Facing political and economic pressure from the US, Mexico has seen a shift in public attitude toward migrants: Rising resentment is replacing tolerance in a country that is both deeply religious and has a long history of sending its own citizens to the US.

Full episode - May 15, 2019
Pro-abortion and anti-abortion demonstrators are shown with colorful placards arguing their position.
The nation's most restrictive abortion law passed the Alabama statehouse and awaits a signature by the governor. We explore how this compares to similar laws in different countries. Also, the Trump administration says Iran poses a growing threat to the US and the Middle East. But European allies are skeptical and are pushing back. Plus, we profile Lucia Lucas, an American opera singer who lives in Germany, who is a transgender woman singing baritone roles. Lukas just debuted in the title role of "Don Giovanni" at the Tulsa Opera in Oklahoma.
Full story - May 15, 2019
women in a waiting room in a hospital
At first, Venezuelan migrants arriving at Hospital San José in Maicao, Colombia, were young, healthy and seeking basic health care services. But that changed in 2019, when country-wide blackouts all but devastated Venezuela’s failing health system.
Full story - May 15, 2019
Members of the Taliban delegation take their seats during the multilateral peace talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia November 9, 2018.
The US has been fighting the Taliban for almost two decades. The group has waged a bloody war in Afghanistan and has killed scores of civilians. Now the US and Taliban are negotiating a peace deal. A Taliban spokesman agreed to answer a few questions.
Full story - May 15, 2019
Lucia Lucas
Lucia Lucas is generating a lot of attention for her performances as opera’s most famous alpha-male characters. She hopes the gender identity hoopla will die down.
Full story - May 14, 2019
Two men shake hands and a woman smiles while holding their arms.
Hanan Ashrawi’s application for a US visa was denied this week. Ashrawi says she views the denial as retaliation for her criticism of Israel and the Trump administration’s policy toward Palestinians.
Full episode - May 14, 2019
WhatsApp's green and white chat bubble icon is shown on a phone screen.
WhatsApp discovered a governmental spyware had been remotely installed on smartphones using their app. And, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a lot to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Tuesday— from Russian meddling in US election campaigns and arms control, to Iran and Venezuela. Also, a group of Indigenous people who live on the low-lying islands off Australia are suing the country for breaching their human rights by not doing enough to tackle climate change.
Full episode - May 13, 2019
Layers of snow are shown along the edge of Thwaites Glacier
Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica has the potential to unleash radical changes in global sea levels. Reporter Carolyn Beeler shares the first of a series on the science and people of the Nathaniel B. Palmer’s 2019 voyage to Thwaites. Plus, what the trade war looks like from China's perspective, and what additional levers China can pull if the situation continues to escalate. And, the death of Silver King — the Mexican pro wrestler and star of the Hollywood comedy "Nacho Libre" died during a wrestling match in London on Sunday.
Full story - May 13, 2019
A man sits down with flags in the background
Following the recent release of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, former UN Ambassador and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson spoke to Marco Werman about Aung San Suu Kyi and the dark realities of the government of Myanmar.
Full story - May 13, 2019
The eastern ice tongue of Thwaites Glacier is shown rising out of deep blue ocean waters.
How quickly will Antarctica’s massive Thwaites Glacier melt, and what will that mean for global sea levels and coastal cities? Researchers recently spent several weeks studying Thwaites as part of a five-year, international effort to try to answer those pressing questions.
Full story - May 10, 2019
agave
A type of regional mezcal from Jalisco, Mexico, is making its way north of the border. But new regulations meant to protect rural producers may wind up threatening their very existence.

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