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"Own frequent train travel while also promoting his sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which calls for investing billions to improve rail service throughout the country. They go out jobs. Rail and hopefully the expansion of rail provides good union jobs. Good paying jobs also connects people to jobs and economic opportunities that can be reached from wherever you live. Binds visit is part of the quote getting America back on track tour that the White House is holding following his joint address to Congress. Mark his administration's 1st 100 days in office and push for trillions more in spending Franco or Dona as NPR NEWS, PHILADELPHIA the nation's historically black universities and colleges. Which have often struggled to the historic under investment had an unprecedented fund raising year in 2020, Hbcu officials say, increasing awareness of racial injustice in America. Is credited for the surge. From North Carolina public radio list Slimmer reports North Carolina A and T State University has raised $88 million since the fiscal year began in July. In nine months, the university received six times what it typically brings in annually. Hard. Simmons is a spokesman for the university. There is not been a year like that ever in our history. Nor has there been a year like that in the history of nearly any other Hbcu. President of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which advocates for Hbcu funding, agrees. Officials say corporate donations flooded into HBC used after the murder of George Floyd and the protests that followed as companies sought ways to repair systemic racial inequities. For NPR News. I'm Lish lemur in Durham, North Carolina. The European Union says it may take retaliatory action against Moscow for barring top EU officials from traveling to Russia. Teri Schultz reports on the latest escalation of tensions between Brussels in Moscow the use top three leaders say it's unacceptable and entirely groundless that Russia will block travel by aid officials, including the president of the European Parliament and the European Commission vice president. The move comes a day after a highly critical nonbinding resolution was passed in the EU parliament. The EU statement says it may now take retaliatory measures. Terry Chills reporting Stocks closed lower today. The Dow lost 185 points. The NASDAQ fell. 119. This is NPR news. Medical teams in Israel are working to identify 45 people crushed to death in a stampede at a religious festival today. Tens of thousands of ultra Orthodox Jews had gathered at the tomb of a second century rabbi for all night commemorations. Israel's observing a day of mourning tomorrow. Officials are promising a thorough investigation to ensure it will not happen again. Brazil is appealing for international help in acquiring covert 19 vaccines. NPR's Philip raised reports. Some Brazilian cities suspended vaccinations this week because supplies ran out the number of registered covert deaths in Brazil just past 400,000. Yet vaccines a still in short supply. Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Kadaga says the pandemics reached a critical phase. Nations with extra doses should donate them to Brazil to stop new covert variants proliferating, he told the World Health Organization So far fewer than 8% of Brazilians of fully vaccinated. Many accused President Chae Abortion Arrow of delaying the program last year by playing politics and canceling orders. His government says it will be possible to vaccinate everyone before the year's end. Medical specialists say that needs to happen now. Philip Reeves NPR NEWS REDDISH Nero a car bomb exploded in eastern Afghanistan today. Officials say at least 20 people were killed and dozens more were injured. No one has claimed responsibility. Violence has escalated in recent weeks since the U. S. Has announced to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. By September. 11th. I'm Nora Rahm NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include wobbly committed to helping self employed workers and small businesses, Get their P P P loans. Application determines eligibility. Maura W o M p l.
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.
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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"Live from NPR news. I'm Nora Rahm. The Senate will not consider a standalone bill passed by the House to increase pandemic relief checks from $600 to 2000. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he might allow consideration if a bill also addresses other objections to the pandemic relief package raised by President Trump. Stocks opened higher this morning as $600 pandemic relief payments began going out. NPR's start, Horsley reports, The Dow Jones industrial average rose more than 150 points in early trading. Stocks were mostly higher overnight in Europe and Asia. London's footsie index rose as authorities in the U. K granted the first emergency green light. Rickover 19 vaccine jointly developed by Oxford University and the pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca. Stocks in the U. S. Slumped on Tuesday after a push to boost pandemic relief. Famous 2 $2000 hit a roadblock in the Senate GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell has tried to saddle the larger payments with other provisions that have less support among Senate Democrats. Boeing shares gained altitude early yesterday but end of the day flat. The jet maker's 7 37 Max plane flew commercial passengers for the first time Tuesday after being grounded for more than a year and a half. Scott Horsley. NPR NEWS Washington 41 year old congressman elect to Luke let low of Louisiana has died of covert 19 just days before he was scheduled to be sworn in in Washington. From member station W. O R K F Paul Braun has more but low or Republican first announced you tested positive for covert 19 on December 18th less than two weeks after winning his congressional seat in a runoff election. One day after announcing this diagnosis let Lowe was admitted to a regional hospital in Monroe, Louisiana. He was later transferred to caution her Ellis you health in Shreveport for more advanced care. He died there Tuesday. 41 year old is survived by his wife and two young Children. But low began his career in politics working for former Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal. He won the December 5th runoff in Louisiana and was set to take office in January. For NPR News. I'm Paul Braun in Baton Rouge after a marathon session. Argentina approved a law early this morning to legalize elective abortion, becoming the first major Latin American country to do so. NPR's Philip Reeves has more until now, abortions only being committed in cases of rape or where the mothers the mother's life was seriously at risk. This new law makes abortion is legal in the 1st 14 weeks. Supporters of it say that tens of thousands of Argentine women and girls are hospitalized each year because of unsafe underground abortions that more than 3000 women have died in the last few decades. Because this They hope that this'll do a lot to help end that. NPR's Philip Reeves stock prices continue to climb the Dow is now up 160 points the S and P is up 16. This is NPR news Live from KQED News. I'm Kate Wolf. San Francisco's top health officer, says the city is seeing a Cupid 19 surge that could be tied back to Thanksgiving. He is urging people to ring in the New year at home. Public Health director Dr Grant Colfax says it will give few weeks before the city sees the full health effects of people gathering for the holidays. I can't emphasize enough how catastrophic it will be. If people celebrate in ways that we normally do for New Year's Eve, I see you. Bed capacity in the Bay Area is around 10% and coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations are higher than they have ever been during the pandemic. The Alameda County Superior Court is again trying to change the way misdemeanor jury service works. The East Bay Times reports the court is proposing allowing potential jurors to be called tow any courthouse regardless of where they live. Critics say the change will place undue burdens on low income jurors who may have a tough time finding child care and transportation Supporters say it will increase diversity. Felony trials have worked this way for years, and during the pandemic, the misdemeanor trial change was implemented. The proposal would make that permanent. The court system has tried and failed to make the change twice in the last two years. In sports pro hoops The Warriors beat the Pistons once 16 to 1 of six. College football. San Jose State is hosting a virtual Pepe rally today for their undefeated football team. 19th ranked Mountain West champions..
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
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.
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"I'm Debbie Elliott. Good morning. President. Trump rallies in Georgia still contesting his loss while trying to shore up two Republican senators in a runoff that will determine control of the U. S. Senate Corona virus Vaccines rollout in the UK, Also a son invents an APP to help his veteran father cope with post traumatic stress disorder. It was night and day when I put that watch on and started working and a sweet Southern soundtrack curated by soul singer Britney Howard. It's Sunday, December 6th. The newscast is coming up next. Live from NPR news. I'm Barbara Klein. Another 213,000. People in the U. S. Were diagnosed with Corona virus infections yesterday. More than 2200 died. The nation's total number of cases, according to Johns Hopkins University, has now reached in nearly 14.6 million. California has the highest caseload, but Governor Gavin Newsom is being criticized for delivering too many details and not enough clarity when he announced his efforts to contain the spread. Epidemiologist, Dr Peter Chin Hung says people he encounters at the University of California, San Francisco are confused. Some see not from my grocery store to the gas station. So people come into the hospital and family members of patients. Confusion and what can we do? What can't we do? Stay at home orders are now being imposed in parts of Southern California and the state's Central Valley. They take effect tonight. The move comes after Newsome ordered shutdowns in areas where I see you. Capacity drops below 15%. A new study concludes illnesses suffered by dozens of U. S. Diplomats in Cuba and China in recent years was likely caused by microwave radiation. NPR's Greg Meyer E has details more than 40. American diplomats based in Cuba and China had reported ailments that include persistent migraines, dizziness and memory loss. The cause has been a mystery, the State Department said little but asked the national academies of Sciences to investigate. Dr David Relman, who led the study says some type of radio frequency energy such as microwave radiation is the most plausible explanation. What we can say is that something real And significant clinically happened to these people. The study did not address who is responsible or what the motive might have been. Greg my read NPR NEWS Washington 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. Philip Reeves, NPR news This is NPR. Corona. Virus. Infections and deaths are surging in South Africa, the epicenter of the pandemic on the African continent. The surge comes after pandemic restrictions were eased. They're now being re imposed in hot spots. Canada's top doctor is urging vigilance in the battle to contain the Corona virus. But his Dan Carbon chuck reports, the country's chief public health officer, also says she's optimistic because of vaccine supply is on the way. Dr Teresa Tom made her comments even is the number of cases in the second wave of the Corona virus pandemic continues to increase. She says There is still a long road ahead in the fight to curb the spread of covert 19, but initial supplies of the vaccine will come early next year. Times. Comments Also came is Canada's two largest provinces Ontario and Quebec, set new records Saturday for the number of daily cases of covert 19 comeback climbed above 2000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic and Ontario hit 1859. Sam says Canadians must still work together and follow public health guidelines. Health Canada has yet to give final approval to two promising vaccines from drugmakers Fizer and from Madonna. For NPR News. I'm Dan Carp in shock in Toronto. Space X is getting ready to launch. An updated dragon cargo.
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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"Emergency rental assistance and housing evictions. Sake says the co chairs of Biden's Cove in 19 Advisory Board have been added to the agency Review Teams for Health and Human Services, Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. To ensure that they can participate in those briefings. Franco or Dona is NPR news. Long lines are being reported at food banks across the nation on the eve of Thanksgiving. NPR's Joel Rose reports the Corona virus pandemic is exacerbating food and security for millions of families across the country. Food banks say demand is surging. Sonia Warwick with Roadrunner Food Bank in New Mexico, says clients waited for hours in a crowded parking lot in Albuquerque this week to see this many people in the distribution like this I think it goes to the level and shows the level of need that people have right now. Experts say more Americans are facing food and security now than at any time in recent decades. Hunger rate spiked nationwide in the spring, when the first wave of coronavirus shutdowns decimated the economy. The situation improved somewhat as businesses reopened and federal relief money started to flow in the summer, but that aid money is now fading along with hopes for a second major relief package before the end of the year. Goal. Rose. NPR NEWS Washington 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 celebrity. Philip Reeves NPR news. Real ish metal stocks are trading mixed on Wall Street at the sour, the Dow was down 140 points. The NASDAQ Up 49. This is NPR news in Washington and support for NPR comes from Merrill. Merrill Ed. Self directed investing has tools to help clients find answers to questions more admiral edge dot com slash within Reach Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith incorporated registered broker dealer Good morning, and I hope your Wednesday is off to a good start the day before Thanksgiving, and I am grateful today to be with you playing music, and I hope that your are going to have a safe And, you know, beautiful Thanksgiving just with yourself. You know when I think we can all just be thankful with ourselves this year. We want to keep our loved ones safe or friends or family safe. And so you know, this Thanksgiving. It's just the three of us at my house, not even my extended family. So I encourage you to do the same thing. Now. I was just talking to Arianna, who is from Argentina off the air, and we also heard about it in NPR news. And one of the greatest soccer players in the world. Diego Maradona has passed away and in fact Argentina hey, died from a heart attack in Argentina has said that the government is declaring three days. Of national mourning. That is what a big deal Diego Maradona is. And those of you who are soccer fans, no doubt know him wearing the number 10 jersey of a playmaker. He led Argentina to soccer's world championship in 1986. He scored a one of the games. I was controversial goals and most celebrated in the span of four minutes most controversial goals and celebrated in the span of four minutes during the quarter finals against England and in 2000, he and Pale a of Brazil, another incredible soccer player. Him, you know, were voted by FIFA that will soccer world's governing body body as the sports two greatest players. So in honor of this, and.
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
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
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
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"Beta is forecast to be at or near a hurricane late tomorrow or Monday. This is NPR. The national tally of Corona virus cases continues to climb dramatically. The CDC yesterday reported more than 43,000 new daily cases and more than 830 new deaths. France is reporting more than 13,000 new Corona virus infections. That's the highest daily count there. Since the start of the pandemic. Many French cities air tightening restrictions The president of Peru has survived a move to impeach him. NPR's Philip Reeves reports. Opposition lawmakers failed to muster enough votes. The move to impeach President Martinez gotta threaten to create an even deeper crisis in Peru. Emotion was brought by the Scott his opponents in Peru's Congress of allegations that he interfered with an investigation into a minor's scandal of a government contract awards. Thie impeachment vote fell short of the required two thirds winning support from only 32 of Peru's 130 lawmakers. It's gotta had urged Congress not to disrupt his administration while it's grappling with the pandemic and trying to kick start Peru's economy. Phillip Greaves NPR NEWS China says it's setting up new regulations that could blacklist foreign companies that it calls unreliable entities at threatened Chinese firms. The announcement comes a day before the U. S blocks China's TIC tac. And we chat from APP stores on all platforms. President Trump sites national security concerns, but Ticktock will be able to be used in the U. S before a broader ban is scheduled to take effect after the November election. I'm Barbara Klein. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include Jones Day, an integrated partnership.
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"They're almost all of their drainage pumps are operational. Hurricane Laura hit southwest Louisiana late last month as a Category four storm more than 12,000 evacuees are still sheltering in New Orleans hotels for NPR News. I'm opera house in New Orleans. In Belarus A massive turnout of protesters is keeping up pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko to resign as the BBC's Danny Everhart reports. Yet again, Belarusians have flooded the streets of Minsk on demonstrated in other towns and cities determined to force out President Lukashenka. He's security forces have responded robustly, seizing large numbers of people and carting them off in bands. Some demonstrators have been heading for an area of Minsk, where many senior officials live. They're not the sort of images Mr Lukashenko would like on the eve of his first face to face talks with President Putin since his disputed election victory. Despite maintaining the loyalty of Belarus is security apparatus. He is no closer to reasserting. He's once iron grip on the country. The BBC's Danny Eberhart, This is NPR. Israel has decided to impose a three week nationwide locked down to contain the spread of the Corona virus, and Israeli Cabinet minister. Housing Minister Yak of Lipsman says the restriction should prevent Israelis from observing key religious holidays this month and he's resigning. Lipsman leads an ultra Orthodox Jewish party. The pandemic is fueling political tensions in Peru as well. NPR's Philip Reeves reports Peru's president is facing the threat of impeachment. Peru has a higher cove in 19 mortality rate than almost any other nation. Its economy is devastated by the pandemic, and now it's engulfed by a political crisis. Peru's Congress voted Friday to begin impeachment proceedings against President Martine Vizcarra. He's accused of obstructing an investigation into how $50,000 of government money wound up being spent hiring a singer to give motivational talks. Escada denies it and says the legislature is plotting to oust him. He appears to have support from senior military commanders and also the prime minister who says the government will use all legal means to block this impeachment attempt. Philip Reeves NPR news At the U. S. Open in Flushing Meadows, Germany's Alexander's Tariff and Austria's Dominic team face off for the men's singles title. Today. Both they're going for their first Grand Slam title team is ranked third Zvehr, AFIS seventh It's been several years since anyone other than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic has won a men Men's Grand Slam championship. I'm Barbara Klein. NPR news. Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include T. I es, Who wants to thank the healthcare professionals, researchers, faculty and staff across the country for selflessly serving the needs of communities. T I A is grateful for their dedication and persistence. You're listening to K C, R W and this is Josh Barrow. We're socially distanced right now. But that doesn't mean we need emotional distance from our friends and loved ones Reach out and touch someone not physically fight loneliness. Make that phone call be well and stay tuned to K C. R W P R X. This is the mosque radio hour. I'm J. Alison producer. This radio show And this time we're bringing you a storytelling event recorded live at the beautiful Wilbur Theatre in Boston and presented in partnership with public radio station. WGBH theme of the evening was twist of fate. And your host is author and storyteller Sarah Clancy. Austin. How are you? You good. Alright. While I was going to come up here and say that they you know they brought me in because I'm like, you know, local flavor. But the truth is In New York because my accent is now so rarefied People always ask me like more than once. If I'm from Boston. L ask you from Boston in first you ties like no, No, no, no, it finally I was just like, yeah. I am. I am from Wells Sington. It's very fancy. I grew up in a big house. You know a lot of money? No, I am from Queens. All right. So the question tonight Wass tell us about the last time you were surprised. When was your last big surprise When I asked our first storyteller that question, she said today when she picked out a pastry thinking that it was Berry, but instead, it was beat. Young ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Sofia Stefanovic. Last.
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
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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"In the room where it happens to that date is to let ticket holders to summer performances arrange for refunds or exchanges but at this point no one knows when Broadway will actually reopen for Charlotte St Martin president of the Broadway league said quote well all Broadway shows would love to resume performances as soon as possible we need to ensure the health and well being of everyone who comes to the theater behind the curtain and in front of it before shows can return for NPR news I'm Jeff Lunden in New York this is NPR news from Washington Brazil has registered its highest number of covert nineteen deaths in one day since the pandemic began NPR's Philip Reeves says more than twelve thousand people in that country have been killed by the virus Brazil is climbing the list of worst hit nations it's recorded eight hundred ninety one deaths in twenty four hours so many happened days ago but wouldn't registered until now authorities are scrambling to cope some cities are out of intensive care beds they have hundreds of patients on waiting lists yet president China boasts nado is pushing ahead with moves to kick start the economy without consulting his health minister he's decided gyms beauty salons and hairdressers can open many governors and mayors say they plan to ignore that decision they're still urging residents to stay home and introducing lockdowns in areas where people would do so Philip Reeves NPR news Rio de Janeiro New Zealand is reporting no new coronavirus infections for the second day in a row the news comes hours before the country plans to loosen its locked down most businesses in New Zealand are being allowed to reopen they include sit down restaurants and retail stores the effects of the corona virus on Britain's economy are becoming more clear the government says the economy there shrank two percent in the latest quarter it marks the sharpest quarterly decline since the financial crisis of two thousand eight Wall Street futures are mixed this morning following yesterday's sharp losses the Dow lost four hundred fifty seven points yesterday or more than one and a half percent the S. and P. and the nasdaq each fell more than two percent.
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"The next academic year in classrooms in August for NPR news I'm Stephen missile hot in Wichita stocks finished sharply lower on Wall Street as the virus pandemic threatens to cripple U. S. economic activity the Dow was down six you're listening to NPR news countries in South America are stepping up the fight against the corona virus NPR's Philip Reeves says Chile has declared a state of emergency for the next ninety days Chile has already been in turmoil for five months because of a wave of mass anti government protests over social inequality the virus makes matters still worse for the embattled president Sebastian Pinera the number of cases in Chile is rising steadily it's now above two hundred and thirty the state of emergency covers a period of ninety days it means Chile's government can shut down gatherings limit movement and use army troops to secure installations and enforce curfews and quarantines it comes amid widespread public anger over abuses committed by security forces in recent months and also over the dismal state of government health services the briefs and can use the U. S. government says applications for unemployment benefits are surging in some states as corona virus cripples businesses and the U. S. economy the sharp increase in claims comes as governments of ordered millions of workers students as well as shoppers to stay home as a precaution against spreading the virus labor department says in some states the demand for help may outstrip the ability to pay unemployment claims states are expected to get some assistance from the federal government on Wall.
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"By the end of next week Brazil is reporting thirteen cases NPR's Philip Reeves reports from Rio de Janeiro the coronavirus is beginning to make its presence felt in Latin America's largest economy Brazil's currencies dropped more than three percent against the dollar within a week the stock markets nosedived by even more Brazil's automakers association is warning that some carmakers may have to suspend production next month because of problems getting parts from China Brazil's largest trading partner the economic turmoil has also prompted them to postpone the prestigious sao Paulo Auto Show until next year well this is bad news for far right president China boasts nado who came into office last year promising growth he's due to dine with his ally president trump in Florida Saturday the subject is sure to come up the brace NPR news regional coronavirus cases in Italy left to nearly six thousand today the most infections outside Asia the Italian government is telling people not to go to or leave the hardest hit region of Lombardy where ski resorts and museums are closing and NPR Sylvia Poggioli reports pope Francis is canceling upcoming appearances the Vatican says the pope will not address crowds from a window over looking Saint Peter's square as he usually does at noon Sunday and his Wednesday general audience will be held without public participation the eighty three year old pope was seen and heard coughing last week he said he's suffering from a cold and cancel the Lenten retreat for the first time in his papacy the Vatican says the pope is without symptoms related to other diseases a person visiting the Vatican walking clinic has tested positive for covert nineteen and the Vatican archives have been closed to visiting scholars so people Jolie NPR news Rome a massive volunteer effort is under way in Tennessee to clean up from this week's deadly tornadoes Blake farmer of member station WPLN reports some communities have more volunteers than they need communities in middle Tennessee that were wrecked by tornadoes Tuesday have struggled to manage the outpouring from volunteers thousands of people are assisting this weekend hard hit cities have had to develop online sign ups to avoid chaos it also reminding volunteers that their help will be needed will be on this weekend with hundreds of homes and businesses destroyed this is NPR live from KQED news I'm Kate wolf a Santa Cruz County resident who recently traveled on the grand princess cruise ship the one that's currently moored off the central California coast has tested positive for the new coronavirus it's the first confirmed case in that county the resident along with anyone who was on that trip is being quarantined and monitored that takes us to a bill introduced by the state legislature this week that would protect workers from retaliation if they're required to stay home during public health emergencies assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez authored the bill we need to make sure that it's very clear that no worker will lose their job or be retaliated against for being quarantined or isolated right now because of the corona virus but in the future for any public health emergency like that under the bell AT thirty one twenty three an employee can also use our user earned sick leave if they need to care for a child to school is closed San Francisco district attorney chase Abou dean visited Asian American merchants in the Portola neighborhood yesterday many of those shops have reported a downturn.
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
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
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"Mass protests in his country and peers Philip reeve says president trump had been planning to meet his Chinese counterpart and one of the gatherings the announcement by president Sebastian Pinera is a measure of the huge impact the Chile's protests of inequality of making yes as he could no longer host in Asia Pacific economic cooperation summit the bean plants for trump to meet China's leader xi Ching paying at this event and signed a deal aimed at easing the trade war that was supposed to happen next month in Chile's capital Santiago followed in December by a global summit on climate change yes says that's also off Chile's mass protests are in the thirteenth day yet has tried to bring calm with a state of emergency in army enforce curfews now lifted by second much of his cabinet and promising reforms so far to no avail but Reeves NPR news the federal reserve is widely expected to cut interest rates today when officials wrap up their meeting here in Washington DC and peer Scott Horsley reports this would be the third rate cut by the fed this year the US economy has been steadily slowing the federal reserve is trying to prevent it from stalling out since July the central bank has cut interest rates by half a percentage point another quarter point cut is likely this afternoon lower borrowing costs of giving a boost to home sales and other big purchases but so far they've done little to boost sluggish business investment which remains a drag on economic growth the fed says it's committed to using all of its tools to prolong the economic expansion now in its eleventh year in part to help those who only recently begun to feel the benefits markets will be watching closely for any hints of a possible fourth rate cut later this year so we're the NPR news Washington in the third quarter the US economy slowed to a growth rate of one point nine percent the commerce department reporting today that gross domestic product July to September came in just below the two percent rate of growth in the second quarter the Dow is up twenty seven points this is NPR news and you're listening to W. NYC in New York I'm Jamie Floyd following the shooting death of a fourteen year old boy in queens last Saturday local leaders are calling for more resources for use in south Jamaica Amir Griffin was killed by a stray bullet while playing basketball and Paisley park houses public advocate drew money Williams says the boy's death signals a need for serious investment in public housing this is a real person this is not just a statistic this is not a news story that people would deliver real grief because the sun beside the play basketball.
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.
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"I wish I could go. In fact, I may have to put in for that in October. We'll have to wait and see there you go five thirty five KCRW. It's all things considered from NPR news. I'm Audie Cornish Chang. Venezuelans took to the streets of the capital Caracas today demanding the ouster of leftist President Nicolas Maduro, but many stayed home one day after opposition leader one Guido tried to spark a military uprising instead of the millions. He called for thousands came out. Some banging pots and pans security forces fought pockets of protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets NPR's. Philip Reeves is in Caracas and joins us now. Hey, phil. So what's the mood in seemed in like on the streets in Caracas today? Well, I only recently arrived. So I haven't seen the whole city by any means when I got here, I went straight to a demonstration of the city's east side. This was one of those demonstrations that have been cold by one Guido for what he billed as the biggest of a demonstration in the history of Venezuela. The we're a lot of people that possibly in the tens of thousands. But I have seen much logic crowds, not quite though full. And so this was a small a small out. And I think the most noticeable thing about it is the mood has quite substantially changed. Whilst these demonstrations for the opposition Guido before very lively chanting singing. Now, there's a mood of wariness. I thought it was more subdued and not far away from where I was there were violent clashes. Underway between the security forces and smoke group of anti-government protesters in which you know, they were exchanging the security forces fired rubber bullets tear gas on the protesters will chucking rooks, and indeed a soul people breaking up rocks and putting them into plastic bags to give to the protesters now with beginning to see people with mental shields. Homemade shields gas masks, and so so this is this being a change in this this protest and the security forces. I think responding with with more violence, and of course, as a result of that we can expect more injuries and give us more detail about the change in the mood. I mean, have you been able to get a sense of the reaction to yesterday's extrordinary events when you're talking to people. What are they saying well, berries, I spoke to one person who woman who in the fifties who was hit by the bullet yesterday. Today. She came back again today. She's a peaceful protests, and she said she was disappointed, but she really thought yesterday might be the day when nNcholas Maduro finally was ousted from power in Venezuela. And a new dispensation installed that hasn't happened. She says she's coming back because she's going to continue the fight. I spoke to others who said, look, we we've grown used to the idea that this is a long road, and we can continue. Now, this of course, was just the one side of the equation. This is the support for Guido right other demonstrations also today, which I saw I drive into the city in support of the government. They were smaller significantly. So these the Chevy's does the supporters of the late Yugoslav is who come out with flags and red caps and hold rather demonstrations, and the the these took place in Caracas today. Okay. Now, president Maduro had called for his supporters to rush into the streets and rally. Did you see a lot of people chanting for Madero today? No. Mean? Saw was smooth protests. It's possible the other lodge ones in favor of doodo, but he's not wildly popular here. Under twenty percent his position in the ratings. So you wouldn't expect these protests to be that lodge guava, always launches? Okay. That's NPR's Philip briefs in Caracas Venezuela. Thanks, phil. We're now joined here in the studio by a political adviser to the Venezuelan opposition leader one Guido Francisco Marquez was imprisoned for four months by President Nicolas Maduro upon release he left the country now lives in the US Francisco. Marquez welcome to the program. Thank you for having me here. So help us understand you're in touch with one Guido. How have you seen the last forty eight hours? Was this a political gamble? So to speak that paid off. The last two hours president dole ordered security forces to restore constitutional order. That's what we saw. This was not a coup d'etat. This was all legitimate president recognized by the Venezuelans by over sixty countries. Asking security forces to go on the right side of the constitution. And at this point when you're talking about directing the security forces. Do you know what proportion is still loyal to nNcholas Maduro? This is a nationwide movement by the security forces and the majority of security forces are with the people. Remember, these military men Lauren high-ranking have families that don't have food on the table that they can't find medicine. So they're deeply impacted by the crisis. But if we look on screen and see a crackdown and see people going after protesters. How should we see that? They're definitely still a regime officials supporting regime, the regime of Madonna. That's that's a fact, but it's not the majority, and I would also point to that. In fact, even though there were millions. Venezuelan on the streets. There wasn't widespread repression read into what ought of the security forces. Don't do the orders that they don't follow. And that's also a big break in this situation, as you talked about there is this sense that there are members of the military who are defecting so to speak in support of one Guido, do you know, how much the military is actually in support of your movement right now, the transition is a process think about when the Berlin Wall fell wasn't a day. It was a process and since January twenty third when the constitutionally designated interim president started this process, he asked for security forces to support the constitutional president ever since then we've seen constant in a trickle effect of both high level and a middle and lower ranks of security forces what your communication like with the White House with the Trump administration. Well, I'm I'm here advising evacuate and investor. Evacuate myself have very fluid communication with members of congress with the State Department with the White House, and we've always rated have seen with very good is that this is a bipartisan issue. So what does it mean to you? When you hear someone like John Bolton, the national security adviser talking about all options being on the table when it comes to support for Venezuela. Do you have any fears about military intervention? Well, first of all we continue to ask for all options on the table. So you do you want that to be a potential we want all options on the table? We haven't asked specifically for military intervention. And the big difference is is that you have to be responsible about this think of this scenario think about one doodo continues to murder, more and more people. He has asked regime militia groups to repress peaceful protesters. So I think we have to be responsible about this approach. And that's precisely we always ask for a peaceful and constitutional solution in what other dictatorship, do you see a national assembly and interim president with the people asking for the regime to leave you were a political prisoner. What's this moment? Like for you. Personally. I've been fighting this fight since I was thirteen Chavez got into power a long time ago. Now, I'm thirty two. I'm married. I'm an exile. We will I will continue to fight this fight. And this fight is about this. Survival of the Venezuelan people. We're fighting to get back home. We're fighting for a home or fighting to rebuild our country..
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"Of Venezuela have been in the dark for the last day. The power outage is almost nationwide that has crippled hospitals, transportation and communication systems. All this during an economic crisis and a leadership showdown that could become violent NPR's Philip Reeves is in Venezuela's capital Caracas and joins us. Now. Phil, hi, how are people coping without electricity there? Well, as you can hear in the background. There are a lot of people around me right now because I'm in a five star hotel, which is normally fairly empty, but it's filled up with people from the minority who have money coming here because they have no electricity in that houses have because the restaurants will close so they moved in here with that families the kids, and the is absolute and the elite with money 'cause it's really hit people without money off long lines at gas stations have started to appear because the electric pumps that pump the. Concert out of power and some people love without water. I went along to the very hospital here in Caracas university hospital, which is helpful. Republicans talk outs before leaving and spoke to some of the stop that that very worried about it. They say that patients are suffering. They did have a generator that work in the emergency area. But it meant that older Carter does the obstacle are darkness. I know so then Matt's very worrying because they're worried about getting robbed themselves by people to get inside the hospital and rub stops in the hospital benefiting that they might have including medicine if they have any this latest adversities on top of the food shortages, the medicine shortages, the hyper inflation, what is responsible for these blackouts that are becoming more common. Well, I run into a guy he was protesting in the street needs that he used to work in the electricity sector for fifteen years. He had a big sign which said, no electricity. No cash. No internet out spoke. So he was protesting. I put what the government has said about this state electric company. Here said about this to him by Austin, whether it was true issue, sabotage at the stake electric company. It's angle whether this was part of the economic all by the US against Venezuela. The government saying he totally dismissed that saying look the infrastructure in the utility sector, especially electricity. It's terrible repair. So many people have left Venezuela to get jobs. Elsewhere this great problems getting pots repair the system, and it's simply falling apart and people here say yes, they used to power cuts. They got money it does including here in Caracas. Let's though. Yeah. But they said they'd never had one of his duration scale is really across the country. Just briefly Phil how is this all going to play into competing demonstrations that are planned for tomorrow by the government and the opposition. Well, it clearly raises the temperature guada- the opposition leader who is recognized by dozens of country as a legitimate, president of Venezuela has used this already as a and they shoot with which to take the. Nncholas the throughout the country right now. So we will have a lot more of that tomorrow. When both sides the photo, we'll have this is.
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"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
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"Venezuela today. NPR's Philip Reeves has more houses of people took to the streets to protest honoring a cold from position leader Guido. They chanted slogans calling for Nicolas Madura to leave office allowing a transitional government led by Guido, take PA the protests brought traffic to a halt in eastern parts of the city an opposition stronghold. But in the slums of the city's west the traditional stronghold of the doodo, the ruling socialist party there were plenty of police and national guard, but few protesters the actions part of a multi pronged drive to oust Budo in which the US is playing a dominant role a nationwide day of protest is planned for Saturday flip Reeves NPR news, Caracas, US, businesses added a solid two hundred and thirteen thousand jobs in January. That's based on information provided by payroll processor ADP, which says the strong private sector. Jobs numbers would seem to indicate companies are still hiring even with a month long partial government. Shutdown and ongoing U S China trade tensions ADP says while slightly below December strong pace, the January number still suggests companies are adding to their payrolls the government releases its more broad based jobs figures on Friday, Wall Street shot higher today, the Dow up four hundred and thirty four points, the NASDAQ rose one hundred fifty four points, this is NPR and this is WNYC in New York. I'm Sean Carlson arrests by immigration and customs enforcement continued to climb in the New York City area during the last fiscal year about thirty five hundred people were arrested. That's an increase of thirty five percent. According to federal data, analyzed by the mayor's office of immigrant affairs. Commissioner beat Steffi says she knew arrest went up in the first year after a president the President Trump took office. But I think we didn't quite know what to expect from the first year of Trump to the second year Trump, and the numbers are actually saying I continued increase in enforcement beyond what we saw the first year. She also said a bigger share of those arrested thirty. Eighty six percent did not have criminal records. The Trump administration arrests immigrants charged with crimes, even if they weren't convicted saying it's better for public safety immigration advocates disagree. Federal prosecutors in New York City officials are meeting tomorrow to come to an agreement about fixing the city's public housing authority WNYC's Merle alive says this court appointed deadline comes after a judge rejected an initial proposal that would have included two billion dollars from the city. William Polly said the remained didn't have enough enforcement in suggested a federal takeover should be considered mayor de Blasio has said he strongly opposes a federal takeover of the public housing system in eight announced on Twitter today that housing and urban development secretary Ben Carson will be visiting New York tomorrow to make an announcement about the deal, but did not give other.
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"This is weekend edition from NPR news. I'm Lulu Garcia Navarro. Good morning. One thing's clear about the political crisis in Venezuela. Nncholas Maduro is still in power despite a multi pronged campaign led by the US to drive them out yesterday. Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo addressed the UN Security Council. Asking them to act time is now to support the Venezuelan people to recognize the new democratic government led by interim president Guido and end this nightmare. No excuses. Several European countries. Yesterday, gave my little an ultimatum call new elections within a week or recognize the opposition leader one though as president my little in an interview broadcast this morning rejected that demand it's been four days since why though declared himself Venezuela's interim president before a vast crowd of supporters yet the actual levers of power remained with little and the ruling socialist party. Joining me now is NPR's Philip Reeves who is in Caracas good morning. Good morning. So fill are cracks beginning to appear. Yes. A few one his military attache in Washington DC has defected to one Guido. Secondly, Madonna's climbed down from his decision to expel US. Diplomats software. Severing diplomatic ties with DC he had given them until this weekend to go. He's now suspended that order for thirty days for both sides to work out what the teacher relationships going to be and three he's talking about negotiations. Although the opposition don't appear to be interested in that. Because they don't recognize him when they wanted to leave. Well, what is the man at the center of this one guy, they'll do next he's piling on the pressure taking his campaign to the streets promising a week of mass demonstrations next week he's doing so at the risk of rest, and he's appeared in person at a couple of rallies since that huge gathering in on Wednesday way swore himself in as interim president yesterday. He showed up quite a small gathering a couple of thousand people mostly middle class and didn't stay long. He repeated his offer of amnesty to security forces in the civil servants who want to abandon the doodo. And when you talk to supporters, they do seem convinced that he will eventually win this battle. This.
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"A high of thirty six. This is morning edition from NPR news. I'm Rachel Martin. The sound of crowds out in the street in Brazil's capital Brasilia last night, welcoming the new year, and traditional fashion, but twenty nine thousand nine is bringing a change for pursell today. A new president is being sworn into office. His name is year. Bolsonaro a retired army captain from the far right or joined from the Brazilian alibi. NPR's Philip Reeves who presumably was out doing a little celebrating last night. Hey, phil. Hi, how you doing doing? Well, thanks. So this is a huge day for Brazil, also for Latin America, more broadly. Can you just give us a sense of how important this moment is? Oh, it's extremely important. This is a real moment in history Latin America's largest nation is installing a populace president a seven term congressman with no executive experience. A man who admires Brazil's past dictatorship and has a cabinet of whom about a third retired military officers and chosen foreign minister who's described climate change is a Marxist plot. So this is a moment in history a turning point. What's it like in Brasilia on the inauguration day? Well, I'm afraid it's damp and overcast rather disappointing. Nonetheless, officials here are expecting big crowds for the inauguration of possibly half a million. So there's a huge security operation. But it's also New Year's day and Brazilians really celebrated New Year's is, you know. And so let's see whether they turn up. Oh how and how many of them decide to carry on parting somewhere else? I mean, Boston arrow had been seen as this very divisive figure right during the campaign. Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians, especially women were on the streets, urging people not to vote for him. So is that changing? Yes. I mean Bolsonaro was elected in October, the very comfortable margin of some ten million votes. Polls indicate though that since then he's become even more popular seems Brazilians have really high expectations of him. And you often meet people here who say they don't agree with everything Boston are stands for. But anything's better than the leftist government that ruled for most of the last decade and a half a period that saw the country's worst recession a massive corruption scandal an epidemic of violent crime. I was actually out in the streets here when new year dawned earlier today talking to people about the new president, and I met Allen computer program up, and I asked him to tell me why he supports both scenario..
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"Receive titled ten services patient melissa hugh is a first generation immigrants from the ivory coast growing up she says reproductivehealth wasn't spoken about in her household being brought in a society where women's reproductive health isn't talked about your kind of loss in guiding yourself hugh says she relied on planned parenthood for information about reproductive health that she couldn't get elsewhere what would you for me if this was enacted would be to limit my community and everything i've learned this far the trump administration's proposal comes at a time when both teen and unintended pregnancy rates in the us are a historic lows the rule is similar to a reagan administration restriction that failed to take effect because of legal challenges and then a change of administration related changes to titletown are already the subject of a lawsuit brought by three planned parenthood affiliates nicole clegg of the northern new england affiliate says all options are on the table to prevent the changes to title ten and we also have elected officials that have influenced who could also be supportive main right to life did not respond to requests for comment by airtime the national group students for life of america issued a statement on their website praising the proposed rule saying changes to titled ten are long overdue and that the trump administration has every right to require that its programs focus on healthcare and not abortions for npr news i'm patty white and that story part of reporting partnership with npr main public radio and kaiser health news venezuelans are being asked to vote in presidential election tomorrow the result may seem before gone conclusion the autocratic nicolas madura was expected to remain in power despite the economic catastrophe that engulfs his nation and pears philip reeves took to the streets of caracas where he found some deeply worried people in caracas market a trade is listing the latest prices for fruit and veggies these days he.
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"And other chile winemakers have begun establishing vineyards in the kula wet at south of chile in the end this vineyard wall save from the chanterie fis just a few vines would burn says there the votes of grapes were damaged by smooth we were lucky will wear lagging that's the kind of luck many californians could have dumb with philip reeves npr news the film call me by your name is a coming of age story said in the early 1980's about two young american men who fall in love one summer in italy a p 3orion the great thank you were you do runner rebuts transcrime using smith river go out at night some sun high later a graduate student paid by the actor armie hammer falls for his professors teenage son april wolf his lead film critic it la weekly and she joins us from npr west hey pro hi there i know well critics really loved this movie including you as you buy review what is the big deal this film does romance an an a recreation of falling in love so well that i couldn't help but fall for it one of the things that i love is this dialogue back and forth of these two men who they tease one another and it's sweet it feels almost as though we can see their brains kind of sinking in the same way that their bodies our and to me that's real love and and a lot of directors they they don't quite know how to portray that on screen there is an interesting age difference between the two young men who fall in love oliver the graduate student is 24 the boy who falls in love with him is seventeen uh what do you think given given the times were in you know i was uneasy with this for a moment but it it feels it feels like is presented very differently because it is set in italy the age of consent there is fourteen and they they seem to treat these teenagers as adults who are making their own decisions were on their own in this from an american lens is still a little bit uneasy for me but at the same time these two character they are both very intelligent and sometimes the the idea of age which is kind of.