FROM Margaret Aguirre
The Race to Provide Typhoon Relief Aid to the Philippines In the Philippines, the estimated death toll from Typhoon Haiyan has been reduced from 10,000 to roughly 2,000, but the humanitarian crisis is enormous and aid groups are facing major challenges. We get updates from Margaret Aguirre, who's in Santa Monica with the International Medical Corps , and Steven Rood, the Asia Foundation 's representative for the Philippines, who joins us from Manila.
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?
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.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.