An award-winning daily show, “PRI's The World” brings one-of-a-kind international stories home to America. "The World's" coverage is provided by a global network of international journalists, including access to 250 BBC correspondents.
Today we talk about the Panama Papers and what it's like to play the offshore shell game. Plus, how do Latinos vote, and is there such a thing as one Latino identity? The answer is complicated. We also take a road trip to a part of eastern Canada where the locals speak Chiac, a French dialect that includes a bunch of English words.
Documents from a Panamanian law firm and leaked to a coalition of news organizations allegedly show how offshore financial centers are used by the rich and powerful to hide their fortunes. The scandal touches everyone from Russian President Vladimir Putin to global soccer superstar Lionel Messi. We also follow up on a story involving women freed from Boko Haram slave camps. For many of them, freedom doesn't mean the end of their nightmare. Plus, host Marco Werman has an appreciation of the late Argentine jazz great Gato Barbieri.
How do you hack an election? We talk to one man who says he's manipulated LOTS of elections in Latin America and you'll never guess who's his biggest client. We also hear how the easing of sanctions on Iran is affecting the supply of pistachios. Plus, we go to the edge of a canyon in northern Mexico to hear an American piano virtuoso play.
Today we hear from where abortion is a crime, and women are punished for seeking them: Looking at women's reproductive rights in parts of Latin America. We also take a look at leveling the playing field in soccer and the pay disparity between male and female players. Plus, South Africa's highest court says President Jacob Zuma violated the constitution when he outfitted his house with a swimming pool and an amphitheater using public money.
Today on The World, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders say free trade deals are bad for US workers. But are they really? We'll hear the flip side of how America benefits from free trade. Also, a corruption scandal and a possible impeachment threatens to sink Brazil's government, but the markets don't think it's such a bad idea. And, why a Malaysian artist is depicting his country's prime minister as an evil clown.
Today on The World we get the latest round in the FBI versus Apple. Also, our partners at Frontline managed to get cameras into the hands of some prominent Saudi activists. The results give an amazing, at times horrific, picture of what daily life is like in the Saudi Kingdom. Plus, we hear music from Guatemalan rapper Rebeca Lane and Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.