FROM Alexei Barrionuevo
It's Down to the Wire on Climate Agreement in Copenhagen In Copenhagen today, dozens of developing countries—including China, India and Brazil—threatened to walk out of climate talks , insisting that the developed world isn’t doing enough to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Cold Water Hits Global Warming Agreements Developing nations threatened to walk out of Copenhagen today, dramatizing the split between rich and poor that has haunted climate talks for 20 years. Who should move first to reduce greenhouse gases? Do developed nations, like the United States , owe something to those most threatened, like Tuvalu in the South Pacific? What about China, India and Brazil -- fighting poverty by industrializing now — in the process creating a new group of major polluters? We look at issues that could derail the best of intentions on dealing with Global Warming.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.