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"Fire inspections are done to make sure we're climate ready and that we have all the concerns we need address public health wise. Plus, New York State declared a state disaster over the spread of the polio virus. More on that, but first, news headlines. Live from NPR news, I'm Janine herbst, Russia says it's withdrawing its forces from a key city in eastern Ukraine, in what appears to be a significant victory in Ukraine's ongoing offensive to retake territory seized by Russia early in the conflict. For Moscow and pierce Charles meets has more. Russian defense ministry spokesman eager kanesh shankar confirmed Moscow's forces withdrew from the city of his zoom, a key regional transportation and supply hub for the Russian military campaign in Ukraine's east. Said the decision to regroup was in keeping with Russia's goal of liberating Ukraine's Donbass region, even as Russian state media reporters on the ground insisted the move was taken to avoid route by Ukrainian forces. Videos posted to social media showed long lines of cars piled up at the Russian border after occupying authorities called for civilian evacuation, Ukraine also claimed to have captured the nearby railway hub of coupons, the Kremlin has yet to comment on the recent Ukrainian advances, but repeatedly insisted its military campaign is going according to plan. Charles main's MPR news, Moscow. Lawyers for the Justice Department and former president Trump have laid out their different approaches to how they want a special master in the investigation into the documents seized by the FBI to conduct the job and fears Deepa shivaram has more. In court documents, Trump's lawyers said they want all seized material from the August 8th search of Mar-a-Lago to go directly to the special master for review. But the Department of Justice says the special masters should not be able to review classified documents. When it comes to the cost breakdown, the DoJ said they want Trump to bear the cost of the special master, but Trump's team wants the cost split between the two parties. Both parties also disagreed on the timeline moving forward, Trump's lawyers said the review process may take 90 days and the DoJ wants the process done by October 12th. Both parties have until Monday to respond to each other's special masters suggestions. Deepa shivaram, NPR news, Washington. King Charles the third has been formally proclaimed sovereign of the United Kingdom in a ceremony today in London. This has the palace announced the funeral for his mother, Queen Elizabeth, will take place on September 19th, and piers Philip Reeves has more. The queen's final journey through her kingdom is about to begin. On Sunday her coffin will be carried from her castle in northern Scotland to Edinburgh. On Monday it will be carried in a procession along Edinburgh's royal mile to saint Giles cathedral, her son now King Charles the third will take part along with other royals. Officials say Scotland's public will be allowed into the cathedral to pay their respects before she's taken to England by military aircraft on Tuesday to line state in Westminster until her funeral on Monday the 19th of September. Philip Reeves NPR news Edinburgh. This is NPR. And in the WNYC newsroom, I'm Tiffany Hansen. New York State declared a state disaster over the spread of the polio virus yesterday. But if you missed it, don't blame yourself. WNYC's health and science editor seek on acme explains why. The executive order from governor hochul's office arrived late Friday morning and with little fanfare. A stark contrast to the stream of press conferences held in recent years for COVID-19. About an hour after her office posted the order to its website, state health officials shared the news with the press. But they didn't issue a statement on social media until mid afternoon. The latest wastewater data from the state health department shows the polio virus has moved into Nassau county as of last month. Those samples have been genetically linked to ones taken in rockland county, where the nation's first case of paralytic polio and nearly a decade was reported in July. The governor and health officials are urging people to get vaccinated if you aren't already or if you're unclear if your status. And in a ruling issued yesterday, the Supreme Court blocked a lower court's ruling that would have required the yeshiva university to recognize an LGBTQ group. The group, why you pride alliance has been seeking recognition as an official campus club for years. In a statement, university president rabbi Ari Berman thanked the court for protecting, quote, the religious liberty of the university, and its identity as a leading faith based academic institution. 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"Here with her husband Bradley. I ask her why she came. I was very, very upset. The news came out last night and I just wanted to come here to space. Yeah. Not far away is Robert Milligan, a retired Scottish infantryman, clad in Tut and trousers. Milliken was watching The Simpsons when Queen Elizabeth's death was announced. And it came up. Oh, no. It's not real. But it is true. I can see you're pretty upset about it. Oh, yeah. She's like, we had somebody to love. Those who don't particularly revere Britain's royals or believe its monarchy should be abolished. Confide the intensity of these emotions, puzzling. Yet for Milligan, it's about who the queen was. She was like personal to everybody, even if you came from the smallest village, she was a like everybody's mummy, and everywhere loved her. Philip Reeves NPR news Edinburgh. The queen reigned through many global upheavals, including the end of the British Empire, and as some critics have pointed out, remembrances may not feel complete without acknowledging the impact of British colonialism, especially on countries in Africa and in the Caribbean. Matthew J Smith is a Professor of history at university college London and director of the school's center for the study of the legacies of British slavery. Welcome to all things considered. Thank you, Ari. Briefly remind us what the relationship was between the UK and the Commonwealth of Nations. When the queen began her reign, 70 plus years ago. Yes, well, by then, most of the islands in the Caribbean were still colonies. In fact, they were just very few that were fully independent. By the next decade though, when she would have been in her first decade of her reign, it began to see some very powerful stirrings that would manifest in independence in many of the islands by then. So she came to the throne at a period of remarkable transition in the Commonwealth Caribbean. And can you tell us about some notable instances of violence against anti colonial movements during the queen's reign? Much of the sorts of associations that violence would have happened outside the Caribbean region, particularly in parts of Africa, which are very well known. Perhaps a pronounced example which has been well documented has been the case of the normal rebels in Kenya that we're fighting for independence there. But much of this sorts of struggles may not all have involved on conflict, but they did involve very such a guided and heavy hand by the British colonial powers at the time. I mean, not have had explicit violence, but it had scars nonetheless that were born by many people during that transition. Do you think the queen did enough in her lifetime to acknowledge or order repair the harm that was done to people in these countries? I think the queen was quite well aware of it. One of the things that's striking about Queen Elizabeth's, to me, so how were the knowledgeable she seemed to be? But at the same time, she had a commitment to her job and her job was a reigning monarch of Britain. And that came with all sorts of historical aspects to its antecedents that she very much supported because that was her job to support it. How does the range of reactions that we've seen to her death reflect the queen's place in the history of the British Empire and the nations that are colonized? I think it reflects it very powerfully. And I think it reflects very strongly these sorts of contradiction within these former colonial states between what it means to be attached to Britain and what it means to be independent. So transition that she reigned over, where that question between what is your attachment to britishness and what is the new sense of nationalism? What should that look like? The tension that emerges within it is attention to elevate instead Africa. And the black ancestors who were enslaved by the same colonial forces that were being revered in these other quarters. You have roots in Jamaica and have said that you've noticed a generational divide in how people perceive Queen Elizabeth. What does that look like? I remember as a child seeing on television, the marriage of then Prince Charles now King Charles the third and Princess Diana and being told this is a major event, but feeling personally alienated as someone who is of a post colonial generation from seeing how that has any real impact on the life I had in Jamaica as a Jamaican. But I do see that there are factors of the society that feel very strongly that attachment. And there are other sectors that are very resistant to it. Do I have come out now as they have during the period of the queen's dream we leave back in June. And began to demand apologies for slavery, demand reparations and reparative justice to descendants of the formerly enslaved persons of these islands who was hard labor and oppression was done without freedom, forced that built in many ways. Lots of the wealth of the British Empire. So what do you think this transition ultimately is going to mean for the monarchy and its relationship with the countries that it still has these ties to around the world? In some remarkable period of reflection. And that's a reflection that needs to be had at the local levels, not just state leaders, but the populations themselves, what does it mean to have still had and these are the countries that were that maintain these ties to the queens. Has the time come now for that to be fully abrogated. And for this sense of independence, to be fully realized. Matthew J Smith is a Professor of history at university college London and director of the school's center for the study of the legacies of British slavery. Thank you very much. My pleasure. You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. What happens when old bridges
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"This is all things considered, I'm also Chang. And I'm Ari Shapiro. We have some sad news about a friend and former colleague. Anne Gerald's longtime foreign correspondent for NPR died today of lung cancer. She was 71 years old. Here at NPR Gerald's was known as a passionate reporter willing to go anywhere in the world at a moment's notice if the story required it. She was also a warm and generous friend to many, NPR's lineare has this remembrance. When Ann Garros arrived at NPR in 1988, she already had a lot of experience under her belch, ten years in television news at ABC, where she was bureau chief in both Moscow and Central America. Carols made a strong impression on NPR's Deborah Amos. She was this glamorous television reporter who came here. She didn't dress like the rest of us at the beginning. And she'd had this long and remarkable career before she landed here. So she was this tough cookie who arrived. She was always braver than me. And I always understood that she was braver than me. That bravery led girls into many war zones, and when it came to covering wars, Garros was there at the beginning, three columns of Russian troops continue to press toward grozny in the largest military operation since the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989. In the middle of the battle, there was a constant thud thud thought overnight this morning we heard warplanes flying low over the Iraqi capital and at the peace table. The atmosphere at this morning signing ceremony was one of weary relief, not joy until just weeks ago Croats and Muslims had been at war. Hope and Garros was the kind of reporter who would drive alone across a war zone if that's what it took to get the story. But in a 2003 interview with NPR Susan stamberg, Carol's insisted she was not a war junkie. I didn't set out to be a war correspondent. It just, the wars kept happening. Indeed, as NPR's Ted Clark, one of her former NPR editors remembers it, Garros was a prolific reporter, with a seemingly endless curiosity about the world. She went everywhere she was in every continent. I looked at her stories on the NPR archives, and there were 90 pages, and on all kinds of subjects, not just political, not just military, but social, artistic, cultural. I never worked with Annie on a story that she wasn't passionate about. NPR's Philip Reeves worked with geralt's on many stories from Iraq to Pakistan, but he first met Gerald's in Moscow, Reeves says geralt had a deep love and understanding of Russia. And she also had this extraordinary ability to really understand the way Russian people think. Unlike a lot of reporters who just go out there and collect quotes and then relay them to their editors, and he could actually get right inside the minds and hearts of people. And that's what made her an incredible reporter. And I think she was particularly impressive in Russia. As much as Angelo's loved Russia, she is probably best known for her reporting during the 2003 Iraq War. Carols was one of a handful of foreign reporters who remained in Baghdad as the war began. As she told in pure Susan stamberg, she used a satellite phone for her reports, and went to great lengths to conceal it from Iraqi authorities. And then I had decided that it would be very smart if I broadcast naked. So that if God forbid the secret police were coming through the rooms, it would give me maybe 5 minutes to answer the door pretend I'd been asleep sort of, I don't have any clothes on. And it would give me maybe a few seconds to go hide the phone. Garros later wrote about her wartime experiences in Iraq in a book called naked in Baghdad. And pierce Deborah Amos, who also reported from the Iraqi capital, remembers one time when Garros wanted to do a piece about cemetery workers in Najaf. This was at the height of the killing. And it was terrible in Baghdad. And frightening. And so Annie went rolled in a carpet in the back seat of a car through the worst neighborhoods so that she would not be visible. The piece was beautiful. And no one, of course, except for all of her colleagues knew what it took
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"Philip Reeves who is Ian Rio de Janeiro philippa house is this Well this goes back to September 2018 when Bolsonaro was stabbed and seriously injured at an election campaign rally since then he's had four major surgeries and a number of other procedures And he's repeatedly suffered these abdominal problems And this latest problem started after he had lunch on Sunday and started to feel some pain It was significantly significantly serious and serious enough for him to be flown in the middle of that night from the coast of southern Brazil where he spent the holidays to the city of São Paulo where he's now in a private hospital Now this is an election year in Brazil and Bolsonaro is running for a second term Could this possibly be a problem Yeah Bolsonaro ended up in that same hospital with the same problem in July last year and bounced back but it's true He's getting on in years in March he'll turn 67 But remember he's a populist who projects himself to his base as this super fit army captain The tough guy who rides a motorbike and leads giant motorcycle parades of his supporters through the streets and so on In fact he was out riding around on a jet ski over the new year's holidays and went to a theme park which has a hot wheels car show dressed up as a racing driver and drove around in one of the cars Now we can't know how he'll emerge from this latest health issue without knowing more about his medical condition But I think it's likely he will be back and we'll carry on swashbuckling in the October election approaches All right now how are Brazilians reacting to all this Brazil is deeply divided almost everything is politicized these days and certainly everything involving Bolsonaro So as soon as the news broke yesterday that he'd been airlifted to hospital his opponents were online accusing him of highlighting his health issues For example by posting pictures himself in bed giving a thumbs up while showing little sympathy for the more than 620,000 Brazilians who have died because of the COVID-19 pandemic And some of his opponents also claim that Bolsonaro uses these health issues related to a stabbing to remind Brazilians of that stabbing back in 2018 In fact a federal police investigation into that attack found it was carried out by one individual but his supporters on the far right routinely claimed this individual was linked to a party on the far left and used that as a way of generally discrediting the left but who are of course Bolsonaro's main opponents Now what happens next year His surgeon who treated him after the stabbing was overseas on vacation when this happened but arrived back in Brazil this morning the latest bulletin from the hospital says Bolsonaro's not in pain and has no fever When this happened before last July he spent four days in hospital If it turns out he has to have surgery he'll likely need more recuperation time than that But this is not a great time to be out of action Brazil's facing mountain of problems right now there have been deadly floods in the northeast of the country In fact Bolsonaro was criticized for cavorting around on holiday by the sea instead of going there COVID case numbers and deaths are way down in Brazil these days but they're beginning to rise again and there's an awful lot of concern about amri not.
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"Socially putting a lot of emphasis also in his commitment to combating climate change and on his determination to make Chile a fairer society by expanding the government's role in providing social support and defending rights Chile has been through years of political turbulence you mentioned sometimes it's become violent These were candidates with two very different world views What happens next Well well area where this really does make a big difference is to do with the rewriting of the constitution Those mass protests resulted in a national referendum in which chileans overwhelmingly voted to scrap their Pinochet era constitution They went on to elect an assembly a very diverse body half of the members are women And their job is to write a new one So this is a big deal We're talking about writing an entirely new set of rules for the country had cast one that process would have been in jeopardy He was against it It now stands a much better chance of going ahead although the final document must still be approved by popular vote That's NPR's South America correspondent Philip Reeves and Philip always an extra thanks to a reporter up the morning after an election Thank you You're welcome COVID vaccines have been widely available in Nevada but the state had not been reaching out to Spanish speakers in rural communities That is now changing Burt Johnson with member station KU and R reports On a recent Saturday ogle Leon came to saint gall Catholic Church in gardnerville Nevada to get her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine The church is an hour south of Reno Leon says at first she was really scared to get the shot She'd seen all kinds of things on social media She says one of her friends and her mother in law both got really sick from the coronavirus So they convinced her to get vaccinated Another person at the church vaccine clinic is liliana duarte She was just getting her first dose not because she had to be convinced rather What they says she just hasn't had the time Even though the clinic was on a weekend she was coming straight from work More than 70 people showed up to get shots this day Public health workers say that's a healthy turnout for a town with just over 6000 residents The honest sandy works at the Larson institute for health impact and equity at the university of Nevada Reno She organized this clinic on behalf of the state Sandy says they started back in September working with the congregation to plan for it We would set outside in the foyer of the sanctuary And talk to people as they left And then I came to a couple of.
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"Yet Chile is entering uncharted territory The assembly only has until July to finish its work Its draft constitution then goes to a mandatory popular vote No one knows if chileans will approve It may not even get that far The writers candidate in Sunday's presidential election Jose Antonio caste is against a new charter if elected he could prove obstructive Back at the people's assembly that is causing a lot of concern We're worried she's happy and fukuoka the high school teacher This process began because Chile was polarized and mass protests erupted he explains We can't go back to that Philip Reeves NPR news conception Chile This is NPR news This is WNYC at 6 19 later on morning edition text messages from January 6th show allies are then president Trump pleading with him to act to try to stop the attack on the capitol Trump administration officials and members of Congress urged that the president take immediate action A look at how conservative media handle these revelations coming up in about 15 minutes WNYC is supported by city national bank whose new Manhattan west branch is now open in.
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"Are supporters of a far right populous who came in first in the first round of yesterday's presidential election His name is Jose Antonio caste The race there is seen as the most polarized since the end of a dictatorship and dictatorship in Chile more than 30 years ago And Paris Philip Reeves is in the capital Santiago Hey there Philip Hi So I guess at springtime where you are must be lovely how the election go It is spring time to spring time It is lovely and the election came with some spring surprises I suppose you could say Jose Antonio cast is an ultra conservative and he came first Until recently he was a fringe candidate Steve but there was a surge of support for him over the last month or so and he wound up with 28% A couple of points behind him came someone at the other end of the political scale Gabrielle bodic a 35 year old foremost student leader from the left but no one broke the 50% mark to win outright So that's why these two now go through a runoff next month Well I guess we don't want to draw too many conclusions given that no one was anywhere near an actual majority but how is it that a right wing populace would do so well in a country that seemed to have been leaning to the left Well you know the last few years have been very politically volatile in Chile Steve you know it used to be seen as a model of stability in the region But it's been a very turbulent time You'll recall the mass anti government protests in 2019 when millions took the streets demanding an end to social inequality That led to the election of a people's assembly which is a broad cross section of chileans but now rewriting the Pinochet era constitution So the country's figuring out what kind of society it should be And some cars supporters told me last night that these fundamental changes made them make them feel insecure threatened They include Alexander Lopez who was in the crowd celebrating cast victory He's 21 and he believes Chile's left has become just too radical in the last few years They want to reconstruct the children nation from its origin They want to erase everything They want to restart we have to embrace our traditional values We have to make Chile like more traditional again I asked some of the car supporters about what they feel about cast words of praise for the Peninsula era Here's Lucas wrestler who's an engineering student I don't like that about.
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"Will agree to that kind of funding Ryan man NPR news You're listening to all things considered from NPR news Brazil has suffered one of the world's most severe COVID-19 outbreaks but you wouldn't know it from its president's behavior Jair Bolsonaro has undermined vaccines he's encouraged Brazilians to form crowds and he's touted ineffective treatments A Senate inquiry in Brazil concluded that thousands of deaths could have been avoided if Bolsonaro and his government had done things differently Members of the inquiry voted yesterday to recommend that Bolsonaro be indicted for 9 offenses including crimes against humanity We're joined now by NPR's Philip Reeves in Rio de Janeiro Hi Philip Hi So what are these accusations that have been made against both in our first of all Well they concern quite a few aspects of his behavior and that of his government His frequent refusal to wear masks the way he initially dismissed the virus's insignificant delays last year acquiring vaccines his defiance of science and continued promotion of ineffective treatments including hydroxychloroquine And the inquiry concluded that if you piece everything together this amounts to a deliberate attempt to seek herd immunity in Brazil and that this then led to the needless loss of many many lives so their recommended recommending that Bolsonaro be indicted on counts that include inciting a pandemic with the loss of life encouraging people to commit crimes misusing funds Charlotte nism and crimes against humanity which is a kind of catch all that also encompasses negligent treatment of indigenous people Now does this recommendation mean that Bolsonaro will actually be charged and tried Well senators who led this inquiry formally handed their findings to Brazil's prosecutor general today in the form of a report that nearly 1300 pages long And it's basically up to the prosecutor general to decide whether to shelve their recommendations or to seek Pershing from the Supreme Court to launch an investigation and proceed with some form of case or cases However the prosecution prosecutor general was appointed by Bolsonaro and he's considered an ally of his So legal commentators here are therefore generally pretty doubtful that this will lead anywhere Meanwhile that allegation of crimes against humanity goes to the International Criminal Court But that court moves slowly and it can take years to determine even whether a case is within its jurisdiction So nothing slightly to happen anytime soon If Bolsonaro ultimately is not indicted does this mean this whole thing was a waste of time I mean what other impacts could this have for him No I don't think it means that because this can quarry it lasted 6 months The panel comprised 11 senators 7 of them Bolsonaro opponent opponents and day after day Brazilians watch live on TV as they laid out the whole tragic story of Brazil's pandemic and the government's response to it The public heard about the catastrophe in the city of manaus where the health system totally collapsed and oxygen ran out so people suffocated in their beds They heard about alleged attempts by government middlemen to skim off money from vaccine purchases in the middle of a pandemic And of course they had an awful lot about Bolsonaro's conduct So these findings are really an important historic record that's been secured through the application of democracy in a nation where some fear democracies under threat They also have political implications Brazil has a presidential election next year and this could well damage Bolsonaro's reelection chances Very briefly Phil how is Bolsonaro responding to this Well he's been scornful of the inquiry from the start dismissing his political theater but after this inquiry recommended his indictment he went on social media and linked COVID vaccines with getting aids a complete falsehood that was later removed.
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"NPR news. I'm CHILD. Snyder. The FBI has released a newly declassified 16 page document that examines links between the 9 11 hijackers and Saudi nationals in the US it offers no evidence the Saudi government was complicit in the attacks. But lawyers for families suing Saudi Arabia say it validates their case. A document was released following an executive order by President Biden. President Biden began his day yesterday at the World Trade Center and ended it at the Pentagon. In between, he went to Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Here's NPR's Scott. Detroit vice president. Harris spoke at the ceremony honoring flight 93, which crashed just outside Shanksville. After it's 40 passengers and crew fought back to retake the plane from hijackers. Biden arrived after the ceremony, he placed a wreath at the marble wall honoring the passengers and crew who likely prevented the plane from hitting the U. S. Capitol. But and also visited with family members of those killed in the crash. Then he appeared at the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department, which is visited before speaking to reporters. Biden praised the passengers and crew of flight 93 saying, quote. It's one thing to say. I know I should step up. It's another thing to do it. That's genuine heroism. Scott Detroit. NPR NEWS SHANKSVILLE, Pennsylvania, US marked the 20th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks a Taliban putting together an interim government in Afghanistan following the U. S withdrawal. NPR's Jackie Northam and Islamabad says Taliban leaders are trying to convince the world that they've changed. The Taliban are trying to assure the world that they're on a more moderate force now than the one that ruled Afghanistan before the Taliban back then was ruthless. I mean, they would whip people if they were caught listening to music or flying a kite. They have public executions. The Taliban now wants people to believe that's a thing of the past. But you know already we're seeing them crack down hard on any dissent, and that's just not a good sign Taliban mark that started their interim government by raising the group's flag over the Afghan presidential palaces weekend the government has made up of all male Taliban members. The founding of the Shining Path Guerrillas Group in Peru is dead at the age of 86. NPR's Philip Reeves reports. Nearly 30 years have elapsed since I've been male. Guzman was captured while hiding in a safe house amid a conflict that brought havoc and misery to Peru. He's been held ever since. In a maximum security unit built especially to imprison him in 1980 Guzman amount. His philosophy professor declared war on Peru's government and led thousands of leftist insurgents. In a relentless bombing and assassination campaign. In the following two decades. There was 70,000 deaths, a Truth and Reconciliation commission found just over half of these lives lost. Were caused by the Shining Path, Peru's government said. Guzman died Saturday after developing an infection. President Pedro Castillo described him as a terrorist responsible for countless deaths. Philip Reeves. NPR NEWS This is NPR. One of the country's largest Christian denominations, has installed its first transgender bishop, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, installed the Reverend Megan Roar and a service this weekend in San Francisco. Or will oversee nearly 200 congregations in northern California, northern Nevada, 18 year old in Morada KANU is getting congratulatory messages from Queen Elizabeth and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Roger Kahn, who won the women's title at the U. S Open tennis tournament this weekend. Tenderly Wilder reports that she's the first qualifier in history to win a grand slam in the showdown between two unseated teenagers. Emma Radical new defeated Canada's Leila Fernandez to win the championship in ST Set 6463. It was the first women's final featuring two teenagers since the 1999 US Open when Serena Williams defeated Martina Hingis. Both Rodica New and Fernandez injured this year's tournament as virtual unknowns. In the final, radical new injured her leg during a slide on court in the second set and had to take a brief medical time out, but powered through to win for her efforts, the young Brit will take home the championship trophy, a boost in her ranking and the $2.5 million paycheck. For NPR News. I'm Tom Julia Wilder. Men's final is today at the U. S. Open tennis tournament. Novak Djokovic playing to New Medford of for the title, Djokovic is seeking to win all four Grand Slam trophies in a single season. He's also looking for his 1st.
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"Seven nursing homes that evacuated residents to a warehouse during Hurricane Ida. Seven people have died as a result of conditions in that facility. NPR's Liz Baker has more. The owner Bob Dean, is under investigation after 843 of his residents had to be rescued from an overcrowded, unsafe warehouse where they had been brought to write out the hurricane. According to documents obtained by The Times Picayune and the Advocate. The state Department of Health had approved the warehouse evacuation, although it is not clear how closely the department scrutinize the plant, which allegedly describes the warehouse as an alternate care facility. Survivors described something very different days of nightmarish conditions packed together on mattresses overwhelmed by squalor, heat and stench. The state attorney general and the Department of Health have each launched investigations. Liz Baker NPR News, a region by region snapshot of the nation's economy, put together by the Federal Reserve shows a slight downshift in the economy last month. Increased concerns over a new surge of coronavirus cases information from the 12 areas of the country where the feds member banks showing while there was rising employment. Overall, some areas continue to experience a labor shortage. The Dow was down 68 points. This is NPR. The chief justice of Brazil says he won't tolerate moves by the country's president to undermine judiciary. NPR's Philip Reeves says political tensions there are running high. This comes one day after President Jacob all scenario mobilized his supporters by staging several huge demonstrations. Show of force partly aimed at the judiciary with whom he has long been in conflict, addressing crowds in Sao Paulo Bolsonaro laid into the Supreme Court, saying he would refuse to obey the rulings of one judge in particular. Some of those narrow supporters are calling for the court to be shut down. Brazil's chief Justice Louis Folks responded Wednesday with a warning about what he called the politics of chaos. Folks said a head of state who encourages people to disregard court decisions is committing a crime that should be examined by Congress. The court, he said, would not tolerate threats. Philip Reeves NPR NEWS reddish NATO, The city of New Orleans, has now lifted a nightly curfew put in place after major.
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"Brazil is off to a heated start. This is the scene a short while ago in the capital Brasilia, Many thousands turned out to show their support for the far right, President Shea. You're both an arrow. He's organized another demonstration in Sao Paulo later today, where crowds are already gathering. And there are also other demonstrations going on around the country for and against the president. We're joined by NPR's Philip Reeves, who's in Brasilia and fill you sent us that sound. You were at a demonstration this morning. A lot of people were worried that hardliners in the crowd would attack the Supreme Court or Congress. So what'd you say? Well, I saw a very big crowd. Tens of thousands. I would say they were in the giant plaza, which is in the heart of the capital, where the presidential Palace and Congress and Supreme Court are located. There were men and women, young and old and kids. They came from all over the place in cars, trucks, vans, many of them most of them, I'd say were clad in the in Brazil's national colours, yellow, green and blue. You know, And so what I was witnessing was an attempt by Bolsonaro to stage a massive show of support to prove his opponents wrong when they say that he's weak and isolated and has been badly damaged by his catastrophic mismanagement of the Covid 19 pandemic. Now it's hard to know Robin whether this was big enough to do that, but it certainly wasn't small. And I think it did, in fact, serve as a reminder that Bolsonaro remains are forced to be reckoned with ahead of next year's elections. We'll tell us I mean both narrow has been called Trump like in this way, gathering crowds to show his support. Who are supporters? What did they tell you about why they support him? Well, some of them it must be said favor a military intervention. There are people who believe that democracy doesn't work in Brazil any longer than they want basically a coup. That's why everyone was so worried yesterday because they were concerned that that element could attack the Supreme Court, and in fact, last night, a convoy of trucks broke through barriers in the same way as Bernard. And so those worries were elevated by that, But in fact, in the end, nothing happened. As for the For the majority of them, though, I would say they're they're They're evangelicals, conservative Catholics, truckers, small business people, rural producers, and there's a lot of reserve military and cops who support Bolsonaro for various reasons. They still think he's fighting against corruption. Although he faces a number of his government faces a number of allegations about possible corrupt involvement in the purchase of Covid vaccines. They believe the Supreme Court is politically biased. It has judges who are politically bias. There's particular anger that Bolsonaro's chief rival in next year's election, the former President Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva, Lula, as everyone knows him, was released from prison after being convicted of corruption. You know, and and also a lot of these guys have brought into Bolsonaro's latest fight with the judiciary in which he's trying to get at Brazil's election vote Counting system changed even though he's offered no concrete proof that there's anything wrong with it. So it's a mixture now. Well, you've told us that he's trying to protect or project strength ahead of the next election in Brazil, 13 months away, but just briefly. Their fears their that what happened could become similar to what happened here. An attack on the U. S. Capitol. Well, you know, this has underwritten the whole of today's events so far, and there are still other demonstrations for and against bolsonaro going on around the country. And this is about people's concerns that the fridge and that this is a fragile democracy, and something will happen that threatens its institution. That's why everyone's been so worried about this. Robin NPR international correspondent Philip Reeves in Brazil. Thank you. You're.
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"Washington. I'm Dave Mattingly. President Biden will be in New York and New Jersey this afternoon to get a look at the damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida. Record rainfall triggered flash flooding that killed more than 40 people in those two states. NPR's Windsor Johnston has more president Biden is scheduled to meet with state and local officials to discuss ways the federal government can help with recovery efforts. Biden's trip comes as the House prepares to vote on bipartisan legislation that would fund billions of dollars and upgrades to the nation's infrastructure. Those improvements could help states better prepare for extreme weather events in the future. The administration and congressional Democrats are also working on a larger budget resolution that includes measures to combat climate change, which scientists attribute to the severity of recent natural disasters. Windsor Johnston. NPR NEWS Washington The remnants of Ida are also blamed for deaths in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. I'd a killed at least 17 people in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama when it came ashore along the Gulf Coast. On the streets of Kabul today, Hundreds of anti Taliban protesters took to the streets of Afghanistan's capital, Taliban gunmen dispersed the crowds by firing into the air. This is NPR news from Washington. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Biden administration is working with the Taliban to get more Americans out of Afghanistan. Speaking earlier today at a news conference in Doha, Blinken said the U. S has identified about 100 Americans who want to leave the country. The Taliban spokesman says several chartered flights waiting for days to leave the airport in Mazari Sharif will be allowed to take off. This is Independence Day in Brazil. NPR's Philip Reeves says security has been stepped up as supporters of the country's president, Jair Bolsonaro plan. Large demonstrations. Convoys of trucks, vans and buses have arrived in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, where one of the largest pro bolsonaro demonstrations is expected. His supporters were already on the streets last night. Some broke through police lines near the Supreme Court and Congress. This has heightened concerns that those bolsonaro supporters who want a military coup might attack those buildings. Bolsonaro is hoping for a huge turnout at today's demonstrations in Brasilia and in Sao Paulo, proving to his opponents that he is far stronger than they say. But it's a strategy that could easily backfire if the turnout is lower than the hopes. Philip Reeves. NPR NEWS Brazilian Hundreds of environmental groups are calling for the UN's November climate conference in Scotland to be postponed because of concerns about the spread of covid 19. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR News in Washington. On this Tuesday after Labor Day you are listening to KCRW. I'm Cherry Glazer. Good to have you here. Money is still to come on morning edition, including the bipartisan infrastructure bill includes the largest ever federal investment in carbon capture. Coal states hope that could prolong fossil fuel use. And that has many environmental groups opposing the bill as you'll hear coming up. Well.
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"Air. This is NPR news from Washington. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the Biden administration is working with the Taliban to get more Americans out of Afghanistan. Speaking earlier today at a news conference in Doha, Blinken said the U. S has identified about 100 Americans who want to leave the country. The Taliban spokesman says several chartered flights waiting for days to leave the airport in Mazari Sharif will be allowed to take off. This is Independence Day in Brazil. NPR's Philip Reeves says security has been stepped up as supporters of the country's president, Jair Bolsonaro plan. Large demonstrations. Convoys of trucks, vans and buses have arrived in Brazil's capital, Brasilia, where one of the largest probe, also not a demonstrations is expected. His supporters were already on the streets last night. Some broke through police lines near the Supreme Court and Congress. This has heightened concerns that those bolsonaro supporters who want a military coup might attack those buildings. Bolsonaro is hoping for a huge turnout at today's demonstrations in Brasilia and in Sao Paulo, proving to his opponents that he is far stronger than they say. But it's a strategy that could easily backfire if the turnout is lower than the hopes. Philip Reeves. NPR NEWS Brazilian Hundreds of environmental groups are calling for the UN's November climate conference in Scotland to be postponed because of concerns about the spread of covid 19. I'm Dave Mattingly. NPR news in Washington. It's w N Y. C at 8.
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"In November at the international climate Summit. Without that, the editorial says, the effects on public health could be catastrophic. Lauren Sommer NPR NEWS You're listening to NPR news from Washington. Group that's leading the resistance to the military junta, now controlling Myanmar is calling for a national uprising. The group, the National Unity Government, considers itself a shadow government for Myanmar, its leaders are urging everyone in that country to revolt. The military who to seized power in Myanmar last February. There has been a lot of fighting in some regions of the country. Security is being stepped up today in Brazil ahead of independence holiday celebrations. NPR's Philip Reeves says supporters of Brazil's far right president Jair Bolsonaro are planning mass demonstrations. Bolsonaro is mobilizing his base, hoping for a huge show of political strength. The largest demonstrations will be in Sao Paulo and the capital Brasilia. Bolsonaro plans to appear at both to counter critics who say he catastrophically mishandled the covid pandemic and that is unpopular and weak. Tensions are running high. Bolsonaro has threatened Brazil's democratic institutions multiple times. Some of his hardline supporters want a military coup. Bolsonaro insists the demonstrations will be peaceful. Yet his opponents warned they could trigger an attempt to storm Brazil's Supreme Court or Congress. Much like January 6th in Washington, D C. Philip Reeves NPR News Brazilian in the US first lady Jill Biden is returning to the classroom today. Dr Biden will resume her in person writing and English classes at Northern Virginia Community College. She has been teaching there since 2009. Corvette. Coleman NPR News.
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"In November at the international climate Summit. About that, the editorial says. The effects on public health could be catastrophic. Lauren Sommer NPR NEWS You're listening to NPR news from Washington. Group that's leading the resistance to the military junta, now controlling Myanmar is calling for a national uprising. The group, the National Unity Government, considers itself a shadow government for Myanmar, its leaders are urging everyone in that country to revolt. The military who to seized power in Myanmar last February. There has been a lot of fighting in some regions of the country. Security is being stepped up today in Brazil ahead of independence holiday celebrations. NPR's Philip Reeves says supporters of Brazil's far right president Jair Bolsonaro are planning mass demonstrations. Bolsonaro is mobilizing his base, hoping for a huge show of political strength. The largest demonstrations will be in Sao Paulo and the capital Brasilia. Bolsonaro plans to appear at both to counter critics who say he catastrophically mishandled the covid pandemic and that he's unpopular and weak. Tensions are running high. Bolsonaro has threatened Brazil's democratic institutions multiple times. Some of his hardline supporters want a military coup. Bolsonaro insists the demonstrations will be peaceful. Yet his opponents warned they could trigger an attempt to storm Brazil's Supreme Court or Congress. Much like January, the sixth in Washington, D. C. Philip Reeves. NPR News Brazilian in the US first lady Jill Biden is returning to the classroom today. Dr Biden will resume her in person writing and English classes at Northern Virginia Community College. She has been teaching there since 2009. Corvette. Coleman NPR News in Washington. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, providing scholarships to exceptionally high achieving students with financial need. Application for high school seniors and community college students is open. Jk.
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"Trench on the ocean floor, they say has broken open. Talos Energy, the Houston based company paying for the cleanup, in a statement issued over the weekend, says the pipeline does not belong to them what the company says it is working with the Coast Guard and other state and federal agencies to coordinate response and identify the owner of the ruptured pipe. Aerial photos show a miles long, brown and black oil slick extending off Louisiana coast. Political tensions are surging in Brazil ahead of tomorrow's mass demonstrations in favor of the far right president Jair Bolsonaro. NPR's Philip Reeves says thousands of security forces are being deployed in case of violence. It's the Independence Day holiday in Brazil Tuesday, and Bolsonaro is mobilizing his base, hoping for a huge show of political strength. The largest demonstrations will be in Sao Paulo and the capital Brasilia. Bolsonaro plans to appear at both to counter critics who say he catastrophically mishandled the covid pandemic and that is unpopular and weak. Tensions are running high. Bolsonaro has threatened Brazil's democratic institutions multiple times. Some of his hardline supporters want a military coup. Bolsonaro insists the demonstrations will be peaceful. Yet his opponents warned they could trigger an attempt to storm Brazil's Supreme Court or Congress. Much like January, the sixth in Washington, D. C. Philip Reeves, NPR news Brazilian for millions of people. Today is the day they're jobless benefits expire, while millions more will be seeing reduced unemployment benefits. Comes as a number of states are starting to roll back unemployment programs, in some cases, part of an effort to get people to return to work. A weekly $300 benefit boost is set to stop today, which will in effect an estimated 8.9 million people. Other programs extending benefits are also running out. You're listening to NPR. U. S. Officials are now confirming that four Americans have escaped Afghanistan to a neighboring country, U. S official says the U. S citizen and the individuals Children successfully departed Afghanistan using an overland route where they were met by US embassy staff at the border. The official did not confirm details of the evacuation. It's the first overland extraction confirmed by the U. S government since it ended error evacuations found the departure of U. S forces from that country. The Marvel superhero movie Shanxi and the Legend of the 10 Rings is smashing box office records. NPR's Shannon Bond reports the film is boosting hopes for theaters have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Hollywood's newest hero is saving the day on screens and off Sean. She and the legend of the 10 rings rang up an estimated $71.4 million at U. S theaters between Friday and Sunday. That's according to tracking website Box office Mojo. It's already more than doubled the record for Labor Day weekend set by the horror flick Halloween in 2007, and that's even before adding in another $12 million in tickets expected to be sold on Monday. Labor Day weekend is usually really slow for movie theaters, and the pandemic has made things even tougher this year. Shanxi now has the second highest weekend opening for any film released during Covid behind another Marvel film, Black Widow. Shannon Bond. NPR NEWS French actor John Paul Belmondo, who's crooked nose and rakish grin made him one of the country's most recognizable stars, has died. Armando's credits included the French film breathless and a career to spend more than 50 years. He was 88 years old. I'm Jack Spear. NPR news..
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"But that you know that's still part of that ongoing investigation that will have to figure out a Cone says the incident may have stemmed from a disagreement between two groups of people. Austin's Sixth Street is a popular nightclub district. And police say crowds were pre pandemic levels, which would mean there were thousands of people on the street, which is barricaded at night. I'm Jerry Clayton in San Antonio. Despite chilies, mass advanced vaccination program officials in the country's capital Santiago say it's back under lockdown today. This as authorities say they're trying to curb a surgeon coronavirus cases. NPR's Philip Reeves has more Chile's vaccination program is way ahead of most countries, nearly six out of 10 Chalayan's have already had two doses, mostly of China's sinovac vaccine. Yet new covid infections are up sharply, especially among people under 50. Hospital Intensive care units are overwhelmed in some places. Occupancy rates in Santiago this week hit 98%. Medical specialists blame a mix of factors, including more contagious new variants, people heading out to work because they have to, and also a failure, some say to get the message across to younger Chileans that they need to be vaccinated, too. Philip Reeves. NPR news Chile has had nearly 1.5 million infections since the pandemic began in more than 30,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. This is NPR. And this is W N. Y. C in New York. Good evening on my own, Levinson. W. N. Y C has learned that former New York public Radio CEO and President Laura Walker was paid $1.9 million in 2019. That's the same year she stepped down following controversy over handling of allegations of inappropriate and abusive behavior at the station. Reporter Isaiah Thompson has more Walker was one of two former executives listed among the company's highest paid employees in 2019 Senior vice President Dean Capello, a longtime deputy to Walker was paid about 294,000 after leaving the prior year, according to a recent annual tax filing by the nonprofit A spokesperson for N. Y. P R said the compensation for both was tied to multi year contracts. And that Walker's compensation included unpaid vacation and deferred compensation. Walker oversaw the growth of W. N. Y. C in her 23 year 10 year bond came under fire for her handling of reports of inappropriate and abusive behavior by senior staff, including former takeaway host John Hockenberry, who left the show months before the allegations became public. In person. Voting kicked off today in the New York City primary election, including the race for mayor. It's the first of two weekends of early voting with 104 early voting sites open across the city. Be prepared to rank up to five candidates for city offices, including mayor controller, Public Advocate, City Council and borough president only registered Democrats and Republicans are eligible to vote in the city. Wide primary..
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The President Of Brazil Is Facing His Biggest Political Crisis
"The virus is killing more people each day in Brazil than it is anywhere else. And now this week political battle erupted pitting the president gyre Belson Aro against his closest ally, the military. NPR's Philip Reeves has more It was shy. ABORTION. AUTOS BIRTHDAY The other day, he turned 66 Boston out to mark the occasion by coming out of the presidential palace. Lambasting mayors and governors who trying to keep Brazilians off the streets by imposing pandemic restrictions. Thies tyrants are hindering your freedom. Also, now don't tells his supporters you can count on the army to defend your rights. Both tomorrow has a habit of talking about bristles army like this, says Eagle Gill of editor at large at Foley, a newspaper All the terms of all so I was really, really weak. He resorted to the military guys. Sometimes Paulson Arrow even uses the term my army says Kill. Off my army. Come on. It's not the Army's Brazilian army's. Most of that is irony. So it is very, very annoying to them. On Monday, both scenarios suddenly fired his defense minister, apparently because the minister believed Brazil's armed forces should stay out of politics. The next day, the Chiefs of all three services, Army, Navy and Air Force decided to quit in protest that sent a message to the president, says Octavio Amalie, Netto. Professor of political science that they should Tullio Vargas Foundation in Real ish Nero. They made it clear that he is not gonna further politicize the institutional Armored forces. Both tomorrow is NAMI captain from the far right. He was elected with huge support from Brazil's military. Generals hold key government positions. Nettle thinks they've become too close to the Boston Auto Administration. They made a big mistake. They let themselves be associate it with the government. And they benefited
Brazil’s Ex-President ‘Lula’ May Run for Office Again as Court Cases Are Tossed
"Right president gyroball sonar. Oh is under growing pressure over his response to the pandemic. Now he's facing trouble of a different kind. Supreme Court judges rolled ball scenarios. Political nemesis can run against him in next year's election. Former leftist president Louis in a CEO Lula da Silva was banned from running. Louis and ASIO. Lula da Silva was banned. Louis and ASIO Lulu DeSilva was banned from running in 2018 because he was convicted of corruption. But this new rolling means the Selva, widely known as Lula could have a shot at getting his old job back. We're joined now by NPR's South America correspondent Philip Reeves. Well, what exactly did the judge rule? Well, I don't know whether you remember this. A couple of years ago, Long after leaving office, Lula was convicted of corruption budges. He wound up serving 18 months in jail. Hey, and his supporters always said these charges were politically motivated. Stop him running in the last election in 2018, which they did That's allowing both Salah Toto win yesterday, a Supreme Court judge. Another of those convictions, he decided the court in southern Brazil that bride Lula had no jurisdiction to do so. He ruled the cases should be tried over again by federal court in the capital, Brasilia. And that means that Lula gets his political rights back, at least for now, and therefore, really much to everyone's surprise. He qualifies to be a candidate in next year's president elect presidential elections and can challenge full sooner.
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Coronavirus Surge Drains Brazilian City's Oxygen Supply
"Air force is now airlifting covid nineteen patients out of the city of manaus in the amazon rainforest. Npr's philip reeve says the health system. There has collapsed. Brazilian authorities have begun flying covid victims out. An oxygen supplies in after hospitals managua's ran out of oxygen following an unprecedented surge of cases. Doctors say patients are dying. In that beds of suffocation some families buying their own cylinders to give too sick relatives. There's a waiting list of hundreds for intensive care beds. The tragedies causing a national outcry officials say they'll fly more than two hundred patients to neighboring states yet. Hospital beds a filling up across much of brazil and they're concerned the maoist patients will spread a new strain of the virus recently traced the amazon. Could it breathes. Npr news ridge netto
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Argentina Senate to Vote on Bill Legalizing Abortion
"In argentina have begun debating a bill to legalize abortion. Npr's philip reeve's reports argentina. Senate is expected to vote on it tomorrow. If the bill passes argentina will be the first big country in latin america to legalize abortion a crowd for and against his gathered outside congress in buenos aires for the hearing which is expected to last night the bill would allow abortions up to the fourteenth tweak. At present there are only permitted in cases of rape or the mother's health is seriously at risk the issues dividing the nation. The highly influential catholic church has been lobbying wavering senators to vote. No the yes. Camp includes the country's president numerous women's groups and about fifteen hundred prominent argentines who signed an open letter urging senators to make history. But it breathes. Npr news for
Argentina Senate to Vote on Bill Legalizing Abortion
"Argentina could soon become the first large Latin American country to legalize abortion. NPR's Philip Reeves says the bill goes before the country's Senate today. Argentina currently permits abortion only in cases of rape or if the mother's life's at risk. This bill would allow abortions up to the 14th week. It's already past the lower house. Now it goes to Argentina. Senate passions are running high on both sides. The vote's expected to be close. Argentina's predominately Catholic. It's the pope's home country, Catholic and evangelical clerics are urging undecided senators to vote No. Yet they're counted by women's organizations and rights groups. And Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez, he says each year tens of thousands of Argentine women and girls are hospitalized because of Backstreet abortions. Philip Reeves NPR
Weekend Edition Sunday
Brazil's President Downplays Pandemic Despite Rising Cases In His Hometown
"Acknowledges this or not. President Trump leaves office next month with an awful statistic attached to the last year of his administration. The number of Americans who have died from the coronavirus The U. S. Has led the world for months in covert 19 deaths behind the U. S. Is Brazil, but so far the pandemic has done little damage to the standing of its president. Joy your Bolson Aro. The latest coronavirus hot spot is his hometown Rio. Deja, narrow. NPR's Philip Reeves is there and sends this report. Wear outside a bar below the Sugarloaf Mountain. Thies drinkers don't seem worried by this city's new surgeon deaths or the growing waiting list for beds. Hundreds of mass close people crowd together. The only bubbles here are in beer glasses when the pandemic began, most people in this part of Rio tried to follow the rules. Closed businesses and stayed home. Medical experts approved Brazil's president president did did not not broke broke apart apart point point My My sure sure Jacob Jacob Ostinato Ostinato downplayed downplayed the the Corona Corona virus virus from from the the start. start. His His chest chest ized ized governors governors and and mayors mayors for closing local economies. He surged Brazilians not to be cities. Everyone has to die sometime, he says. When Brazil's death count rose above 5000 back in April. Also not a was asked to comment. Okay, let me get prosecuted so well, the president replied. Sorry. What you want me to do about it? That number is now above 190,000 Thea. Other day, Boss Narrow, addressed a packed crowd of supporters. He didn't wear a mask, nor did most of them. In Rio shot A Marcus watches both scenarios conduct with alarm that's led you those are the epitome it off of there, like a market is a community leader here in seduction, today's or city of God, It's one of Rio's many for Bella's about 1.5 million people live in them, They're often pour over crowded neighborhoods neglected by government. When covert arrived, Marcus and his fellow activists decided the city of God must protect itself. Those introducing the six inch think faith. We launched the social media information campaign, explains Marcus. He handed out masks and went door to door urging residents to socially distance. You said back out of the temple market, says his mission became harder after Boston Otto called the Corona virus a little flu. Both Granados stands since the beginning, absolutely pushed people to think there was nothing going on. It wasn't serious or they didn't need to do anything that I said Williamson is from catalytic communities along profit that supports community development in for Bella's. She says, when someone who must work to survive here's both scenarios messaging. She just thinks, okay, well, if the direction from the top is that there's no big deal, then I can go back to business. As usual, Williamson's organization runs a project tracking covert cases in the favelas. It's long, several 1000 deaths, but condition too tough and getting reliable data is difficult. I don't trust the numbers at all. Just don't the true picture is likely, much worse. Got it inspects units downtown toe. Williamson recently chaired an online conference in which people from for Bella's talked about what they're going through now, my only a disguise his name look a sugar, which our people are dying at home because they can't get healthcare, says A woman called Anna Paulus. Alice Ela says, C'mon, I opened is seen amiable, another handle a local service. Says she lost five friends to covet in one week. When both scenario took office, many commentators derided him as a know nothing. Retired Army captain from the far right, that's wrong, says Marcus Nobly, He's Glover. Of course, his clever he's clever in his cunning. Nobody has written a book about bullshit, narrow and is one of his faces critics. Let's get rid off this discourse that postal nado is dumb that both tomorrow is crazy. He doesn't strategy. You think that he's stupid? He's not both the knowledge popularity has actually gone up since the pandemic began. He made a bet that despite the thousands of deaths at the end of it, Brazilians will care about their jobs. All of the stone cool is professor of international relations at the Should Tulio Vargas Foundation in Sao Paulo, Even though his strategy can be considered to be morally reprehensible, you know, from an electoral point of view. It's actually quite effective. Both scenarios. Unexpected popularity also has a lot to do with money worried about soaring unemployment, his government's funding the most costly welfare program in Brazil's history. It's making emergency payments to 65 million of the poorest Brazilians. Well, God, by shown on that plan was in fact approved by Congress. Yet the president's getting the credit while other side's going there, Jenny, Although President Chinese there was another, it was a brilliant idea says You've done the same thing. Silver sells coconuts and cocktails. On a beach in Rio called Prive Amillia. He was stuck at home for several months because his beach was closed by Cove it when we do we've got step Gordon Carter. That was really tough, He says. Emergency payments about $120 a month. Helped his family survive that silver used to be a leftist, You know? God, I miss you both on audio. If we my everyday my Jamie. He says that the next election, both Sanada gets his boat real dish. Nero is now gearing up for the new year in an unusually subdued mood. Normally, there's this to look forward to a massive New Year's Eve party for more than a million people on Copacabana beach that's canceled. Most here are waiting for the vaccine. Even that is a source of friction with boss and arrow. Medical experts want as many Brazilians as possible to be vaccinated. The president's critics say he seems to want the opposite. Bull scenario has said mandatory vaccinations off a dog's, which you will know what time I was here, he says. He won't be having one it punch it up. And that's that.
Venezuela Votes in an Election the Opposition Calls a Charade
"Venezuela holds parliamentary elections today, but NPR's Philip Reeves reports, the opposition and the U. S are dismissing the Polish fraudulent. The election is for the National Assembly, the last bastion of power in opposition hands. Maduro has been undermining it for years. Now he and the ruling Socialist Party a poised to take control, opposition leaders warned that would destroy Venezuela's last vestige of democracy, most of boycotting the vote, saying it cannot be free or fair. That includes one quite Joe, the man recognized by the U. S and many others as the country's legitimate leader. Last year, Guido declared as the assembly's president he was taking over because Maduro's re election was rigged. Why does one sky high popularity has since evaporated? These elections compound his woes.
Six U.S. Oil Executives Are Convicted of Corruption in Venezuela
"Accord in Venezuela has sent in six American oil executives to prison for corruption. As NPR's Philip Reeves reports, the executives continue to maintain their innocence. The six are executives from Sicko, a refining company based in Houston. They were flown to Caracas three years ago for a meeting with Citgo's owners, Venezuela's state owned oil company there they were arrested by the government of Nicolas Maduro. And accused of running an embezzlement scheme. Washington has called for their release. But now a Venezuelan judge has sentenced five of the men to prison for just under nine years. The six was given 13 years. The news. Media and rights groups were denied access to the trial. The verdicts were greeted with dismayed by families and lawyers of the so called Sicko six who say they're innocent. Philip Reeves NPR news
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Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona dies at 60
"Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has died. NPR's Philip Reeves reports, Maradona suffered a heart attack at the age of 60. He was the superstar of the Argentine team revered for his phenomenal ability to glide past players with these Known as the Golden Boy by his fans, he won 91 caps of his national team. He also won a place in history for two goals in particular in a game against England to during the 1986 World Cup. First became known as the hand of God goal because he legally handled the ball. The second. An astounding 66 yard dribble was later voted the goal of the century after his playing career ended, married on a battle with drugs and ill health, but continued to be revered in Latin America and beyond. Is a huge soccer
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Death on eve of Brazil's Black Consciousness Day sparks fury
"Beaten by security guards. It happened last night on the eve of Black Consciousness Day as NPR's Philip Reeves reports his death has caused a huge outcry. The beating was captured on video by an onlooker. The footage shows a black man on the ground at a supermarket. White Security guard Hold him down Another strikes. The man repeatedly in the face is quite Anton is more hell. The prosthesis pan card death of 40 Roach. One freighters is making headlines on a day in which Brazil is supposed to honor its black citizens. It happened in the southern city of Porto, allegedly the supermarkets operators carry for are calling his death of brutal crime cannot force canceled its contract with the security company. That's no consolation to black Brazilians and many others now flooding the Internet with messages of anger and despair. Or this crowd protesting this afternoon at their local cattle for branch in the capital of resilience, I can't breathe, they cry. The security man who beat freight is charged with first degree homicide once an off duty policeman. They were reportedly called to the scene After an altercation between freighters and a store employees. The local state governor, Eduardo lead ship promises a rigorous investigation It was different thoughts is indeed a novice. Recess gym, you'll answer. Everyone's outraged by this excessive violence. This led to the death of a black citizen says Let you Yet for many black Brazilians, this is all too familiar communication problem. It's very common for people linked to security forces to kill black Brazilians, says Renato Ferreira, a race relations lawyer. The death in the U. S of George Floyd resonated in Brazil, which has a long history of violent racism. Tensions have grown under far right President Chae Abortion, auto valuables on out of here but isn't the one who did this. Someone with a grudge posted on this election was a huge blow to many Brazilians, says Panetta. Boston out of himself has not commented on Francis's death. His vice president has it's lamentable, General Hamilton Morale told journalists yet on this black consciousness day, But I went on to insist that in Brazil, racism does not exist. The briefs. NPR NEWS REDISH NETTLES
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Socialists Make A Strong Comeback In Bolivia
"Socialist appear to have made a strong comeback yesterday in Bolivia's presidential election. All of the votes have yet to be counted. But the handpicked candidate of ousted President Evo Morales seems to have taken a big lead in the first round. Those are supporters of socialist Louise Arcee, celebrating in downtown La Paz. NPR's Philip Reeves has been following this from his base in Rio de Janeiro and joins me now. Hi, Phil. Hi. Remind us what set the stage for this election. For the past year, Bolivia has been ruled by an interim president from the political right. Yeah, This goes back to late last year, when Morales was pushed out and went into exile. His opponent said he tried to rig an election. They cited an audit of that election by the Organization of American States that showed numerous irregularities. Others dispute those allegations and say Morales was the victim of a coup on elected interim government took over headed by right winger call Ginny Anya's. It's had a rough ride and yes crackdown on the opposition. Several dozen of Morales is indigenous supporters were killed by security forces during protests which polarized country of more Then the pandemic arrived in the electoral authorities postpone the election twice and that triggered mass protests and Nation and the nation wide blockade, and people were worried that yesterday's election would bring more unrest. But that didn't happen happily. So with all of this, how certain are we that the socialist Louise Arcee is actually one? Yeah, I mean, it doesn't appear that he's run out, won the first round outright, his main rival, Carlos Messer, today, conceded Saying that people have to recognize there's being a winner. The interim president Ginny Anya's tweeted, congratulations to us in his running mate Very early on Mexico in Argentina, You know, two big regional players politically on the left, have publicly congratulated him. And so, by the way is the U. S. Polls before the election did show us He was well ahead in the lead, you know as well in the lead, but his chances of winning out right in the first round weren't Sena's full. That great unofficial vote count indicate he's actually done that. But this hasn't been officially confirmed by the electoral authorities. They say the official count could take several days to complete. Can you say Maura about thie us in support of our say the U. S. Did concur with the allegations of border voter fraud committed by more Alice? Yeah, when they ran, it was pushed out. The Trump administration was frankly delighted, is a huge figure on the Latin American left. He was Bolivia's first indigenous president. He ruled for nearly 14 years. He's credited with growing the economy a lot not least through nationalization and lifting millions out of poverty with the help of a C who was his economy minister. S O. The prospect of a socialist comeback in Bolivia isn't likely to go down well in in Washington, the right wing tends to bracket morale is with Venezuelan Cuba and you know they saw his fall is a defeat for international socialism. But the State Department certainly saw the writing on the wall and has recently been saying it will work with whoever is legitimately elected. That's NPR's Philip Greaves. Thank you so
Brazil's Environmentalists Worry Fire Season Will Worsen Amazon's Deforestation
"A year ago, there was an international outcry over his surge in the number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Now, as fire season gets underway there, the rainforest is facing the threat of even more destruction in the first ten days of this month more than ten thousand fires were detected NPR's Philip. Reeve says that number's up from last year? Fosse's in the Amazon is off to a terrible start. Brazil's environmentalists worried it's president is not thoroughfares starting. Yard Four. Judah. Story that Amazon is going up in flames is alive says Boston. We must combat this with true numbers. He says, the numbers that Boston auto dismisses the Lai come from satellite data collected by Brazil's space research agency. These show fires in the first ten days of this month are up on the same time last year by seventeen percent. There's also plenty of evidence on the ground them European neo a scenario. Dave. Dave still being. Bunch English Niche Flavio Terracini lives in Porta value a city in the Amazon state of from Bonia he teaches biology local university Tennessee on his porch when NPR reaches him by WHATSAPP, all signal and the key advice you fall off came on the forest, the Muslim. He says, he's holding pieces of burned leaves in his hand drifted in from the forest. He can see a lot of smoke on the horizon. He says, it's making the some red here in on a pool. There are fires all around us ash is falling in our homes or Richard Doug, every year Jane Dwyer is an American born Catholic nun who's taken Brazilian nationality. On Apu is a small town in the forest by a river that eventually flows into the Amazon. She's been there for decades helping impoverished farmers protect their land rights. Sister Dwyer says, the fires there haven't yet reached frightening levels but what is frightening is that the forest is coming now she's talking about illegal loggers even pandemic that cutting down trees dwyer says, she can hear them. We can hear it. We live where where the road is they take down in during the day and at night, the trucks are going every single night last August was the worst month for five is in the Brazilian Amazon in nearly a decade. Many of these are deliberately set by farmers clearing already deforested land for cattle. Deforestation rose in the twelve months to July third on the year before. So this Moorland to burn. International pressure on both NATO is growing foreign investors a threatening to pull funds from Brazil unless he does a far better job of protecting the forest most scenario is defending his government's performance Nasi you. And? We're doing a tremendous amount. He says. He punched to the fact that deforestation dipped for the month of July in May Boston narrow sent thousands of troops to the forest to help police it. It's too soon to save. That's making a difference since taking office Bolsonaro has weakened government environmental protection agencies. And the Alan Carr of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute believes the army lacks the expertise to protect the Amazon. We have institutions that have been dealing with the have a strategy to that. So when you give that job to another institution, it seems like it has to start everything again with the willed focused on the corona virus pandemic environmentalists fair the destruction in the Amazon won't get the attention. It deserves sister Jane thinks in her part of the forest this year it'll be even worse areas where there's more far coming down this year than last. So the fires will be worse put breeze NPR news reddish
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COVID-19 Threatens Indigenous People Of The Amazon
"Covert nineteen is devastating Brazil it's already killed more than twenty two thousand Brazilians and is NPR's Philip Reeves reports there's a particular concern about its impact in the Amazon rain forest there's a huge fish that swims the rivers of the rain forest it's called the cool this fish is more than two meters long which means it's handy for anyone explaining social distancing to people in the Amazon welcome one Jesus body ages if you're waiting on the line stay one or two cool apart advises the announcer is also visit the huge why did you call that a public service broadcasters on community radio in a place called some capital to cash whether it's a small river towns surrounded by forest he can play with so I could run the feeders that's the same message in one of some capitals sixteen local languages nine out of ten people in the area are indigenous which would have made of bush prizes for the job sage is were discovered in ninety six fabulous empire the municipal health section first the way to the next day six yes my master kilos also wish to keep this strictly scared municipal officials local people was scared too if it ended up costing somewhere but yeah there was a lot of panic dresses Anthony Bonilla did it from the bin he would try it out that's the source this virus doesn't fool around he says could nineteen has now killed at least seventeen people in some Gabrielle nearly six hundred or infected including villages in indigenous forest reserve it's in Brazil's far northwest by huge river no negative that's the same river the last time NPR traveled supplies are shipped in from the nearest big city that city is minnows five hundred and fifty miles away when covered nineteen hit me now is it caused havoc victims were buried in mass graves the health system collapsed people in some company L. suspect that's where the virus came from
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Bolivian lawmakers approve new elections, bar ex-president
"To Bolivia now where lawmakers have passed a bill paving the way for new elections after weeks of violent unrest NPR's Philip reeve says the legislation means that former president ever moralis cannot run it's been two weeks since moralis fell from power amid mass protests of allegations that he rigged last month's election to win a fourth term since then his supporters have blockaded roads they've held big demonstrations against the interim president to replace but Alice thousands have been killed or injured in clashes with security forces who opened fire on crowds now the might be a breakthrough Bolivia's Congress is controlled by the Socialist Party of malice yet both houses unanimously agreed to a bill the denials the last election and lays the ground for a new vote it sets term limits preventing moralis from running the date will be set by a new electoral tribunal once that's
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Evo Morales begins Mexico exile as senator claims interim presidency
"Bolivia's former president. Evo Morales arrived in Mexico today to live in exile. He resigned Sunday amid protests that began after serious areas flaws were found. In last month's election now the senator next in the Bolivian Line of succession has announced. She will assume the presidency and peers. Philip Reeves is in the capital city the of Lopez and before we begin Phillip Here's what we know Morales resigned. His government collapsed anyone constitutionally designated to replace him step down. So what have you learned about this senator. WHO's announced her intention to lead the country? She's called Janina. She's fifty two. She's the second vice president. She's a lawyer with a media background and she's a fierce critic of Morales she had earlier announced that Bolivia's congress was going to convene this afternoon to formerly decide who would stand in as interim president. And here's the thing. Allies of Morales hold a majority in Congress and they don't necessarily want her a lot. All of them didn't show up today. So the problem forming a quorum yet despite this she went ahead and took control of the Senate and assumed the mantle of interim president saying she wants elections as soon as possible now members of Morales Party. The Movement for socialism were there when she made that announcement. It's not clear to me at this point whether her move will stick or whether Congress will accept this given the absence of a quorum. There's certainly been an angry reaction from morality supporters some some of whom tried to reach the Congress building after the announcement was made and they were met by police and soldiers firing tear gas at them. You've underscored the challenges that you'll have with all of the Morales support still in Bolivia's Congress. What do we know about Bolivians more? Generally well this is a very unstable volatile point in the history of this country. You just have to travel around this city to see that a lot of roads blocked off by makeshift barricades Arkadiusz. The city's pretty much shut down in the city today. The were very large numbers of police on the streets in full riot gear. The army's also on the streets it's those people who've been protesting for several weeks against morale is after the election. That was last month are celebrating. Because he's gum but but others are angry. Many of the people at the demonstration that was held today by supporters of Morales in the city are indigenous. Bolivians like Madonna's himself. They revere him because he did much to lift. Indigenous people out of poverty during his fourteen years nearly in power but one particularly disturbing. Something happened during that. Protest military jets flew very low and very fast over the crowd on multiple occasions while I was there and this was evidently meant as a show of force but it didn't seem to unsettle them one of their chance. Was You know we are not afraid. Given what you've described even with this interim turn presidency. Has the danger passed. No by no means I mean this is a very unstable situation. People here are worried about that. I spoke to one woman even today. Who didn't or doesn't align herself with Morales or with the opposition? She says she's no faith. That civilian politicians can resolve this situation. Adamantly and settler leader that can really manage a peaceful transition to new elections. She says she's worried. She says she's afraid and from the scenes gene today. I think she might be right to feel that way. That's NPR's Philip Rees reporting from La Paz Bolivia. Thank
The Deadly Fight To Protect Brazil's Amazon
"For Brazilians working to preserve the Amazon rainforest how far they'd go to combat climate change is a serious question deforestation is up sharply in part because of the surge in fires this year many of those fires are set by criminal groups stealing land as NPR's Philip Reeve's reports Brazil protecting the forest often falls too courageous individuals willing to risk their lives people of the rainforest holding a meeting in women and children and shorts and flip flops a sitting inside a wooden pavilion clearing among the trees they're here to talk about routine forest stuff jumbles about the timetable of the ferry on the nearby they discussed who's going to use the communal tractor the relaxed mood is deceptive. Shuo proposer as president of the residents association that called this meeting ethical when you get more details bother Barbosa people here actually deeply worried we're in the Amazon's western part in the Brazilian state of actually people around here are mostly subsistence farmers and rubber tappers who rely on the forest for their livelihoods words just reached them that their neighbors a few miles away are illegally setting fires to clear land for cattle a major issue for that's disturbing setback especially for activists who risked their lives defending forest but Boza is fifty five he's been an environmental activist here all his adult life years ago one of his fellow activists was shot dead by legal ranches now as forestation surges bubble believes people protecting the forest face a growing threat he's not alone I think it's become significantly more date interest. Daniel Wilkinson directs the Environmental Rights Program at Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch has been investigating the deadly tactics the organizations in the Amazon News against those who stand in their way Brazil's far-right President Shaya boatswain auto wants to exploit the forests comic potential and is often accused of cheering on these criminal groups Wilkinson says the problem started long before Bolsonaro took office but ads what's new is that Brazil has a president who is openly hostile to the Brazilians who are trying to protect your forest including the government's own Inbar agencies killings in conflicts over Amazon Land and resources a common in Brazil Brazil's pastoral Van Commission which tracks these says the been more than three hundred in the last decade only fourteen cases went to trial says Wilkinson when people get killed in this part of the Amazon lers are almost never brought to justice the police blamed the fact that communities where killings happen often are remote but in fact even when killings happened in town they released any serious investigation these criminal groups often have connections in high places and plenty of weapons activists and also environment enforcement officials who dared to challenge them can expect their lives to be turned upside down the Soda Community How just ask Yoshiko logo ratty Saddam Lobos thirty seven and an indigenous Brazilian he lives deep in the rainforest inefficient community in the state of Para last logo launched a campaign to stop illegal loggers and miners invading his communities land he put handmade signs on trees pointing out their lands protected by law and telling landgrabbers to keep out it wasn't long before we started getting death threats his mind boss Katha Pinta Mata logos some loggers and miners decided to kill him and set up an ambush he escaped because he received a last minute tip off the Lobos now enrolled in a zillion government protection program for rights activists some the threat although he says it only provides limited security mostly in Kohl's and police escorts when he travels in the same program is this man never dodger decision running against I wouldn't wish this life on anyone there's a lot of suffering that's Danielle Pereira an environmental activists also he and his wife took on logos and a work one day to find to freshly dug graves outside that they spent the last six months at a secret address in Brazil's capital Acilia and have no idea when they return to the forest even in the big city they don't feel safe as a spur Sochi a residential some groups people who are against US belong to organized groups they are rich criminals who have the money to go wherever they like the emotional toll of living at constant risk is huge says Seo logo is squeaky he says he will it's public places and has stopped hanging out with Francis you're aware that you could be killed at any moment he says we don't know who to trust Lobos considered giving up his campaign to protect the forest on which is community depends question do I do. He's decided to carry on because he says in his heart he knows is sue you prefer to name. York was doing the right thing.
Fires in Brazil's Amazon blamed on deforestation
"There's anger and dismay around the world about what's happening in the amazon right now. Tens of thousands of fires are burning in the rainforest dramatically more than last year environmentalists. I say many of these are caused by cattle ranchers and loggers clearing forest land. They blame brazil's president for encouraging them. N._p._r.'s philip brees has just returned from a trip to the amazon and i can you just give us a sense of scale. How serious is the situation. I know it's a cliche but the amazon rainforest really is the lungs of the world stores vast amounts of carbon. That's really crucial for slowing climate change. There are tens of thousands of fires in the forest every year but this year the number is far higher. Let me give you some of the figures according to brazil's institute of space that being more than seventy four thousand dollars this year and that's up more in eighty percent on last year and a lot of these are in the amazon the have been spikes before in two thousand and five for example but back then there was a drought and and environmentalists and climate change experts saying there's no drought this year and there are no doubt the people causing most of these in order to clear land often for cattle and they say that they have the data to prove it. When you visited the rainforest. How close were you able to get to see evidence of these fires always in the west of brazil in the state of actually which is mostly actually covered by rainforest and i drove into the forest and started to see smoke pretty early on and eventually came across a fire. There's actually burning there so i turned on my taper cola woah this area of land here well inside the amazon rainforest is burning. I can see charred tree stumps all around me smoke rising not just about this particular part of the fire but of over in the distance old around. I could see the forest but i could also see a large area. Maybe ten twelve football fields that has been unburned now. That's just one fire if you think that there are many thousands of these sense of the scale of this a scale so great that according to the world meteorological organization tation smoke from amazon fis is actually reaching the atlantic coast and also brazil's biggest city sao paulo way to the south of the amazon. Why are environmentalists blaming aiming brazil's president for this jabu scenario. The president argues that his government can exploit the amazon's mineral and agricultural wealth and preserve the forest but if you look at what he's actually done since taking office in january. It doesn't seem to have much to do with preservation. He's weakened government environmental enforcement osman agencies. He's alienated too key foreign sources of money for preservation projects norway and germany. He's also scoffed at satellite data compiled compiled by the government's monitoring agency and a lot of people say that by doing this does not always encouraging illegal loggers cattle ranches to cause more destruction of the kind. We're seeing now. Listen to the amer hamas. Who's from the socio environmental institute here in brazil. I think that it shows to people that the government's not interested stood in enforcing the legislation and strengthening all the strategies to combat deforestation like green sign for people to go into the ground rounding to the forest without any kind of control because they know that the president afterwards will say well that didn't happen. You know how is wilson are reacting getting to these kinds of accusations well. He's tried to counter-attack by suggesting without offering any evidence that non-governmental organizations are deliberately setting fires lies in the forest to make him look bad boston tried to row back from that remarks somewhat today by posting online video accusing the media of irresponsibly hyping those remarks but the allegations still out there and it's causing a lot of astonishment also outrage. There is generally a lot of anger here about what's happening in the rainforest brazil's environment minister at a taste of that during a u._n. Climate change meeting here in brazil this week where he was heckled and booed and in the coming days protests are planned around brazil to highlight the crisis in amazon. That's n._p._r.'s philip reeve's in rio de janeiro philip thank you you're welcome.
Venezuela opposition leader to police: Leave my family alone
"Venezuela's opposition leader, one Guido is warning a state security unit to stay away from his family. He's declared himself Venezuela's interim president and is leading a campaign to oust nNcholas Maduro. NPR's Philip Reeve says that Guido claims his family is being threatened by DOE is accusing the doodo security forces of trying to intimidate him. He blames a special forces police unit with a reputation for atrocities that's widely feared by Venezuelans doses. Agents from that false visited his home when he was out. They asked for his wife hustle is who is at home with their baby daughter Guido said this during a speech at a university in Caracas outlining his plans for government. He then went home and appeared outside his apartment building with his wife daughter Venezuela's national police dismisses guidos account is totally false. The US says it was an egregious. Act of