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.
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?
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.