just getting started that's keep dreaming up why an air flight that only had crew on board flying between everett's paine field and seatac no one was hurt and they are still investigating what caused it it took a shocking twisted a rented the firefighters found the body of a man who hadn't been seen for two years the house fire happened last friday investigators think the men may be brothers one body was found in the backyard and they believe that man was they younger brother of the homeowner they do not believe he died a foul play but a missing persons report was never filed for him the homeowners body was found in a bedroom president trump just left south korea will spend the next couple of days in china as it continues his world when trip to asia tonight instructed a south korean national assembly issued a stern message to north korea today i hope i speak not only for our countries but for all all civilized nations what i say to the north's do not underestimated us and do not try us after meeting with the president in china president trump will travel to vietnam and then the philippines the the president's been following the election result from overseas and the only two governors races democrats of won seats including a expect a decisive victory in yet and if we bring up tagore president trump tweeted about eggless these defeat there in virginia goes be worked hard but did not embrace me or what i stand for just fifteen hours earlier he said tweets backing the candidate ralph i'm one of the race and a new jersey democrat bill murphy a former us ambassador to germany we'll be new jersey's x governor republican chris christie leaving office now after reaching the state's term limit of two consecutive terms that i should first overly transgender state legislator has been elected in virginia data karol beat out republican incumbent rome focused her campaign on jobs schools and traffic tomorrow vice president mike pence told his at sutherland springs texas to meet with victims of this weekend's trick shooting and their families meanwhile.
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"Live from npr news in washington i'm lakshmi sang a stunning political showdown is unfolding in spain the government has strip catalonia of its autonomy less than an hour after the regional parliament declared independence from madrid thousands of people are gathering outside the parliament building in support of secession but the spanish government says it does not recognize the declaration spain's government has washington's support meanwhile the catalan national assembly the main secessionist group in the autonomous northern spanish region is calling on civil servants to disobey the central government's orders the federal emergency management agency argues it did not approve with three hundred million dollar contract between the puerto rican power utility and a small montana company for power restoration work in the u s territory which had been struck by hurricane maria nikki will let of montana public radio reports fema is expressing significant concerns now about the deal in a statement fema says it was not involved in selecting whitefish energy fema officials stated the agency is currently in talks with the puerto rican utility and it's legal counsel to get more information about the contract and how the deal was made in a leaked copy of the contract the puerto rican electric power authority or prep uh stated that fema did review and approve of the contract fema also says it has not confirmed if the contract prices are reasonable the contract outlines wages of at least three hundred dollars an hour for site supervisors and more for subcontractors.
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"For a sham trial once again they weren't even allowed to present defence so so there is i mean persecution and violence intimidation coercion uh a national assembly members of parliament are not being allowed into the legislative palace so they can they can session in parliament um and so for all the talk that modahl has all his discourse of of how his suppose it national constituent assembly would bring peace a his actions are clearly um the opposite what would like now in caracas was as evening turns in tonight what would you see if we went out onto the streets of the city right now right now you would see people eating out of the trash out of a garbage in in middle class neighbourhoods uh all over the city and a sort of selfimposed curfew uh because uh although street protests have dwindled ever since the national constituent assembly uh took office uh there is also rampant crime kidnappings and and just the fear of of people close closed their shops a you know where it whereas got us used to be a vibrant city on any given weeknight you could go out and and there were twenty four hour open restaurants and and traffic and brighton cities i mean that's the streets are are mostly empty beit because uh a lot of people have left has fled the country also because people can't find spare parts for their cars um and mostly because people have have chosen to remain home out of desperation.
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"Derail attack jeff brohm feel npr news the trump administration is imposing sanctions on eight more venezuelan officials npr's philip braves zinc caracas in says the sanctions will badly eight from traveling to the us and prohibit us companies from doing business with them the sanctions mostly target individuals whom the us say organized will supported the creation of president nicolas madouas new constituent assembly washington considers vat assembly illegal and a means of entrenching windows dictatorship the assembly's already pasta decree declaring itself the most powerful legislative body in the land of voted to throw out venezuela's chief prosecutor those same should include a brother of the late socialist leader hugo chavez and a commander of the national guard who's accused of acts of violence against opposition politicians in the elected national assembly in the past when his officials have been sanctioned widow who was himself targeted by us sanctions last week has held ceremonies honoring them but breeze npr news caracas this is npr news from kqed news i'm paul land core san mateo district attorney says the three south san francisco police officers who fatally shot a fiftynineyearold armed man in may were justified in their use of legal force lethal force that is according to dac even wag staffs investigation into the incident the officers fired sixteen shots of john wayne you know and hit him five times during a confrontation outside his home in a was armed with a shotgun at the time in wag staff says the officers feared for their lives wag staff announced yesterday of the officers have been cleared of all criminal wrongdoing in he knows death a conquered officials says the city might not be able to afford its plan nineteen million dollar loan for a redevelopment project he cubides sonia hudson reports the city in partnership with a private company is redeveloping closed naval weapons station they're turning the roughly five thousand acres into a park and a highdensity commercial and residential am conquered has already loaned nine million dollars to the project and has planned for another twelve million dollars over the next ten years guy beer key is conquer director of community reuse planning to now we've been able to find additional revenue went in the city budget to fund these there is a legitimate with question of our ability to continue to do so beer key also says the.
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"Well this is a vote that will effectively rewrite the country's constitution now the president has said this has been the only way to try and bring the country back to peace after four months of violent protest but the opposition is basically you're saying the fraudulent assembly that it's just eating away at the democratic system in in venice wadeeh and that's why they being protesting so strongly about is saying this shouldn't be happening if you the the national assembly which is oppositionled we'll be sitting alongside effectively this constituent assembly in the concern is that you know that powers than they will vote new that majority was elected in two thousand fifteen and they will increasingly have limited powers to be able to be able to run the country democratically kitty watson in caracas an investigation is underway into what caused the second five in as many years at one of the world's tallest residential buildings the torch tie in dubai i got more details from our arab affairs analyst alan johnston this fire broke out of the most dangerous time at about a half past midnight when many residents would have been at home and perhaps a sleep images of the blaze shot around the world on social media and they showed the fire lighting up the night sky right in the heart of dubai a great column of flames reaching a high up the side of the building and burning debris falling into the street below a witness living in a towerblock opposite simon by told us what he saw on voter fraud out for the voting was or or.
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"The voting software companies smart madda of being part of an international campaign to cast doubts on the results of the country's recent election he said quote stupid president of smart matic under pressure from the us and uk says only seven point five million people voted but it was more like 10 million vice president mike pence traveling in europe is among those not buying the elect shen results recent days we've seen the completion of venezuela's collapse into dictatorship not only did the regime hold a sham national assembly election but on monday night the regime seized two prominent members of the opposition from the us is considering sanctions against the maduro government despite a scene at a chickfila in jacksonville florida the other night a teenaged customer got into an argument with the counter stab so the manager lock the doors which enraged a couple of women who are trying to get in there were banging on the doors but then found a door that was not locked they let themselves they and then proceeded to trash the place fleming that there brother the arguing customer had been served cold chicken nuggets this customer looked on in amazement as one of the women notch straw's napkins and condiments civil floor she called her a heifer them spiting gorge down there in jacksonville children and the rest rob will reportedly crying and fear as they've the sense of that and we really don't know what the outcome was but it give our thanks to the customer who memorialized lists incident on video and posted it to face spoke for the world to see mix of sun and clouds today it'll be warm and humid with a shower or thunderstorm and sponsor during the afternoon and early evening hours a high today of eighty sex we have seventy one degrees now and partly sunny skies were growing up to.
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"Of a point and the sp 500 added one there is word that turnout numbers and venezuela's election for an allpowerful constituent assembly were manipulated a company that help with that country's voting technology says official estimates that eight million people participated in the vote are off by at least a million the head of the country's oppositioncontrolled national assembly said that the legislature will call for an investigation the national assembly is changing its agenda so that the main point of discussion becomes this fraud what has happened in venice will is not only a fraud it was a crime that starts at the top of the electoral system who read a report knowing that the results they were reading were absolutely fraudulent the freshly alike the constituent assembly is expected to hand embattled president nicolas maduro sweeping new powers president trump's claims about a pair of phone calls are coming under question mexico's government says the president and rikke pinon yet how did not phone mr trump to complement his immigration policies as the president said on on monday and the boy scouts denied that its leaders called mr trump to praise his recent speech before the group in fact the chief scout executive apologize for the political rhetoric in the president's remarks and britain's prince philip stepped away from public life today the ninety six year old who has done more twenty two thousand public engagements since his marriage to the queen made what officials are calling his last so low public appearance greeting royal marines at buckingham palace but the uk hasn't seen the last of the duke of edinburgh he will still accompany queen elizabeth from time to time still to come on the news our a breakthrough in human gene editing these scientific and ethical implications the tug of war between congress and the white house efforts to stop super bugs in their tracks and much more.
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"Disagreement hey among them a more radical faction in this the resistance jospin who won't using government free day protests demonstrations and strikes one teenaged demonstrator when he gave the name r j said through his guests mosque he was staying on the streets for the foreseeable future we'll get to be here until this country changes until it improves and tell the government falls we need a president who's dignified enough to be call the president of venezuela and an end to the shortages in kings kurdistan sent round the corn ahead because we're told that motorbike gangs known as polite the horse naveh burntout police headquarters just round the corner you can see the fireman hair damp rang out claims than members of the community center ran outside clear what's going on jeff saw on every corner in caracas at the moment affairs right some new level of chaos is underway amid the unfolding mayhem the opposition's leadership denies it is responsible for the violence the head of the oppositionled national assembly or his unsurprisingly blames the madoo government instead we are not the ball in a civil war in venezuela what we haven't been israeli he's one people one nation which is again a minority that has hit nap it the power minutes well as always the election in venezuela took place on a sunday in this group could divided and deeply catholic nation the only sign of unity i soul day was inside a church opposite the polling station there is his traditional the mass ended with both sides shaking hands in his own peace if this new assembly moves ahead would be a long time before venezuela's politicians do anything similar we'll grunting caracas in a speech on television in venezuela in the law style president nicolas madero welcomed the results of the election sashi brown john good morning venezuela we have a constituent assembly i said whether rained thunder and lightning and it did ray their wall sunder and there was lightening and a constituent assembly was elected by the people and elected by conscience eight million people voted amidst threats there are states in this country where voters had to face the bullets of paramilitaries and cross rivers to vote by sao paulo well tom no no no no no this morning on usurping tokuji isayas medina who.
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"Listeners would be interested to know that these over six million votes are still lower than the seven million and a half votes obtained by minute or when he was elected a president back into into fausto thirteen back then over fifteen median voters took part in that election and last year it less 2015 over fourteen million voters took part in the national assembly elections that were one mostly by the position he that is the case than the turnout for the selection he's very low close to thirty two percent and if the result is much lower than one baluyot got back in 2013 it means the position is still has a lot of work to do a safer on what about what is at the heart of the the the opposition to specific opposition which is the sort of a constituent assembly changes to the national assembly amendments of costa the constitution does this mean it's easier than i guess for murdering his supporters to move these that sort of agenda forward ecent ecre elusive still deeply unpopular he served popularity addressing between twenty two twenty four percent depending on which bowl you look at but if you compare that with which more what might mean quite low for european aroma costanzo she compared with the 17 percent opinion yet to housing mexico or the 14 percent that uh he's neighbor one on a census housing colombia or much worse the seven percent of the world peace to michel temer enjoys upon intended uh in in basile then you see that he's not in a terribly complicated procedure having said that he is some popular there are issues concerning the rule of law which need to be negotiated between your position on the government in fact a last week pope francis made it yet another call for about to kind of negotiation to take place but the problem is that the position seems hellbent.
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"Protecting side of further your unit now the important that one his own national assembly quite late because the opposition party uh is pretty close to have enough votes to stop you so he's got are bigger problems with his own natural certainly pat on national security issues better the puzzle about thaddeus the chinese say it's aggressive can look into their defences they regard this as a qualification of their sovereignty does the debt that this the south korean people to they follow china's argument is the two sophisticated or they agree with china no other are there is always a big split on the right left within the society does among individual private citizens of iraq uh are worried about their own security side with china stay with carryover we're talking about carilo quote we're talking about korean lives americans early talk about protecting themselves and in that argument europe players well in the crash but the part of doping caught covered as we go to the older if you ask anybody over fifty years old your darn right we gotta have we go up to gobble americans overcoat protect ourselves well we know bob though the opposition to people who are proamerican they don't really seemed to have very much political clout tuesday's do they i mean there are a minority in the national assembly and they certainly lost control of the blue house where the president's resides is it seems the president moon news is in a pretty good position to really promote his progressive agenda which looks very much like north koreas and very little like ours that's right the problem with the silent majority of south korea this is a thorough bility to mobilise a public opinion of pretty poor which is which is no problem in mobilising public opinion on thought the ability to to future ability to get things done it's going to be pretty good what is it it could have shown what you really want to do a bad um and either legislatively or public of why emme if you're not showing is already told the senator durban to take a message back to the us put that without a message to the united states will be hard to believe obviously for the trump administration and i think that caused problems between the true cross bob.
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"At protecting side the from provia now the important to get his own national assembly quite only because the opposition party is critical to have enough votes to stop it so he's got bigger problems with his own national assembly the repair on national security the puzzle about thaddeus the chinese say it's aggressive they can look into their defences they regard this as a qualification of their sovereignty does the debt that this the south korean people they follow china's argument is too sophisticated or they agree with china no they there there is always a big split on the arroyo left within the society in thrown among individual private citizens of iraq we are worried about their own security side with china saying that the necessary other or talk about korean law quote we're talking about korean lives americans early talk about protecting themselves and then that argument it will play as well in the press but the the part of get covered as we go to the older if you ask anybody over fifty years old your darn right we gotta have we go of technological americans but we got protect ourselves we'll be no bob though the opposition to people who are proamerican they don't really seemed to have very much political clout these days do they i mean there are a minority in the national assembly and they certainly lost control of the blue house where the president's resides is it seems the president moon news is in a pretty good position to really promote his progressive agenda which looks very much like north koreas and very little like ours well that's right the problem with the silent majority of of south korea is the third ability to mobilise a public opinion is pretty poor what to which a mood has no problem in mobilising public opinion on hillside so the bill to get your ability to get things done there's going to be pretty good what is it he has shown what are you really want to do a cab um and either legislatively or public of wide of any the story and he's already called the senator durban to take it back to the us but the message to the united states well up could be hard to believe obviously for the trump administration i think of caused problems.