PRI's The World: 03/07/2014

March 07, 2014

PRI's The World: 03/07/2014

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March 07, 2014

Carnival wraps up in Brazil this weekend. This year, some in Rio are using the parties and parades to protest government spending on the upcoming soccer World Cup. And, our Geo Quiz asks which European country recently got a new prime minister, who then named an equal number of women and men to his cabinet? Also, we catch up with Suzanne Massie, who from 1984 to 19878 advised President Ronald Reagan on the Russian world view.

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Lifestyle & Belief

An Iraqi who served the US military gets a new life, and gender identity, in America

In Iraq, Salma was officially considered a man. She is intersex — someone born with indeterminate gender — and has chosen to live as a woman. After serving as an interpreter for the US military during the Iraq war, she received death threats and a grant of asylum in the US. Now, a new program is helping her and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees establish new lives in America.

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