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could not. all the work that they had being. digital dissidents on al-jazeera. the thai opposition party that wanted a princess to run for office could now be thrown out of elections and ordered to disband. live from doha also coming up a crucial votes in spain's parliament that could lead to an early general election . a possible showdown in venezuela as the opposition sets of date for humanitarian aid to enter the country president but dürer though says that's not going to happen plus. this is a day of reckoning but there are more days of reckoning to come mexico's most
wanted gangster el chapo guzman is found guilty of drug trafficking charges. the type political party that nominated the king's oldest sister for the post of prime minister and next month's election is facing dissolution the election commission has recommended to the top court that the thai rocks of chop should be dissolved earlier the commission declared princess in eligible to run saying royals should be above politics of zeros way hey reports from bangkok. two weeks ago the time. the political spotlight. as they launched their election campaign the leaders talked about the need for thailand to innovate. but the candidate chosen to stand as prime minister proved to be an innovation too far in a country where the monarchy is regarded as above politics. princess who was ruled
ineligible after the palace in her nomination was in violation of royal tradition and culture and highly inappropriate after a complaint from an independent constitution monitoring organization the election commission has recommended that the court dissolve the party if the court agrees it would be the third dissolution of a political party backed by former prime minister taksin shinawatra who lives in exile after his overthrow in the two thousand and six military coup tax inch in what has spent his political career fighting the establishment and on friday ties thought he had staged a major coup himself by having a member of the royal family fronting the campaign for one of his parties but it appears to have been a major miscalculation dissolution would also mean the members of the party's executive committee would be banned from politics for a minimum of ten years. last week the party's advisor and
a long time taxon ally told al-jazeera about his concerns that the campaign and next month's election won't be free and fair is designed in the first players so that he. will be able to extend its power and thailand's military leaders have formed the government since the latest coup in two thousand and fourteen removed texan's main party per tie it still able to take part in next month's vote. the decision by the election commission to ban the tie rocks a chant party came the day after a t.v. station owned by the chena wants was ordered off the air for fifteen days the government's national broadcasting body said voice t.v. showing provocative content that caused confusion and social division the fact that the punishment dealt out at this time right about when you were heading towards a potential return to democracy. is highly inappropriate.
there are a few guarantees in thai politics but it's likely there will be more volatility before the election due on march the twenty fourth when hey al-jazeera bangkok spain's minority socialist government is facing a crucial test which could trigger a snap election parliament is due to vote on budget plans by prime minister petro sanchez pro independence capital and parties who oppose his proposals will influence the result of the vote it's june twenty four hours after what's described as the trial of the century began in the dreaded twelve catalan separatist leaders faced twenty five years in prison if convicted of rebellion let's go live to out of a dread david chaytor can tell us more so what's at stake with this budget david. agent it's looking increasingly likely now the federal sanchez's minority government will fail to put through this budget he's losing support of the catalan
separatists m.p.'s and also as you can see behind me we've got a crowd of demonstrators ease of pensioners actually shouting we are pensioners not terrorists now they want this budget costs they say they can make ends meet at the moment they need this budget to go through it would have increased their pensions it would be increased the minimum wage or increased social spending an evening priest investment in catalonia but it's beginning to look like the federal sanchez says his prime minister will fail to get this photo and he will be forced to pull an election the snap election to take place in june next year but now it could be any time in april mid april or the end of april so physical turmoil increasing here in madrid as you said sanchez heads a minority government a budget if there was to be and i lection an early election what could happen.
well there's a new voice in spanish politics a man called santiago up a scot now he's the leader of the new particle box now in recent elections at the end of last year that she managed to win twelve seats and helped topple the power of the socialists who being in power to have a thirty six years now this voice this new voice the starry much affecting the political debates here he is and see what he calls an illegal immigration he's very much against the what he calls the militant feminism and he wants a change in the laws which he feels are unfairly at disadvantage in men in internal domestic disputes so that gives you a flavor of what he is wanting. it's another hopeless voice a strong right wing voice that's increasing sent a phobia now that is going to be
a case of the fact that he might get some in the in the parliament for the first time and that the whole debates in spain is moving towards the right that will be the result if these elections uncle david many thanks david chase of their lives in madrid the head of a news website in the philippines has been arrested on libel charges but he addresses rappler sites as criticize president for to go to government in particular its anti drug crackdown she says the case is meant to silence the websites on syria's german island bogan can tell us more she's on the line now from manila gemma who or what is maria ressa supposed to have libeled. well to use the word once again in two thousand and twelve together with their. parents and the reason why this. calls for the site were
libel law came along with the pain gets more mark. member says it doesn't. quite work and it's not all court courts have ordered clones to see mall only allude to the national bureau of investigation . it remains to be clue whether. one learned of iran there was an investigation. by the courts because first of all of the excuses. for michael moore it is also remains to be seen how this will impact the work of rappler. from the government there is an issue of the exchange for this and then a change and there are also. cases and thanks again. for the first.
column all of these pieces afford to hire me personally because iraq very very quickly called president good government ok jon benet thanks indeed how serious of a little going back on the line from manila venezuelan opposition leader why and why though has demanded that the armed forces allow the delivery of humanitarian aid sent by the united states within the next ten days president during who still has been a tree backing says the threats of invasion must stop both pro and anti-government protesters and help mass marches in the capital today is a bold reports from caracas. he wants to keep up with the pressure on the government of an economic a little that's why venezuela self declared intamin precedent could he. followers to take to the streets once again. we are nonstate february twenty third is the day for humanitarian aid to enter venezuela we stand by all sectors delivery drivers
nurses medics to get ourselves organized dixie on silas came all the way from berlin sia her son was killed during the protests two years ago. i am demanding justice i am demanding freedom i am honoring all the children that have died i'm here for everything that is happening in this country people are dying of hunger and a lack of medicines. food and medical supplies mostly coming from the u.s. have arrived at the border between venezuela and colombia why though says more is on its way there are thousands and thousands of people in this part of the city that it's difficult to move the specific demand in this demonstration is that they want to force the government to allow aid into the country the other demand is that they would like for free and fair elections to take place in venezuela because they believe that last year's election process was filled with irregularities. towards the center of the capital government supporters were also on the streets to voice
their opposition to any type of foreign intervention for the last four months. has been part of the government's militia he says he's ready to defend his country from foreign aggression. i cannot trust in humanitarian aid that has not been requested in venezuela we didn't have an earthquake or a war that justifies them forcing aid into the country we want to solve our problems if they want to help us they should give us back the money they are withholding that's in the banks in europe in the u.s. . but support for the president does not appear to be as high as it once was the economic crisis has left millions of people struggling to buy basics in their medicines and that's why many in traditional. have joined the protests one one of the we are protesting for the old people because their name madison's because we want a free country freedom to do and what we will and the opposition is calling on the military to rise against people. and now the following donated supplies in those
are now to syria even the. military and civilian employees that of the border will aggressively allow the humanitarian aid without drama without confrontation and fulfill that. you need to allow the aid in to save the lives of. either the problems of the solution and life. but the military leadership remains know by the widow and they played a role in his administration. the opposition says they will continue pushing to break that relationship. was to raise a mentioned had his own rally in the capital here's some of what he had to say. let the drums of war stop that the threats of military invasion recede and burns will say in a single chorus with one voice we want peace we want happiness long live the national union live peace to victory always thank you god bless you may god bless
our beloved. also in caracas university students held a twelve the vigil to commemorate antigovernment protesters who were killed over the past five years the vigil began with a march through the capitol on tuesday night relatives of the killed or missing also took they held placards which read no more dead. a weather update thanks to al-jazeera then president trump and braces a new anti socialism message but also to embracing the ideology. hello there the weather is quite subdued over the northern parts of asia the moment the satellite picture is showing a fair amount of cloud that is drifting on to the west coast of japan and that is bringing us a few outbreaks of snow and will continue to do so over the next few days so rather
cloudy here with a chance of a few more flurries of wintery weather towards the west there's also some snow here that's galloping its way eastwards and it's turning a little bit milder behind it so force in beijing we should get above freezing that for friday probably up to one or two degrees of a feather towards the south and for many of us in the southeastern part of that is fine draw your weather to be found with the clouds i think enough to give a few showers particularly around that eastern coast and we think as still as we head through the day on friday so that's when there's a great chance of seeing some wet weather some of the outbreaks of rain really will be quite heavy towards the south it should be fine for say in hong kong up at around twenty four for the southeastern parts of asia plenty of sunshine to be found to most of us in the philippines a safe and dry weather as we are across parts of vietnam and all the way across into thailand further south that's where the showers are this is not that many of them but there is that we see a pretty heavy so perhaps a few for singapore also a through parts of somalia and across into jobs and as i said some of these showers a lot need to be
hello again this is al jazeera a reminder of the main news this hour the type political party that dominates the king's older sister for the post of prime minister in next month's election is facing dissolution the election commission has recommended to the top court that tired rocks of charts should be disbanded. spain's minority government is facing a crucial test in the coming hours which could trigger a snap election part of it is to use a vote on budget plans the outcome depends largely on the pendants capital and parties who so far opposed it. and venezuelan opposition leader. has ordered that the armed forces allow the delivery of humanitarian aid sent by the united states within the next ten days president nicolas maduro who continues to have the backing of the military says that threats of invasion must stop some countries a snubbing a u.s. sponsored meeting about iran's role in the middle east but poland switches hosting the talks says that iran will be the only item on the agenda it says the delegates
will also discuss the presence of eisel and the war in syria zero reports from warsaw. american hopes of uniting the world against iran won't be an easy task for the u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o. crucially important countries are either pulling out or sending low level delegations to the warsaw summit aimed at curbing iran's growing influence in the middle east will have sixty countries over thirty foreign ministers there from every continent safer antartica this is a global coalition that has got to deliver on the important mission as reducing the rest that disseminated from the middle east before. the iranian leaders who are not invited are denouncing the summit as a u.s. and iran circus. the trump administration reimposed sanctions last year
after pulling out of a two thousand and fifteen nuclear deal between iran and world power was the e.u. that decided to stay responding to international concerns about the conference and its motives polish government ministers say it will cover syria i still yeah man terrorism trade and security. the e.u. alone does not in my opinion kiri sufficient political weight to try to really influence the situation in the middle east only working together with the united states and broadly speaking to the community of democratic countries can we have a positive influence and achieve peace established ation of the situation in the middle east. seventy countries are invited many are worried about a u.s. backlash if this the summit analysis though doubt the gathering would ever be able
to achieve its goals if you don't have russia you have the indication by europe that they're not going to send high level people that they made in lower level people i think that's a sign and a signal of concern but also the limitations of working back so not only regarding the right or wrong but what can be. that the u.s. a step forward but the u.s. has staunch supporters in the middle east such as saudi arabia the u.a.e. and bahrain which have repeatedly called for a tougher stance against what they say is iran's destabilizing role in the region where she joins us now live from warsaw. obviously at some sort of protest what's going on. yes andrea and this is a ground lead by the iranian opposition based in europe the gathering here to send
a message to the international community that it's about time to build international support to achieve their goals which is basically they say they want to regime change in iran they want to build a secular republic and they would like to have the backing of the international community of the meeting of the former mayor of new york rudy giuliani i spoke with him a while ago and he said basically he's excited to be here it was because he believes this could be a first step to build international support to enforce regime change in iran and this explains. what we've seen over the last few days which is that the united states of america trying to rally international support to inforce radical change in iran although they have been staying away from mentioning iran by name over the last few days here in wa so what is going to happen in the coming days is
extraordinary adrian you know way or another first of all the about is would like to. build a global coalition against iran but many countries are skeptical and many countries are pulling out from the comforters there's also another crucial birth which is going to take place which is the. summer low of president donald trump jarrad push those going to take advantage of the situation here and brief world leaders about his plan for a peace plan for the middle east something which has infuriated the palestinian authority which is not attending that meeting and which is our senior arab leaders just a way for all confidence to describe as attacking the advice of the palestinian people extraordinary times here three and many thanks hashem hold out of their lives in warsaw. and as of south africa's largest union a holding a strike of large scale layoffs at states owned firms and private companies it
comes just months ahead of national elections for president so rival poses governing african national congress hoping for another term in office sounds a serious malcolm webber ports from johannesburg. members of congress a south african trade unions demanding an end to job cuts in the public private sector is also cooling full officials and businesspeople to be prosecuted one of the key demands that opposition to the full land reform in the south africa's state electricity company called it blue is about fifty the baby and the government and the divided on these people say that's going to mean privatization and job cuts now coming it is particular to leave on south africa's elections in the ruling a.n.c. expected to get less than they ever have before. the support of the trade
unions for them is going to be crucial cyril ramaphosa the president made the backing of trade unions and other organizations to be able to maintain the majority of the a.n.c. on the other hand is the situation of police business leaders in front of us does he want the state owned enterprises to be slimmed the made more efficient. public sector lethal business these people are the mother had their own place is going to have a. place. in the by fifty six groups at least five people have died in anti-government protests in haiti which have been running now for almost a week demonstrates as one president jonelle moyse to step down the angry about the rising cost of living economic stagnation and corruption some protests to support looting shops in the capital port au prince the poorest country in the americas has been battling instability over the. last few years the u.s. treasury secretary is in china as the world's two largest economies trying to end
a trade war steve newton is holding two days of talks with beijing's top economic advisor vice premier you he uses trying to reach a deal on a trade tariff ahead of a march first deadline without an agreement us taxes on some chinese goods are set to rise to twenty five percent the world's most notorious drug trafficker is set to spend the rest of his life behind bars the mexican drug lord el chapo has been convicted by a u.s. court two years after being extradited to america the three month trial of arcane guzman was packed with details of grisly killings political payoffs and elaborate traffic traffic trafficking schemes as zeros gabriel was on the reports from new york. after jury convicted joaquin el chapo guzman on all counts u.s. prosecutors made it clear the story of the man who was once the world's biggest drug trafficker was finished his conviction we expect will bring
a sense of life without the possibility of parole is a sense from which there is no escape and no return. this conviction is a victory for the american people who is suffered so long and so much guzman made billions pouring poison over our southern border as the verdict was read in the packed courtroom under tight security guzman initially looked shocked but he then flashed a thumbs up as he was led away by security guards from the courtroom through a back door moments later those months wife who sat through every day of the long trial left the courthouse to a crush of reporters she didn't respond to questions as she got in the way. guzman's highly paid defense attorneys said they would appeal and accuse the u.s. government of using guzman's conviction like it was
a prize in the war on drugs course is a trophy for the government i mean that the cocaine flow doesn't stop with joaquin guzman being convicted only for god's sake does anybody think that does anybody think that that suddenly anything's changed. over the course of the trial jurors saw pictures of guzman's diamond encrusted pistol and heard stories about him ordering killings of rivals including one for the crime of failing to shake guzman's hand but it was guzman sin a low drug cartel that often took center stage several of his former top level associates testified against him lifting the lid on a multibillion dollar operation that utilized all the tools at their disposal to get their product across the mexican border. well this is the last chapter of bill chappell guzman's drug trafficking career it's by no means that story for his soon to lower drug cartel back in mexico it continues to be the biggest drug trafficking
organization in mexico now run by two of bill chappell sons and it continues to traffic drugs throughout the world gabriel's on. brooklyn socialism as long as he would in american politics lately donald trump has been embracing that sentiment as he is up for elections in twenty twenty he says his rivals the democrats want to turn the u.s. into a left wing state bus. report style any ideas the republican see a socialist a growing in popularity we're signing for all americans and i'm very it was again in a speech of the texas board all sensibly about immigration. to the vote for democrats is a vote for socialism they're becoming the party of socialism late term abortion open borders and crime it was a theme in trumps state of the union speech a week earlier america will never be
a socialist country the president clearly feels this is an effective message to move his base heading into the elections of twenty twenty and if trump truly believes socialism is a threat he has reason to worry so recent polls show socialism is growing popularity particularly among the young gallup has found fifty one percent of americans between the age of eighteen and twenty nine view socialism favorably by comparison just forty five percent viewed capitalism favorably socialist principles just don't seem that controversial anymore health care is a human right or housing is a human right or good jobs and a livable wage as a human right. is with the democratic socialists of america since twenty six the national membership. has soared from seven to fifty five thousand don't trump presidency has been good for socialism in america it's unfettered capitalism that's increasingly seen as antithetical to the american dream as almost eighty percent of
workers say they live from paycheck to paycheck with little hope of social mobility with this sort of resurgence of socialism we have new topics coming in into play that talk about how things could be your should be and maybe how they are in other countries around the world some polls indicate socialist bernie sanders would easily beat donald trump in a presidential election meanwhile openly socialist candidates have been voted to congress running on a platform of increasing taxes on the rich free health care and education but these are mainstream social democratic ideas and hardly radical the united states is coming out of a half a century of demonizing socialism so americans are emerging like a bear for my bird nation finally able to talk about it and the first kind of socialism they're going to talk about is the mildest most moderate form to make basically account the lissome that has a more human face and that's the irony the democrats all some way from calling for
the overthrow of capitalism it was notable the democratic leader nancy pelosi also joined in the applause for donald trump's attack against socialism and just last week it was revealed that police top aide on health care has been reassuring health insurance executives but the democratic leadership is opposed to universal free health care no matter what the base wants the workers of the us may well be uniting the president trumps warnings about the specter of democratic party induced class war or a little premature. washington. that is contending with us hello adrian fenty going to hit the headlines on al-jazeera the typological party that nominated the king's old assistant to the post of prime minister and next month's election is facing dissolution election commission has recommended to the top court the thai roxette chaat should be disbanded went hey reports from bangkok. this all came about after
a shock announcement on friday morning that this party was nominating princess you want the older sister of the king as its sole nomination it sole candidate to become prime minister but later on the same day the palace issued a very strongly worded statement saying that this candidacy this nomination was inappropriate and unconstitutional and because of that strongly worded statement from the palace it was imagined of all really that the election commission would decide anything other than recommending that this party be dissolved spams banaras the socialist government is facing a crucial test which could trigger a snap election part of a dispute a vote on bunch of plans by prime minister pedro sanchez pro independence cattle and parties which oppose his proposals will influence the result of the vote the head of news websites in the philippines for the arrested on libel charges rappler c.e.o. maria ressa repeatedly clashed with president rodrigo to eternity with reports
against his anti drug crackdown. but as well an opposition leader who has demanded that the armed forces allow the delivery of aid sent by the united states within the next ten days president nicolas maduro who continues to have the backing of the military says that threats of invasion must stop members of south africa's largest judea holding a strike to protest against large scale layoffs at states owned firms and private companies it comes just ahead of a national election where presidents will run a close as governing african national congress is hoping for another term in office the u.s. treasury secretary is in china as the world's two largest economies try to end the trade war steve is holding two days of talks with beijing's top economic advisor vice premier new heap. the headlines more news here on al jazeera off today's edition of inside story next.
what's the future for caution on years independence movement separatist leaders accused of rebellion face trial in the trade will divisions in spain be widened this is a story. i don't welcome to the program i mean there's a problem when catalonia pushed for independence from spain and twenty seventeen government leaders in madrid did everything they could to stop us they declared the secession referendum illegal and police blocked polling stations told us who organized the vote have gone on trial in madrid and what their supporters the.