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US airstrikes on Taliban come days after peace deal; coronavirus global death rate reaches 3.4%; Biden, Sanders sweep Super Tuesday

The US launched an airstrike on Taliban fighters attacking Afghan forces Wednesday, just days after signing a peace deal outlining a possible end to the 18-year war. And, a newly conservative US Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a case that could put new restrictions on access to abortion, while in Latin America, US conservative groups are exercising influence in abortion-rights cases. Also, and is South Korea's approach to containing the novel coronavirus a model for the rest of the world?

When local governments fail to resettle refugees, citizens open their doors

Staggering hyperinflation and political chaos have forced millions of Venezuelans to flee their country. The majority of them escape by crossing Venezuela’s border with Colombia on foot. Most migrants hope to find work in major South American cities like Bogotá or Lima, but those cities are hundreds of miles away. So, if the migrants can’t afford a bus ticket, they walk.

Protest

Protests that rocked The World in 2019

Gas. Bread. A subway ticket: The soaring cost of everyday necessities sparked protests that spiraled into major movements in countries like France, Zimbabwe, Lebanon, Sudan and Chile. Throughout the world, citizens took to the streets in 2019 to rise up against inequality, corruption and bad governance. 

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Arts, Culture & Media

An alternative to the Panama Canal?

The Panama Canal revolutionized trade between the nations of the Atlantic and the Pacific when it opened in 1914. Now Colombia and China are talking about building an alternative to the Canal. From the Colombian capital, Bogota, John Otis reports.

Environment

A village to reinvent the world

Four decades ago, a group of South Americans joined together to create an ecological utopia. The village, called Gaviotas, was based on the idea that they could use limited resources to create a sustainable community. Guest: Journalist Alan Weisman

New report ranks environmental efforts

A new report was released today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the 2008 Environmental Performance Index ranks countries for their efforts in addressing environmental issues

Global Politics

US support for Colombia

President Bush called Colombia's president to express US support for the South American nation. Colombia sparked a regional crisis with a military operation inside Ecuador that killed a Colombian rebel leader

Global Politics

Venezuela and Colombia patch things up

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Latin America expert Michael Shifter about the now-resolved crisis between Colombia and its neighbors Venezuela and Ecuador; Shifter says the crisis ended when Colombia and Venezuela essentially check-mated each other.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Simon Broughton, editor of a British music magazine called "Songlines." The magazine is celebrating its 50th edition with a list of "50 Great Moments in World Music."