Grassroots organizations were key to mobilizing Latino voters across the US for the historic 2020 presidential election. As part of The World's "Every 30 Seconds" project and as a special podcast in The World's feed, senior editor Daisy Contreras moderated a live discussion exploring the role of two organizations from two important states: Arizona and Texas. What was the strategy to get Latinos to the polls? And what was their impact on the 2020 election? Contreras was joined by Reyna Montoya of Aliento, a nonprofit group supporting immigrants in Arizona, and Antonio Arellano of Jolt Action, a Latino civic engagement group in Texas.
The General Services Administration has formally alerted the winner of the Nov. 3 election that outgoing President Donald Trump is handing over the reins. The International Air Transport Association is developing a mobile app containing a “digital passport” to show vaccination certificates and COVID-19 test results. And, the southwestern Syrian city of Daraa faces increased clashes.
With over three decades in the US foreign service, Linda Thomas-Greenfield hopes to chart a new course for the US in the halls of the United Nations. Marco Werman speaks to her colleague, former Ambassador Johnnie Carson, about how the adversity that Thomas-Greenfield faced in her career has prepared her for this role.
During the pandemic, LGBTQ bars in London received extra help from the government. In the US, queer women are rallying to save and celebrate the last remaining 15 lesbian bars. In other parts of the world, like Turkey, government funding for LGBTQ venues is not a possibility.
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