PRI's The World: 03/31/2016
March 31, 2016
Today we hear from where abortion is a crime, and women are punished for seeking them: Looking at women's reproductive rights in parts of Latin America. We also take a look at leveling the playing field in soccer and the pay disparity between male and female players. Plus, South Africa's highest court says President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he outfitted his house with a swimming pool and an amphitheater using public money.
Stories in this Edition
Under apartheid, millions of black and mixed-race South Africans were forced to leave their homes and move to barren land, away from white South Africans. Now, some families of color living in Cape Town fear the history of forced evictions is about to repeat itself, this time under a democratically elected government.
President Obama is hosting his fourth and final biennial nuclear security summit. Since coming to office he has made it a priority to keep nuclear materials around the world out of the hands of terrorists. But experts say there’s still a ways to go.
"As I was watching, the largest of the whales started swimming directly at me, at which point I got very scared because I know that they are the only animal which could, and indeed have swallowed a human being, and it's not nice way to go.“
Necessity led to Cuba's move into development of vaccines for hepatitis B and lung cancer, as well as innovative treatments for diabetes.
Donald Trump said women should be punished for abortion. In El Salvador, they are.
He decided on a path in music by way of poetry — then the beat kicked in. Now he's a rising star and just signed by Def Jam. We caught up with Toronto's Jahkoy after his set at the 2016 SXSW in Austin, Texas.
“If you think about 'Fiddler on the Roof' for example, there’s no scene where Tevye and his family are sitting around eating pastrami sandwiches,” says Merwin. “This was like the caviar of eastern European Jewish life.”
"It's about equal rights," says Hope Solo.