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US President Donald Trump and other world leaders are gathering in Argentina for the G-20 Summit and among the group is Saudi Arabia's controversial crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. Plus, a factory in Pennsylvania produces tear gas canisters used all around the globe. And the United Nations announces the newest addition to its list of global intangible cultural treasures — reggae.
Today on The World: A Dutch railroad company will compensate individuals whose Jewish relatives were deported on its trains to Nazi death camps. The decade-long civil war in Colombia ended and that's led former fighters to seek new careers. And the popularity of Spongebob Squarepants around the world. Those stories, and the news, today on The World.
General Motors says it plans to shut down five North American assembly plants and lay off some 14,000 workers as it concentrates on its best-selling vehicles, mostly SUVs and trucks. We hear from autoworkers in Oshawa, Ontario, whose jobs will disappear. French President Emmanuel Macron says his country is proceeding with plans to leave coal behind and move to clean energy. Plus, host Marco Werman speaks with Jin Park, the first DACA recipient to be offered a Rhodes scholarship at Oxford University in the UK.
Over the weekend there were chaotic scenes in Tijuana, Mexico, as a peaceful march by migrants to the US border crossing ended with some migrants attempting to rush the border and US border patrol responding with tear gas. We'll hear from one migrant mother who worries that the path to US asylum for her and her daughters will only get more difficult now. Also, the incoming president of Mexico discusses a plan that would require asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their US applications are pending.
Congress passed the Posse Comitatus Act in 1878 to restrict the use of US military forces for domestic law enforcement. Now that law is in the news again, after President Trump's order authorizing US troops deployed to the border to use lethal force if necessary. Also, Mexico has its own debate over the domestic use of its military as part of the country's battle against organized crime. Plus, two rugby teams will be wearing rainbow laces on their cleats this weekend, in solidarity with a former player who was the subject of a homophobic attack.
Russian-born journalist Masha Gessen opens her home to queer asylum seekers in New York every Thanksgiving. This year, the tradition has even more relevance for her, with President Donald Trump making it more difficult to get asylum in the US. Plus, a Native American chef who grew up on a reservation in South Dakota says he considered abandoning the holiday because it whitewashes what his ancestors endured. But in the end, he decided to reinvent it. And we share music from Mexican-born jazz singer Magos Herrera. Those stories, and the news, today on THE WORLD from PRI.