PRI's The World: 04/07/2016
April 07, 2016
Today, we head to Panama to find out how the country is reacting to the revelation that one Panama-based law firm there helped leaders, billionaires and celebrities all over the globe hide their money in offshore accounts. Also, continental Europe launches an effort to get the British excited about staying in the European Union. A group called "Please Don't Go UK" is launching a campaign this month called #hugabrit. The plan is to "send a love bomb to the British people, because we think the EU is a project worth fighting for." Plus, we hear from some Haitian musicians who took the New York City subway by storm.
Stories in this Edition
The band’s music incorporates rap, ska, soukous and Afro-Cuban tunes with their own traditional music. They sing in the Tonga language, which a majority of Zimbabweans don’t understand because they belong to the dominant Shoba ethnic group or Ndebele minority.
New restrictions have reduced the number of cars on the road, but that might not make much of a difference.
The Panama Papers have been making headlines around the world, except in China. Censors have been working double time to erase any mention of the leaked papers or the connections to Chinese President Xi Jinping's family members.
A state law in tiny Vermont is pushing many large food companies to label GMO-containing products nationwide.
A new poll released on Thursday found that 43 percent of Icelanders would vote for the Pirates if elections were held today.
In 2010, tragedy struck in Haiti. And amid the chaos, Haitian music collective Lakou Mizik came together.
Climate change has far reaching impacts — including on French cuisine. Many restaurants in the foodie mecca now have on their menu dishes that have been deemed “good for the climate.”
Here's one way to find the answer.
US authorities announced this week that they have arrested a group of people who allegedly helped foreigners fraudulently keep their students visas and get worker visas. They were tracked down using a fake university set up by federal agents.
Some 2 million citizens of European Union countries who live in the United Kingdom can't do anything about the UK's referendum to leave the EU. They can't vote. But they can hug.
Panama says it's setting up an independent commission to review regulations governing financial and legal services, in the wake of a massive leak exposing the murky world of offshore finance. The Panamanian company at the heart of the crisis, Mossack Fonseca, says it's done nothing wrong.