FROM Uki Goñi
Judge Clears Argentinian President in Conspiracy Case Before he was found dead of a bullet wound in his apartment, Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman accused President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of conspiring with Iran to cover up its role in a terrorist attack that occurred 20 years ago. The plot thickened today when a judge dismissed those charges — and the President blamed her head of intelligence for Nisman’s murder. Buenos Aires-based journalist Uki Goñi is following the story for The Guardian .
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.
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.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.