PRI's The World: 09/21/2015
September 21, 2015
Today we bring you a Cuban dissident's view of the Pope's visit. Plus, we'll head to Croatia to hear how the country is coping with an influx of migrants from the Middle East and Africa, and we also hear from a family of Syrian refugees who have relocated to California, one of the small number Syrians to be relocated in the US.
Stories in this Edition
We have a story of a Flamenco musician in Los Angeles. But he's not Spanish ... he's Armenian. Vahagni's family left Armenia in September 1991, just a few weeks before the collapse of the Soviet Union.
On his trip to Cuba Pope Francis met two Castros, but zero dissidents.
Volkswagen, the world's biggest carmaker, has been caught cheating environmental standards and is facing major lawsuits, plunging stock prices, a criminal investigation and potentially billions of dollars in fines.
Croatia has set up a reception camp near its border with Serbia for the tens of thousands of migrants and refugees who've entered the country over the last few days.
What’s going on with the Ganesh festival? Chhavi Sachdev lives in Mumbai, where the 11-day Ganesha festival is celebrated with the most fervor. And each year, it only gets bigger.