Monday, July 22, 2019


The real problems Trump needs to do something about to mitigate U.S. immigration.

"For Venezuelans fleeing chaos at home, Brazil offers temporary refuge — and uncertainty" PBS NewsHour 7/16/2019


SUMMARY:  Over the past five years, Venezuela’s combination of political instability, economic crisis and humanitarian disaster has driven record numbers of people out of the country to seek refuge elsewhere.  The exodus is reshaping the entire continent of South America in unexpected ways.  Amna Nawaz reports from the border between Venezuela and Brazil, where she met families making the desperate journey.

"How Colombia’s foreign minister sees chaos in Venezuela, fragile peace at home" PBS NewsHour 7/16/2019


SUMMARY:  It's been three years since a groundbreaking peace deal between the Colombian government and FARC rebels.  The agreement opened the door for land reform, political participation for ex-rebels and a crackdown on drug trafficking.  But most of those problems remain, amid a political transition and influx of Venezuelan refugees.  Judy Woodruff talks to foreign minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo.

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