PRI's The World: 06/27/2016
June 27, 2016
Britain's decision to leave the European Union has thrown the country's politics into near chaos. Not only has British Prime Minister David Cameron said he will step down, but now ministers are leaving the opposition Labour Party in droves, as well. Plus: "I want my country back." That's what a British columnist wrote in The New Statesman over the weekend. Laurie Penny tells us about those "Leave" voters in the UK who never felt the positive effects of globalization. And, Bolivia decides it's time to ditch the Gregorian calendar.
Stories in this Edition
Most voters in Northern Ireland wanted the UK to remain in the European Union. But with Brexit now a reality, some are lining up to get passports from neighboring Ireland, which stays in the EU regardless of what the UK does.
"No one knows where we are heading. There is no government and no opposition.”
Arts, Culture & Media
When a Syrian refugee moved into the Jellinek family's home in Berlin, he got help with his German. And the Jewish family developed a new appreciation for their country.
Development & Education
In San Diego, one after-school program is trying to ease feelings of alienation among young migrant students.
Conflict & Justice
Both Omar Mateen and Larossi Abballa, the man who killed a couple in France last week, were known to authorities. But they could not be arrested because there was no concrete evidence showing they would commit horrendous acts.
"It really is quite extraordinary," says the BBC's political correspondent.
Lifestyle & Belief
Omar Mateen killed innocent people. Now his final resting place has become a source of controversy.
Conflict & Justice
After the recent mass shooting in Orlando, we looked at how the US compared globally in annual homicide rates. We found that most of the highest rates are in Africa and Latin America.