FROM Lynne Walker
Terrible Floods in the Mexican State of Tabasco President Felipe Calderón calls the flooding in Tabasco "one of the worst natural disasters in the history" of Mexico. Half the Gulf Coast state is under water and 900,000 homes have been flooded. This year, flooding has also devasted the southern states of Chiapas and Veracruz. Lynn Walker is Mexico City Bureau Chief for the Copley News Services.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?