Tehran is sinking, a human rights emergency in Venezuela, an Australian politician 'comes out' about her own drug use

January 24, 2019

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People look at the damage at a Bank of Venezuela branch after it was looted in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 24, 2019. 

 

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Voices from Venezuela where massive protests and a struggle over presidential power have transfixed the country. Also, Tehran is sinking, literally. Extracting too much water from the city's underground aquifer has led to sinkholes and worse across the Iranian capital. And, the UK cracks down on social media influencers.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Clay
Artist: Le Trio Joubran
Label: Cooking Vinyl Limited
Song: Pardone mwen
Artist: Delgres
Label: Jazz Village
Artist: Free Radicals
Label: Free Rads
Artist: La Vida Boheme
Label: Nacional Records

Stories in this Edition

Global Politics

Is Venezuela on the precipice of presidential change?

A few months earlier, Maduro was re-elected for a second term amid hyperinflation, international sanctions, mass migration and few signs that conditions would improve. The European Union questioned the fairness of the election process, and 19 member states of the Organization of American States, including the United States, issued a statement declaring Maduro's second term as illegitimate.