Full story - July 18, 2019
transgender lawmaker
In countries where right-wing leaders have come to power, like Brazil, many new young, diverse leaders are choosing to run for office. São Paulo has elected the country’s first transgender Afro Brazilian lawmaker.
Full episode - July 18, 2019
A large crowd of people are shown in soft focus holding placards with Donald Trump in center frame in focus.
A Latino Trump voter in Georgia weighs in on the latest controversy surrounding President Trump's comments aimed at four congresswomen of color. And, we meet Brazil's first Afro Brazilian transgender lawmaker who's calling out her country's history of homophobia and racism. Plus, a look at France's plans to expand its national defense strategy into space.
Full story - July 18, 2019
A man in medical scrubs writes onto a wooden cross
The emergency declaration will increase funding and resources to tackle the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo, says Tariq Riebl, Ebola emergency response director for the IRC — and hopefully raise global attention to the crisis.
Full story - July 18, 2019
Bags of white powdery fentanyl on a table.
Fentanyl, a deadly drug 100 times stronger than morphine, is linked to complex international supply chains that traffic it into the US.
Full story - July 17, 2019
A line of soldiers in fatigues hold up their right hand
Border officials denied military veteran Roman Sabal entry to the US for a scheduled citizenship interview Monday. Sabal is one of seven deported veterans with pending citizenship cases.
Full episode - July 17, 2019
A court room sketch featuring a man turning to his left and waving toward a woman in the bottom right corner.
Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been sentenced to life in prison— plus 30 years. A US veteran, originally from Belize, was unable to enter the US for a citizenship interview on Monday. Brazil's president wants to put more armed police officers in the country's public schools. And, we meet a dancer who is making the male-dominated tango scene in Buenos Aires a safer space for women.
Full story - July 17, 2019
Mirna Nereida Medina Quiñones searches for the remains of her missing son.
A group of searchers goes out every week to look for the missing in Mexico. After Mirna Nereida Medina Quiñones found her son's body, her group has helped to find and identify more than 100 disappeared people in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico.
Full story - July 17, 2019
Jair Bolsonaro targets teachers and supports having officers with guns in schools, raising fears of a return to Brazil’s days of dictatorship.
Full story - July 17, 2019
Mirna Nereida Medina Quiñones cuando encontró los restos de su hijo desaparecido
Un grupo de rastreadoras sale semanalmente en busca de desaparecidos en México. Después de que Mirna Nereida Medina Quiñones encontró el cuerpo de su hijo, su grupo ha ayudado a encontrar e identificar a más de 100 personas en el Estado de Sinaloa.
Full story - July 16, 2019
Indigenous people
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s support for commercial farming in the Amazon is reviving old tensions.