Global Politics

Juneteenth offers a ‘window into the complexity’ of US history with slavery, says author

History

June 19 commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. But the legacy of African enslavement continues to reverberate in much of the world. Howard French, the author of “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War,” speaks with host Marco Werman about the persistent damage in West Africa and beyond.

What a female president could mean for Mexico

Elections
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‘They’ve hidden the past from us’: New bill in Honduras seeks to rectify 1980s human rights violations

Human rights

Taiwan’s new president is facing a political minefield

Global Politics

Migrants take to social media to document their risky journey to the US

Migration

Why the US still does not recognize the International Criminal Court

Israel-Hamas war

President Joe Biden calls the International Criminal Court’s plans to seek arrest warrants for the leaders of Israel and Hamas “outrageous.” Since the court was created almost a quarter-century ago, the US has refused to become a state party to the court, even though it helped create it. Host Carolyn Beeler speaks with David Scheffer, former US ambassador at large for war crimes issues and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

‘Dönerflation’: Outcry in Germany over rising cost of döner kebab

Lifestyle

The price of döner kebabs has increased rapidly in the past few years since the pandemic. It’s a favorite food introduced by Turkish guest workers in the 1970s. The Left Party has proposed to cap the price at $5.30 before the kebabs become a luxury item. 

Russia’s wartime production fuels its economy 

Conflict & Justice

Ukrainian troops have withdrawn from some of their positions in the Donetsk region as Russian troops have advanced. Military production has increased significantly in Russia as one of the anchors of its wartime economy, which is projected to grow over the next year, despite heavy international sanctions. 

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‘I’ll go for the American dream’: After struggling to get legal status in Colombia, many Venezuelan migrants are heading to the US

Immigration

For years, Colombia has been the main destination for Venezuelans escaping their nation’s humanitarian crisis. But that’s changing as Colombia’s government makes it harder for them to get residency permits.

For Palestinians, a grim reality in Gaza obscures the future

Israel-Hamas war

The Biden administration says it’s looking for leadership from the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank after the war in Gaza is over. A new technocratic government has been sworn in, but as war continues to rage in Gaza, Palestinians are not hopeful. The World’s Matthew Bell speaks with people in the West Bank city of Ramallah about their vision for the future.