PRI's The World: 04/05/2016
April 05, 2016
Today we talk about the Panama Papers and what it's like to play the offshore shell game. Plus, how do Latinos vote, and is there such a thing as one Latino identity? The answer is complicated. We also take a road trip to a part of eastern Canada where the locals speak Chiac, a French dialect that includes a bunch of English words.
Stories in this Edition
Long before news broke on the Panama Papers, Ken Silverstein, a contribuing editor for Vice, was deep in an investigation of the law firm Mossack Fonseca.
Tabloid news outlets are calling him the Russian Rambo. Alexander Prokhorenko was a Russian special forces soldier who died in Syria on March 19. It’s being reported that he called in an airstrike on his own position as it was being overrun by ISIS fighters. But how true is the story?
New numbers released Tuesday by the State Department show that the US is slowly increasing the number of Syrian refugees it's admitting. But the overall numbers are still low, which is a concern for advocates who fear that the Obama administration may miss its own goal.
Iraq's largest dam was built in the 1980s under Saddam. Now US officials warn it's in danger of failing.
The Soulbury Stone has rested in the middle of a road in the small town of Soulbury, England for 11,000 years. And if residents have their way, it will sit there for eternity.