18 Burst results for "President Gustavo Petro"
"president gustavo petro" Discussed on WTOP
"Had taken control of the eastern Ukrainian city of Bach mote. The Ukrainian president arrives at the G 7 summit in Japan and welcomes Washington's decision to allow Ukrainian pilots to train on America made F-16 fighter jets. Very important and happy that Trump very positive signals. Meanwhile, Ukraine says the battle for bakhmut is continuing, despite a claim by the commander of Russia's Wagner mercenaries that they've taken full control of the city. That's the BBC's James Menendez with that report. Controversy amidst rescue efforts in Colombia as authorities continue to search for four children missing for nearly three weeks after a plane crash in the Amazon. The three adults aboard died in the May 1st crash, president Gustavo Petro took to Twitter to announce the four children had been found alive, but then deleted the tweet, acknowledging the children had in fact not been found, dozens of military personnel have been searching the area where the plane went down. A group now stands accused of making up a story about homeless veterans being evicted from a New York hotel to make room for migrants. Republicans state assemblyman Brian Maher, who helped spread the story is now calling for an investigation saying he and others were duped by Sharon Tony Finch when pressed for details by the AP she would only say. Yeah, yeah, but is that true? We should have very very good more. Before disconnecting the call, she had claimed her nonprofit was housing vets that were kicked out of an upstate hotel after New York City's mayor said migrants there. The hotel said it was untrue. The mid Hudson news reports homeless men from a shelter claimed they were hired as part of the ruse, Mars says he spoke with Tony Finch Thursday and learned the story about homeless vets being displaced was false. Julie Walker, New York. Stevie Wonder received an honorary doctorate degree from New York's fordham university today and in his commencement address, wonder talked about the death of homeless man Jordan Neely on the New York subway. We have people that feel it's their unappointed duty to do things like chole. Choke holds. For
"president gustavo petro" Discussed on WTOP
"At this hour. President Biden says he's optimistic about prospects for a debt ceiling deal. It is less than two weeks and counting until Uncle Sam can not pay off his credit card. That has never happened and sold lots of terrible things are predicted if it does on and off talks do continue between The White House and House Republicans who want budget cuts in exchange with President Biden describing the talks this way to reporters in Japan. This goes in stages. Before. Shut up, okay? Thank you. It goes in stages. Mister Biden returns here tomorrow from the Japan economic summit, having scrubbed a couple of other plant stops. Tom, CBS News, Washington. Katie edmondson covers Congress for The New York Times and tells WTO that while there were some glimmers of hope about a possible resolution sometime this weekend, there was some trouble between negotiating teams last night. That's not uncommon for these high stakes negotiations for at the end there to be some venting of frustration. The White House publicly expressed optimism that a resolution could be reached. If parties negotiated in good faith, Republicans are demanding steep spending cuts, but Democrats oppose those reductions as potentially harmful to Americans. And controversy amidst the rescue efforts in Colombia is authorities continuous search for four kids missing for nearly three weeks. This after a plane crash in the Amazon, the three adults aboard died in that may 1st crash, the president Gustavo Petro took to Twitter to announce that the four kids had been found alive, but he then deleted the tweet and acknowledged that the kids and in fact not been found dozens of military personnel have been searching the area where the plane crashed. And a group now stands accused of making up a story about homeless vets being evicted to make room for migrants. Republicans stayed assemblyman Brian Maher, who helped spread the story is now calling for an investigation saying he and others were duped by Sharon Tony Finch. When pressed for details by the AP, she would only say into the verified letter. Yeah, yeah, but is that true? We should have very very good more. Before disconnecting the call, she had claimed her nonprofit was housing bets that were kicked out of an upstate hotel after New York City's mayor sent migrants there. The hotel said it was untrue. The mid Hudson news reports homeless men from a shelter claimed they were hired as part of the ruse, Mars says he spoke with Tony Finch Thursday and learned the story about homeless vets being displaced was false. Julie Walker, New York. Four 34, Stevie Wonder, back in the news. He received an honorary doctorate from New York's fordham university today in his speech, he referenced the death of homeless man Jordan Neely. We have people that
Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"president gustavo petro" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk
"I now call on the noble peace price laureate of 2016 to step forward to receive the diploma and the goal medal. The 2016 Nobel Prize for peace was awarded to Juan Manuel Santos, then president of Colombia in recognition of his efforts to end Columbia's interminable internal conflict with various tedious narco Marxist guerrilla groups. If you'll forgive the crashing cross promotional plug, you can hear president Santos talking all about this and more besides in episode three four three of the foreign desk and episode one four two of the big interview. Both well worth a listen in the admittedly partial opinion of this broadcaster. This week, however, Columbia's current president Gustavo Petro announced that Columbia was going back to war with one particular mob of tiresome gangsters who trade as the gulf clan. President Petro announced that the gulf clan had breached a ceasefire agreement and that they were, quote, sowing anxiety and terror. Specifically, golf clan were accused of conspiring with illegal gold miners to blow up an aqueduct and shooting at police officers. If the cleaner gulf was behind this, as everything points towards, then they have no desire for peace. Instead, in their minds what they have desired to is to defend the legal economies like mining and drug trafficking. President Petro instructed Columbia's security forces to get after them. On Tuesday, Columbia's army claimed it had killed two golf clan members and captured a local leader, an off duty soldier died in apparent retaliatory action by the Klan. There will doubtless be more where this came from. Probably the best place to start here is with the peace agreement which won Santos his Nobel Prize. By 2016 Colombia's Civil War had been grinding on for half a century in one form or another and negotiations to end it for nearly half that half century. The deal eventually done between Colombia's government and the largest and most pestilential of the guerrilla groups, the revolutionaries dec Columbia, better known and carefully pronounced as farc was flawed and muddled, but then pretty much all peace agreements are if there had been no need for compromise, there would not have been a conflict. In our constitution, one of the obligations of every citizen starting with the president is to seek peace and some people think that the peace can be achieved by killing the last member of the fork. And that is not possible, and this is not the way. Colombians were unsure about it. When the initial deal, which included supporting Fox transition into party politics, was put to the people in a referendum, it was rejected surprisingly if narrowly on a wretchedly low turnout. Many Colombians remained understandably disinclined to offer farc any kind of reward for deigning to knock their nonsense off and abide by the laws that everyone else did, a common obstacle in forging such agreements. I called on you to decide if you back or not their chords to end the conflict with the farc. And the majority has said no. Albeit by a very narrow margin. Now we are all together going to decide between the path that we should take so that peace. This piece that we all want is possible and to come out of the stronger. I will not give up. Nevertheless, a revised deal was signed and ratified by Congress without asking the voting public what they made of the alterations. Farc rebranded as the political party now known as commons, they currently hold 5 seats each in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, a quota guaranteed them until 2026 by the peace deal and are part of the governing coalition. But while farc were the biggest Colombian paramilitary outfit, they were far from the only bunch of intransigent rat bags at large in Colombia's jungles, and some indeed were only too happy to fill the gap in the market, which appeared when farc went more or less legit. Enter the gulf clan. At least 25 officers have been killed so far this year, dozens more have been injured attacks using firearms and explosives. Colombians have mourned the dead individuals nationwide. Based in raba antiochia, which cradles the gulf of uraba near Colombia's border with Panama, the gulf clan has become Columbia's biggest and best armed cartel. Estimates of the degree to which they have cornered Colombia's cocaine trade vary between 30 and 60%, despite the significant blows occasionally landed upon them. In 2012, clan boss Juan de dios usuga was killed by Colombian police. In October 2021, his successor and brother, dairo Antonio usuga known as oto niel, was captured by Columbia's military and later extradited to the United States. In January, he pleaded guilty is a rating sentence and the betting hovers around the 20 year figure. But the golf clan persist. When president Petro was elected in 2022, he promised a new approach to dealing with Columbia's armed groups. Heavier on the carrots lighter on the stick. We call on all those who are armed to leave their arms in the haze of the past. To accept legal benefits in exchange for peace. There was some hope that the less boast worthy aspects of Petro's own CV might actually be an advantage in forging understanding. As a young man under the nom de guerre or a liano, he carried a gun with the revolutionary group M 19 and spent 18 months in prison as a consequence. M 19 were eventually persuaded to pack it in favor of embracing party politics, president Petro may have hoped for similar results from what he optimistically declared his
The Ben Shapiro Show
"president gustavo petro" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"Explaining his must give up to power. You must give us the power. Or you have this guy, the UN secretary general, sitting there all fat cat wearing a nice overcoat and a scarf at a ski chalet explaining why he needs more power. Guys, something has happened. God's casting process is at least at least a lot of cast against type once in a while. God, I mean, seriously. Now, Chancellor Olaf Scholes, the Chancellor of Germany. He says the fundamental task of our century is the transformation to a climate neutral economy. I feel like there are more fundamental tasks actually, and that what you're actually talking about is we need innovation. Well, congratulations. Welcome to the world, where innovation has always been necessary. Fundamental tasks are centuries transformation to a climate neutral economy. Again, it's very reminiscent of the foolishness where Joe Biden will say, well, we need as a cancer moonshot. I'll tell you about that, guys. Let me tell you some Milwaukee cancer. Cancer is a malarkey and to fight the cancer. We need to we need some shampoo and we also need we need a moonshot. It's like, oh, you're right. We haven't spent any money trying to cure cancer. And it must be because of our insufficient commitment. We haven't cured cancer. So if we just think real hard and clap for tinkerbell, cancer will be careful. It's the same thing with these schmucks. They're like, wow, what we really need is a climate neutral economy. And if we just think real hard about it. And if we say over and over and over, that's what we need. It will magically appear. Magically innovation will happen. Or maybe that's not how innovation works. Maybe you have posited no solutions that are actually sufficient to the problem you claim exists, but at least you get people to cheer for you at the World Economic Forum, I suppose. Oh, transformation toward the climate neutral economy, the fundamental task of our century is currently taking on an entirely new dynamic. Not in spite of, but because of the Russian war, and the resulting pressure on us Europeans to change. Whether you are a business leader or a climate activist, a security policy specialist or an investor, it is now crystal clear to each and every one of us that the future belongs solely to renewables. Wow, the future belongs solely to renewables. Oh, I don't even know what that means. The future belongs to who decides this, doesn't the market typically decide who wins in the market. And isn't all of Europe now essentially freezing because Russia turned off the oil and natural gas. And now they're dependent on America shipping in a lot of that stuff. It really is amazing stuff. But again, the predicate is for a global redistribution of scheme. Give us power for our global redistribution scheme. The person who makes this clearest is the Colombian president Gustavo Petro, who is in fact a socialist, all of Latin America is undergoing right now a pink wave or a large swath of Vladimir undergoing a pink wave in which quasi socialists or open socialists take over countries and or attempt to overthrow actual democracies, which is what's happening in Peru right now, but the media doesn't care about that. The media only cares when Bolsonaro attacked government buildings in Brazil. They don't care when dozens of people are being killed in the middle of an actual conflict in Peru because the people who are protesting and committing acts of violence against the government those are left wingers. In any case, here is Colombian president Gustavo Petro, saying that what needs to end. If you want to fight climate change, what really needs to end his capitalism. Capitalism is the real problem. This is the underlying message of the World Economic Forum. They like to claim that they're in favor of liberalized economies, but the minute that the liberalized economy runs up against their particular mode of morality, which is top down, control, corporatism, then they immediately throw that out the window. So here's Gustavo Petro. The capitalism that we know nowadays has a driving force and logic. And that is to increase our profit in such a way, and that we talk about history to regulate everything without political or social boundaries. And that's the one we have, this has resulted in some sort of global anarchy. Global anarchy is what capitalism creates. So what we actually mean is top down control, right? The opposite of anarchy is control. We need more control. Al Gore is making his big reappearance. This is a dude who's earned tens of millions of dollars with climate alarmism that is largely been proved false over the course of the last 20 years. So remember all the polar bears were going to be dead at this point. And the ice caps are going to be completely melted. Al Gore is still here. Talking about man, bear pig. So Al Gore over the World Economic Forum. Again, God's casting process is broken. He says, one of the big problems is the head of the World Bank, because the head of the World Bank is not actively giving loans to useless projects that are unlikely to be successful. And the reason for that is because it's a climate denier, because it's a bad guy. We need control of world banks as Al Gore. Young people around the world are looking at what we're doing. They look at the World Bank and they say, oh, you've got a climate denier in charge of the World Bank. So why are you surprised that the World Bank is completely failing? It's completely failing. Man bearer, half man, half bear, half pig, not only that's his Al Gore. If we don't stop this climate, if we don't stop this climate crisis, we are going to see billions of climate refugees, billions of them. I don't believe you, sir. Creating the droughts and melting the ice and raising the sea level and causing these waves of climate refugees predicted to reach 1 billion in this century. Look at the xenophobia and political authoritarian trends that have come from just a few million refugees. What about a billion? We would lose our capacity for self governance. It seems like you want us to lose the capacity for self governance. Now, I noticed. You would like to be the person who governed. This is the left version of democracy. Let's version of democracy as we control things. And if we lose, democracy has been overthrown. You see this everywhere.
Monocle 24: The Briefing
"president gustavo petro" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing
"What should we be looking out for? I mean, it's somewhat anticlimactic at this point because who controls the Senate and who controls the house is already determined. So for a while there it looked like maybe this could dictate who ended up holding the Senate. But still, it's a really interesting race. And I think to my mind, the most interesting element about it is that Herschel Walker, who is kind of a scandal plague candidate, very gaff prone, really has no qualifications to my mind, not much policy expertise, no clear message. The fact that he is within striking distance of a U.S. Senate seat, that's kind of remarkable in and of itself. And I think in large part, this just reflects that in Georgia country writ large, it's really just Democrat Republican. It's not who the candidates actually are. So right now it looks like Raphael Warnock, the Democrat, has a slim lead according to the polls, but it's hard to say exactly what's going to happen. We'll keep a close eye upon it. Let's check in a little later Thomas and get more of a view from you on it. But thanks for now. For making sense of always compelling narrative. On the outside of the pond, that was Thomas gift from university college, London. Now let's cross in here from Monaco's Marcus hippie, he's standing by with the day's other news headlines. Thanks, Tom. A $60 price cap on Russian seaborne oil has coming into force as the world's richest nations attempt to limit Moscow's ability to define earnest its war in Ukraine. Russia said it will not abide by the measure while Ukraine has said the cap will have little impact. New Zealand's government has said it will introduce a law that will require big tech companies like Google and meta to pay for the local news content that appears on their feeds. The new bill is expected to be modeled on loss in Australia and Canada. And three Chinese astronauts have returned to earth after completing a 6 month mission on China's space station, the crew have been working on the final construction stage off the station. They safely touched down in a Chinese region of Mongolia yesterday. Those other day set lines, now back to Tom. Thank you very much indeed, Marcus, we head to Colombia now, where the country's government says it's making steady progress in peace talks with the feared ELN rebel group. Monaco's correspondent anastasio maloney has been keeping a close eye on this for us, and she joins us now on the line from Bogotá. What can you tell us about progress in these talks Anastasia? So the Columbian president announced over the weekend that the first point of agreement between the ELN rebels and the government had been made and the talks have been going on for about two weeks now in the Venezuelan capital Caracas. And the first point of agreement is that the two sides have agreed to allow an indigenous group known as the embedded to return safely back to their territory, their rainforest reserves in western Colombia. The embarrass our indigenous community that have been caught up a lot in the fighting between the ELN rebel soldiers and the government forces. And about three years ago, they were forced away from their reserves and many of them hundreds of them ended up in the capital Bogotá, where they'd been sleeping wrath, sleeping in camps, makeshift tents in the city's parks. And so this agreement is a sign that the two sides are able to agree on something. And that they said that both of them are going to ensure that the indigenous communities living in Bogotá can return back safely to their reserves in western Colombia. So it's a sign that the talks are going the right direction. Well, yeah, and can you give us a sense of how this has been achieved because it seemed at various points over the last few years that this has been somewhat unlikely because of various entrenched positions. Is it particularly significant to look at the role of president Gustavo Petro in this in terms of really being able to move the dial on these discussions? Yes, I mean, I think the fact that he was elected as Columbia's first left wing president, he is a former rebel member himself. I think that's been absolutely crucial to get the two sides talking again. This is not the first time the ELN and the Columbian government have tried to negotiate some sort of peace deal at the last time as in 2019. And the fact that he was elected as president, I think, is the real reason and the only reason why they have restarted these negotiations. And what we've been hearing from the ELN commanders is that they decided to restart the negotiation precisely because there is some sort of established trust between the two sides. As I've just said, better was a rebel a member of a rebel group during his youth. He understands guerrilla groups being a member of being a former member himself, their research implicit trust between the two sides. And I think that's why we're seeing these talks restart now and the first point of agreement already reached within two weeks. Yeah, definitely encouragement. And I wonder, we also have sort of various co sponsors of the process, Venezuela as you've mentioned, Cuba, Norway, have agreed also to be involved. Does that help to mitigate against some of the more troubling aspects? I guess there are still observers without saying, look, you know, the ELN has a big membership. It continues to derive support and financing through various ill gotten activities, whether that's moving drugs or illegal mining in this sort of thing. One could imagine those would be stumbling blocks, but it does seem there's this wider buying. Is that partly because there are these other stakeholders also supporting in the background? I think we'll see the role of the other stakeholders like Norway and Cuba. I think that what they can contribute, we haven't seen that yet because the talks are still the early stages. I think that the real stumbling block and the big issue here is the question of the ceasefire. And it's important to note that this first point of agreement that's been reached does not include a ceasefire. And of any kind. So I think when the ceasefire, if there is one, and they agree to one, I think the countries like Norway like Cuba will be important in the sense that they will play some sort of role in monitoring that ceasefire and reporting back to say whether actually it's been implemented or not. I think then we'll see to what extent those other countries will play important role. But at the moment, it's too early to say whether they will be pivotal in breaching some sort of peace deal because it's still too early on in the peace talks. Well, yeah, and with that very obvious and reasonable caveat and let me just ask you a bit about a potential final settlement. Obviously we now have details from if we go back to what was it 2016, the big agreement with the farc, of course. These kinds of small developments that we're seeing, do we have any sense of what a meaningful truth, a proper final settlement could one day look like as we inch along and with this caveat you've provided, do we start to see a potential pathway to that kind of settlement? I don't think so at the moment, the pathway has been set as you just mentioned in 2000 and 16 when the farc, which is the big gorilla group. They had reached an agreement of peace deal. We know that that peace deal took years to negotiate and to be agreed upon. And the big issues, apart from the ceasefire in the future, will be how much the ELN will admit and recognize its part in drug trafficking.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
"president gustavo petro" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist
"Globalist, it is 8 39 in the morning in Zürich, a 7 39 here in London. Let's continue now with today's newspapers joining me from our headquarters in Zürich is the travel culture and sustainability writer Noel salmi welcome back to the globalist Noel. And let's talk first of all about The New York Times as you'd expect. They're full of information about the midterm elections where the Democrats are calling it a hammering. They certainly did things didn't go quite as well for them there as they might have been expecting. Well, right. As we know in as Andrew said, it wasn't a Republican red wave and Democrats did do much better in the midterm elections than expected, except in the state of New York. There, for democratic seats for Congress flipped to Republicans. So in an interview yesterday with The New York Times, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also who also goes by AOC. I was thinking of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain when people say I am a Liverpool supporter. Right. Well, so let's call her. Okay, well, you can call her I agree. It's fine. So she easily won her own reelection, but she did reflect in this interview on what went wrong in the state of New York. And she criticized the failure of the New York Democratic Party to work with progressives like herself and to focus solely on supporting so called moderate Democrats. Which she says does not energize the voting base. Well, to take the man to take the Mandy rice Davis approach, she would say that wouldn't she. While she certainly would, and it's sort of an ongoing issue within the Democratic Party. Specifically in New York, there is the issue of governor Andrew Cuomo, who resigned last year after a series of allegations about misconduct, sexual misconduct. But she also critiqued the old school approach of the New York State Democratic Party itself, which she says was not small D democratic. She said it's based on big money and old school calcified machine style politics that create an anemic voting base that is not that is disengaged and disenfranchised. So she said that by trying to fight Republicans on their own narratives like crime and safety, Democrats don't really have anything new to offer voters. Rather than simply trying to scare monger folks about a Republican victory, she said it's also important to lay down a vision and be unafraid about what we would do with power. And she contrasted the state of New York with the progressive state of California that puts things like public banking on the ballot. She says these are bills that are profoundly motivating. So in Ocasio-Cortez's opinion, it's time to either reform the New York State Democratic Party or if it refused fuses to be reformed to rebuild and replace. I do wonder, you're looking from over the Atlantic as we do at the moment or certainly I do. It's very tempting to see to view the east and west coasts as being these progressive areas of the United States and the bit in the middle as the kind of trumpy voting sort of areas of the Midwest and the Deep South and all the rest of it. But are we in danger of viewing New York State as a bit of a monolith here? Clearly, there's a lot of old money knocking around there. And there's probably a lot of left behind type people there as well, who might be rather cheesed off with the likes of AOC banging and progressive drum and not addressing what they were considered to be their real concerns. I think that's absolutely right. New York State really is a little sliver down south of New York, Manhattan, New York City, and Long Island, and then you go up north and it's a whole different state with a lot more conservative values. So yes, it's a real, it's a real concern. In California, really have sort of the sort of got the middle. You've got the farming areas, but you've got a really big democratic block around Los Angeles and San Francisco. So it could be, in this case, these seats were always going to flip. Regardless of what this goes back to the old Mandy rice Davis quote, AOC obviously has her agenda and fair play. She's going to push it. But it could well be as the midterms and this was always likely to happen. This is true, but she does have a good point that whatever they Democrats did, it didn't work. So perhaps it is time to try something new. Indeed, and let's go to Spain now. You have a wonderfully cosmopolitan roundup here. I know. We're going to el pais in Spain now. And their story that you wanted to feature is on the visit by the new Colombian president Gustavo Petro because this peaceful and going on in Paris at the moment. So he's been having a chin wag with Emmanuel Macron. And not about Colombia, not about France, but about Venezuela and how relations and indeed the entire country could be normalized once more. Yes, that's right. So Gustavo Petro has been president of Columbia for about three months now. And his first sort of international visit in Europe was to visit with French president Macron yesterday in Paris. And they are concerned about bringing democratic elections to Venezuela. So Colombia hasn't not only has this issue of Venezuela that Scott it's been getting numerous migrants over the last decade, 7 million Venezuelans have left the country during its crisis, but there's another urgent issue for Colombia, which is the status of its border, where armed groups have created a no man's land. And these groups have the sort of tacit support of Venezuela's president Nicholas Maduro. Gustavo Petro did visit Maduro and assured him he intends to maintain friend relations, but he would like to see some changes there. So Petro hopes to re-engage Europe's attention on Venezuela and to push Maduro to engage in dialog with the Venezuelan opposition groups in Mexico. Yes, the goal would be to eventually hold internationally supervised presidential elections in Venezuela in 2024. And indeed, Macron spoke directly with Maduro about this at cop 27 in Egypt earlier this week. I do think that it's clearly a sign that a manual Macron is looking for some sort of big foreign policy win. He's been trying on my patch in the Balkans. He's obviously now trying in the Americas as well. Oh yes, that's very true. He's always on the lookout for a good foreign policy opportunity. He hasn't done too well so far, I don't think, has he? Am I missing something? Yeah, no, there's not one that pops to mind immediately. Bless him, he'll keep on trying, I guess he's got another few years in which to try and get that big foreign policy win, and we will keep an eye on that one. Meanwhile, let's go to Switzerland. Well, hey, there you are in Zürich, of course, with I'm trying to read the gothic script on this Neuer bircher zeitung. Thank you as two gothic for me. Anyway, your local newspaper. And there's a man with a mustache standing there with a number plate in his hands, which reads Z H 100. And I have to say, I do find this personalized number played a bit sad, Noelle. I don't know about you, but the idea that you should pay more than €200,000 for a number plate seems absolutely extraordinary to me. But somebody's done it, haven't they? Yes, they certainly have. And it's actually not a personalized plate. So unlike the United States, for example, where people can buy personalized plates. In Switzerland, all the plates are very standardized and as annoyed to choose their side too. You said it quite well. Reports, these plates go up at auction. So license plates in Switzerland are very formulaic. They contain the initials of the Swiss canton where the car is registered, followed by numbers which are assigned sequentially, so essentially the higher the number, that's how many cars there are on the road in that canton. So you might think that it would be interesting to have a bigger number because you would show off that you have a newer car. But surprisingly, the opposite is true. The smaller the number, the more valuable the license plate and newcomers to Switzerland are often surprised by this. In fact, when we arrived here a few years ago, someone commented that it was so nice that our car had a relatively small numbered license plate. So yes, so at an auction, a buyer offered that CHF 226,000 for the license plate, reading ZH 100. But that is not the most expensive license plate sold. That number was 2000 CHF 233,000, which was paid for the license plate Z ten. Either way, the money is very much welcome in the coffers of canton Zürich. I think it's not just the numbers which are small, Noel. Thank you very much indeed for joining us. That's no el salme. This is the globalist stay tuned.
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28 dead as Julia drenches Central America with rainfall
"Dozens are reported dead after the path of hurricane Julia drenched Columbia and cut across Central America Former hurricane Julia has dissipated but is still drenching Guatemala and El Salvador with torrential rains The national hurricane center says flash flooding and mudslides continue to be a threat in Central America and southern Mexico through Tuesday More than two dozen people have been reported dead due to the storm the nation of El Salvador has declared a state of emergency Police there say a man died when a tree fell on him and two other people died after heavy rains caused a wall of their home to collapse The Rio Grande de San Miguel was a roaring torrent and channel 12 captured locals in San Miguel banding together to try to pull a car out of the muddy floodwaters The storm damaged homes and ripped roofs off in Colombia president Gustavo Petro flew over the Peninsula of la Waha on Monday and was pulled across a swollen creek on a float wrapped in plastic to visit communities still divided by floodwaters I'm Jennifer King
WNYC 93.9 FM
"president gustavo petro" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Know, the Bank of England is predicting that we're going to have 13% inflation in October that they wanted something that matches the cost of living that their fears in. Tell us what kind of disruption this will cause. And which areas of the economy will be affected. Felix saw is the country's busiest port. It's kind of unclear as to just how much disruption this is going to cause. It's not a just in time port. There's a great deal of stock still left at the port. I think logistics UK, they're the transport body has said it's not expecting massive disruption. So there's not panic yet, but if the strikes continue after this, it did a period and that might change. It's just one of many strikes we've just had and strikes that are possibly coming up. And the country is facing energy price hikes plus a new prime minister in September. It does feel like the country is in for a difficult time, right? You often hear about a winter of discontent, but we're sort of in the middle of a summer of discontent as it stands. So you've got rail workers on strike, but you've got royal mail workers head to walk out, teachers potentially going on strikes straight, perhaps even nurses. For the new prime minister, this is a party leadership contest that has been played out with a very specific group of people at the moment. I don't know whether both of their tones may become more conciliatory when they take office. They both talked about the need for some peer strength because they're concerned that inflation busting pay rises might lead to the kind of wage price spiral that we saw in the 1970s, which is also a risk when you consider that the country is likely to enter a recession a recession which is three quarters long. It's a very difficult picture for whoever takes office. That's Rachel, we are mouth, deputy political editor of the new statesman. On the latest strike to hit the UK this summer. You're listening to NewsHour from the BBC. I'm Audrey Brown. President Gustavo Petro of Colombia has told the military to prepare to become an army of peace after removing a major obstacle to negotiations with the last act of guerrilla group, the ELN. Speaking at a cadet academy in front of newly appointed military leaders, mister Pedro said troops had to switch their focus to threats to national sovereignty from abroad, including from drug trafficking gangs. He said the Colombian people wanted to see a change in the role of the military. If we want peace, it will not come through unlawfulness or guns. What makes it possible to reach peace is unity between the military and its people. That's what we have to reach because it has been broken in many parts of the country. Joining us now is Megan Janet ski who's a freelance journalist based in Colombia. Welcome to NewsHour, Megan. Just tell us more about this announcement. How significant is it? Yeah, absolutely. So Gustavo Petro is Columbia's first leftist leader and also an ex insurgent who went through his own peace process a long time ago and basically this announcement could, you know, if Columbia and its biggest Korea group, the national Liberation Army, were to sign peace accords. It could be this new president's legacy. And in a country that's struggled with armed conflict for decades and is facing deepening conflict right now. It could shift a lot of the regional dynamics and lower violence in a lot of parts of the country that are being torn by currently. There have been numerous attempts at the peace deal with the ELN, so how confident are the people of Colombia that this time it will be successful. You know, will people are skeptical also because you have to remember that this is, again, a country torn by decades of conflict and a lot of people have been victimized by, if not this guy than other armed groups. So there's always a deep distrust of our groups. And then this piece talk looks to have a bit more potential than past conservative governments. Simply because a lot of these past governments have been a lot of about force against these gurias and fighting this war. And this is a president that is promising to usher in an era of quote unquote total peace. So it's generating more trust likely with these gurias that are going to be negotiating. So it could significantly shift shift things. Yeah, it's a big deal, I think. You've been on the border of Colombia and Venezuela where the alien have been active. So what are people there been telling you? Yeah, I mean, this is the place that essentially the hub for the ELN, the very, very important area in which they use to escape the grasp of Colombian authorities. And a lot of people have been terrorized by this group and they're just hoping that there's a ceasefire soon and that a peace pack is really signed because it could literally mean life or death for them and their families. Now that have been peace deals with other groups, how successful have they been, is there a blueprint that's being followed? Yes, I mean, there have been various negotiations. The most recent piece packed we've seen is with the Colombian guria group the farc in 2016. In largely due to failures in government implementation, it has been a very troubled process. And that's another reason why perhaps the ELN would walk with a bit more skepticism is Columbia has an entirely followed through with their promises, but because we again have this different kind of leader, there might be more of a generated trust that you wouldn't see otherwise. But previous previous accords have been a mix of success. But the most recent one is even struggling to move forward. It's actually a large campaign promise of petros is to implement the previous piece accords. So he's kind of juggling these two different deals with these groups. Thank you very much. That's Megan Janet ski, a freelance journalist based in Colombia. Now Singapore's prime minister said the country will end its ban on sex between men, but he also said it will take steps to defend the institution of marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Lee San lung said Singapore society was becoming more accepting of gay people and the British colonial era law was now out of date. The legal ban on sex between men, while not enforced, has long been criticized by LGBT activists, although many more conservative citizens still support it. Joining us now from New York is Jane Barry Moran director of research and program strategy at out leadership. She's a leading voice in advocating for pathways to success for LGBT individuals in the workplace. Welcome
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"This week on crowd science, we're exploring sewers as we look into our listener marks question about whether being clean comes naturally to humans. We find evidence for our hygiene instincts in our history and our psychology, but those instincts aren't always enough to save us from our own filth. Apparently the banks just where we're standing used to glisten. They glisten with the sludge of human sewage. That's crowd science with me, Monty Chesterton. After the news. BBC News with Neil Nunes, Democrats in the U.S. Senate say they are related after they finally approved a key plank of president Joe Biden's domestic agenda, a bill to fight climate change as well as reduce healthcare costs. The inflation reduction act includes almost $370 billion for climate action, the largest investment in U.S. history. The United States and the United Nations have welcomed the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinian militants group Islamic Jihad. They urged both sides to observe the true brokered by Egypt, which ended three days of hostilities. A BBC investigation is found that the number of newborn deaths in miscarriages and parts of Afghanistan has nearly doubled one year since the Taliban takeover, foreign funds paid for Afghanistan's public healthcare system, but these have been frozen since the Taliban seized power. Colombia's new left wing president Gustavo Petro has pledged to unite the country by tackling any quality and to achieve peace with rebels while eradicating crime gangs. Speaking of the poverty gap, mister Petro said he did not want Columbia to have two societies. The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is in South Africa at the start of a three nation African tour, is holding talks today with his South African counterpart in a lady pando, mister blinken is expected to announce a new strategy for Africa to boost American influence on the continent and made concerns Washington is losing out both to China and Russia. President Biden says he's angered by the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico, which police are now investigating as linked attacks, mister Biden said he was saddened by the killings in Albuquerque, and that his administration stood strong with the U.S. Muslim community. BBC News. That is cathedral like it's got these beautiful arches with three different colors of brickwork and these rows on rows of
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"The largest piece of climate change legislation ever passed by Congress. It will go something like 80% of the way to reducing carbon targets by 2030. It will also mean for individuals that they can get 7 and a half $1000 in tax rebates if they buy an electric vehicle, incentives to for businesses to switch to renewable energy. There will be higher taxes on businesses with profits with more than a $1 billion and there will be attempts to bring down prescription drug prices, a hugely contentious issue in this country. President Biden has welcomed the announcement of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinian militant group, Islamic Jihad. Mister Biden called on both sides to observe the truce brokered by Egypt, which ended three days of hostilities. He said his administration would support a thorough investigation into reports of civilian deaths. I correspondent in Jerusalem, now, says the ceasefire is holding after a shaky start. There were rockets alerts that came after the 1130 local time deadline, but then Islamic Jihad have since denied firing any rockets and Hamas the more powerful militants group which governs Gaza told the Egyptians who've been mediating that this was a smaller armed group that was responsible that it would ensure there would be no recurrence of missile launches. There were reports of Israeli strikes, but the Israeli military states that actually it did not fire at Gaza after 1125 local time. President Biden says he's angered by the killings of four Muslim men in New Mexico, which police are now investigating as linked attacks. He tweeted he was saddened by the killings in Albuquerque and his administration stood strong with the Muslim community in the U.S., police say the latest victim was shot dead on Friday to others have been killed in the past fortnight and another died last November, all four were men from South Asia. A BBC investigation has found the number of newborn deaths in miscarriages and parts of Afghanistan has nearly doubled one year since the Taliban takeover. In the mountainous northeastern province of badakhshan, the BBC found there had been a sharp increase in premature births. Doctors say stress and hunger are the main reasons, foreign funds paid for Afghanistan's public healthcare system. World news from the BBC. Colombia's new left wing president Gustavo Petro has pledged to unite the country by tackling any quality and to achieve peace with rebels while eradicating crime gangs. Mister Petro himself, a former member of the M 19 guerrilla group, was sworn into office watched by over 100,000 people. He said he would tackle the country's poverty gap. I will finally unite Colombia. We will unite between all of us, our beloved Columbia. We have to end the division that confronts us as a people. I do not want two countries just as I do not want to societies. I want to strong just and united Colombia. Rambles in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo have killed at least 15 civilians and an army captain during attacks on villages over the weekend. The ituri region's military governor said rebels from the ADF were thought to have targeted a condo village on Friday and nearby von di boli on Saturday. Specialist teams from Mexico and Venezuela have joined firefighters in Cuba as they struggled to control a massive blaze at an oil facility in mattan, matanzas, officials say around 5000 people have now been evacuated from the area where two fuel tanks are burning uncontrollably after a lightning strike. A body recovered from the site has been identified as a Cuban fireman 17 others are still missing. Fans around the world of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Leandro low have expressed dismay after he was shot in the head during a party in the city of São Paulo. Lo who is 33 has been declared brain dead by doctors, witnesses said he was seen arguing with an off duty police officer who then allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the martial arts champion. BBC News. Hello and welcome to the newsroom from the BBC World Service. I'm Nick miles. So after almost 18 months, Joe Biden has finally got through some signature legislation. In the United States, the Senate has passed what Democrats are calling landmark bills to tackle climate change. The $430 billion bill is going to fund a range of measures to steer the U.S. economy away from fossil fuels. The democratic leader of the Senate is Chuck Schumer. Our Bill reduces inflation, lowers costs, creates millions of manufacturing jobs, enhances our energy security and is the boldest climate package in U.S. history. The Senate has now passed the most significant Bill to fight the climate crisis ever. And it's going to make a difference to my grandkids. The world will be a better place for my grandchildren because of what we did today. On North America correspondent Peter bowes told us more about this new legislation. This bill is split into three parts, so a big chunk of the money billions of dollars will go towards initiatives on climate change and the detail of that is while there'd be incentives and rebates cash to make it easier for people to get solar panels on the roofs of their homes to get into electric cars in some parts of the country in underprivileged communities there will be home renovation projects to improve energy efficiency, a great raft of initiatives, ultimately to try to reduce CO2. Emissions that the second part of this is try to close the disparity in healthcare in this country and especially the cost of prescription drugs for older Americans and then the third part will involve increased taxes for some businesses those making more than a $1 billion a year. I think perhaps for the wider world, the most interesting element of this is the climate change element. It is important at a time when Beijing has just said that it's suspending cooperation on climate change. This must have been welcomed by the green movement environmentalists there. Exactly. And the message coming back to the United States when officials have been visiting other countries in recent weeks and months is, well, to paraphrase, how can you preach to us about climate change when you're not doing it yourself? So this bill and the measures within it will enable the U.S. and President Biden especially to say, look, this is what the United States is doing with the long game in mind to reduce CO2, emissions are ambitious targets by the 2030 looking at other countries and saying, well, now can you emulate what the U.S. is doing? Yeah, really important. Meanwhile, I suppose a new president could come in in a couple of years time. If it's a Republican, likely to overturn that, well, it's always possible that another president will come in and have very different ideas. It isn't, of course, just up to the president as we have seen. This is a bill that is going through Congress. It still has to pass through the House of Representatives later this week, which it will do, and then become law, but clearly a future administration could change things. But the key here is what might happen in November at the midterm elections in terms of the political makeup of Congress, the Senate and the House of Representatives and therefore looking to 2024 clearly what happens in that year because the Congress does have a huge say in terms of this kind of huge umbrella policy that affects many different facets of life in this country. There was Peter bowes. 6 weeks ago, voters in Colombia did something that they'd never done before. They elected a left wing president. Now, Gustavo Petro has been sworn into office
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"Clicking on this week, tigers making a comeback in Nepal, the battle for Zambia's broken hill skull, Sophia town, the South African community pulled apart in the 1950s and known as the merchants of death, who is Victor bout and what does he have to do with a U.S. basketball star. Find out with me, Anna doble for pick of the world after the news headlines. BBC News with Neil Nunes, a landmark Bill to fight climate change has been approved by the U.S. Senate after a marathon session during rich Republicans attempted to further stall its passage. The $430 billion bill will fund a range of measures to steer the U.S. economy away from oil, gas and coal. The Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell said the bill amounted to a war on American fossil fuel. Colombia's new left wing president Gustavo Petro has pledged to unite the country by tackling any quality and to achieve peace with rebels while also neutralizing criminal gangs. Mister Petro called for a fresh international strategy to deal with global drug trafficking. President Biden and the UN secretary general Antonio Gutierrez have welcomed the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad. They called on both sides to observe the truce brokered by Egypt which ended three days of hostilities. Fans of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Leandro low have expressed dismay after he was shot in the head during a party in the city of São Paulo, the 33 year old 8 times world champion has been declared brain dead by doctors. A BBC investigation has found that the number of newborn deaths and miscarriages in parts of Afghanistan has nearly doubled one year since the Taliban take over. The BBC found that there had been a shop increase in premature baths, stock to say stress and hunger are the main reasons. The Italian actor whose voice created the distinctive sound of the popular animated penguin pingu has died, Carlo bonami was 85. He helped earn a global following for the playful character and his family, voicing the first four series which were initially screened in 1990, BBC News. Hello, I'm Anna doble, the digital editor here at BBC World Service. And this is pick of the world where I look at the social media posts, podcasts and on demand shows that got the biggest reaction from you. Everything you're about to hear is decided by your digital activity. What makes you hit play, what makes you leave
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"Is supported by optimum business, a lot goes into small businesses and optimum business with 24/7 customer support provides reliable secure Internet with speeds up to one gig. Learn more at 866-218-0460. You're listening to the BBC NewsHour here on WNYC. Good afternoon. I'm Tiffany Hansen, coming up next hour. It is all things considered. We'll have the latest on President Biden's COVID status and his planned trip to visit flood ravaged areas of Kentucky. We'll also have more on Monday's deadline to file online or by mail for an absentee ballot for the upcoming New York August 23rd primary and Wednesday's live debate as well, coma derated by WNYC's Bridget Bergen with candidates in the tenth district. That's all coming up next hour during all things considered a heat advisory remains in effect until 8 o'clock tomorrow evening. Up to 80° now that the sun has peaked back out after The Rain. You are listening to the BBC World Service, this is NewsHour coming to live from London with James Kamara Sami. In the past hour, political change has officially come to Colombia as a Latin American country's first ever left wing president Gustavo Petro has been sworn into office. The former mayor of Bogotá, a guerrilla fighter in his early years, has promised to bring tranquility and peace to a country that still dealing with the aftermath of 5 decades of civil conflict. Together with francia Marquez's vice president the first woman of African descent in that position, mister Pedro has promised radical change, since his election in June he's been trying to build a broad congressional coalition to help him pass wide ranging economic and land reforms. I'll Sergio Guzman is director of Columbia risk analysis. It's a political risk consulting firm based in the Colombian capital Bogotá and I asked him what kind of expectations the new president was facing. Since the campaign, a very broad and ambitious set of reforms, he wants to end oil exploration, accelerate the energy transition significantly extends subsidies for low income people. He even said he wanted to make the government the employer of land reform. He wants to enact land reform. He wants to enact tax reform. And it's very unlikely that all of those things will pass through. But he's been trying to get this coalition, hasn't he in Congress to help him pass as much of that as he possibly can. Yes, but there's a big Austria skin there, because in Colombia, if political parties are either considered to be opposition or independent, nobody who's affiliated with that political party can have a post in government. And so I believe there's a reason for that that has a lot to do with a self interest of these parties to maintain bureaucratic positions in government. But when it comes to voting in Congress, they will probably look at many of petrus ambitious reforms with dismay. And it's very likely that they will be significantly curved. Is it just political or are they vested interest there that he has to take on and might find that quite a mountain to climb? Yes, and we've already begin seeing it this week earlier, the controller general was elected. And of course the controller general is the person who has to oversee how the government spends its money. And the administration of Gustav Petro had a selected candidate for this position, but it was these independent parties, some of whom had called to be part of the government coalition who selected another personal together. So we're already beginning to see friction within that government coalition. And what are the symbolism of him and of course his deputy taking over the first woman of African descent who will be in that position? I mean, how much difference is that going to make for the country beyond the policies? Oh, the symbolism is extraordinary James. I think one of the things that this government has been able to transmit is that finally there's a government in Colombia that looks like the people it governs. And that's not a small feat. Even though all our presidents have been male, only this is the second vice president who's a female in the first ever publicly elected official at that level who's of African descent. And so I do think that this administration will be high antibiotic gestures, petros already appointed an African Colombian ambassador to the U.S.. He's also appointed an indigenous person as ambassador to the UN. He's also appointed an indigenous person as director of the land restitution agency. So there will be a very high symbolic measure of Gustavo Petro's first 100 days. Thereafter, we'll see. Sergio Guzman of Colombia risk analysis speaking to me from Bogotá. Monsoon rains have created havoc across Pakistan, killing more than 550 people over the past 6 months, thousands of homes have been either partly or completely destroyed, so have roads and bridges. Now, correspondent pumps of a thumbs up fell on his visited some of the remote communities in Baluchistan, where the destruction has been worst. Aslam comes through the ruins of his home that daunting work of rebuilding begins. His village satoru in Baluchistan was laid to waste by the floods and not much could be saved.
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"And Amy Martinez and Culver City, California. President Biden came into office offering major climate promises at the UN summit in Glasgow last year, Biden said the U.S. would lead the world in making rapid greenhouse gas reductions. This is the decade that will determine the answer. This decade. The science is clear, we only have a brief window left before us. The goal has already hit major roadblocks as NPR Scott detro reports yesterday's Supreme Court ruling makes it even tougher. Last fall on the way to that summit, Biden was trying to get a deal in place. He wanted the largest climate legislation in U.S. history. But talks with West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin had stalled and in Scotland, Biden faced doubts. There's a reason for people to be worried. I'm worried. I'm worried if we don't continue to move forward and make the kind of progress we're now making that it's going to, I mean, we've thrown to jeopardy the prospect that we're going to be able to keep the temperature from rising above 1.5°C. Since then, that historic climate legislation has gone from stalled to dead. Biden has found himself calling for more oil drilling, not less due to global shortages caused by the Russia Ukraine war, and global greenhouse gas emissions shot to an all time high in 2021. Then yesterday, the Supreme Court dealt Biden's aggressive climate agenda, another blow. It said the Environmental Protection Agency had previously gone too far when it tried to shift the American power sector away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy. In a statement Biden said it was devastating. This was a really bad decision today, but it was not as bad as it could have been. Leah stokes is a climate and energy expert and a professor at UC Santa Barbara. The fact is the Biden administration still has the authority under the clean air act to regulate greenhouse gases. That's how The White House views it too. Most of the administration's authority to regulate power plants remains. Emissions regulations on cars and trucks are still in place too. But the court also sent clear signals about future rulings. Nina mendelsohn is a law professor at the University of Michigan. Far beyond the clean air act, this decision is a broader threat to the federal government's ability to protect the environment or public health or consumer safety. That's because for a long time, Congress had given agencies the power and independence to act flexibly, as new challenges arise. Now the court is saying Congress needs to give more specific instruction. Biden said in a statement today that, quote, our fight against climate change must carry forward. Leah stokes hasn't given up. I feel like climate change is a knife fight, you know? It's never going to be easy. We are trying to wrangle a massive industry that has bought and paid for the Republican Party and increasingly the Supreme Court. The ruling puts even more pressure on The White House to reach a deal on some sort of climate Bill. Manchin, who killed the previous legislation, has been in serious talks with majority leader Chuck Schumer. But yesterday, Illinois Democrat dick Durbin didn't sound too upbeat about it. To his credit, senator Schumer much more optimistic than myself continues to work with that senator from West Virginia to see if there is any common ground. So perhaps before the end of the year, they'll deliver this miraculous Bill. With a hostile judiciary lurking and a possible Republican congressional takeover looming, it may be their best bet. Scott tetro NPR news, Washington. Colombian voters made history in June, electing the nation's first leftist president Gustavo Petro, his running mate, francia Marquez, also broke barriers by becoming Columbia's first black vice president. From Bogotá, reporter Manuel reda, brings us this profile of marques. Francia Marquis
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"So there was FDA approval on Friday, CDC director Rochelle Walensky, signed off over the weekend. We remember you had a child during the pandemic. You have two kids under 5. How are you feeling? What are you going to do? I'm so relieved, and I think I speak for a lot of parents of young kids who have essentially put our own lives on hold over the last couple of years. My husband and I delayed travel, seeing relatives, having various get togethers, not so much because of us because we're vaccinated and boosted, but because of our children who are among this, we're in this last group of people who are eligible to be vaccinated. So we are so eager and can not wait until our pediatrician's office begins to offer these vaccines. Right. Well, tell us about the two options. Similarities and differences. Moderna's offering requires two shots, Pfizer's includes three shots over a longer time frame. How should parents choose or will they get to choose? Well, the great news is that both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are safe and they are very effective in that they both induce a very strong antibody response that correlates to protection against severe illness. I think the main decision for parents, first of all, not all parents may want to even have a choice the whole goal with whatever is the first thing that's available to them through their doctor's office. But I think it comes down to what it is that parents value the most. And then there are some parents who will say, I want my kids to be vaccinated as fast as possible. And the Moderna vaccine is a two dose vaccine given four weeks apart. If you start vaccinating your kids nail, they'll be fully vaccinated in time for the next school year. And I think a lot of parents will choose speed. Other parents might say the Pfizer vaccine has a stronger track record because it's been given also to 5 to a 11 year old. The Moderna just got authorized in an older age in this group of older kids. And so some parents might say, well, I feel more comfortable with Pfizer because it's been given to millions of younger kids. Some might go with that three dose vaccine. No matter what, both are excellent choices. Well, and what do we know about the trials? Because we know some adults got slightly sick from these shots that prevented them from getting sicker with COVID. Great tradeoff, but some parents might worry about how a 6 month old will react. What do we know? What we know that children do have some side effects and that should be expected and pediatricians when they give the vaccines will be advising parents of these side effects. And they include local reactions, for example, redness, soreness at the site of the injection. Also what are called systemic reactions. If I have children might get cranky, they might have a fever. They might not feel so great for a day or so, which are actually typical side effects seen in other childhood vaccines as well. And ultimately, we have to think about what it is that the vaccines are meant to do. They're meant to prevent severe illness and it's extremely distressing when kids become hospitalized or otherwise are severely ill. Sure, or die. Some COVID, which they have. Look, you were listing the reasons so many people want the shots. People haven't seen grandparents in two years for fear of little ones infecting them. A Kaiser family foundation study from April found though that about one in 5 parents do want the vaccine right away in about a quarter. Don't want to give their kids vaccines, these little kids, vaccines at all. And 40% are wait and see. What do you say to parents who are hesitant? I would say it's okay. Look that I understand. I mean, we as parents, we all want the best thing for our children. We're even more careful with our kids than with ourselves because we just, we're so protective over them. I think it's fine for those parents who want to go first and are super eager to go ahead and go first because they will their experiences will end up convincing many more parents were on the fence down and who may not be ready yet. And so for those parents though who are not yet ready, I would say have a conversation with your pediatrician and also think about the fact that more than 440 children under the age of 5 have died from COVID during this pandemic. And so it's just not true. There's some people who say, well, COVID isn't a serious issue for younger children. That's just not true. When we look at other diseases that we routinely vaccinate against, they are far fewer children who die every year from bees or hepatitis or polio, but we vaccinate in order to prevent deaths and severe illness. And we should mention that Florida governor Ron DeSantis has refused to order any supply of the vaccine from the federal government. The only state to do that. So doctors are now starting to order it may be harder to get it there. Doctor Lena Wen physician and professor George Washington University school of public health, thank you. Thank you. Last night, Columbia elected its first ever leftist president. Gustavo Petro, Petro is a longtime lawmaker and former clandestine guerrilla who campaigned on wealth redistribution and fighting poverty. Samantha Schmidt is the Bogotá bureau chief for The Washington Post, and she's here to tell us
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"My sources, which are very piecemeal, are suggesting to me that some people are getting very fed up with this people are getting worried about the fact that there have probably been 30,000 Russian soldiers killed, which is more than twice the number that were killed in 9 and a half years in Afghanistan in the 1980s. So that is a hugely significant number. And unfortunately, Putin's blindness, it seems, and his fanaticism about wanting to either seize back Ukraine as part of Russia or wipe it off the face of the earth. This is blinding him to, I think, to a lot of what he's going on with the people. No, I'm not saying there's going to be a revolution tomorrow, but the longer this goes on, the more that people's living standards fall and even though they say, oh, look, you know, the ruble has recovered a little bit lately. The real effect of sanctions is increasing day by day and over the next weeks and months, Russians really are going to feel, it's not just luxury goods. They're losing that they might have had access to, it's the general standard of living will be falling even faster than since 2014 when it started to fall after the initial invasion of Ukraine. So there is always that idea as well that actually it might not go on longer because Russians might decide somehow that they've had enough be it, the people at the top around Putin, albeit throughout the mass of the population. Thank you very much, Steven. That was the Russia analyst Stephen dial. Now here's Monica's carlotta rubella with the days of in his headlines. Thanks, Chris. The French president Emmanuel Macron has lost control of the French National Assembly just months after being reelected. A strong performance by a left wing coalition alliance and the resurgence of the far right prevented Macron from achieving a majority. The former mayor of Bogotá Gustavo Petro has one Colombia's presidential election. Petro, who is a former rebel fighter, defeated the right-wing businessman who'd also Hernandez by 700,000, will have the very latest from Colombia in just a moment. And Macau is conducting a round of mass COVID-19 testing, following the confirmation of dozens of locally transmitted cases, the gambling hub and former Portuguese colony adheres to China's zero COVID policy and aims to eradicate all outbreaks out the virus. Those are the days headlines, back to you, Chris. Thanks very much, carlotta. Well, as you just mentioned in the headlines, Colombia has elected the country's first ever left wing president in the former guerrilla fighter Gustavo Petro. Monaco's correspondent Anastasia maloney is standing by with the latest in Bogotá this morning, Anastasia, let's just start with what is the mood like there this morning is there any disgruntlement or the results being accepted? Yes, the results were accepted almost immediately after it was clear that Petro had won the presidential elections, his rival Fernández, he conceded defeat and said that he accepted the results. So it happened very, very smoothly and as soon as Petro, it was clear that he won people involved with our worst celebrating the 11 million people that voted for Petro, he won about 50% of the vote. And yesterday was very much a celebration, people were in the streets of honking their horns and people with Colombian flags. People were crying with joy. This is a huge turning point in Colombia's history. It's historical. And those who voted for Petro were obviously celebrating. However, there's about 10 million people who voted against Petro and obviously they are bitterly disappointed and worry a bit about the future. Well, given that, then as you say, Anastasia, it was a pretty close result. What are you expecting from Gustavo Petro on that this week? Do you expect him to be conciliatory towards those 10 million that didn't vote for him? Will he try to be a president for all sides despite this mandate that he has to be, as we say, the first left wing president of Colombia? In his acceptance speech last night, he gave a long speech yesterday evening in a stadium in Bogotá and downtown downtown area. And he said he was definitely going to welcome opposition that he was a government of hope. He was a government that was going to work with all political parties and the tone was very much conciliatory, the tone was saying that I'm going to be, as you just said, a president for the people for all people, regardless of who voted for me, and the tone that he struck was very much trying to appease people's allow people's fears that he was just going to be the president for people who had voted for him. So he's definitely trying to say I am willing and I want to speak to all sides of the political spectrum and that he will welcome dialog with all sides. And what's interesting, of course, in Colombia, particularly, is that it seemed like the left had been associated with armed conflicts in the past. Why was Petro do you feel able to sort of rise above that? And what does that say about where the conflict itself stands right now? Yes, so the idea that a former rebel member would be a president was unthinkable just ten years ago. One of the reasons why he able to win so many votes was because Columbia did sign a peace deal with another rebel group the farc in 2016. And people have got used to the idea of rebels, demobilized and taking part of political life of that several farc members now hold seats in the Congress and the Senate. The other factor that allowed him to come to power is simply because the present government of Ivan Duque is so unpopular. And the conservatives who have ruled Columbia for decades, people felt that time really they were ready for a change. And Petro promised them a change. He is offering progressive social policies much more social spending. He said he's going to address social inequality and he offered Colombians hope and a real change. And I think that's one of the reasons why many people voted for Petro yesterday. Well, I just finally Anastasia Petro does join a rising number once again of leftist leaders in Latin America, but I wonder where he fits in the spectrum within that. There is obviously quite a range of spectrum within the left, especially in Latin America. Who do you expect him to sort of ally himself with? He talked in his acceptance speech a lot about how Latin Americans actually need to unite together. And one of the first presidents to congratulate him was Boris, the new left wing president in Chile. He's definitely going to ally himself with other left wing presidents like Boris and Chile, obviously Peru, Honduras, and people are very much looking at what's going to happen to Brazil. So he does see himself as very much a leader of the left wing rise of presidents in the continent and he will definitely be reaching out to other left wing presidents to push a very progressive social agenda in the continent. That was Anastasia maloney in Bogotá. You are listening.
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"A new president. Gustavo Petro won last night. He is a former mayor of the gigantic city of Bogotá. He has a colorful past in his youth, he joined a guerrilla movement and was imprisoned for a time. Now he's considered Colombia's first leftist to be elected president. He declared a new history for Columbia last night. But is Petro up to the challenge. Reporter Manuel roda joins us now from Bogotá. Good morning. Good morning. So a narrow victory after a closely fought race, you were at Petro headquarters last night, right? What was it like? Well, it was a pretty electric atmosphere. You know, you had the sense that it was something quite historic. It was a basketball arena that's also used for concerts and there were like 8000 people that are making a lot of noise. And what can we expect from a Petro presidency? There are enormous expectations for this new leader of a country that's facing a lot of challenges, right? Yes, absolutely. I mean, Petro's campaign was focused on mentioning social and economic inequalities and talking about how to decrease those and basically the heart of his campaign is to get the government despite more involved in issues like solving unemployment, education, health problems. He's kind of like a Roosevelt from the 1930s once like a new deal for a Columbia. Now the night also brought another moment of history. Colombia has its first black vice president francia Marquez. Tell us more about who she is. Well, she's a very interested in character because what she says is that she joined politics to save her life to save her community. She comes from a very small place in the western mountains of Colombia and basically started out as an activist against gold mining against illegal gold mining. So she represents not just Afro Colombian population, but the social community leaders in rural areas of Colombia, who work in very dangerous conditions and often face death threats. Now this election is another blow to establishment politics, not just in Colombia, but in the region, right? Yeah, absolutely. What you're seeing since the pandemic began across different countries of Latin America is that the opposition candidates are winning the outsiders or winning in some cases. It's leftist parties like what happened in Peru and Chile last year. But for example, in Ecuador, it was a conservative politician who was from the opposition who won the election. So it's very hard in the current circumstances for incumbents to stay in power. And how is the victory being seen in the region? Well, for some countries it means something need, for example, Colombia will probably reestablish relations with Venezuela. For the United States, it's going to be a challenge because Petro as a senator has been very critical of U.S. drug policy and the so called war on drugs. So that relation is going to have more friction now, especially when it comes to anti narcotics policies. Thank you very much. That's a reporter Manuel roger in Bogotá. The world governing body for swimming effectively barred transgender women from elite competitions. The group is known as fina, and its new policy, in effect today, keeps transgender women out of the world championships and out of the Olympics. The sole exception would be women who completed their transitions before the age of 12. Kiran fei is a sports writer for The Associated Press and he's in Budapest, covering swimming's world championships. Welcome to the program. Thank you. Why did fina decide this now? Fina, okay, this goes back to recommendations made from the International Olympic Committee in November that sought to clarify the rules for transgender athletes. It's an issue that has been rumbling on for quite some time. And fina, I guess, was the first sports body I think to try and seek some clarification just to make the rules clearer for everybody involved. Well, it certainly is a matter of debate in the United States. There's been much discussion of a college swimmer here Leah Thomas, who swam as a man, then swam as a woman, and sets some women's records, but this does seem quite rare. It's quite rare it would seem that you would have a trans swimmer trans woman swimmer and quite rare that you would have one who's setting records and upsetting people is this any more common at the global level. It's not common, but I guess it is. It is an issue
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"Was there The atmosphere here in the Gustavo Pedro's headquarters is in electric people here almost didn't believe it It was a nail biter until the very end Now this is a historic vote in so many ways and that's often used as a real cliche but it's really true He is the first leftist president the Columbia has ever had Francia Marquez will be the first ever black vice president of Colombia has ever had his testament to the changes that Colombians wanted France's president Emmanuel Macron has suffered a major political setback after his centrist coalition lost its parliamentary majority His coalition ensemble lost about a hundred seats with major gains for both marine le pen's far right party and a new alliance led by the far left leader Jean Luc melenchon He was mister Macron's opponent in April's presidential election and has now become the main opposition leader Mister Mellon thanked his supporters after the results came in I thank you all Our committed activists socialists ecologists communists this result it's the vote it's for us We will never forget this result before millions of electors who have heard our call and please their trust and our candidates Mister Macron's party will still be the biggest in the National Assembly although dozens of seats short of a majority Reports from Ethiopia say that an outbreak of ethnic violence has left many people dead Eyewitnesses in the oromia region say the rebel oromo Liberation Army attacked remote and horror villages a spokesman for the group denied responsibility Calcutta nibel tau reports from Addis Ababa Indiscriminate killings victims young and old houses set ablaze This is how witnesses of Saturday's attacks in gimby district in Ethiopia's oromia region describe the violence There is no confirmation of the exact number of casualties but there are fears it could be high Some are buried in mass graves when witness told the BBC But there could still be uncollected bodies in the Woods Ethiopia is due to host today a conference sponsored by China on improving peace and stability in the Horn of Africa It's the first gathering of its kind coming four months after Beijing appointed a veteran diplomat Sue Bing as special envoy to the region You're listening to the world news from the BBC Delegates attending the Commonwealth summit hosted this year by Rwanda begin work later today at a series of opening forums The weeklong summit is expected to attract over 5000 participants from government business and civil society foreign ministers from the 54 Commonwealth countries are due to meet on Thursday followed by the heads of governments on its two days later A team from the International Monetary Fund will hold talks in Sri Lanka today on the country's dire economic crisis The team which will be in the country until the end of the month is expected to continue recent discussions on debt restructuring Sri Lanka has defaulted on its external debt for the first time in its history The Canadian film director Paul haggis has been arrested in southern Italy in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a young woman He was detained in the tourist town of Osuna in puglia Wendy urquhart reports prosecutors alleged that a young foreign woman was forced to have non consensual sexual relations with Paul haggis over a period of two days and that the victim was taken to hospital after being found in a confused state at brindisi airport at dawn on Sunday an attorney for Paul haggis has issued a statement claiming that he is totally innocent Mister haggis is best known for his award winning screenplays including two James Bond movies the film crash and $1 million baby Four years ago Paul haggis was accused in the U.S. of sexual misconduct by four women that case has yet to come to court Engulf England's Matt Fitzpatrick has won the U.S. open to clinch his first major title Fitzpatrick who is now over $3 million better off because of the victory is the first English man to win the U.S. open since Justin rose in 2013 Will zalatoris and Scotty scheffler from the United States both finished one stroke behind him That's the latest BBC News Hello you're listening to the newsroom from the BBC World Service with me Charlotte Gallagher And we begin the program in Colombia where the country has voted in their first ever left wing president Gustavo Petro won 51.5% of the vote supporters celebrated at Petro headquarters Following the win the defeated rodolfo Hernandez had this message Fellow Colombians.
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"Are lost every 50 trillion paces So last W due to corruption in our country And that translates into boys and girls we're dying of malnutrition of hunger Dying in our country without any opportunity to live And it is painful to see that this is happening in our country and it is painful to see that young people don't have access to quality education Free education comprehensive education It is painful to see that mothers as women don't have any guarantee of being able to get to a job Older folks have no guarantees of a pension Everything that the neoliberal model has done that's been imposed by this Colombian elite who have reaped their profits of from death And hunger and exiling people in our expropriation from us of our human condition it is very painful to experience all of that Afro Colombian environmental activist francia Marquez speaking with his in February when she was running for president earlier this week Columbia's presidential FrontRunner Gustavo Petro tapped her to be his running mate If elected Marcus would become the first black woman to serve as Columbia's vice president in a country where Afro Colombians make up nearly 10% of the population Marcus is a prominent land and water defender which are opposition to illegal gold mining that led to death threats and assassination attempt forcing her to flee her home She tweeted this week quote we are writing a new history for Columbia in the vice presidency We will accompany president Gustavo Petro in the duty to create a government that respects life peace justice and social equity Gustavo Petro was running in part on a platform calling for a ban on new fossil fuel exploration Fossil fuels make up more than half of Colombia's exports And the country has long been among the most dangerous countries in the world for environmentalists and activists with at least a 145 murdered last year alone You can also see our interview with francia Marquez in Spanish.