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Bitcoin of the Realm: El Salvador's Experiment
"El salvador today a world first. Bitcoin becomes legal tender. It's a personal campaign for president. Naib kelly who says the move will help both economic development and inclusion of the country's unbagged generally jobs and help provide financial inclusion thousands outside the formal economy that will take some convincing both the world and the imf have warned against the move worrying about economic stability and the cryptocurrencies notorious environmental costs. Many salvadorans aren't keen. Either at have protested against the policy and when nelson who writes about el salvador for the economist went out in the capital san salvador. He found plenty of people who simply weren't ready for store. Owner catalina tzavela said. She wasn't preparing for what's being cold day because she doesn't understand it she reckons. She'll eventually catch up as she did. Twenty years ago when the country made the us dollar the official currency him modest bit on that set some though or embracing the change. We've got one just outside san salvador. A store run by adela of and daniel has been taking bitcoin for months selling mostly to foreigners so she walks nelson through a purchase. The wall street correspondent. Alice fullwood says it's a bold experiment from a millennial leader with a growing reputation. Both good and bad for shaking things up three months ago. The president of el salvador ni- kelly announced at a bitcoin conference in miami. That el salvador was in the process of writing a law. That would mean. Bitcoin was accepted as legal
USMNT Stumbles out of the Gate
"Let's look back on the us as nil-nil draw with el salvador in world cup qualifying match of the octogonal round of concacaf world cup qualifying and to look back on everything. That went down he's sebastian. Salazar and hercules gomez. Thank you very much all right. A million ways to break down this first match of the qualifying cycle for the us. Let's start first by analyzing not the performance but the result itself a scoreless. Draw away against salvadoran. The first of three. Are you satisfied with it. Satisfied wouldn't be necessarily the word it's acceptable right. It's this road formula you steal steal away and you secure points at home so if we're going by that formula team that didn't qualify last world cup because they failed to secure points at home because they failed to steal points away then. Yeah by that standard. I wouldn't say satisfied. But it's an acceptable result. So yeah acceptable i mean. Isn't this the most talented generation of us players ever. Isn't it also the most accomplished at club level of all time at some point. Don't we have to the expectations. A little bit yeah. Let's be honest and say give level. Yes at club level by far. That's not even debate. Let's give go pederson salvador all the credit that you want. There's not a single player hurricane team. That's getting anywhere near the. Us eleven the us eighteen twenty six for these games. I mean you are so obsessed with where guys play you. Want to eat horvath who hardly plays a start over matt. Turner salvador has zero players playing top flight football in europe. Not top five league football light football in europe when you have such a decided advantage of the. Us doesn't tell there. Shouldn't the expectation beat to win. If now that vantage when will it be to win.
"salvadorans" Discussed on Here & Now
"She's the chief marketing officer at the women's sports foundation. Thanks for joining us. this grant. It seems to me could be monumental for an athlete. hoping to get to the games Who's eligible for this. So around the eligibility it's really just female. Athletes have one more children under the age of eighteen or female athletes who are expecting to welcome child into their family and twenty twenty one. so it's really broad. We want to help as many women as possible and the applicants need to be us citizens or legal residents and we mentioned that nine mothers have already received the grant. What can you use this money for. What can an athlete spend. You know the expenses around motherhood are they can vary right so it could be everything from Child care You know paying child giver You know if they need some kind of service to watch their children while they're traveling There was a decision made that nursing. Mothers could bring your children which were really about And so you know. Those that are nursing are able to bring their children to tokyo but many will have to go to tokyo alone while someone is back in the states watching their children so it can be used for that it can be used for formula really used for any type of expense that a mother would have in raising her children so people may remember that allyson felix. Who's partnering with the women's sports foundation on this grant a track and field athlete Cut ties with nike. Because she said in an op ed for the times in two thousand nineteen that they penalized her for being a mother. Can you tell me about why this grant was created. So the women's sports foundation was founded in nineteen seventy four. I believe king who's really one of the biggest game changers of our time And we have this history of being voice an ally and advocate for girls and women in sports and working around issues of gender equity and equality and we really take a holistic approach to supporting athletes. So starting the child care fund with athletic was another important step in how we can help athletes along their journey. We're really committed to helping. Mom athletes strive for peak performance in their careers while also balancing the challenges of motherhood and so this grant was really inspired by allyson felix. And her story. She's a nine time olympic medalist and chocolate filled and also mom to cameron And she takes both of those jobs very seriously. She's going off to tokyo to compete in her fifth olympics. And at like many mothers whether you're an athlete or you know you're working in business or you're a nurse or or teacher no matter where you are you want knew that You can do your job successfully while also keeping your family. Happy safe healthy. And so it's the same for all mom athletes. They have the same kinds of concerns. And we really felt like it was important to elevate this issue and Looking at allison again. We were really inspired by her using her platform And more athletes are more women in general are talking more openly about the realities of childcare and needing to address the challenges of balancing their family life with their career life so we thought that this was a step. we could take That would really help a lot of women we we did. Get news from the The international olympic committee that nursing mothers. We'll be able to bring their infants to the tokyo games. Children were not allowed simply because of concerns over covert. I wonder what other kinds of things do. You think might be needed in the future to support Mothers with kids who also want to compete. You know there are a great organizations alongside. The sports foundation like and mother Which is the advocacy organization founded by athletes. Who are working on things In addition to giving grants like us they're also working on programming like you know having nursing stations Or places where you know. Athletes can change changing tables things. That seem pretty simple but that we know that parents even now when they might go to a sports stadium or they may go into an office. You know how are those needs being met How are they even given the time to step away off the field if you will be able to take care of their children and have those moments where they can interact with their family. So i think there's a number of things that the games could be thinking about in the future. I think one of the most important aspects is actually talking to the athletes themselves. Something at the women's sports foundation will be doing later. This fall along with.
"salvadorans" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW
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There have been some questions for international observers particularly those invested in the current fiat system. The concerns around environment crime that you would expect. We're all aired out. Libertarian minded global audiences. Meanwhile took umbrage with the compulsion inherent in the legal tender law. These folks argued in effect that forcing people to accept. Bitcoin was at odds with bitcoin locally. It seemed some people had the same concerns although it was less from. Some deep seated libertarian principles and more from practical questions about how it would actually work. What sort of additional infrastructure or processes it would take and what if someone didn't wanna deal with bitcoin volatility. I think the best way to give you. The flavor of last night's speech to actually use pull quotes as translated by alejandro machado. A honda is a co founder of the open money initiative and has been working on bitcoin and places like venezuela for years so as a particularly good source he tweets as address to the nation thread. Bitcoin will be optional. Nobody will receive bitcoin if they don't want it. There's no obligation to express any price in bitcoin. But it's possible to do so. The state will accept bitcoin for payments. If you don't wanna do this don't because currency so there will now be no capital gains taxes on it same as with dollars euros etc now. Article seven the opposition has demonized so much. Every economic agent must accept bitcoin as a means of payment. We can't take this article out of context. You also have to look at article. Eight and fourteen economic agents are obligated to accept bitcoin but not to accept it when a tourist from europe comes into wipes a card he or she will be spending euros but we are charging him dollars. This is what will happen with bitcoin. A tourist pain. Btc and if the merchant wants dollars it will get dollars. The government wallet will have to accounts one dollars in another and bitcoin the government while it will not use up any data. All you need to use. the government. Wallet is a mobile internet signal. You will have to enter your idea and your phone number to access the government wallet. Everyone that opens an account at the government. Wallet will receive thirty dollars worth of bitcoin in bitcoin. You'll also be able to deposit bitcoin to your wallet and draw money from an atm. Although this is hardly necessary because the app is safer and faster why this law because the bitcoin market cap is over six hundred billion dollars. Therefore investors and tourists will come here to benefit the economy in el salvador. There are already about fifty thousand people using bitcoin beyond dante. Miguel coconut salesman can always take payment from steve the tourists who wants to pay in bitcoin even if he wants to receive dollars if he says the price at two dollars he can charge. Steve who will spend bitcoin. The government will make sure. Miguel gets two dollars not one ninety five if miguel now wants to sealion wallet to do it. Hundreds of companies around the world make wallets. The government will offer one but the people of el salvador are also free to use others if outra z. Tags in the us send thirty dollars to miguel. Who is in el salvador. Miguel received thirty dollars instantly without q. And for free. There are no minimums. That can be fifty cents. It can be a thousand dollars. It works at anytime twenty four seven. There are no intermediaries the wall. It is called chievo. You'll need to register your idea and your phone number. It will have facial recognition or verifying the call center. This is for your own safety. If you lose your phone or it gets stolen you can easily use another phone to recover your accounts with a lot. Safer than cash or debit cards upon registration. Everyone will receive thirty dollars worth of bitcoin. Government bonus why this bonus to promote the use of bitcoin and for people to have an incentive to use the government wallet anyone can buy or sell bitcoin using the wallet. Can you make money. Yes can you lose money. Yes it's up to you and your risk appetite so as you can tell we got many more details about the specifics of the program. How they'll roll it out how they'll make it available for people but i think perhaps the most notable new detail is that the government will be giving out thirty dollars in bitcoin to any adult citizens that download and get verified by the official government wallet if applied to every citizen that would equal around three thousand four hundred and forty. Btc around one hundred and seventeen million dollars worth chow. Wang called it the most important airdrop ever. And i think that's pretty spot on. It will represent a chance for a huge number of people to actually see what this bitcoin thing is about and whether it can help them as part of that money in structure is also coming online athena. Bitcoin intends to invest one million dollars to introduce up to fifteen hundred. Atm's in the region. According to a recent reuters report the firm's director for latin america said that the president quote presented us with a tough challenge of fifteen hundred. Atm's we will go for that. But in phases we are a private company and we want to ensure that our development in the country is sustainable. This wasn't the only latin american and south american bitcoin news this week either on thursday. Bitcoin started tweeting that paraguay had introduced a bill to make bitcoin legal tender. Just like in all salvador. The source was a euro news article but when people dug in a little deeper there actually was no news. Carlos rail the same paraguayan lawmaker. Who took on the laser is when el salvador's law passed simply restated that he would be introducing a bill in the country's national congress in july. The draft legislation will be produced on july fourteenth. I haven't read yet convincing analysis one way or another about whether it is likely to pass. I don't wanna diminish excitement about the prospects of another geopolitical domino. But i also do want people to recognize that a congressman introducing a. Bill is a very different thing than an extraordinarily popular sitting president. Using that power to create a national mandate however one more real. Bitcoin thing that happened with our southern neighbours. Brazil is listing their first bitcoin. Etf the f is from qr capital and it started trading on the south paulo-based be three exchange. Now i said way back when the el salvador news first broke that one of the things that got me. Most excited is that we're increasingly in a time. When the arguments about bitcoin's potential as economic empowerment tool are no longer theoretical they're being tested in the bastion of reality and real markets. I am of course hoping for the absolute best. And i hope president buchanan continues to take the time to listen to questions particularly those from inside his citizenry for now guys. Let me know what you think about what you heard last night. Does it allay your concerns. Does it increase your concerns. Hit me up on twitter at an l w and as always i appreciate you listening until tomorrow guys be safe and take care of each other piece..
Unforgivable: Jailed former gang members come out as gay
"A new documentary takes us inside a salvadoran prison and into the world of former gang members who are now a gay a few years ago. Something unusual and kind of incredible happened in prison in western el salvador. The prison was called some francisco. Go out there. And it was entirely dedicated to holding members of el salvador's notorious gangs. Ms thirteen and the eighteenth street gang over the past three decades. These gangs have been in an informal war that is turned el salvador into one of the most violent countries in the world and has forced thousands of salvadorans to leave their country in two thousand seventeen. Nearly all of the inmates inside the prison san francisco go data withdrew from their gangs and converted to christianity evangelical. Churches came to control every part of the prison every part except for one a small isolation block where inmates are locked in around the clock for a variety of reasons and in that isolation block nine men have chosen to live in a single tiny cell about a yard by two yard because they've made a decision. That's unforgivable both to the gangs they were once a part of and to the evangelical church. These men are gay and they've decided not to hide it
Remains of Victoria Esperanza Salazar arrived home, El Salvador
"The body of a Salvadoran migrant woman living in Mexico has been returned to El Salvador this weekend as Maria Martin reports the woman's death at the hands of Mexican police has ignited international outrage. 36 year old Victoria Esperanza's al Assad Died in the Mexican resort city of to loom a week ago. Ah video shows three Mexican policemen standing above her body as a policewoman places her knee and Salazar's back for several minutes. The video, then shows police throwing her lifeless body in the back of a police truck. It was later determined she died of a broken neck victorious. Al Assad had lived in Mexico on a humanitarian visa. Since 2018. Her death has led to protests in Mexico and off Salvador. Enter calls for justice by international human rights groups. The police agents involved in her death have been fired and
Killing of Salvadoran Refugee by Police in Mexico Incites Furor
"A warning to our audiences includes graphic description of police violence. This coming protests have erupted in mexico over the police. Killing of victoria a thirty six year old salvadoran woman and mother of two who'd been living in mexico with the humanitarian visa. Four police officer from the coastal city of them have been charged with femicide after an autopsy concluded that her neck had been broken while in custody videos published by mexican media. Show one of the four officers who arrested salazar kneeling on her back pinning. Her against the pavement cries out she lays on the pavement faced down handcuffed unconscious. Three other cops looked on before they eventually pick her up motionless her body and put her in the back of a police car before driving away. The salazar's mother. Rosa bellotti as-as speaking from el salvador. Being young feel indignation. I feel so powerless in angry. Who these justice for my daughter victoria. Salazar had reportedly lived in mexico since at least two thousand eighteen when she was granted refugee status
How Karla Vasquez Reclaimed Salvadoran Food
"Carl that thing. That i have i thing is happening to happen periodically. Which is that. I have followed you for so long. That i have to remind myself that. We're not actually friends internet. You pursing. that's right first. Time talking in a formal capacity. Yes absolutely i mean isn't that what's so wonderful about social like that is still the golden nugget. In all of this chaotic energy. That social media is the wonderful folks that find each other there and you're on the same frequency. It feels so apart of ucla at home with each strangers. When is it you decide. You want to pursue a formal culinary education so that happened because i was diagnosed with a chronic health on this. I am a type one diabetic. So i think. Have minute insulin pen here. If you know anything about diabetes you know that your success of being healthy with it is really dependent on what you eat. So when i was diagnosed i was twenty three and i was so confused. I had just finished. A few half marathons was on that smoothie life and everything. And then i'm told i have this and the doctor explains well. It's just one of those things. It's genetics there's nothing in your diet. Not that you were eating bad or anything. This is just something that was gonna happen to you. And i okay. Well how do i manage this. And he said well. I would advise you to not eat for us. Don't he. this greasy food. A lot of latin food is not going to be very favorable for your house and that was just heartbreak because i felt that time that without realizing you know he was really saying. You have to make a choice between your health and your culture and sex that your cultures reread unhealthy for you is really you know the subtexts of all of what she is trained to say to be and i was really bothered by this. And how like this guy is just wrong this. There's no way that this is true. Might food is healthy for me. I am going to figure out a way. And so i really start getting involved in the food. Justice seen Here in la start managing farmers markets and the farmers market. Were working at the time. Says we need to get sales up for peaches. I think and the farmers market manager said like. Do you think you do a cooking. Demo and i fought was cantaloupe. canelo is i. I can't do a damn will i. That is eventually talked to you. Know my parents. I was like maybe i'll do. Let's try. I did eat cantaloupe salsa. I remember and it was fine. I had a good time. We kept doing it and finally she says these are so great. We're getting people to come in to try food and the farmers are happy. Because there's more traffic so we're going to put you on the schedule every single eventually people would stay after class or after my demo and say hey i have this ingredient. How do i use this. Or what's another way. That i keep prepare this and then he started to call me. Chef chef carla. I'm looking at the ferruginous today. And i would. Let's now how you recommend me using it. And i thought all who's gonna tell them i was really trying to have this farmer's market in east hollywood who you know. The only reason i got involved is because of everything. I was learning about the access to food. And how integral when we talk about social justice and when we look at the scope of problems and challenges in our communities food is is there for this political crews picking your food who gets to eat certain foods and i was not there to make canelo sausa- but of course you know you found me doing and i when i started to get people you know to come after class in asking these questions i thought like i really need to be about it and i refused to go. Get more
El Salvador vote could strengthen president's rule
"Citizens of El Salvador went to the polls yesterday to elect members of Congress and hundreds of mayors. The election is seen as a referendum on the country's popular but controversial president, the evil Kayla Maria Martin reports Salvadoran sir voting amidst high political tensions with accusations that President Bush Kelly is overstepping his bounds to support political allies. Still, the charismatic O'Kelly is hugely popular, analysts say. People are sick and tired of traditional parties. Meanwhile, international observers watch the vote. Had. San Salvador's archbishop pleads for peace and transparency. Maria Martin reporting. You're listening to NPR
Central America's Two Tragic Hurricanes
"Okay so i really wanted to talk about what's been going on in central america because when you follow the news of what's recently happened with two hurricanes that have hit the region. You don't really get a lot of information. And i mean like in terms of like the national conversation and i just felt you know talking to the team. Latino rebels because we have published some pieces and just falling. What's going on on twitter. You know hurricane iota and then hurricane at a displaced so many. There's so much happening that. I don't think a lot of people are seeing so just to give you a couple of both. Those hurricanes have affected more than five million people with the new york times reported earlier this month and at least one point five million of them are children so now we have this new class of refugees climate refugees and i don't really think that it's in the american consciousness because obviously there's a lot of focus on corona virus and everything that's going on and my first because we're gonna have two guests but my first guest is from the bronx we have fennell. Hey tsia welcome to latino roles radio you want to introduce yourself and to say what you do and why. This story matters to you so much absolutely. Yeah thank you so much for having me. Julio so you know. I i'm from the bronx ceriga. We have a huge latino population here. So i'm really excited to chat about what's going on in you know hunduras end central america. I am the founder of the bronx reading in the bronx book festival as well as honduran writers and i'm also a publicist in the book publishing industry also writer so i wear many hats so tell me what got you involved in what you've seen especially with the community which is a very. It's a very rich community in the bronx. And what got you involved in paying attention to this. What's going on in central america because me is a puerto rican you know. I feel like we have like the hurricane stamp ever since maria and right and it felt like everyone was talking about puerto rico and then almost kind of like why is nobody talking about central america in honduras and guatemalan and salvadoran. That just happened about a month ago. So what exactly are you doing specifically and share some of that. Because i think it's important absolutely so you know there. There's a lot of stuff happening here in the us right like we were right up against the election when all of this stuff was breaking about the category four storms in the hurricane and everything and so i stand that a lot of folks is attention was really pull towards that. I don't wanna like discount that because that was super important for us but at the same time to your point when all of these other countries were being hit with hurricanes. I feel like so. Many people rallied together. Talk about the puerto rican community like you know fantastic community right there in how everyone came together and obviously non latinos also wanted to like contribute and donate and so i'm sitting here grappling with everything happening with the election and then of course more terrible news coming. You know about honduras in central america with these hurricanes and i was just so upset in so i shut down and became silent and just sort of like what's watching. The media was watching what was happening on social media in house. Like no one is talking about this though. I got really upset right. And i have many Influencers in entrepreneurship. That i know and so i reached out to them and i was just like hey like. Have you seen anything like what is happening. Do you know of any organizations that are doing fundraising are we doing fundraising like what should we be doing. And of course we're starting the text chain in an email chain and we're all working together being like. Yeah what is happening and what we saw right away was a lot of go fund. Me pages went up just by individuals. It wasn't really by any credited organizations. And i don't know how much people know about hundred dollars in the government there but it's not the greatest and so of course you know we're like we want to give but it needs to be vetted right all of these political things that are happening in honduras in back home and we're like well we wanna make sure that the money gets the people that need it and so. In addition to just durance the indigenous population there is treated terribly in particularly gotti phone. People are treated terribly. Folks are the victims of gentrification anti blackness races exactly exactly and so this group of folks so we pulled together and we decided to found. Give back god you for now. Which was spearheaded by stadia alvarez. She's the founder of the phone market in partnership with founders of other brands. Like myself with the. Bronx is reading in the honduran from for writers genome. Martinez of isla dana. Yeah she's amazing. She's also from the wrongs bird sanchez of you know carson qatar nina martinez of god fauna entrepreneurs and talent. I mean there are just so many of us that pulled together and we were like we want to raise money and make sure that it gets into the hands of not just black endurance but specifically the Population in honduras. Talk to me about like what is it that people need. What are you doing to help them. Absolutely right now you know. The global pandemic still happening so they're in need of mask if folks want to donate they can get in touch with us. We're looking for mass Food money clothing medicine hygiene baby items and we're partnering with a hospital in honduras
Unforgetting With Roberto Lovato
"What's up welcome to in the thick? This is a podcast about politics race and culture from a POC perspective I Medina. And I'm who? We have a very special guests joining us from San Francisco. California. Is Loretto Novato. He's a journalist author of a new book it's called. Forgetting a memoir of family migration gangs and revolution in the Americas. Budo Salva through salary in your Roberto welcome to in the thick. Happy to be you go status. hinted. I love it. So the truth is, is that most of the time like I don't know but journalists, we call each other barrel last names it's weird. So I, really know Roberto as. WHAT'S UP LAURA? I thought you know. So it's kind of like. If I ended up calling you that just Outta love okay know Hosa. Your book is Super Raw. It's super honest. It's very unfiltered because I mean, how other can you write a memoir that deals with the history of Salvador Yeah Your own family's history and the complicated. Longstanding difficult relationship between the United States and in Salvador. You write a lot about your struggles, the Traumas, the violence things that you've witnessed firsthand or that you realize we're passed down to you from previous generations handing down trauma. So you talk about the rise of gangs in both Asadabad Order obviously the gang started on the streets of Los, Angeles? Child refugees, mass migration, the role of the United States in all of this and this really intimate look into Central America that. Well, we're going to talk about the fact that you know I know this place deeply. But most most journalists, they don't understand Central America and inside the from this perspective Gatiss about through go, which is a lovely way of saying he Salvadoran. And really the title. Forgetting. So talk about the title unforgiving and and what you mean and why this notion of unforgiving is so central to the Salvadoran story both here and That's part of the motivation for writing the book I am a personal level. Corrupt in a family of secret surprise surprise I don't know if anybody else had that experience. But I grew up in a household full of my mom's family's pictures. But none of my father's family's pictures for some reason, and it was just something that was not questioned. And my dad had you know I love my dad but he had a lot of secrets. So there's a personal where. My experience as. As a young kid here in San Francisco. You know it wasn't exactly a hardcore click but. Robbing we were stealing cars, we were dealing drugs, we were taking drugs, we were violent. and. We were doing things it. Had A lesson rebels do I also come out as things I did to my young adulthood after I became a born again Christian, which is unbeknownst to many I was. Going to be a preacher that was definitely. I. Was like, ooh Yeah. Yeah. I was going to be a preacher but I had to get out of how to get out of certain dangerous lifestyle. I was leading and became a born again Christian like many youth are targeted by these. Know, they're called youth ministries and they're really right wing ideological brainwashing. fucking. Thank you for pointing it out. We'll because you know what's happening in our in our communities and we're seeing this reflected in the vote is that we don't realize. How the Komo, San Mateo under the guise of preaching love and acceptance and getting into the you know getting into your heart gay and then they end up taking people to their first protests, which is an antiabortion protests and it's like you're kidding, yeah, I got on my knees. You'll see in the book I got on my knees and I prayed for the election of Ronald Wilson Reagan. Oh. My God and no, it was really funny and ironic people known nonni got Doug Guy cuts crazy but the truth is that's what I did from the corner of Twenty First Valente at a storefront church card, the open door alliance and eventually I woke up I was reading all the time and I. Started, going to Berkeley and argue with my German philosophy teachers and eventually said, you know, fuck this right wing church I'm going to bother to find myself and I went and found the Salvadoran revolution and again unbeknownst to most people I came back and was going back and forth between the side of other new. That's when I decided to go to stay for a while and I, joined the Fmln guerrillas as an urban commando.
Losing Your Father to COVID-19
"So if you're fan of Latino rebels radio, you know that the Latino media collective which is radio program out of DC fills in for US sometimes. So I've gotten to know Oscar Fernandez. Who is of the Latino media collective very well the last couple of years he's a great guy. Basin the DMV. and. The last time I talked to him about a month ago. I found out that his dad had passed away to covid. When I found out I I wanted to connect with. Oscar about it. To See if he would be willing to talk about it. And he said he would. And we connected over the weekend. So. Here's what we talked about on Latino rebels radio over the weekend. With Oscar Fernandez of the Latino media. Collective. Oscar. Fernandez. Welcome back to Latino rebels radio. What's up brother? I'm doing good I'm doing good life is beautiful. My Mom's birthday was quite recently. So I have to say plan your mom while she's listening to this I, wanted to bring you on because. I. I was struggling and we we we stay in touch but then you told me the news of your father and it really crushed me as a friend someone because you've you've given a lot to yourself, you project what you do but also you're part of the family I mean, you are our guest co host when I decided to take breaker to how are you feeling tell me a little bit about what happened first let's start there. Sure first of all, thank you very much for inviting me to discuss this haven't discussed this in public manner like this. and. So just to give you the basics on May Twenty First, my dad had a stroke. And so he was hospitalized and during his hospitalization desks when they discovered that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. Now, knee him but five other members of my Dad's side family. Tested positive as well, and they all have very close in a suburb in DC called Wheaton Maryland. And so. Obviously I was keeping track and keeping inform with the hospital above my desk condition. Obviously, I can go there to physically see him because of the circumstances. But yet at the time when she told me that he had positive, he was not. On a ventilator. And for three or four days after the twenty first, that was keeping in contact with the hospital. And I'll tell you that every as recently as Monday. The week that he passed away as recently as Monday that which the social worker at the hospital that actually called me. To discuss plans about him having physical therapy with regards to stroke because they felt like his condition at improved. Well enough that the plan you know some form of physical therapy because he had lost all. Movement in in his right side of his body because of stroke. Unfortunately about four days later on the twenty eighth like at. One thirty in the morning I get that phone call and said phone call that we all. Dread. In. Our. Lives. In the middle of the night from the hospital, and they basically told me that during the course of that evening that his his His heart stopped three times. And they had to resuscitate him use a defibrillator. And at that point he. was back on the ventilator and so this is. You know. Primarily because of defects, the effects of the of the virus that has conditioned completing took a one eighty. Overnight. and. So the hospital called me and said, you know in no uncertain terms that she should come to the hospital to see him because he was in a condition where. He. Could basically go at any moment. And so. You know again it's hard to go to hospital right now to visit anyone because. Everyone's covered from head to tell you know nurses doctors everyone especially in the ICU. But nonetheless, they allow me to go into the ICU to see him. And to say, you know basically my final goodbyes to him because that's the condition where he was at at that moment in time. And Yeah all the twenty eighth at like around four thirty when he passed away. And I was there biocide when his heart stopped? Well. Thank you for sharing. Tell me about your your your dad, your e whole I mean, I say, behold for my dad. What kind of soul was he for you? He was very hard working guy again A Guy. A few words I would say which is quite ironic because i. Obviously talk a lot considering the work I do on the radio review he came to the US from Salvador and seventy six he first made his way to California. Then actually drove from San Francisco to Washington DC where me and the rest of my family lives. and. So this is the type of journey that a lot of Salvadoran. Immigrants took during this period of time he came to the US with best. An eighth grade education. But he was an amazing auto mechanic that was the majority of his work here in the US was that of an auto mechanic And I could see that you know he pretty much in every autoshop they worked at during his lifetime he was You. Know. Mr Mr Reliable Mr Dependable
"salvadorans" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"Buys reforms says Donald Trump do you need any more evidence that they're selling you a bill of goods real reform or veto and so there you go yeah I mean we need some real reforms in the surprising thing and then the folks have come out in support of it is kind of troubling to be quite honest with you it looks like they're whistling past the graveyard New York Attorney General orders Alex Jones to stop selling is corona virus fighting tooth paste online so and you're one of us when I got it will your market okay my my toothpaste so we'll see you on if you take that down I'm sure is going to have to we have a twice deported illegal immigrant charged with raping a woman in Maryland Jose Lopez Gonzalez a Salvadoran national was pride all I half naked semi conscious woman by a police officer going to Montgomery County police dispatchers received a call around nine thirty PM on March fifth of a man raping a woman underneath a stairwell in Wheaton Maryland saying the woman could be heard screaming no first officer on the scene said he found Lopez Gonzalez undress from his waist down on top of the woman had to pull him off of her after verbal commands to stop were ignored the outdoor stairway always in a well was in plain sight on the streets according to ABC seven news Lopez Gonzalez told the officers while standing next the unresponsive victim lying on the ground I'm sorry I'm sorry thirty five year old man charged with second degree rape second degree assault and told officers during an interview at the police station that he was aware of the victim was drunken assume she wouldn't remember what happened victim's blood alcohol content when tested the hospital was point thirty five which is more than four times the legal limit immigration and customs enforcement released a statement identifying Lopez Gonzalez as an illegal immigrant who has been deported twice and has alleged gang ties the MS thirteen Montgomery County Maryland dropped last year late last year part of it's sanctuary policy banning ice from secure because of portions of the jail after nine illegal immigrants were charged with sex crimes in the county and so they're going you know maybe we need to rethink the sanctuary city thing ends so they have Gloria Allred that menace to society is now filing a lawsuit north Hollywood student claims he was discriminated against following the initial reports of coronavirus in China because he's Asian Dylan Mariano said that he was sent to the nurses office at Walter Reed middle school after he qualified in class Dillon said he choked on some water told his teacher he was fine but was still made to go to the nurse Dillon said the winning asked the teacher why non Asian students were not made to see the nurse when they coughed in class the teacher started retaliating against them I was going to let it go and just move on Dylan says right thought to myself what if the teacher does it again or does it to another student in the future complaint was filed with the federal civil rights office Gloria Allred says no child should be treated differently in a public school because of their race or national origin or on the basis of false beliefs or stereo types they may or may not be caring disease villain whose mother is former K. C. A. L. nine reporter Lena nugen has since been moved to a different class teacher remains of the school Los Angeles unified school districts that had no comment on cases from the CBS affiliate in L. A. coronavirus freak out continues the NCAA tournament which they were banning fans yesterday has been completely canceled and so has NBA National Hockey League a Major League Baseball is postponing their season the wait and see what's going on skirmish horn here national canceling concerts now some of this is we talked about some of this is Amy reasonable precaution I thought that the NCAA although I thought it was a little bit of an overreaction of not having no fans was okay all right we'll do this we'll have no fans will just have the basketball games but now we can't even have the basketball games I'm trying to figure out how that's a health risk and so people are saying well these some of these teams playing together well are they not supposed to go anywhere them because they're gonna come in come in contact with all sorts of folks in the ordinary workings of a day are they not supposed to go get a pizza and then that's supposed to go to a club or they're not supposed to go to a restaurant or they're not supposed to go anywhere and by so is everybody supposed to now self isolating self quarantine is that where we're going now I think that's a bit of an over reaction panic is the virus so what's going to happen now is is exactly what the Democrats have wanted to happen the stock market's tanking the economy is going to take a hit and this is not to create panic I'm just telling the it's inevitable when you cancel all this kind of stuff there's no way the economy doesn't take a hit the question is how much of a hit and how long does it last if these cancellations of everything last a week we may be okay I mean this is like after nine eleven of course everything tanked after nine eleven to but you wouldn't have flags for several weeks after nine eleven nobody could fly anywhere and then you know what do you do then and I had that was understandable you don't know when the next terrorist attack is coming but if it lasts for months which I don't think it will I think this whole coronavirus thing will be over by June but we could look at the rest of March April and may as a really bad time in America as far as economy is concerned and I think part of that is because we're over reacting to stuff bugs the question is then doesn't do things cancellations and closures and things like this translate into complete lost money or is it a transference of money what I mean by that is if people were going to go to the NCAA tournament they might do something else instead but when are we gonna see movie theaters closing them ever even heard that yet I don't want to suggest it Disney land is closed down if it if it means you can't go do anything anywhere you can't spend money somewhere then we're going to see the economy take a big hit and I'm not saying it's all about the economy but it's all going to be measured is what I'm trying to tell you now the health experts are saying that you know canceling these big sporting events this is a rodent and wise precaution so we'll go with that but what else are we gonna do and yeah I'm I'm I'm not trying to second guess the the healthcare professionals out there but I'm looking at this from a reasonable standpoint like all this washing your hands which I think is great we got a I mean we're we're in this thing out there in the hallway this this brain here that has the hand sanitizer I never use the thing before last week but now but every time I go by it you know just it's gonna happen now so that's okay but if someone were to come in here and sit down in this in this studio with me read coronavirus washing my hands is not going to protect me still I'm saying what I'm trying to tell you is a lot of this may give us a false sense of security so here's the deal if you are at risk if you're over seventy certainly over eighty I would be real careful about where I go if you're thirty thirty five years old twenty five you don't have really anything to worry about unless you have some health condition cancer diabetes things like that but for everybody else as the Surgeon General has told us you have more of a chance of being killed by the normal flow than the coronavirus and that's not a statistical thing as far as you got a better chance of getting the regular flow it's if you've got one of the other you would prefer if you're twenty five years old to get the corona virus of the regular flow because it's less likely to kill you and so we've run the numbers for you from the CDC and egg starts going up when you hit fifty just a little bit goes up a little bit more and sixty goes up at them and by the time you hit eighty it's about a fifteen percent mortality rate that's pretty significant so if you're eighty yeah I would say if you're seventy or older and certainly if you have health problems at any age you should take extra precaution but as far as I'm concerned you know I told you when the restaurant listings that you're not worried about this I said what about what rotavirus I said I having thought about it I was hungry as I pulled in and get some deep she's always put really put it in our business the last day or so here we go here we go so I don't know to tell you other than I think you should be wines I think you should be you should use some common sense but I don't know that you freak out over everything but there is if we're in full court freak out this I can tell you Chinese now refusing the U. S. army of creating the Wuhan corona virus but if you say Wuhan coronavirus now on record to the folks at C. N. N. N. B. S. N. B. C. you're racist although they have been using it over and over again as a matter of fact let me see if I can bring this up hold on just one second this was from news busters and it's really well I was in a coma all right things are not held a responding geben must be the coronavirus this thing is not of god there it is thank you it's just a little slow I've I woke it up the mean to wake you up this and Luther hold on before you bring that up in there because I want to make sure that I'm not going to play out these things tend to start before one to start I re tweeted this earlier today and I got to go through all my retweets of CNN using Wuhan coronavirus over the last few months this was from news busters and it it's a really a montage of all these people who have been using this over and over again I mean you had Jim Acosta after the president's speech or the president's address to the nation last night and he said he is saying well it smacks of racism to called a foreign virus and then they started going and about you can't even call of the one one one virus or the Chinese buyers and then what you find out is that when you do this they've been doing this all along it's just it did to me I mean to me it sounds like they're falling for the propaganda from the folks in China who were telling them don't do this and I did that that's what troubles me about this if you've got these people who are just absolutely going there freaking out there absolutely freaking out and there's no reason the absolutely freak out right now I just until we do the thing I'm gonna find it for you the moments when the news busters of it will take a quick time out now play for you on other sites they write.
Hundreds deported from U.S. to El Salvador have been killed or abused, new report says
"Deported to danger United States deportation policies exposed Salvadorans to death and abuse. A new human human rights. Watch report says at least two hundred Salvadoran asylum seekers have been either killed raped or tortured after being deported from the United
Salvadoran Man Murdered in Mexico Waiting U.S. Asylum Hearing
"salvadorans" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Flying nun more recently she was Salvadoran maid Rosa Salazar on fans a and this is showers move in later tonight will also see a coastal flood advisory from thirty minutes for our Monday cloudy skies rain showers for the most part no Nixon time to time going up forty hi we I'm Jeff the weather channel talk radio CDM wish you all a happy June is in love giving so that's a lot of toys for tots installers for time some have too many some have run any every phone you have to give those who haven't the marine reserve will help you will help you feel your sleigh with lots and lots of toys for tots so if you since nineteen forty seven the United States Marine Corps has been helping Santa feel this way making happier holidays for deserving children right in your community go to toys for tots that'll work and learn how you can make a difference W. CBM studios are sponsored by a safe retirement solution col rod borough you today for that solution for ten to six six eleven twenty talk radio six eighty W. CBM America's favorite show that everything digital called give Mando show and this is so fabulous because on the holidays we'd pick up quite a few new listeners so if you are brand new to the camp commander show and you want to find your hometown station of the four hundred that Kerry is look no further than the official homepage of the cam commando show that's K. O. M. A. N. D. O. dot com you can also catches can forces radio network that's a hundred and seventy seven different countries every ship at sea because it's all about living the best digital lifestyle ever and I'm sure you have a few questions for me and that's why I'm here one triple eight eight to five fifty to fifty four as a way to join us and just a quick reminder you can always make it a point to speak with me live on the air super easy to do head over to commander dot com and then up on the right hand corner would put it but there is people are having trouble finding the bottom of the page for some reason and now there's a button says be a collar and let's see how.
U.S. begins deporting migrants to Guatemala under asylum deal
"The trump administration a started deporting asylum seekers to Guatemala as part of an agreement with that country to become a so called safe third country that means migrants can be sent from the US border to Guatemala without first seeking asylum there Maria Martin import reports of the first asylum seeker hunter and migrant was deported from el Paso Thursday what about this minister of the interior has said that there are three options for returned people like him Honduran Salvadorans one is to be sent to the jungle problems of but then that's a remote and underdeveloped area and rife with drug trafficking to they could be sent back to Honduras aural Salvador or three they could stay in what the mother on their
"salvadorans" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Change for him and his family have yet it will come to a phone call from his mom she was crying saying he announced it I said what are we going to do trump had just announced that he would not be renewing temporary protected status for Salvadorans in two thousand and one nearly two hundred thousand some torrents receive temporary protected status for TPS after powerful earthquake hit the country TPS allow them to live and work in the U. S. until it was safe to return back to Salvador but with trump's announcement essentially ending is protected status have you just life in the U. S. was thrown into question after living here for almost twenty years most of his life now we face the possibility of having to leave it all behind in order to stay in the U. S. have you decided to apply for a P. B. one visa which is otherwise known as the extraordinary abilities visa and in order to apply you would have to return to El Salvador in person his first trip back in almost two decades we wanted to help have you share his experience so producers here give it worked with him to document his journey with audio diaries interviews and other recordings just a warning that this piece contains some language that might not be suitable for young years we're gonna begin have yet story on a particularly important date for him June tenth that is the date have you first arrive to United States when he was only nine years old it's also the day before he will return to a Salvador nineteen years later it's June.
El Salvador orders expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats
"The government of al Salvador has announced its expelling all Venezuelan diplomats stationed in the country Maria Martin reports the declaration is consistent with the government's opposition to the regime of Nicolas Maduro they considers illegitimate Salvadoran president able killer and house the ouster of it as well as diplomats via Twitter that business with us and tire diplomatic corps have forty eight hours to leave the country the US quickly uploaded book Ellis action saying of Salvador was quote on the right side of history backing opposition leader who won quite the all over my doodle the announcement came less than a week after the US announced it was extending temporary protected status to Salvadorans living in the
News in Brief 29 October 2019
"This is the news in brief from the United Nations the people of indian-administered Kashmir continue to be deprived of basic freedoms the UN High Commissioner for human while humanitarian organizations had only limited access and means to alleviate these squalid conditions there to El Salvador finally where researchers found that the UN in the last three weeks in response to the recent military operations in the northeast of the country according to the well food program WFP this number includes people restrictions on peaceful protests a communications blackout and a curfew on Tuesday the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said that an undeclared curfew had been lifted I do not finish primary school and one million Salvadorans now suffer from diabetes and hypertension as a result of being overweight which require expensive healthcare treatments
U.S. extends work permits for Salvadorans with protected status
"The federal government is announcing a year long extension of temporary protected status for more than two hundred thousand Salvadorans who've been living in the US is NPR's John Burnett explains the announcement comes as El Salvador has been cooperating with aggressive us and actives took her tail immigration from Central America the reprieve will allow nearly two hundred and fifty thousand Salvadorans to continue living and working in the US until January twenty twenty one the move comes despite president trump's frequent diatribes against Salvadoran immigrants as murderous ms thirteen gang members the tiny Central American republic has we signed agreements to limit asylum-seekers passing through its territory on the way to the US border another agreement directs US federal immigration agents to train their Salvadoran counter Parts Salvadoran official said their citizens in the US now have another year to secure lawful residency or citizenship but the trump administration cautions the agreement is not an indefinite extension rather it's an orderly wind down period John Burnett NPR
U.S. signs asylum deal with violence-ridden El Salvador to deter migrants
"Migrants who hope to go to the US may have to seek asylum fussed in El Salvador one of the most violent nations in Central America what is the intention of a deal signed by the U. S. and El Salvador which critics say could seriously in danger many migrants fleeing gang violence in the region it comes in the wake of a so called safe third country deal recently reached between the US and Guatemala of American efforts to reduce the number of migrants crossing the southern border of Latin America correspondent will ground has the details the term safe third country could rarely be used to describe el Salvadoran recent years given the soaring murder rates and the extent of the gang problem that little wonder then that trump administration officials avoided using the term choosing instead to cowritten asylum cooperation agreement in essence however it's basis is thought to be largely the same in that it could mean migrants coming from other central American nations all Cuba would have to register for asylum in El Salvador before even being eligible for asylum in the United States. the agreement has been roundly criticized by immigrants rights groups who say would endanger the many thousands of central American migrants fleeing violence to deport them twelve Salvador an NGO for refugees said the deal will further endanger vulnerable women men and children the very people who safety this administration claims to be concerned about the move comes after a similar agreement was reached with Guatemala this year hello it is still being challenged in the country's legal system and is yet to be ratified by its parliament many activists in Central America fear that these SafeSearch definitions of the trump administration's blueprint for its relationship with the nations of Central America and that the leaders of those countries a happy to acquiesce to the trump administration on the immigration issue in exchange for support in other
"salvadorans" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"The thing we actually talked about. on fox and friends this morning who was Iowa. pass a law that says they are not going to force taxpayers. to pay for people's sex change operations. for transgender surgeries so they're not going to force taxpayers. so California. responded that the Attorney General of particular. is it just him. I think it's just him. who's ready for reasonable residue on his days governor hobby are the Serra. so. Serra responded by putting in Iowa on the band the travel list so no California state employees could travel to Iowa on taxpayer dime south tower that was our response so. think of how. absurd this is. some woman in Iowa. once a doctor to remove her uterus. so that she can be a man. and the governor of Iowa says our I eight. think of the governor of Iowa said the people the voters or representatives said no no transgender surgery loud or whatever but still if you for it but but it was if this is like find do we can get ring cut off your arm out okay find a doctor to do it but what is that gonna make people pay for for that are going to you're not gonna get the for free and have everyone else and our politics at the California well on its own. strong so bigoted can you believe these people we're a boycott Iowa. crazy ridiculous California's car no you have to force people to pay for that you well that's that's unbelievable you would that night people here try to think that's not you it it's it's a California say Iowa it's unbelievable that you would deny people. the right. two for someone else to pay for their gender reassignment sex. so I was now on the list I think there's a Levin other states on this list. to access Mississippi Alabama you know the bigoted once. and now Iowa. so one of these as of this morning was hi. pretty sure the people of Iowa. our two broke up about this. sure they'll be fine. if I was running a state. I would do everything I could to get on the California travel ban list. probably be doing something right. so I come home and I go to the Babylon be which is been just crushing it lately. here's the Babylon be it's like the onion but written by some Christian conservatives after California and I went to the growing list of states to which the government will not fund trips all the other states began clamoring to get added to this panelist as well quote wait there's a way to get California politicians banned from traveling here where do we sign up said one state legislator in Georgia is there a waiting list. wait all we have to do is refuse to fund a gender transition surgeries that's amazing. the states are disappointed to learn that the band did not include all Californians from traveling to St but they said banning does the politicians was a good start since they're the ones who ruin to the state to begin with. by. I don't think I made this point I was too I wanted to but Gavin Newsom. thanks to all Salvador couple weeks ago a couple months ago. to see why the el Salvadorian are is that right el Salvadorans something awful del Salvador is or is it just Salvadorans do you must to say Salvadorans right. the yeah must because L. is the Serb I just said the the Salvadorans so he went to El Salvador to finalize all during our seeing California and also door. doesn't allow gay marriage. and they have a total and complete ban on abortion. they make Texas. look like California. but news of travel there no outrage no problem whatsoever but Iowa all evil Iowa. have any taxpayer money or Iowa they're the worst give me. also pretty weird if you think about it. that the governor says a el Salvadorian y's. who hate gays in are against abortion come on ed. many as we can. do you think. that new someone want to ban these folks from coming into super inclusive and progressive California. what would be amazing if. we let in a million el Salvadorans. a million Salvadorans and and they turned out to be flaming Republicans like super far Republican who completely transform the state and that news of like always this is what we thought all. seven that's probably our last hope so I took a cab to the TV studio this morning I'm trying to do. and the cab driver was a whole areas we had a blast is a forty five minute drive and I wish it was another hour. so no story that I will share from this guy will be as funny as in telling it because he had an awesome southern accent. but I asked the he asked me if I think trump gonna win. and he said that he called trump. he called the truck was gonna win very early on. I was allowed you know. they said I could just tell by the people that I drive around my cab all day. they kept whispering. it would be just the two of us in the cab and they'd look around and whispered to me. I really like to drop. people people were so push down into the silent majority posture. that while riding in a cab alone they felt the need to look around and make sure no one no one could hear them as they whispered their true feelings to their therapist slash cab driver. more. it's been awhile Hey. comes in town today. yeah that's right so he's not on the train today he's on airforce one and the marine the helicopter but the tray one marine one but the train is the trains always fill it to the people are always ride the train they're always on some jump off the train the whole now now now now it's jumping off the tree they say they jumped off the train but they really just when the back of the train to the food cart the food car sure yeah the back it's kind of days get a bite to eat. it is a kind hearted thing someone would jump off the trump chain train and jump onto the Bernie wagon now that's on like that. this doesn't make any sense I don't know what people say like all trump said of mean tweets of Iraq all I'm so our rates so they they're all get off this thing but the truck trains riding straight to twenty twenty you don't think the train so long they jump off and it's they're just standing there is it still coming by at some point they kind of just latch back on you know this is what it is is what it is I've heard and I don't know if this is true I'm gonna go with it and I've I've taken this is true in cases ever happens to me but let's say a boat I like the size of the Titanic or somethin six a big boat six my understanding is as it goes down it will suck you down with it I've heard that yeah right son of it's true but we got to know the stuff Eric as we you know in situations like this we wanna say a lot so maybe the truck train is a lot like that where you jump off the train but the force of it is so powerful that it socks you back you to the train and you don't even know what happened it's got its own gravitational pull exactly I see yeah so maybe they jumped off but I get I got sucked right back in. so it turns out this cab driver yes two kids in their late twenties they once thirty once late twenties early thirties and his kids love. Bernie Sanders. and I asked him how that happened. I need to return that that's how is acheter southern accent he said I thought I raised him better than that. so so dead there long so which is like. they are not for Lauren he wasn't he wasn't like god you know it was just you know. I thought a raise the better. just like its cloud. he he said that he was playing with his kids hi is a massive rather a said you know I really like Joe Biden. he sounds like a real smart centrist guy on different issues that is that is that there is kids in our country's fall it's divided and we need someone who can unite us and I think I think Joe Biden's is the guy. the Dow Bassman have Sir you don't really think that we use a tell that to his kids to to see what they do and you know does this to kids told. Joe Biden is a Republican. who will never vote for bite and he's a Republican. so that's how far left the Democratic Party is trending right now that Joe Biden is a Democrat in name only a Dino about that. Joe Biden is a Dino. and now because he's seventy six or whatever. he's a Democrat enable it wow two years example how far left the dems have gone in my cab driver Phil who by the way Eric I told her to call and I said if there's any. anything that happens. either in your cab or in Tennessee politics and you think of me you have to call into the shop so fill up the cab driver you'll know when he calls Eric put it straight through every time. excellent I will fill in on the look out Phil or Philip the cab driver. straight to the front allied he's alert so this is Elizabeth Warren. who it's looking like she will be the nominee which is pretty wild Pocahontas how did she recover how did the water come. from the yeah from the twenty three me. Gina geological test where she was one one thousand and twenty four bit American how did that happen unbelievable so this out far left the dance of Ganji's he's answering a question here twenty seven. is.
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"Blames actions on Salvadoran cultural joke. the man is called Lopez goes man. Salvadoran National living legally in the United States. this individual. is accused of. the only going to details here bought with girls as young as twelve years old. doing inappropriate things to their bodies which of the woods he explained as it's just parked all of Salvadoran humor. what it is bloody country mate. these are the people. the Democrats want to insure have on fat to access to our family the Democrats who want to dissolve in this band ice. N. C. B. P. and Alexander Ocasio Cortez even wants to disband the H. S.. clearly they have no problem with child rapists. twenty twenty my friends. in T. twenty you for twenty sixteen. was important. and if you're in North Carolina in the district that has a special election today you know who to vote for the Cold War is absolutely chock full let's go to your calls let's go to Bob waiting very patiently and Pennsylvania line to Bob welcome to America first. our grades because he would take my call is to have you take my call I will be brief yeah it was really interesting the news about George Soros complimenting president trump on his China policy which was as you said when pigs fly quite a shocker. truly is a how did you react to that it's it's basically locate it's a an op ed piece the trash is the president and has a couple of positive things to say about his China policy policy and while way how did you react to George Soros praising the president's policy. well I thought you know since he was sort of doing an open society open borders global is yes sort of concept but he was probably angry that the Chinese are doing it you know it really isn't rod the risk of his arrival the words he wants to have a Davos Switzerland based a socialist globalists yeah now I'm not. as we used to say and he does not come as a result of this design is doing is because of do the same thing he wants to do that's very interesting yes indeed it could be remember this is the man who shorter and the bank of England almost busted the British pound and made a billion a billion dollars in one day this is a man who doesn't have good intentions thank you so much he'll call it squeeze in one more call let's go to line five Rick somewhere in sunny California nine five Rick awesome praise god did this the first time I got to on a call with the brother well well done. so I told the cost you know my name's Rick but my friends call me Ricky please call me Ricky alright welcome Ricky you are my professor with a couple other great conservatives. so here we have three things to come before I get to my my my point one we love god two neither you or I were born free I was born in Cuba so I love said see my black friends here and tell him Hey you know what I'm not I wasn't born free try got United States then became free three we're both American patriots we both love the the the constitution. but the point main thing is that after after the word of god we love the constitution and the declaration of independence. my point is this doctor. we cannot remove anymore Republicans or rhinos and of the two we carry put eighties the Republicans out of Congress the I leave them in there we got to get somebody outside of the Congress I like Allen west you mean the NSA position yeah that's that's really smart Ricky yeah we we don't care I think the Senate I completely agree we we cannot on the mind the Senate in the house it's it's the less dicey but I think I think you're right Ricky I think there are enough people out side of Capitol Hill outside of the swamp who could become national security adviser one L. correction few Ricky I was born a free man my parents escaped communism so I was blessed to be born a free man in the United Kingdom box with the lesson of my parents suffering under fascism income is and stay on the line Ricky because I want to recognize your call and give you a signed copy of why we.
US, El Salvador to boost cooperation on security, migration
"The the US US and and el el Salvadoran Salvadoran have have signed signed an an agreement agreement promising promising to to help help the the central central American American country country deal deal with with gang gang violence violence and and unemployment unemployment and and here's here's John Burnett reports from San Salvador it's part of the trump administration's regional approach to cutting illegal immigration in the letter of intent L. Salvador pledges to strengthen its border security and continue to crackdown on ruthless street gangs like MS thirteen for its part Washington will be amenable to providing more agricultural guest worker visas and protecting certain Salvadoran asylum seekers acting homeland security secretary Kevin mac lean and held a joint press conference with Salvadoran president naive book Kelly who say he would measure success by this metric not people fleeing our country because they feel unsafe or eat all day being threatened by gangs or because they cannot find a job or because of of both reasons so very happy with this agreement John Burnett NPR news San Salvador
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"By in and out burger in and out burger fresh back nothing is frozen everything is delivered fresh to every restaurant beef bonds and produce because French is what it's all about mostly clear with lows in the sixties eyes in the seventies A. M. seven sixty talk and breaking news broadcasting from the underground from the files of a hidden somewhere on deliberate can steal a nondescript building we once again made contact with the leaders of the the end living here are number eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one eight seven seven three eight one three eight one one I believe a little later in this hour one of the great Gordon Chang arena Mister minister give us more insight into the China Hong Kong situation's brilliant Bobbi Harlan of hell poppy Harlow is apparently she's a scene and host so this discussion with Kirsten Gillibrand continues I want you to listen to this this lesson is this tells you everything you needed now cut now and she's a reporter she's an anchor woman cut nine go talk to the last debate about being and they struck me watching it a white woman a privilege and and what I think is not discussed a lot when it comes to abortion is that laws limiting abortion or having one facility in a state like misery disproportionately fax the poorest Americans let's just let's just stop there fortunately not all but most abortions take place among the poor well known artists just listen to how sick this is just step away a modern American listen to this you see the problem is the poor aren't able to board enough for their babies ladies and gents it's unfair and this is cold it is credible the way they talk about this stuff the near total limits the year the poor people they don't have access to one portion clinic and so disproportionately affects the board's Americans now in a rational world that would be a good thing but not in the world the scene in the one on the left look this is a right it's your choice how many abortions either a year will you do that Mister minister is the same amount as the number of people.
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"Well let's talk with Marcy in San Diego you're on red eye radio hi I wanted to talk about the immigration I met a woman a few years ago that was all we hear from Germany and I asked did you marry somebody from over here no I just heard how great it was and I came over and got on welfare and I've been on welfare for years and it's just great I just love it and the word is gone out all over the globe this is very calm or three right well I mean we're we're certainly advertising in that way too yeah and account me like the Democrats just want to throw open the borders but what I'm I don't I don't want to they have when they are yeah yeah yeah and they already have right but I'm wondering about with this includes the TSA and is it okay by that Afghanistan's and Iraqis to come over and or is it only at the border and well we we had two hundred fifty we had two hundred and fifty Cubans and Salvadorans standing at the second most cross pedestrian bridge and Mexico American border today yelling vinyl suckers out of almost across our and let us cross we're let us cross and we actually set the bridge down as them in their selfishness just like the illegal migrants as a whole it's all about them and you're not about us and respecting us we shut down because and everybody else is legal coming over from Mexico or legal going into Mexico was was that it had that and not a lot across Nova soccer star what Katie is the author Cubans and and a summit orange yelling at us you know they they're telling us what to do so right well my neighbor's son married a girl from bottom Mahler and she brought her mother over and he he got here quickly he started getting a government check and a medical card and my girlfriend was working a full time clerical job you know I got I got it we had a run right now I don't mean to be rude but you you've given me enough out there to share with us and I appreciate what you did.
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"Do you have a sense of how much of the positive reaction has come from Japanese men and women and how much has come from people overseas? I think we're in our out about fifty fifty especially because after my Japanese friends started sharing in speaking along Japanese media has gradually talked about us has interviewed me. And then I bought a lot of responses from young young old Japanese men and women so really like a diverse audience. Are you getting any pushback from speaking out a few not too much though? I thought they would be more or maybe I'm not just looking in the right places. But the majority of the responses are really good. So you ask for spa to apologize 'em. Did what did they say? They apologize for using such central words that they should've used words that are like so get close to girls are to like take home girls, and they apologize for putting the real universities end. They also said that the banking wasn't based on any like credible source. It was based by the authors ideas perception in store. He's he's heard, but they didn't apologize to the actual problem which was sexualizing university. Students has spa published a ranking like this before ES on numerous times also recently actually this article was posted twenty third of over. But I think in December they actually that six more rankings of universities with the most slugged universities with the most versions universities at the most sugar daddies. So in their apology today suggests that they're not gonna do this anymore. They didn't say anything feather like we're just sorry that our audience feels uncomfortable. So we actually did them back. We told them that we want to have a meeting with them because we didn't wanna just pressure them. So we won't actually talk to them. We want to have them understand. Why this is a problem? How much media has an influence on the society? How we have to change that Vegas two thousand nineteen Japan's living where twenty thirty years behind all the other nations. And then they responded that they are willing to have a meeting with his actually in your petition you side of the metoo movement all over the globe. What sort of impact has it had? In japan. I would say very little honestly, the B two movement is like barely touching the Japanese society. So this petition of yours. In the meantime, it's gained well over forty thousand signatures. What are you saying what are you asking for in this petition? I originally thought that it would be like really small Shinsei's just gonna get these signatures. Bring it a slow and tell them to apologize. But now, we're trying to get more people to speak up because spa isn't the only tabloid magazine or magazine that does articles like this. There are a lot of other magazines that kind of sexualize both men and women in a really gross way, especially sexualize, young girls and boys as well. So we kinda wanna bring it up to other media companies as well to show them that this has changed especially the the fact that the media has so much impacts in the Japanese society, all of these general quality problems in Japan are based routed into the society. The culture we have to change the things that surround us oral society won't change. I can think of so many aspects of Japanese culture that seem really advance. Why does Japan fall down so badly in terms of? Gender equality. I think it's something just honestly rooted, for example until thirty years back. No matter what women graduated a normal four year university or any university. Honestly, they wouldn't be able to even apply to the same jobs that men had just because it's a very patriarchal society. For example, the majority of the male population of specs woman to cook into everything in the household now way are trying to promote women like working woman. But now the milk poppulation wants women to cook to care the child to care of them and work. Do Japanese women are pushing back in the way that they need to not at all the Japanese society is very like, it's highlands people. One of the biggest proverbs here in Japan is that if you are nail that stands out, you get hammered back down and is very true..
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"Almost does it impact the daily lives of private citizens in Guatemala. What Amal is one of the most core end unequal countries in the Americas. And I think there's a direct correlation between the levels of corruption that we see in Guatemala and the high levels of. Poverty of illiteracy of malnutrition, especially among children on the very poor state of the infrastructure in the country massive, insecurity that we see in Guatemala, but high level of homicides. I think there's a very direct correlation. One thing that comes to mind with this is how analysts journalists often connect corruption and crime to migration of Guatemala, the hell does this withdrawal from C Sieg? This UN back anti corruption commission as linked back to that. If it does. So it's not only the c that we're talking about. It's this broader problem of the rule of law in Guatemala that is under attack is when a country like what Malla when the rule of laws under attack, and the countries are sort of crumbling around them than that is one of the things that fuels migration. So here in the US we hear all this talk about the crisis at the border. I think that's mistaken. The crisis is not that border the crisis in these. Stories Central America in what Amal aware the state is is virtually collapsing n were rule of law is at complete risks were poverty, malnourishment in joblessness are rampant. I think that's the real crisis that we're seeing in Guatemala today. Duma revert to senior fellow at the Washington office on Latin America, thank you very much for your time to as my pleasure. Thank you. I'm Marco werman. This is the world. Here's a pretty unclassy move attaboy newspaper in Japan. Put out a ranking of universities based on how easy it's female students are at drinking parties, but get this college student Kazuya Yamamoto launched a petition and it actually worked. The fact that objectify women. Sexualizing woman is a good cover story is just sick and serving ten of Japan because it's two thousand nineteen that online demand brought an apology from the editors of spa magazine, the tabloid and question. Yamamoto grow mostly outside of Japan and says she got used to the value of gender equality. So she's frustrated that patriarchal attitudes persist in Japan, and she's downright angry that the global metoo movement has had very little impact on how women are treated. They're going for gender equality while Japan is taking trips back and fix this. Pretty uses underage girls in bikinis to fulfill the fetishes of those who love baby faces. So we've got Kazuya Yamamoto with us on the line from Tokyo, what did this article in the magazine spa? What was it all about? So viscerally home sexualizing woman was talking about how kinda like sleep at the Japanese girls how you can pay off girls. So that you can go drinking with them. And basically made a ranking of easy access like girls at are easy to have sexist, and the the wording was also like I don't want to have like they're like, easy girls. Basically. So it was kind of really controversial. Could've magazine is spot. Like who reads, it it's a toddler magazine. It's for like, I think twenty thirty forties and just house a lot of articles about women sex, sometimes occasionally, it does have some articles about politics or any social issues going on. But a lot of them are kinda like sex just specializing woman ranking, it's the audiences mail. Yeah. The majority so you took issue with a spa publishing this article on you launched an online petition calling for the magazine to apologize. But you did it in English. Why well for civil English is a more, comfortable, speaking English, and also I felt like Japan there. So many people have been trying to speak up about feminist issues or like sexual harassment rape. And everyone gets silence. And then I realized that my friends and the people around me, the majority, speak English. I think eighty percent of my friends aren't like Japanese though, I realized that might be actually more powerful to get the international community or even the Japanese people that live abroad or. These people who have lived abroad to speak up with me. So that we can kinda pressure Japan from the outside..
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"What do you think of that threat to you use the largely by the president? If there is one country that you should reward that would be Salvador because nominally speaking they are in the governing in time when they fewer Salvadorians coming to the US. I frankly believe that the threat of cutting off aid is just another really craziest statement by your president. Because that's a completely counter-productive to the very notion that there should be feel people coming as a result of helping to Bill countries that are much more conducive to people wanting to stay in their own place of birth. Do you think Trump has a point though that the Salvadorian government could do more to stem the flow of migrants? Frankly, I don't believe that that is something that is realistic to spec from any government leaving a country that you personally feel is no longer offering you on opportune. For secure way of life that continues to be an international, right? Then the only way to prevent that is actually impeding physically people from exercising. The right. What are the primary reasons that people leave El Salvador, well, El Salvador, has been historically one of the very poor countries in Latin America all together. But on top of that violence has been one condition where Alba competes with conducive in the myla in as a result of that Reality's that we have seen going back. Frankly, the last decade a very sustained number of central Americans from these three countries come into the US seeking an opportunity to provide a way of life that is safe for them and their children. Do you mind? If I ask you why? And when you left El Salvador, high left Salvador in similar circumstances in back in the late seventies early eighties. If you wear young Mel, you were essentially the target of political repression by the dicta to'real regime dominated by very bloody military, and I left because I did not feel safe anymore as I saw friends of mine being disappeared. Never to be seen again that kind of violence is not so different in real expedients with what people are facing today except that today the violence is coming mainly from guns narcotrafficking, hit groups and also from abusive military and police forces who feel they can do anything. They won without facing any consequences. Oscar Chuck on heads up Alleanza, America's an umbrella organization of Latino immigrant groups across the US Oscar, thanks very much for being with us. Thank. Camargo pleasure. Next door to Salvador in Guatemala, anti corruption. Officials investigating the president were given twenty four hours to pack up and leave on Monday President Jimmy Morales decided to pull out of the United Nations backed anti corruption commission known as they see Sieg. Joe-marie bird is a senior fellow at the Washington office on Latin America, she's been following the story of Morales and see Sieg and how the Guatemalan President might be implicating himself in all of this. But it goes beyond that, I think it's easy to fall into the track of thinking that it's just the president versus this body behind. The president is a group of individuals deeply immersed in organized crime and corruption networks for whom this c- represents an existential threat this to seek has been very effective in its ten plus years in Guatemala, in fact, a few years ago. Brought to trial a former president of former vice president several ministers. Stay powerful. Business leaders have also been brought to trial on corruption charges. So they're individuals who are deeply immersed in these organized crime networks who want to stop Sieg in its tracks before it continues its work and gets to them was getting close to like some kind of evidence that would have linked president Morales too. I don't know organized crime. Yeah. I think that it was so this he say has brought charges against several business leaders very very well. The powerful people who illegally gave campaign contributions to the president and his political party, the F C N. The national convergence front. Some of those business leaders admitted to doing this. And there are others who. Are being investigated. Right. And so this goes at the very core of what lot amounts called the pact of corruption in Guatemala that has sort of held Guatemala in the strangleholds right for so many decades rarely and attacking that pact of corruption is what's gotten Sieg into some trouble? The president they tried to impeach him three different times in the congress refuse. Many members of congress are also under investigation for corruption. So the the net here's very wide..
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"And if you look at the numbers if you look at the hard data this narrative. That is being driven by president. Trump simply does not hold water. One more practical thing here embassador what about drugs crossing the border, which Trump address last night. What is the best way to stop that? This is one of the reasons why I've been saying all along that Trump's wall is a first century solution to twenty first century challenges. There are seventy five thousand trucks across our border both directions every day. And that's where the drugs coming north and the guns going south into Mexico. That's where most of this stuff is coming in through. So the challenge is at the port of entry not in the desert not between ports of entry. So I would suggest that what you need is a mix of technology better infrastructure reports. More personnel to be able to specked trucks and lorries and containers coming through the border. We need a much more intelligent driven approach the border needs to be more like a membrane than wall. A membrane allows the good stuff to come in. But filters the bad stuff out. Out that has to be the paradigm, the both countries devise through our border tourists are kind was Mexico's ambassador to the US from two thousand seven to two thousand thirteen really good to have this conversation with you. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks for having me. One thing. We did not hear from President Trump last night, a repeat of his threat to cut off aid to Guatemala Honduras, and El Salvador to punish them for not doing more to stop migrants coming to the US. Here's a problem with that narrative. Take the number of Salvadorans picked up at the US border that number has dropped dramatically in the last two years. Also, check own came to the US from El Salvador decades ago. He's an expert on Central American migration to the US. And now heads the group Alleanza America's I asked him what he makes of the numbers while I mean, I think it's important to understand the difference between the Central America. Nationalities. Combing north to the US in Salvadorians in particular are one national group with the long. Migration history to the US. They have saw the largest percentage of people who actually hold legal permanent residency in even US citizenship in the US all these translates into Salvadorians having motorsport Unity's to actually come to the US using a Nigam visa on the other hand that is a much larger number of people who fly into the US with a visitor's these some of those people don't go back to Salvador in. So that's why you don't see the same number of Salvadorians being caught at the US border. So that's the general picture. It's good to have that background. But what do you make of this significant sudden drop in Salvadorans fleeing to the US why did that happen while there is also the benefit of having a much wider social intelligence network. Salvadorians already in the US are very quick to communicate to the relatives wen is three. Really a good time or not a good time to come to the US. But there is also another factor. The statistics that are collected usually by the US border patrol only. Give us a glimpse of who is being caught. It does not actually tell us about people entering without actually being caught by the US border patrol. I don't doubt that is in. These are reality El Salvador that is not as bad if you compare to Honduras, or what the myla in the diamond also have an impact on why there are fewer Salvadorians, but innocence to my view, he has a lot to do with how well Salvadorians know. When is it the best moment in through what particular avenues does it make or does not make sense to try to come to the US? So if we can take the numbers and kind of see that they have dropped. I mean, it's happening. The same time that Donald Trump is threatening to cut aid to countries in the northern triangle Central America. Luding El Salvador, and yet the numbers are down..
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"I'm Marco werman. And this is the world we're a co production of the BBC World Service PRI and w h here in Boston. Here's the thing about a giant border wall. It suggests that people on either side are at odds with each other. When in fact, Mexico and the US have been good neighbors. For decades, there's been extensive security collaboration for example, especially since the nine eleven terrorist attacks sharing passenger lists of every single aircraft that flies into Mexican airspace. Control the no-one on Carris watchlist is trying to fly into Mexico and then make the trek up to the northern Boda enhance intelligence sharing the day today until that goes on between both our countries that's former Mexican embassador to the US Arturo, Sara Khan, he's now in Mexico City. The fact is that there hasn't been since nine eleven to single terrorists who attempted to undermine the security of US homeland that's crossed the border from Mexico isn't the collaboration continuing though. Or has that all fallen by the wayside under Trump despite the Mexico bashing and the use of Mexico's a political electoral being at the by President Trump, I think the government agencies on both sides of the border understand how important says and the collaboration corporations that we set in motion more than decade ago, which was deepened during the Bush. The Obama administration's has continued now the the challenges, obviously is that the more Mexico bashing, but goes on it could have a detrimental effect on the appetite and the willingness of new Mexican government to continue to build upon that type of strategic engagement that we've been developing for more than twenty years with United States, and in particular after terrorist attacks nine eleven so you're saying there is a risk of the collaboration kind of getting frittered away. If Trump goes on with Mexico bashing well at some point incoming Mexican government officials may say enough is enough. My concern here is that as we go into. A year two of this Mexico. Bashing the characterization of of national security crises on the border the lies that were spewed by the White House press secretary of the weekend saying that four thousand terrorists being handed across the board from Mexico two thousand eighteen which is being absolutely debunked by everyone as of today, these things could create I wouldn't say ill will. But a lessening of appetite of a new Mexican ministration, which has just started in the way that it engages and collaborates with United States on very sensitive issues ambassador. What are you hearing from your friends and colleagues in the Mexican diplomatic or are are the roots of collaboration between Mexico and the US still strong. Oh, yes. They are former Mexican officials current Mexican officials and Trump administration officials have being doing yeoman's work to try and ensure that wheels don't fall off the relationship despite Trump's Toronto against Mexico when it. Comes to the US Mexico border. Give us a reality. Check your because some people argue that the US Canadian border has been more of a security risk in recent years, then the southern border at least in terms of attempted crossings by people on the terrorist screening database is that fair the focus of the debate in the United States has been on the Mexico. Yes board whether it's racially driven. Whether it's because it's easier to hit upon your neighbor to the south, and it is to the north. I would joke medical when Gary doer and I- Gary paint in Bassett to the US when I was six years. And when he and I were on the road lobbying to include Mexico and Canada in the Trans-Pacific Partnership that TV I would joke that you. And I had one thing in common that we both live next from elephant. But that it was much better to be on top of the elephant than beneath yell, and I think part of that dynamic is what is created this fear mongering narrative of known slot coming from the south..
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"I know there's been a lot of checks put on secrecy. Thanks to the internet and social media. Can you imagine what it'd be like today to try and establish some deep cover? I wonder if it would actually be easier because it's just so easy to full people. You can create an entire personality entire profile for yourself that doesn't even exist. It's completely fiction just by creating enough personalities on social websites. So in other words, you can be the person that people believe you are just because they Google you. So. Spies are using the internet are using social media in particular in order to do untold damage, and and new and innovative approaches to stealing information that we're still playing catch up with former FBI operative. Erica, neil. Thanks very much for your time. Thank you for having me on Marco. There's another reason Russia is in the news today doping. You might recall that in twenty fifteen Russia was suspended from events like the Olympics because of widespread doping by Russian athletes, but not just that the World Anti-Doping Agency. Or WADA said it was a state sponsored doping scheme involving Russian government officials fast forward to last September. When WADA decided to lift the suspension, but only on condition that Russia handover key drug test data by December thirty first. Russia. Miss that deadline today might be colleague Alex capstick reports. Wada officials traveled to Moscow to demand the lab data again getting hold of this data is absolutely crucial. Oughta it's why they lifted the ban on Russia in September. Because I felt it's the only way they can get the hands on all of the information which has been locked away inside the Moscow lab ever since the scandal was uncovered in twenty fifteen should hold the key. They hope and identifying those Russians who benefited from the from the cheating, those athletes who who had the positive tests covered up by the Russian authorities McClellan reports, which expose the full extent of the conspiracy. Set it up to a thousand athletes might have been involved all from different sports what a wants to analyze results of drug test taken by Russian athletes between twenty eleven and twenty fifteen at competitions, including the twenty fourteen Winter Olympics and socially if the agency does end up getting that data caps says it's looking to do its own tests on the samples one of the problems full wallet is what they get all of the data there after whether or not any of it has been tampered with all the cynics out there who still don't trust. Russia on this as we said Russia hasn't handed over any data yet, what officials are planning to be in Moscow for a couple more days. And a spokesman for president. Putin said today that an understanding has been reached on how to proceed we'll have to see exactly what that means. Up ahead. Can you name the world's second biggest building after the Pentagon? You're tuned to the world. I'm Marco werman. And this is the world. Twenty nineteen marks a big anniversary for Europe thirty years ago. The iron curtain came down piece by piece at fell apart over the course of nineteen eighty nine in Poland, Hungary, east, Germany, Czechoslovakia Bulgaria. And then remaining I was in Paris on Christmas that year, and we'll never forget seeing the bodies on live TV of Nikolai Ceaucescu the Romanian dictator and his wife elaina slumped in the courtyard where they had just been executed then covered with canvas. Christmas day, nineteen Eighty-nine Nikolai Ceaucescu. You just been sentenced to death to find the last they shout. Insults. Their captors. Minutes later taken outside and show. It's a brutal end to a brutal regime, but it lasted for twenty four years. And here we are almost thirty years later. My BBC colleague, Robert Nicholson takes a look at one massive piece of chess Kaz legacy in post communist Romania, the so-called People's Palace. The dictator commissioned for the capital Bucharest..
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"He's the American detained in Moscow. Accused of being a spy his family says he's innocent. The Kremlin spoke out about wheel in for the first time today saying that it's not playing any diplomatic games. And it won't swap will in for Maria Boutin a-. She's the Russian gun rights activists who pled guilty to conspiracy and US district court last month. So if we not a real spy what's going on here. Erica Neal is a former FBI operative. He says the accusations against wheel and don't hold water. He doesn't meet any of the profiles that you would suspect for someone who was a US train spy or even someone who is being used by a United States intelligence service. I mean, the CIA and the FBI do use people who go over to rush on business to help with small minor things. But here I don't see any of that. And he served in the military, but he was discharged knots. Not typically the person that you trust with national secrets he works in. In a manufacturing company as a security specialist, and that company has no ties to Moscow. So there's no connection there. That would be useful in it appears from the background, or at least what the media has pulled together for us that all of his trips to Moscow or more curiosity. Weddings, family friend who married a Russian. There's nothing that points to him actually being someone who would be in Russia in order to gather intelligence for the United States. I've seen some former CIA agents say that willing can't possibly be spy because spies usually have diplomatic over. So if they get caught they can get out, what do you think about that? That's not entirely true. Maybe they won't say, but I will not all spies have diplomatic cover. We have what's called illegals. The Russians are infamous for sending illegal those who are not here under any sort of diplomatic cover who do not tell our State Department that they're here acting as a foreign agent. And who drum up secrets most famously in two thousand ten we caught eleven of them working all across the United States trying to steal secrets and send them back to Moscow. We do it to there are people who go over who assist the CIA and the FBI and other intelligence agencies, although not to the same degree that Russia likes to deploy them. So if it's not some kind of spy swap what could Russia want with Waylon? Well, it could be simply that they want to embarrass the United States. They wanna provoke a reaction from our intelligence services, perhaps they will use him as some sort of bargaining chip. I know that they say that they don't play those games. But that's literally all they do. It's quite possible. That originally they grabbed him hoping that perhaps they could set up a swap for Buddha. But that doesn't look very likely. I think that she will probably be released not in not too long for time served. She pled guilty and has as far as I have been able to see held up her end of the bar. Even so I'm not sure what the motivation is. But they are very good. The being the Russians at creating these different scenarios to to help their advantage in in perhaps to use it on the world stage. It could also help Putin in the country. Say, hey, I caught an American spy they're still trying to steal information from us. So as we discussed what makes a spy of these days. What do you think has changed about spike criteria over the years? Spying is very different from what it was just when I was in the FBI maybe ten years ago today. Spying is not like what they're accusing Wayland people who go over to countries and create these relationships and have someone go into an agency or building and pull out paper moose spiced today are actually cyber spies. And that's what we're seeing. All the time all of these cyberattacks that's espionage, the two thousand sixteen election attack. That's all espionage. And so these spies now don't even have to leave Moscow. Or in the case of our CIA, the United States in many circumstances. The despise are able to attack people directly using computer systems because we've left ourselves so open invulnerable to this form of espionage for the actual like humans on the ground gathering intelligence..
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"Roseanne has not actually been officially overseeing the Russian investigation since Jeff Sessions resigned as a turning general, and then Matthew Whitaker became acting J. So how involved has Rosenstein actually been in the Russian investigation since then we don't really know. But we believe quite we believe that he's still overseeing day-to-day operations and remains involved in that, you know, on very regular basis, and that obviously would change or could change with the confirmation of Bill bars, the new attorney general, so what kind of impact you think could Rosenstein departure have on the special counsel, potentially very little, and I think. That's an important point to make in this world where so much seems to be breathless sky as falling moments rod Rosenstein, saying that he's going to leave at the time. A new attorney general has confirmed is actually one of the most normal things that we have seen in the Justice department in a long time, the average deputy attorney general serves about eighteen months, and he will have actually outlasted most deputy attorneys general, which is I think as surprise to all of us who have spent most of the last eighteen months waking up every day to see if rod Rosenstein had been fired overnight by tweet is not much of a ripple on the Muller investigation. When he lays is that also, partly because the Muller investigation is so well down the road at this point. Yes. And one of the things that rudenstine his said, privately is that he would not leave until he was sure that the Muller probe would be able to see its way to a conclusion. And I think in many ways actually, rod Rosenstein is one of the most fascinating and complex characters of the entire Russia's story. Was that, you know, he's the person who his memo in his first week on the job was what was used to justify the firing of FBI director, Jim Komi. It was the blowback from that that led Rosenstein to appoint Robert Muller as special counsel, and he has stayed in that role protecting Muller ever since. And I've sort of said for much of the last two years, you know, remember rod Rosenstein is one of the only people in the world. Who knows what he's protecting? You know, he knows what Muller has found. He knows where. This investigation is going to go, and knowing what he knows it's inconceivable that he would step down if he was unsure of weather Muller would ultimately be able to be successful. So, you know, rod Rosenstein, stepping down at the end of two years as deputy attorney general, I think is actually a sign of some security and stability in the Muller probe. So as to the man leading the probe, you studied the way Robert Muller works, and even wrote a book on how he conducted the war on terror while he was head of the FBI is he staying true to form what he's saying. Yes, Muller is exactly what we expected him to be in this role. And again, one of the things that is so surprising in this investigation is just what a typical FBI probe. This is turning out to be the FBI as an organization its culture, its DNA is cured towards taking down corru-. Upped organizations drug cartels street gangs, mafia families, and the way that they do that is by you know, starting on the outside with small players and building a case through cooperation and plea agreements against the the godfather. And that's in some ways exactly what we are seeing. Bob muller. Do is. He's building case brick by brick case by case zeroing in closer and closer to the center of his investigation. So is the Russia probe almost over. Do. You think we'll ever see a big shoe drop some big conclusion or will Mullah keep circling around building case by case. I think we're in a period where we are learning a lot more, and we're getting a much better sense of where this investigation is going. And certainly he knows that he's under time pressure. And I do think we're moving into a phase where we are beginning to see some of these big shoes drop, and we're learning some of the core of what Muller has been investigating. Other journalists Garrett Graff thanks very much for being with us. And big thanks of the folk said Vermont public radio for hooking us up. My pleasure. Meanwhile in Russia, Paul wheel, and is caught up in a mystery..