Full story - August 20, 2019
Evelyn Hernández, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a suspected abortion, is hugged by a woman.
After three years in jail, 21-year-old Evelyn Hernández from El Salvador was acquitted of murder charges Monday. A victim of rape, she was previously convicted of intentionally inducing an abortion after giving birth to a stillborn son.
Full episode - August 20, 2019
Evelyn Hernández is shown with a black sweater and pink shirt standing among several other women smiling.
Evelyn Hernández gave birth to a stillborn baby and was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2017, convicted of inducing an abortion that killed her baby. But on Monday, Hernández was acquitted in a new trial that activists say was a victory for women's rights in El Salvador. In the second part in our series from Ghana, the country has declared a "Year of Return" for the African diaspora to mark 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia. The World's Rupa Shenoy has the story of Mona Boyd, an African American woman living in Accra, Ghana, who helped organize Nancy Pelosi's trip. And, Twitter and Facebook said on Tuesday that the two platforms will be cracking down on what they call a Chinese government disinformation campaign. Beijing has allegedly taken to the social media sites to disperse memes, hip-hop videos and false articles to denigrate pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
Full story - August 20, 2019
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What has the US been doing about the conflict in Ukraine for the last five years?
Full story - August 20, 2019
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Ghana’s “Year of Return” is changing how the history of the slave trade is remembered in Africa.
Full episode - August 19, 2019
A young man is show walking off to the left through the debris room filled with white-covered chaies and a ceiling falling down.
A wedding was the scene of political violence in Afghanistan on Sunday. ISIS targeted a minority group, the Hazara, who have been trying to get their voices heard in the ongoing talks to end the 18-year-old war. And, we begin a four-part series on the origins of African slavery in America. Historians say that Sunday marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in what would become the US. Also, we hear a requiem for a glacier in Iceland.
Full story - August 19, 2019
Demonstrators hold placards and attend a rally outside the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, in Belgium, October 5, 2016.
A Hazara community member reflects on Saturday's ISIS attack that left 63 dead, as Afghanistan marks a subdued, 100th years of independence from Britain.
Full story - August 19, 2019
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In Oakland, Calif., there's a growing number of Guatemalan migrants and asylum seekers. Some speak an Indigenous language — Mam. One class offered at a community college helps English and Spanish speakers learn the language.
Full episode - August 16, 2019
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President Donald Trump again touted how he has brought manufacturing jobs back to the United States. But has he? We dive into the numbers. Plus, the Department of Homeland Security funds programs to steer children away from radicalization, but it's not reaching kids who could grow up to be white supremacists. And Spain has its own version of a "Green New Deal" to help transition its coal workers to jobs in renewable energy.
Full story - August 16, 2019
People gather for a vigil to remember victims of the mass shootings at Dayton and El Paso and hold placards that read, "We can end gun violence," in Brooklyn, New York.
Programs designed to prevent the spread of extremism predominantly target Muslims, an activist says.
Full story - August 16, 2019
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Rachel Engmann, a professor at Hampshire College, found her surname in a slave castle in Accra, Ghana, and decided to do some digging.

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