FROM Juan Forero
Massive anti-government demonstration in Venezuela Tens of thousands of people — maybe a million — took to the streets of Caracas today, with Venezuela in the midst of its worst economic crisis in 50 years. There are food shortages, rampant crime and the world's highest rate of inflation. Juan Forero, South America Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal , joins us from Bogotá.
FARC Peace Agreement After more than 50 years of fighting, the FARC may be coming in from the cold. The Colombian Marxist guerrilla group has been in peace talks with the government there for three years. The talks have been taking place in Havana, Cuba, where Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced a breakthrough in negotiations yesterday.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
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.
Janesville and the American Dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn’t prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. On this Memorial Day rebroadcast of To the Point, we hear what’s happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?