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getting ready that take on arsenal in the first leg of the last 16 in london been well, he called it closing a chapter. president obama has finally set out his plan for shooting down the guantanamo down detention center, seven years after he first pledged to close it down. well, it was set up 14 years ago in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. the -- but many were held for years without charge. obama said the facility undermined national security, and values, and would also save tax dollars $80 million a year in operating costs. pam said he didn't want to pass on the problem to his
successor. and he added that the u.s. was holding what he called dangerous terrorists in the united states and was coping just fine. the next. >> it was one of his first promises in office. and now u.s. president barack obama is hoping in his last year, he can accomplish it. close the controversy detention center, at guantanamo bay cuba. >> i have been working for seven years to get this close. >> it is a bit tag, telling congress there are 13 name unnamed sites his argument it would be cheaper and close a chapter that has damage it's standing abroad. >> the detention facility at guantanamo bay does not advance national security. it undermined it. this is just not my opinion, this is opinion of many many the military.
because thigh use it as propaganda in their efforts to recruit. >> the ambassador was in charge of the effort to counterion line messages in groups like al quaida and disagrees with the president. >> the negative influence that guantanamo bad. and these others have are going to live on long after they have been shut down. so it is almost irrelevant, in temples of the propaganda effect of today is negligible. >> the president would have to get his plan through a congress controlled by the opposition. they are unlikely to go along. >> so we will review the plan, but since it includes bringing dangerous terrorists to facilities in u.s. communities, you should know that the bipartisan will of congress has already been expressed, against that proposal. >> the white house indicated if congress doesn't about, the president might on his own. something his former lawyer says he could do despite
congressional band. >> it is well within the core of his spots and his authority. >> the president is hoping the majority of detainees will be transferred to other countries by the time he leaves office. for those left, another try to change the location and the color of their jump suits. not their detention. al jazeera, washington. >> al jazeera joins us live now from washington, d.c. hi there, what else did obama said and what is the reaction? >> republicans hate the plan, they say it came in late, and oversteps legal authority. that have already been signed into law. democrats say that this plan is long overdue, and that they are going to do what they can to try to get it enacted. but the democrats are the minority here, so julie it is going to be probably a very tough fight for the obama administration. but the president did say as
he was outlining the plan, was that the 46 people who have not been charged with any crimes but are still at guantanamo will get a hearing. to find out if they pose a threat, then if they are deemed not a threat they will then be tran fenced to another country away from guantanamo bay. or give them rehabilitation, that sort of thing. the president also said would be moved to continue the trial in that particular legal system. that is something which is not sitting well particularly with republicans on the hill. and as we heard in the piece, the president is very much concerned about the u.s.'
reputation around the word. he believes that it is harming the u.s.' ability to lead on serious issues such as dealing with isis and that only by getting rid of the prison at guantanamo, not the military base, but the prison, that the u.s. can then start to regain some of the credibility overseas. so there is this four-point plan within the report, but i am also wondering where is american public opinion on this now? >> pretty much split. there's a lot of people if they said to them, bring bedetainees to the u.s., not even try. there are also those that believe that the whole process of guantanamo from the very creation, as a military prison to the creation of the military commission system, is all illegal and that the only way to right the scales of
justice to use a phrase, is to bring people here to the united states give them a chance to challenge the detention, and do so through the court system, not through something else. it is worth pointing out, however, that human rights groups while they are saying that they are glad that the president is speaking out on this issue, they are saying that frankie, the prison needs to be shut down, and people need to be released that there shouldn't be any transfer of people to the u.s., because they say that's only exacerbating the problem. so there's still a lot of split decision, it is very emotional as you may imagine. >> ross jordan, joining me will thrive with the latest from washington, d.c. roz, thank you. >> well, let's get more oen this story then, joining us live. a former guantanamo bay detainee and spokesman for the group. very warm welcome to the program, thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you. >> what is your reaction to the president's speak and some of the elements of the
report that were included within it? >> of course, i welcome any statement by the president, to say that he is going to crow guantanamo, the problem is he has said this several times before. he said it -- when he took office in 2009, he said it again during the height of the detainee hunger strikes. and again now he is saying it that because he is not in the election race, he feels free outside of politics to be able to talk about something that effects both national security but also the freedom and human rights of these individuals. the problem is that even if these folks are sent to the u.s. mainland, and are placed in maximum security prisons, where people have been convicted of both terror schism so forth, the problem they are going to face is most of these guys if not all have claimed they have been tortured and these reports on torture came out last year, identifying very clearly several of these individuals
who were being water boarded so once torture evidence enters the u.s. mainland, what are they going to to the. are they going to rewrite the or do they have to do what the rule of law is and throw them out of court and release them. en now, if obama who is a former constitutional lawyer had said the one word which i think would have shaken everything and that is to say that holding people without charge or trial means that we are holding innocent people, and if he used that word, i think he might have got a stronger push because the language would have changed. >> why didn't he use that language? if that is the way the push why not use the language? >> i think the exist within congress and elsewhere
whenever there's an attack, or boston bomber or the underpants bomb who tried to block even though there's no connection, quickly people within the right wing in the united states make that link and say it is now a threat to national security. so these folk that have nothing to do with it are going to bear the brunt of it. but the truth is that it is simple. 780 of us plus were held in guantanamo bay. we are told we are the most dangerous men, and yet the majority of us have been released and the majority of us have not become terrorismn. we have reached out to the guards and interrogators and they come to visit us in the homes. america is not prepared to resipry kate that. they won't take us into prisons let alone their homes. so the language does need to change, and it needs to change from the top.
it was our rights that were abused. >> is your big fear, then, that the detainees who are still currently there will go from being in this plaque hole, if you like, where they already are, to simply moving to a different set of legal complexities if they ever get to be moved is that your big fear? >> one of the labels giving to the prisoners is they are enemy combatants. in the united states there were three individuals that were enemy combatants and they were held without charge on u.s. soil. but that was a nightmare for the united states judges and lawyers and so forth. if you were to bring a mole group of people, and put them into super max prisons and already with the story that they have been 14 years of torture and abuse, which the united states senate has recognized, i think it is going to be a quagmire. you will have to rewrite the institution to try to bring them to court. because no case, not even the
case of the allegedly the master mind of 9/11 would be prosecutable on the mainland, under these -- under the rule of law. that's why you have the military commissions process that can only apply in guantanamo, which has very low standards of evidentiary procedures. so i think there's -- the best thing obama can do here, is to try to resettle those people who have been cleared for release, and those who haven't been charged should also be cleared because after all, if you have been intergrated by the most beautiful law enforcement and intelligence agencies after 14 years if you don't have evidence against them, you won't get them at the end of this either. >> i want to bring back this story, to the people who are right at the center of it, how does it feel to sit there every day knowing that there may be forend to your incarceration. what sort of effect does that have on a person? >> greatest torture. that is the
the world's worst convicted criminals, mass murderers, rapists and so forth, will afforded pacic human rights that none of the guantanamo bay prisoners get. visitation by family, the right to study and to learn. none of these things are being afforded to guantanamo bay. so it's debilitating, crows i, i feel almost unqualified now to talk about it because i was only there for three years. i just spent the weekend with a british resident held in guantanamo bay for 14 years he came back to children he had never seen before, or so young they hardly remember him. and nobody can put a price on that. so these are the parts of the stories there nobody gets to
hear, we don't look at them as numbers, and but very few people actually dissect the actual story, of the destruction of these people's lives and then the effect on society which sees america as the perpetrator in this. >> joining me there live from birmingham, former guantanamo bay detainee, thank you for joining us. >> a number of refugees and migrants crossing the mediterranean is setting new records. 110,000 people have crossed the mediterranean, this year so far now that's according to the international organization for migration. that's far outpacing 2015, and it took until june that number of people crossed the sea. and nearly half of those arriving in agrees were
syrians and the course from afghanistan and the united nations find the majority of afghans arriving in greece, sited violence and conflict in their home countries as their reason for leaving. al jazeera has more. >> deep into winter. and there's been no let up. on journeys this desperate. even raiser wire doesn't stop them from attempting to cross. >> according to our colleagues in greece, they say that an estimated 35,000 migrants and refugees have reached the greek island so far in february alone. and the break down so far is 48% from syria, and 25% from afghanistan. and then the rest from iran, pakistan, and been delash and somalia. >> the organization for migration, says more than 110,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in greece, and
italy, this year so far. a staggering number, and a sharp increase from 2015. >> on the greek border tensions have only risen. as afghan staz haven't barred from entering. >> when sit ins yielded no results, some took to climbing. to many here, these barriers see insignificant compared to the nightmares they already escaped pack home. >> last year, 2015, was an appalling year, there were almost 4,000 deaths in the mediterranean, mostly syrians, afghans. people fleeing conflict. >> in france, meanwhile, refugees wait to find out if they will be evicted. and wonder where they will end up next euncertainly may be growing as fast as border controls are being put into effect, but this influx seems far from over. al jazeera. >> al jazeera nadine barber
at the refugee camp in calley, and he has more on developments there. >> this is the southern part of what is called the jungle camp. it is wet. it is dirty, but for many refugees it is home. now, they have told us some of the refugees here, that they greatly value the facilities that they can use, things like educational tents, medical facilities and restaurants where they can get a hot meal for free. they fear if they have to move to new accommodation, they won't get the same kind of facilities. there was a fear they might have to move out as early as tuesday evening. but a judge says she needs more time to make a decision, so for now they are staying put. >> just a short disfans from the jungle made up of heated containers. they say it is much cleaner
and it is much safer because there shalln't people around here. there are a few hundred spare places but it is filling up quickly. they are agreeing to go to centers where they can get accommodation put also get advice on how to start to build a new life. for some, their dream continues to be reefing britain, and some people have actually disappeared from those centers. but for many, the fact that they can get solid advice, and safe conditions like this, will be an attraction. >> still to come in the news hour. ban ki-moon has been saying about the unrest plus popular chocolates are being recalled in 55 countries. and the sport, just days before the election. fit that presidential candidates calls for the vote to be suspended.
the opposition agreement is conditional. but the deal doesn't cover operations against the front, or the islamic state of iraq, and the levant. al jazeera reports from the turkish city. >> on the offensive and making gains. the group says it has kill add number of soldiers in this battle. but the village sits on a supply root for the fors and neighbors province. the city having fighting and cashes are continuing. fighters from a number of rebel groups are fighting the forces which have dominated be i the syrian fighters
known as y.p.g. monitoring developments closely the terrorist group monitoring quickly. they say it won't stand by as the kurdish fighters move against the rebels. >> chaos in syria provides an atmosphere for brother organizations. the p.y.d. and the y.p.g. to grow and spread. syria is now a country that is supporting terrorism. the country suffering the most from the threat and being effected from the attacks rooted in syria. >> now there are a chance that a deal reached between the u.s. and russia will bring a cease fire by saturday. that deal excludes isil and the front, and all rebel groups that do not commit to a cessation of honest illties. the syrian opposition wants
international guarantees that the government will not target rebel groupsrd the pretext of continuing operations against isil. while the government in damascus says it will accept the partial truce, it warns rebel groups not to attempt to sanction their positions during any pause in the fighting. al jazeera. the announcement comes despite attempts from the prime minister to reinstate support. that's after saudi arabia cancel add $4 billion aid payment to the army. saudi arabia has accused lebanon of failing to back it in it's on going dispute. the u.a.e. has also banned the citizens from traveling to lebanon. joins us now is joseph, senior writer at the gulf news. a very warm lack to the program. just remind us how relations between these two reached
this point? >> it is a tragedy that the making because saudi arabia has supported lebanon, and the very reason that lebanon exists today was because of saudi arabia when the saudis brought the two parties together and had the accords. so to go from that hype, and that apex to the lowest point possibly today is no mystery except to explain that there is a party in lebanon, names hezbollah that is anti-saudi and does not mind receipt rating against saudi arabia on a daily basis. and that's where we are. >> joseph, in the wider picture, what is at stake here? >> well, what is at stake is not just a $4 billion for the army and the security forces,
obviously this is a serious commitment that has now been rescinded. but there are approximately 750,000 lebanese working in sawed yea and the other gulf countries. about half a million in saudi arabia, and the rest dispushed throughout the region, these individuals are repatrioted on a yearly basis. approximately $7 billion that is keeping the economy going. if the relations between lebanon and the arab countries really goes south so to speak, then lebanon will sufficient ear great deal, and it will not be able to recuperate because there are no alternatives to the gulf countries are so many have found second homes, so therefore the stakes are very very high, and on top of this, the fundamental stake at home, here in lebanon, is
the dispute that exists between the so called arab factions and the march 8 factions the iranians so therefore we are creating a bigger problem than we already have on our hands. the future is not looking good. >> countying me live from beirut, thank you. >> . >> 180 soldiers have landed in international airport. that's just east of benghazi, now the air base has been under control many the last few days they stepped up attacks on rebel groups. >> three days after cyclone winds and flattened large areas of fiji, the numbers killed in the storms have now reached 29 people. now for the survivors who
worked they started to return home to face the damage. andrew tom maz has been in the avenue and they brought us this report. >> it is taken nearly three days but help is coming to some hit worst by and cyclone, onboard the spirit of harmony, soldiers joined people returning to what is left of their homes on the island, this boat is the second in two days, the phone communication cut one in a shuttle ride across on monday when he wouldn't get in touch with them, we thought we better take a run and check. we were the first point of contact from the outside world. and what we saw was really devastating. >> a day later this is the first trip with passengers carrying people back who happened to be away for the storm, these are their first glimpses of their homes since.
>> a lot of destruction. >> it is worse than you expect? >> worse than i expected. >> this island used to be lush and green. and the coastal villages used to be intact. >> the ship docks 45 minutes before dusk. with no power on the island, passengers have 45 minutes of daylight to see up close what the wednesday and pounding waves have done. not far from the dock, sitting in the ruins of his home. >> very sorry to see devastated like this, very sorry. his house is not the exception, it is now the norm. people say three people died on this island of 6,000, given the damage, that number sees remarkably low. i came here in 2014 to do a piece on what people thought
about fiji's upcoming election, i chose to come to this island because it was known as one of the prettiest, but look at it now. complete devastation. tusk, and then dark, hit the damage but not it's consequences, many have nowhere to sleep, but outdoors. andrew thomas, fiji. >> still to come. the plummeting oil prices can industry leaders find rah way to turn things around? and in sport, it is the champions of italy and germany going head to head in the champions in europe.
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international organization for migration says more than 100,000 refugees have arrived in europe in the first two months of 2060. this update on the refugee situation on the greek border. >> the boarding crossing did open after the economic migrants where it evaporated from people. some of the people were extremely distressed saying we sold all that we own to reach this point, and now we don't know what will happen next. we can sernly not go back to our countries, now, syrians and iraqis started here, but some of them found out that they are new rules, those are restrictions imposed by five countries. austria, slovenia, croatia, and macedonia. from now on this is not
enough to have a registration paper released by the greek authorities, there's a whole new process that starts at that border crossing. there's a registration form that will be issued by the macedonians and that registration form is valid throughout those five countries. also, syrians and iraqis now have to have proof of identity, either by a birth certificate an i.d. or a passport, some of them don't have simply because they came from areas where the war is raging where there is no more government functioning there and -- so those will have to stay now in greece. so sernly this is a worry for this country. the flow of refugees keep on arriving here, and mow those people will have to stay here and wait, either to be relocated or asylum here, or have to be returned back this is sernly creating a lot of
anxious among the people here throughout the afternoon, they were simply asking what is happening will we be able to continue or not, these will get tighter and tightener the days to come. are a very warm welcome to the program, we heard from our correspondent there, the effects that these rules changes all the time, this happening on the drowned, what have you been seeing? >> it's similar scenes everywhere. the operations in greece, and then across the balkins, it seems as though there is some confusion. this is a pain preach, you can't turn back people that
are seeking asylum based on their nationality, and without necessarily listening or hearing their needs and arecessing them. so this is something that is advocating about. across the region, we are seeing scenes of panic, people today have been jumping off the buss when they found out the buss were taking them back, and other areas people are trying to break through the fence, and cross. some people said they will walk, they will find a way to walk to the next country, and general this is going to push more people to work in the tracking networks. all of these policies of exclusion, they are really just pushing vulnerable people into the hands of smugglers. so that's really the scene that we are seeing. at save the children across the region. >> and previously, in that refugees were being processed oen the basis quite often a police document, but now it would appear that only i.d. cards and passports will suffice.
so many people of course don't have that documentation, which i am guessing only makes them vulnerable. >> absolutely. most people have been traveling for weeks. they have either lost their documents or didn't have them in the first place, or they miss placed them, so by the time they arrive in europe, a lot of these they don't have, and they are only finding out about these today and the past few days. so a lot are frustrating, they had a schedule in place, and now they are being told they can't move forward, and no one really has an idea what will happen after that, or they will have to go back home, which is not an option for a lot of people. >> in that walk, conditions like in athens what actually physically happens to the refugees when they get back? >> i mean, people are gathering in the main squares, in athens here, most are living with -- they don't have shelters so they are sleeping outside in the tents
overnight, and some of them don't even have tents so they are sleeping under trees, just not too far from here where i am right now there's a square where a lot of people are gathering, you can see a lot of people begging for food, water, a lot of agencies that are able to provide assistance, but unfortunately as the numbers increase, we face charges on how we can respond. >> joining me live from athens, thank you very much. for joining us. >> thank you. >> now the u.n. secretary general has held talks with the president in months of political unrest. the u.n. chief was on a mission to encourager dialog between the president and his opponents. with more than 400 people have been killed in violent protests since so a third term in office back in april. >> i was very much encouragerred that the political leaders sitting in government parties or opposition.
the prime minister interested in dialog, this is what the president new iran is preparing for two crucial elections. and another for a body that would elect the next supreme leader. the hard liner and conservatives a prospect of perhaps losing control. the hardliners these all prayer leaders of the capitol have been briefed to tell people it is their duty to turn out vote and get support. the enemy to infill strait, and they get in to the back door. advance to infill strait and
decision making. is connecting with the tech savvy people. and there are many of them, one look at teheran's growing coffee shop culture, shows whatever the restrictions facebook is banned along with twitter, people manage effectively. >> four iranians are using the telegram app, which has so far escaped any blocks. win of these two english teachers says she wants an end to visa restrictions. >> it matters to me, and i do care about it, pause i am a human being, and we all have rights to travel and word. >> it would be wrong to say there's outright dissent, but the people do want change.
>> one of the most important achievements is fulfilling his promise to get sanctions lifted. it has made people happy after eight difficult years. >> the popularity of moderate president seen here as a medal ard ways ceremony, for his negotiators in the nuclear deal is rising. but the conservatives and hardliners have controlled key islamic institutions. >> the conservative council, that's more than half of those wanting to stand many the parliamentary eleaders. it also barred nearly 80% of those wanting to be candidates in the assembly of experts and that's the body which will eventually choose the next supreme leader after ayatollah. >> for now, power still lies with the supreme leader. even if the conservatives and
hardliners lose control of parliament. andrew simmons, al jazeera, teheran. >> saudi arabia is rejecting calls for cuts in oil production of proper falling prices. speaking of oil producing nations in the u.s. state of texas, market forces should set the price. well they are calling at a ten year low threatening the economy of many nations. al jazeera is following events in houston, and joins us live now, what else did the minister have to say? >> well, the last time he came here, was in 2009 during the global economic crisis. he joked that he only has asked to come here in times of crisis. and as you said, he disappoint add lot of people, because a lot of executives would like to see a cut in oil production, in order to spur crisis so go back up again. there are hisser toic laws at
30-dollar as barrel. he said that's not going to work, they are not going to get these countries to corroborate, so what they need is a freeze in january levels. saudi arabia has already joined in a freeze agreement with venezuela, russia, and qatar that has not moved the market, i talked to the head of the international agency just a short while ago, and this is what he had to say about that. >> i think the freeze won't change the dynamics that much, talking about the freeze the enemies do not expect an increase in their production. in fears of russia, we expect a decline in their production, in order to keep general levels in fact russia needs to increase the production. therefore, i believe on the markets with limited is out of this policy. but of course, if there are further steps in terms of
reduction, cutting the production, this may change. >> . >> the international energy agency has predicted now the market won't recover in 20/00/16, that it will just stabilize and that crisis will begin to rebound in 20 atopen. when we start to see prices closing to about $80 a barrel. of course those prices were above 145-dollar as barrel in 2008. already, the iranian oil minister has responded to calls for a freeze, iran is recently ended the sanctions, and is now producing more oil on the market and said it was laughable that iran would participate in a freeze. >> there live from houston, john, thank you. >> . >> the chocolate maker mars has recall add number of it's products. comes after bits of plastic were discovered in one of the chocolates in the nether lanes. the products were made at a factory there and have best
before dates from the 8th of january 2017. so if you want to have a look at the full list of the effected items, neck be found on the company as website. the united states presidential campaign is now in full swing with the democrats and republican candidates battling to see who will be facing off in the election on november the 8th. but for many u.s. citizen it is race to the white house is impossibly bly distant from their every day lives. in the state of arkansas, he will be following the campaign to it's residents eyes, hi there, so why mow? >> yeah, we will be spending many weeks over the coming months here because it is an possibility county in the sense that it is far away from washington, d.c., and it is a small rural county in eastern arkansas we are in the town of mariana, it is
the county seat here. the town actually had a population of less than 4,000 people. good people that live here, the business that is line this street, you can see behind me, some unfortunately have gone out of business, others are struggling, economically, and as we can see that in many small towns all over the country, but you really see it here in lee county. it is a small town, a small plaza that you can see her behind me, get a sense of there's a lot of community here. but also people really struggling and very difficult economic times. as they are in other parts of the country as well. we went into one of the major restaurants here. one of the places where people come together to talk, and we have a presidenter sense of what people were thinking are the challenges they face. in a smoky kitchen he lets the pork slowly cook for hours getting ready for the morning rush of people who
crave his barbecue sandwiches. >> a family business passed down four generations from his great grandfather. >> which is the place where everybody knows your name, and a right spot a county with a lot of problems. >> sit down, and enjoy conversation about anything and everything. whatever is going on in lee county. >> more than half the population in lee county lives below the poverty line. and jamie jones retired state workers says many can't everybody afford the basics. >> we have a lot of problems. we are trying to get money to do different things. from buying groceries to buying medicals. >> and it doesn't help that jobs in lee county are scarce. there's just no industry here, when we had it people
didn't want to work. so i just -- people don't come back, they don't stay. because there's no reason to stay. >> 85-year-old carl norman has lived here his entire life. and withless than 10,000 people now living in lee county, he sees the population drying up. at one table we found tony malone who told us poverty has led to social troubles. whats the beggest problem you think? >> the drugs have made off in h the community. her in jones barbecue. the competitions up in washington aren't listening and aren't doing anything to
help. >> i now want to bring in the voice, the mayor here of mariana, thank you for joining us. i appreciate it, you ran as an independent, you have been mayor for six years, thank you for welcoming us to your town. dell me what do you think is the biggest strength, of mariana, your town, and what is the biggest challenge you think you are facing? >> thank you, i appreciate you being here, obviously we do have some problems but we have a great little community. and our strength probably is our people. most of the people in our community have been here for
a long type. for generations in most cases, in fact i have been here all my life. and plan on being here until the lord takes me away. we do have some issues, this is been over the years has been a great community. but we have seen times that were better from the standpoint of. >> jobs tough? is that the biggest? >> it is. we are primarily -- this part of the state, is the dell facility area, the mississippi river delta, it is primarily alary culture now, and it has been a big part of this community for many years. many general races in fact. but agriculture scene has chained in that it doesn't take as many people to run a farm now that it used to. obviously there's other things with i have a prison located right outside of town, that provides job. our school system provide as lot of system. and we have had industry hear that's no longer here.
so those things hurt us. >> is it if you have to get industry here? a lot of plants have closed and what are you doing to try to get investment back here? is difficult? >> it is very difficult. i have shown some problem to several different people that showed an interest, in bringing industry here, is which is very important to me. i was in industrial for 47 years. now we have been successful, we got superior meals that will be opening here in the next couple of weeings. >> a new plant. >> it is. >> how many jobs doening that will bring? >> going to bryn around 27 jobs. >> you hope it goes into more than that. >> it doesn't sound like a lot, but for a community like yours it is a lot. >> to me it is important, because it is a beginning. getting some industry back in town. and it is agricultural related which our community is has a lot of alary dug churr around. >> we could talk a lot. as all the politician from all party are chris crossing they are talking about a lot
of things everyone here is concerned about who the next president will be, the next senator, our local political area is also very important. and i think irregardless of what our people in d.c. try to do for us, will it be up to the people in our area. to make things happen, make thins better, and hopefully that's what happens. >> that you have. people -- your message and people in small town american have to do it for the themselves the big message we got from you, thank you for joining us, we do appreciate it. we will be back here multiple times over the course of the year. people that are far away from the economic and political centers of power in washington, d.c. to hear these people voices just like you heard there, because as we know their voices are just as important as everyone else. back to you.
fascinating gabe, and his guest there, the mayor of lee county, thank you. coming up in sport. >> i'm daniel in argentina, where football here and in the rest of the region is under the spotlight like never before. never before. >> when you're on hold, your business is on hold. that's why comcast business doesn't leave you there. when you call, a small business expert will answer you in about 30 seconds. no annoying hold music. just a real person, real fast. whenever you need them. so your business can get back to business. sounds like my ride's ready. don't get stuck on hold. reach an expert fast. comcast business. built for business.
chosen on friday. but one of the candidates is attempting to have the election delayed. who and one of the five that want as transparent voting booth to ensure the election is fair and open. they have rejected his request, and now the jordanian prince will head to the court of arbitration for sport. >> the fifa scandal has hit latin america hardest where several top executives were ared. millions of dollars in corruption payments are alleged to have exchanged hands yet football in the region continues to suffer from a lack of finances daniel has more. >> this the plush headquarters of the south federation. nine of the 11 executives on this plaque no longer serving.
nothing that. s in football surprises me any more. not in football here or the rest of the continent, it doesn't surprise me, it would if we saw something positive happening. >> the new president. he is one of many named by shores investigating corruption in world football. meanwhile the game continues p p because it must continue. football here as many the rest of the region is part of the fabric of society. the fans keep coming. but doing very little about it. >> football legend began his
career here at the humble club. eventually pursuing his dreams. many keep following him often. for millions. however the benefits are really apparent in these often ramshackled grounds so where is the money? that's a good question. we need to do better so we foe where the money we get from those players go. >> maybe just bad business, people are not run how they should be run. lack of transparency, must be here in south america, before world football can get it's house in order. >> . >> the fans have spoken. the investigations continue. latin america at the heart of
world football is under pressure to respond. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> the stair warriors have won their 50th game of the nba season by beating the hawks 102-92, neff achieved that quicker than any other team in history. the clippers gave the suns their 12th defeat. the quart j.j. redick was call add game high 22 points, while chris paul has 16-points and 14 assists. that's it for me, back to julie. >> thank you. now you can find out much more on our website the address for that of course aljazeera.com, take a look we will be updating that front page with all the details of the fall out of obama's guantanamo bay plan. back in just a moment with more of today's news, see you soon.
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president obama presents his plan to close guantanamo bay and transfer some i inmates to the u.s. hello, this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. desperation on the greek side of the border as macedonia blocks access for refugees. returning to their destroyed houses, coming home after a devastating cyclone on fiji. a