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Venezuela continues to face widespread blackouts and water shortages. Venezuelans are desperate for a solution. We dig into the political battle between opposition leader Juan Guaidó and Nicolás Maduro, who refuses to give up power. And, why many Venezuelans are now relying on a group messaging app for crucial information. Also, a former US ambassador to Mexico tells us that more cooperation with Mexico and Central American nations is still the best way to reduce migration to the US from the region. Plus, a group of scientists in Canada study how honey from beehives can help measure air pollution.
The Trump administration has announced plans to cut US aid to Central America. What will the loss of the US aid mean to one organization that uses aid money to prevent violence in El Salvador? Also, a comedian with no prior political experience has won the first round of Ukraine's presidential election. And, a group called 38 North uses satellite photography to decipher what North Korea is or isn't doing at missile and nuclear sites.
In a series of tweets today, President Donald Trump threatened to close the border with Mexico, or large parts of it, if Mexico doesn't immediately shut down illegal immigration. And two weeks after the mosque shootings in New Zealand, what mosques are doing to stay safe. Also, why internet activists worry that a new EU directive could severely limit what can be posted online.
The European Union has fined Google three times in recent years, the most recent came last week for $1.7 billion. In Europe, the framework for reining in high tech is taking shape faster than in the US. Margrethe Vestager is the European Commissioner for Competition and speaks with host Marco Werman. And the problem of how the UK should leave the European Union worsens. Plus, we try to Rent-A-Finn. Officially the happiest country on earth, Finland now has a service where you can pay a Finn to teach you how to bliss out.
Rakhine state in western Myanmar is home to a Buddhist rebel insurgency, as well as an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. Yet Myanmar's political leader is actively promoting investment there. The World's Patrick Winn reports. Plus, critics take on TripAdvisor over complaints of sexual assault against companies listed on the travel advice site. And the European Parliament votes to abolish daylight saving time in 2021.
Why do so many Israeli politicians come all the way to the US to participate in AIPAC, a lobbying conference that champions American support for Israel? Also, President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation officially recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, but is that proclamation at odds with international law? And in Japan, atomic bomb survivors receive support from the government, including free medical checkups. In Hiroshima, the aging children of atomic bomb survivors have sued the government to receive the same support as their parents.