PRI's The World: 12/12/2013

December 12, 2013

PRI's The World: 12/12/2013

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December 12, 2013

Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, gives his annual state of the nation address and the whole world listens, including the leaders in Washington. Also, China turns up the heat on western news organizations. And, India's Supreme Court reinstates a ban on gay sex.

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Global Politics

Ukraine's identity crisis is nothing new

Ukraine has been gripped by demonstrations for weeks now. Protesters want the President to keep his promise and sign a deal with the European Union. The deal would bail out the country's broken finances and bring it into closer association with Brussels. Russia doesn't like that. It's not the first time in Ukraine's history that is has to decide between East and West.

Business, Finance & Economics

This Spanish teacher in Guatemala doesn't need to move to the US for a better job, he's got Skype

Marco Antonio Tabin Garcia has never left Guatemala. When he was younger, he considered moving to the United States. But he decided against it and instead taught Spanish at a local school in Antigua for over 20 years. But in the past few years, he's found a way to make a better living, by teaching Spanish lessons over Skype.