g.m.t. so we're watching very carefully to see as the any of the delegations might arrive we understand these will be staff level talks we do know from the u.s. vice president mike pence that there was this feeling on both sides that the talks on wednesday were positive but at the same time the united states is standing firm in its view that mexico must do more in fact in the words of mike pence he says the time has come for mexico to act decisively to bring the crisis of illegal immigration to end and now the view of the trump administration is that mexico has been turning a blind eye to migrants who've been crossing from central america with out a transit visa through mexico and then flooding in historic proportions they say along the southern border of the united states and mexico this is something they want to see concrete steps from the mexican delegation to stop we are told that there has been some overtures already in terms of
a plan presented to the united states but the united states still saying they need more or those tariffs will go into effect next week 5 percent monthly going up potentially to 25 percent but there is pushback in this country many feel that this is going to hurt american consumers american businesses still donald trump doubling down on his threats to put it in place if he doesn't get what he wants ok kember the whole can find i thank you let's get more on the view from mexico it's on home and is in mexico city jordan give us a sense of what the president there and said this morning. well the mix computerization on this in general has been we're already doing quite a lot the delegation in washington who's putting it term recent days that they've detained and deported about 80000 people in the last 6 months and that's roughly double or almost double the number that would be detained and deported in
the same period of the year before so they say that they are doing something that caravans these large groups of people traveling together they've become to be detained all mass especially over the last couple of months but president lopez obrador speaking in the his daily press conference said that to him the solution to this was tackling the root causes of migration a package of aid a package of support for the central american countries like honduras el salvador guatemala and so the mexico from which a lot of these people are coming through from he said because of violence and because of poverty that's something that the u.s. administration up till now has not been incredibly open to but he seemed also to strike a slightly firmer tone than he has done in the past against president trump when he announced an event for this weekend as you hear from him now.
i'm calling all the mexican people from all classes sectors and cultures to rally in defense of mexican dignity and in favor of friendship with the people of the united states who do this so that mass rally that he's calling for to take place on saturday in one of the border city with the united states and that's significant because it has one of the biggest business story border crossings in the world going from mexico to the u.s. and in general about 80 percent of mexican exports are to the united states so mexican officials haven't shied away from the fact that this would be devastating for the mexican economy if these terrorists do come through but not just from mexico there's a letter from 7 ex ambassadors from the u.s. through mexico saying this is a lose lose it's also going to affect the united states' townhome and life is there in mexico city thank you. lots more still to come on al-jazeera including.
75 years since the d.-day landings on the beaches of normandy we'll have the latest on those commemorations. hello there we're still seeing a fair amount of cloud for some of us in the middle east is working its way up from egypt at the moment edging its way up through turkey and it is a parts of turkey where we're seeing the wettest of the weather from this system so some more shop showers are likely here as we head through friday and then that gradually try topples its way eastwards as we head into saturday and on saturday it does look like it's going to be the northern parts of a ram where we see some role the shop showers to the south of that in baghdad is pretty hot alltop temperature making it to 45 and kuwait should get to around 42 here in doha temperatures
a comfortably over 40 at the moment as well and now you must see a change as we head through friday or into saturday for the south you do have a little bit of cloud over parts of yemen that's they could have to give us one or 2 showers and it's likely still to be with us as we head through the day on saturday some of those showers really could be quite heavy down towards a southern parts of africa a fair amount of cloud over south africa at the moment that's given us a few showers i think most likely we'll see a few more on the coast here as we head through the day on friday and there's also the chance of seeing a few showers further north as well through parts of mozambique and around the coast of madagascar as well elsewhere though it's largely fine and dry so forth in cape town a cool day but at least a sunny one with a temperature of 15 degrees. this
is al jazeera a quick reminder of the top stories for you know the african union has suspended sudan in response to the crackdown on protesters by the military and so more than a 100 people have been killed since monday and president donald trump is calling for mexico to take more action to curb migration at the southern u.s.
border mexican and u.s. officials will continue trade talks in washington in an effort to strike a deal that would satisfy trump the stress and singapore's tire of some mexico if it does not limit the flow of migrants. and the presidents of france's calling for global unity while praising multilateral organizations such as nato and the e.u. emanuel micros been speaking at ceremonies to commemorates the 75th anniversary of d.-day landings on the beaches of normandy that sasha butler has more. as they met american d.-day veterans emmanuel markov and donald trump put aside their political differences the presidents of france the united states paid tribute to american troops simply 5 years after allied soldiers landed in normandy to help liberate france in europe from nazi powers trump often injects personal politics into diplomatic occasions this time he avoided control to see on this day 75 years
ago 10000 men shed their blood and thousands sacrificed their lives for their brothers for their country's. and for the survival of liberty on june 6th 1944 american canadian british and french troops would joined by those from other nations including poland and south africa and enduring symbol of international cooperation in the face of nationalism macro praised international alliances his multilateralism has put him at all dz with trump and his america 1st policy. this is the feel of evil we must never allow the alliance of 3 peoples to die that's what the victors did as soon as germany and japan capitulated when they created the united nations it's what the united states did when they created nato it's what european leaders did a few years later when they created the european union we must refine the meaning
of the promise of normandy 75 years ago the franco american alliance was so strong that the united states was a list of young soldiers to fight and die for france that relationship today it's fragile as disagreements between remote control mounts at talks after the ceremony the gulf between the 2 leaders was apparent with a little common ground on iran trade or climate change. some veterans who fought for peace so long ago say they worried about the future. of funny old living today. on the road another wrong. recount pick and choose exactly what i mean in the world after world war 2 nations pledge never to allow political divisions to lead to conflict again a promise being tested by growing diplomatic differences natasha butler al-jazeera
normandy france. russia's president says warning a treaty with the u.s. on limits and the number of nuclear weapons is at risk of breaking dane speaking at an economic forum in some petersburg lot amir peretz and accuse the americans of backtracking on the start treaty he also warned the us against military intervention in venezuela that fasten has the latest from st petersburg. president putin has used this forum here in st petersburg to lash out again against the united states and the breakdown of nuclear forces treaties there were 2 major treaty still in place but the one the intermediate forces treaty has collapsed earlier this year because the u.s. is. accusing russia of violating the treaty then this one out of treaty still in place which is the new start treaty and that's the one last standing treaty to protect people against a nuclear war in the world so it's very crucial that this is going to be really
negotiated and put and has been asking the united states to open these negotiations for a while now and he said there was a little room when he talked to president trump on the phone earlier and it was also some discussion about it when michael bay you visited russia a few weeks ago but now he says nobody is talking to me meaning that no negotiation no negotiations have started basically that's a threat to global security and he sat at this forum of course there's a lot of lot of topics being discussed but he also talked about venezuela still supporting my dual saying that deal with opposition leader would be a disaster for the country yes start upon so many topics but of course the main guest here is the president teaching ping from china he brought a huge delegation of a 1000 delegates to the meeting here lots of deals have also been signed and will be signed between russia and china here at the forum. brazil's president who is on
his 1st official visit to neighboring argentina he's meeting with president maurizio mccree and the 2 are to discuss trades and the crisis in venezuela and argentina is usually the 1st stop for brazilian presidents but since taking office in january all scenario has instead gone to israel chile and united states well let's cross to daniel schorr and there is outside the presidential palace in the argentine capital and i want to see presidents and countries have in common. well how those you've already mentioned they will be talking about things like trade about improved border cooperation and they will have to really brazilian president will presumably have to build some bridges after having delayed as you mentioned by 5 months since he took office there's visits to his counterparts in argentina. this is. his brazil's biggest trading partner in the region the
biggest in the world after the united states and china so it was all smiles it was all handshakes in the joint press conference they gave a short while ago but by far and away the biggest theme that the 2 men have in common the 2 countries have in common is the situation in venezuela tens of thousands of venice whalen's have left the country many of them are in brazil causing problems there to the social structure their economic situation many have come to argentina as well they're very they're very presence is very obvious here in one of cyrus the 2 presidents ideologically strongly opposed nicolas maduro the president of venezuela they want to say what they call democracy restored in venice weyler some would argue it's already there they are quite adamant that it is not the kind of democracy they would like to see they also don't want to see more of venice whalen's leaving the country and putting a strain on their resources in both argentina brazil and the rest of the continent so they both pledged allegiance unity in trying to solve that problem for now
behind me it's all peace and tranquility but there are also many brazilians living in argentina arjun signs as well who'll be out late it's a protest against job also now those visits mostly his comments about women about the gay community so this peace and tranquility will change in the next next few hours. thank you. and so lanka m.p.'s investigating the easter sunday church and hotel bombings are being told that repeated warnings were received including one just before the attacks happens it's of member special parliamentary committee heard how the director of state's intelligence made phone calls warning that something was about to happen or the 250 people were killed in the coordinated attacks and april which are blamed on a group linked to eisele. saudi arabia is reported to have improved its ballistic
missile capability of buying technology from china and the us media report cites 3 unnamed sources for the previously on reported classified intelligence it describes a suspected missile factory west of the capital riyadh president donald trump is accused of knots disclosing b. intelligence to congress which is infuriating democrats a strong refuses to real military action with iran the say the missile report heightens concerns of a middle east arms race in germany aspinall nurse who murdered dozens of his patients with lethal injections has been sentenced to life in prison hurdle is one of the world's worst ever serial killers is known to have killed 85 patients at least suspects may have targeted more than 200 victims at random now architects from around the worlds are meeting at
a conference in las vegas to discuss the latest trends in the sign and form this year's theme is blueprints for a better future and it seems points may play a starring role john hendren has more. if a new generation of rogue architects has their way the era of the concrete and steel skyscraper might be over the future they say lies in a millennia old building material would challenge is actually in the believe it or not not structural it's more of a psychological barriers of getting over there were working on the new buildings are made with cross laminated timber stronger because the layers of wood are stacked in opposite directions the technology has been used for years in europe wooden buildings like the airy 80 story river beach project in chicago might just be a blueprint for a new era in architecture the reason this is kind of exploding right now is because it's an engineered what technology that uses small diameter. but are combined
to make massive panels. wooden buildings go up faster and cheaper a concrete floor takes at least 2 weeks to dry for each story timber weighs 80 percent less than concrete so it takes fewer trucks to deliver the wood which is cut in the factory and snaps together with not a saw on site but there's another more pressing reason to use wood timber buildings are greener both ice caps are melting and the storms are getting worse it we all have to step forward and do what we can and in my profession what i can do is change my material choice for what i'm going to build with and build with something that's more socially and environmentally responsible the manufacturer of concrete and steel emits planet warming carbon dioxide would absorbs carbon actually cleaning the air i fell in love with a building i love their windows the view is at 29 meters this is the tallest cross laminated timber building in the united states but the architect who
designed it is already designing another one at 137 meters and he says with these materials the sky's the limit the growing industry faces to nagging questions is it deforesting the plan and they say by using smaller trees from certified renewable forests there would supply is sustainable and what about fire architects a wooden buildings can be as fire safe as any other is treated mass timber char's rather than burns. the biggest open question is whether builders and consumers will buy into the idea of living in a wooden building towering into the sky john hendren l.g. 0 portland oregon. this is al jazeera and these on the top stories the african union has suspended saddam's membership and response to the crackdown on protesters by the military
join so well that 100 people have been killed since monday the e.u. says they are investigating the deaths. go through for that besides that should it. realty because you fear to hand over power to civilian authority without any affordably or to magically impose primitive measures on individuals and entities that are obstructing the establishment of the civil. authority mexico's president says he feels confidence an immigration deal can be reached with the us to prevent trade tariffs being imposed on monday donald trump's demanding mexican stops the flow of migrants from central america towards the u.s. border diplomats are going to have more talks in washington to find a deal that will satisfy trump. i'm calling
all the mexican people from all classes sectors and cultures which will rally in defense of mexican dignity and in favor of friendship with the people of the united states as saudi arabia is reported to have improved its ballistic missile capability for buying technology from china a us media report says there's a suspected missile factory west of the capital riyadh donald trump is accused of not disclosing the intelligence to congress russia's president or the treaty with the us on limits in the number of nuclear weapons is at risk speaking as an economic forum and petersburg but i'm a person accused america of backtracking on the starts treaty he also warned the us against military intervention in front as well or the president of france is calling for global unity while praising multilateral organizations such as nato and the e.u. amount of macro made the comments at ceremonies to commemorates the 75th anniversary
of the d.-day landings on the beaches of normandy well that show up to date news continues after inside story. back to democracy thailand now has a new civilian government but is it democracy when the new prime minister is a military general who led the coup 5 years ago china is promising change but is that possible in a country that's had more coups than any other this is inside story.
well over one come all santamaria welcome to inside story when you look at a country that's had 12 coups since 1932 along with another 7 attempted ones well there is clearly something of a love hate relationship with democracy there and so it is in thailand which had an election in march the 1st since its $114.00 coup and now has a newly confirmed prime minister only this prime minister was the same army general who led that they didn't do a whole lot of questions about the true state of democracy in thailand that's what we're discussing today the relationship between state military monarchy and the people and why that mixture proved so unstable time and time again let's start with this from wayne hay in bangkok. after more than 11 hours of debating and voting thailand's parliament finally elected a prime minister for the next 4 years when he figured general prayuth channel receives more than half the vote from the house of representatives which means he
has been chosen as the new prime minister. but he's not new we're told. is the army general who live. the coup to remove a democratically elected government in 2014 and has been prime minister ever since . much of his support in the parliamentary vote came from senators in the upper house who were hand-picked by the military it wasn't surprising therefore that they all voted for prior to continue as thailand's leader. the only other contender was a man seen as the new face of thai politics talent on june room wrong kit led his young future forward party to 3rd place in march's election the 1st since the coup he's now vowing to be a strong opposition voice continuing to fight for democracy and human rights. you know. what the. good news.
we thought was. that we. were there but for now he has to work outside parliament clearly seen as a threat to the military he has several legal cases against him which he says are politically motivated and the court has suspended his m.p. status 5 years after staging a coup the military says it is now returned democracy to thailand but the process was anything but democratic and the end result is an unstable government and the prospect of more political turmoil. for the past 5 years the military has been able to rule with impunity many of the same people are still in charge of the new civilian government but the now answerable to coalition partners and constituents and after being largely silenced since the coup the opposition parties can now
speak freely one of their 1st jobs may be to table a vote of no confidence in the prime minister who they view as illegitimate wayne hay al jazeera bangkok. because i want to show you a little bit here about how the balance of power works in thailand basically it is a constitutional monarchy there is a king but the prime minister is the head of government by law the king is supposed to have little direct power but that's not the case time monarchs have often used their moral authority to influence the course of governments and they're normally not big fans of power sharing in fact their supporters repeatedly been to the military which explains why thailand civilian governments are often short lived and toppled by coups on average thailand has had a military coup every 7 years since 932 powers often been consolidated them through changes to the constitution for example the current constitution where the prime minister is to be jointly chosen by the senate and the house of representatives however the senate members are all nominated by the army which means you've got 250
votes in the bank already leaving just 126 more to become the prime minister. ok so let's introduce you to today's panel starting in tokyo with michael at monticello is the coordinator for the thailand studies program at the yusof ishak institute in singapore and bangkok soon i pass out who is a senior research for asian human rights watch also a former advisor to the thai senate and rounding out the panel in washington d.c. anthony nelson director of the east asia and pacific practice at the advisory firm albright stonebridge group gentlemen welcome to you all thank you for joining us. i want to do a little bit of math 1st of all and i might start with you soon i bank 750 seats in the house that means 376 to become prime minister for you have got 500 now when you look at it just by the numbers that's a landslide the real story though is that he already had 250 votes in his favor
already and it was all according to a lot of what i've read certainly rigged in his favor do you think. in did come out that you know that was no even playing field from the start that. started with $250.00 senator that he personally had picked including his younger brother and that he that you know no matter what he will be selected as a new prime minister of thailand regardless of the election results it has been decided such way so it is not fair and has from the beginning 10 per time i feel rightly aggrieved given they and again i've got numbers here a 136 votes if we actually go back to the election itself they want a 136 votes and the party of mr pryor 197 so we have again and we've seen this in other countries the party which didn't get the most votes doesn't get to form the government the constitution the election law the administration of election by by
the election commission of thailand and lead this was the decision of constitutional court all have been set up to her and he that. the winning party always everyone knew that and you know it was put high couldn't form a government that no matter how hard they try they would get a college and that couldn't form a government 1st of all because they are contesting against. the m.p.'s from that camp last senators 250 of them that produced hand-picked and then later on we saw incidence after incident that ceased that won by and what taken away from them by some sort of twisted mathematics in the calculation of obsolete a location by election commission we solved the decision of the court to disqualify
elected m.p.'s and candidates from then. and now we might see further actions against and not an opposition party that is future forward party and cannot hold on to room kid who was the candidate for the premiership who ran against didn't refute it we'll talk more about future for a little bit later. in turkey you've had a sort of rise smile on your face the whole time as we've been talking there are i'm sensing you don't totally agree with what we're saying here no no i agree they are lee was were just too nice says i always agree with sanaa and i just. what we're describing here things that we've known for quite some time since the 2017 constitution was approved and i think it's more fruitful to look and see what lays ahead so i say rather than to rehash this mathematics that's been obvious for
a long time well even if it's been obvious for a long time it's all been done under the guise of a democratic election so i think it does need to be rehashed because this doesn't if we knew the solong if we knew these numbers then it doesn't look like a democratic election. well we're tossing around categories here that really don't reveal very much a democratic election well we had an election in which many type people showed great faith and many type people approached the election with energy and commitment and they campaigned very hard on a large number of parties was created to to contest this election and i think that indicator democracy looks pretty healthy the fact that some men who seize power with the barrel but at the barrel of a gun in 2014 have written the rules to perpetuate their power that's not much of a surprise these are soldiers who committed a coup what do we expect from soldiers i'm going to cool but
a stunt like this i think we should look at the fact that the glass is half full but there was a competitive election in which a number of parties that are clearly opposed to military rule and to the continued perpetuation of the power in by politics did quite well. and on the health is i'm not quite frank ok i'm going to bring in an thing on this one because i've got to say i didn't necessarily go along with what michael was saying there initially but he's got a point as well what else would you expect from a military junta which took power 5 years ago this is all been in the teenagers for a long time it seems maybe we just shouldn't be surprised of all this and as a sense just move on. well i think what we need to look at right now is how is this government going to function those 250 senators as you mentioned the prime minister but they don't participate in no confidence votes they don't participate in passing the budget or other key pieces of legislation so the margin that preview has to actually get things done legislatively if razor razor thin. and that's going to put
them in a position that they're not accustomed to of having to negotiate of having to make deals you're doing that right now as we look at who's going to be appointed what cabinet seats and from an investor perspective that's something we're watching very closely as they're wrangling over commerce as they're wrangling over the agriculture ministry the health ministry these are the i.c.t. ministry critically these are the policymaking entities that are going to really determine if thailand is able to start rainy and more foreign investment so how that negotiation shakes out it's going to be incredibly critical to how this moves forward for thailand economy and if you got me thoughts about how that might shake out just based on what you know of the personalities in the place already. well you know we've heard a number of things about you know maybe the democrats are going to get it for all of agriculture and commerce while the line props will retain finance that and will take on. maybe health and i.c.t. but none of that is finalized yet but the question under the last government has
been you know when the rubber meets the road and trenched interests. were not willing to change their policies around maybe customs or around balancing security with. courage and if they feel if they feel. who's had that final word and we haven't seen a reason under this government that it's necessarily going to change let's talk a little bit more gentle but about the man himself prime minister now prior through the channel shop. a man who banned a lot of political activity he restricted the media or in some cases he has said that too much democracy and freedom are actually to blame for thailand's political troubles. so why is there any reason to think any of this would change at all even though he is promising some sort of change. general privilege is not going to shed his skin and behave any better he is a dictator who will continue to at with authoritarian in staying and behave
and he is also a state we quibble with repressive powers that he will carry on from regular asked the when the when he becomes the prime minister for and for not a term he will carry on with him repressive audits including the order that prohibit criticism of the government they are that. enforce blanket censorship of the media who criticize the government they are that allowed the military to arrest the detail in a one in secret detention for 7 days without charge all these orders remain in effect when he assumed d. the role as new prime minister again. so there's no guarantee that thailand is heading to what a transition to some saw it all. is simply the same military dictator
who take off his military uniform and put on business suit just as that so then michael with your forward thinking idea earlier saying we should be focusing on what's to come so not just painted a picture and it's not a pretty picture of what's to come in fact it's more of the same. should we be worried about that in and about that being scrutinized and changed. well i think the previous 2 speakers have every really focused very nicely on what the issue here mr nelson is explaining that we are perhaps set for some real tensions in the parliament and mr sanaa is saying that there is a system of repression this designed to make sure that from the point of view of the new prime minister things don't get out of hand so we will have tension between this contest station and the parliament where you have a very active minority in opposition that's trying to make life difficult for prime minister but you look and then we'll have the structure of repression this intended
to swart this opposition and this is really a recipe for conflict at some level whether this is conflict in the parliament whether this is conflict within some of the political parties even on but so a lot for that matter or on the street. in addition many observers now wonder how patient the military will be if general prayuth proves incapable of managing parliament with a very lively opposition and that's another factor that has to be introduced. if we foresee a coming collision and i'm glad you brought up that fact because if that were to happen that brings us back into the same cycle as i said in our introduction gentlemen 12 years since 1982 anthony maybe can you explain to our viewers why this keeps happening for anyone who's not totally up on their type politics and why it might just happen again as michael is just sort of outlined there. there have been
tensions in thailand between. if you can loosely explained it has as the kind of bangkok elite and conservatives versus rural. northeastern voters all of that doesn't kind of capture perfectly exactly how that's work but. thailand has been kind of trying to manage those conflicts of along with the role of the military and the role of the monarchy almost through the entire 20th century and into this century. and forging the compromise has proven to be thus far almost impossible there have been periods where things have worked better. but through it all generally. the time has continued to develop and continue to grow but that political tension has always
been there that's part of the reason why. the previous government put in place the 20 year national action strategy which any government even if we did not think it was prime minister would be legally bound by that so there are certain signposts that the military government put in place to try to make sure regardless of what choices they have to make for the new government regardless of what the democratic developments are that they're going to have a strong firm control of how thailand develops and what switches are made looking ahead that that requires attracting a lot of foreign investment particularly into the eastern economic order and that's going to mean that thailand is going to have to increasingly do you know with trying to especially if it's not able to to be more nimble in terms of its economic policies. so gentlemen we've talked about the military obviously we've talked about the politicians we've talked about the people there is another element and that is the monarchy and maybe like i'm coming to you in bangkok on this one to explain to
us the monarchy the constitutional monarchy as we explained earlier which is supposed to stay out of politics but doesn't it certainly leans on politics and more in favor of the military is that they have been in the past is that a problem going forward given there is so much reverence for the monarchy there and there's a new ish king in place is that somebody we need to keep our eye on as well. put it this way come out pretty good today given into we'll when he was asked what will be. expectation of him as a prime is therefore not it and he said that if we all were to say him and i'll just say i mean this since i believe include his policy statement when he 1st assume power after the coup when he set. number one priority of him and the military that stage a coup was to protect the monarchy from challenge is and it seems that over the
past 5 year 14 or a preview it and the military generals what they see as the more threatening factor to the more naggy east the rise of hullo resume the rise up liberal democracy which this they'd been trying very hard to undo that in every way possible and let's not forget that you know now we have the. the coolie is. becoming a prime minister for not it and the korean amish if an od a commander of the armed forces all have spoken in one voice that they can stage a coup again if it is necessary they have said that repeatedly and publicly so if they see either we talked already about the possibility a plan descending into chaos for now that. the possibility of faery.
contestation in the parliament or even on the street that's one factor and let's not forget that every single time the military stage a coup they always made the excuse that that took that action to protect the throne as well so it may come up that the military will use this excuse in the near future that they wouldn't need to intervene into politics and undo the if force of everyone with that that we discuss about the rigorous performance of the opposition in the parliament the commitment of type people to try to restore democracy they would try to destroy that but i reckon michael is protecting the throne and if this is that enough of in excuse almost for there to be another coup or for there to be more unrest well it's certainly an excuse for the military to take firm action as this the lawyers said and the thing we need to bear in mind however is. that high
royalists have known for for decades that they do need to be slightly cautious and. one issue concerning the future forward party is that there was notable success in planting this idea that the leadership of the future forward party was was anti-royalist and yet a huge number of people voted for this new party including a huge number of young people and in a sense young people support for the future for our party despite the we're being out that it was somehow anti-royalist is a warning signal to royalists that they really shouldn't push their luck that there's that there's a significant part of the thai population that is no longer so interested in in the status of the monarchy as the center of time national security and this sort of thing does service
a constraint. royalist before they move because they know that they can only go so far and as i say the electoral performance of future forward party is really a warning signal to them yeah this future forward party really interests me i had it in my list of questions i wanted to bring about but all 3 of you have talked about in any way anthony 3rd placed in this election they were. young and charismatic leader if there is a future if the democracy in thailand and i am going to go back to that point about democracy then is that what that future looks like is that something that people can can grasp on to say. well there's no question the future forward brought a lot of excitement but they also drew a larger share of the vote than maybe they would have because one of the way tyler parties was banned after the. kind of the issue with the prince of civil rights in his brief run for prime minister. but there's no question there's
a lot of excitement around them that they spoke to a lot of people who want to have. in government the question is is can thailand forge a compromise of some kind that the military feels comfortable enough to step back that the monarchists feel protected and. the. democracy advocates feel like they actually have a what's and that's what we'll see in this parliament is whether or not you can somehow manage to forge a working environment where those democracy advocates are able to feel like they actually can have a voice in legislation where they actually can make a difference or do they feel like they have to be obstructionist and they have to try to bring down the government through no confidence measures or anything else every chance they get because of that's what they're doing and that margin again is razor razor thin and it's going to be a difficult time to get anything done and the government will have to spend a lot of its time buying water compromising with smaller parties to make sure they
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where we begin the news are with the african union which has suspended sudan's membership in response to the cracks in on protesters by the military giunta more than $100.00 people have been killed since monday including attacks on a sits in at military headquarters. in khartoum well the african union's peace and security council says the suspension will remain in effect until power is handed over civilians a year is also considering imposing sanctions against individuals it says are responsible for the violence or though they haven't yet been identified. through border besides that shooter the military council feared to hold over power you see feel it was a show of authority without any affordably go through automatically impose
primitive measures on individuals and entities that are obstructing the establishment of peace if you will that as you know authority well the u.s. meanwhile has renewed calls for the resumption of talks to form a civilian led government process leaders rejected an offer for talks from the military giunta russia's foreign ministry says while it supports elections it opposes any foreign intervention and there have been calls for restraint out of the u.n. what we're trying to also do is remain in close contact with the african union and to support their initiatives in dealing with this crisis but but we have urged restraint of from the security forces and we were urged that the government respects all of the basic human rights of the people including freedom of expression and freedom of assembly for more on the day's events stephanie decker brings us this reports. an eerie quiet on the streets of the sudanese capital these
are roadblocks set up by the protesters we are told there are an act of defiance against the rapid support forces the group behind the raid on the protest camp on monday the african union suspended sudan following an emergency session on thursday and to listen 1000000000 government is formed so far nothing has been resolved to bridge the divide between the gentile and the protest groups i think that. the african union has seemingly only just responded because the big powers are but to me part of my worry is that on this occasion the russians seem to be on the wrong side of history in that region simply because i think there's an element of global politics in. egypt the u.a.e. and saudi arabia are all countries visited recently by the head of the new the self-appointed military council abdel fatah has called for a new talk to the protesters. a move rejected by the opposition who say they cannot
negotiate in good faith following the recent killings. violence escalated on monday when the rapid support forces are s.f. raided the protest camp outside the military headquarters the death toll continues to rise bodies have been pulled out of the river nile with reports of beatings and rapes carried out at the hands of the r s f the group formerly known as the jan jew we need to stand accused of committing war crimes in darfur it's very difficult to get a clear picture of what's going on al-jazeera has been banned from reporting despite having a bureau in the country the protesters say they want an end to military rule and for a fleeting moment it seemed to go she ations between the military and the people may have resulted in some form of change but it wasn't to be. the measure is called for elections in 9 months time but no one knows what will happen until then stephanie decker al-jazeera. all mamma. says the african union special
envoy to sudan he spoke to al-jazeera just a short while ago. we out in a very close watch. made it that easy to accomplish a good job i would have though that it's a good thing to show that event that activity is going to be edited out but then you should leave the quantization. declination i don't see them and the charity which is just ended and we did leave it in addition to its people mention it is trying to get their bid mond and be quiet it's a verb. that it's very sad and very very difficult to resent that we have has given so i think we. strongly has that we can bring it on in or out not to get in the face of the old stuff and again i really like i don't option they even will have noticed that they can buy it if that is
a concept maybe if i did all of it graduations related. stuff would be believing in a covert function on getting the shooting out of the initiative anything. that i wish and that figure into positions and we have that for both. the same thing he did not get on the auction that is pretty big on his house for that. to. break a big event as chairman that there have always had to have them to have a different god they are almost they are very needed footage and i'm going for a donkey and it isn't good it's going to be finished and to help out the good guys school today. mexico's president says he feels confident an immigration deal can be reached with the u.s. to prevent trade tariffs being imposed on monday donald trump's demands in mexico
stop the flow of migrants from central america towards the u.s. border to promote cities have more talks in washington to find a deal that will satisfy donald trump. i think a lot of progress yes we're making progress but to go. and make it for many many years we need to get down there to make you mad or you know i am stuck with them they're not like. they we're going to get our problem. but we have to reporters on this developing story john holeman is in mexico city with the reaction from president obrador but we'll begin at the white house with kimberly hawk kimberly we're seeing some very strong threats coming from the american sides are they prepared to follow through. yeah there is the sense
that donald trump particularly is prepared to follow through there's a lot of frustration on the part of republicans and some democrats that there has been you know a flood of migration coming into the united states but that it has now reached some field crisis levels along the southern border of the united states and mexico the issue from the standpoint of the trumpet ministration is that these are migrants coming from central america they are transiting through mexico where they're required to have a transit visa but the mexican government allegedly is turning a blind eye to these migrants not doing enough to enforce their own laws so now they sort of the heat and pressure is being put on the mexican government by the trumpet ministration saying if you don't do that and do what we ask we're going to put in place punitive measures tariffs in the form of 5 percent each month potentially go up to 25 percent on mexican goods coming into the united states this is serious because there is
a significant market here for those mexican products so this is the threat that is out there the talks are underway as we speak at the staff level here at the white house the vice president mike pence saying earlier today that they felt that these talks have in their 2nd day have been positive but there is a need for mexico to do more whether or not the mexican delegation can satisfy the administration is unclear we are watching very carefully to see for signs of what may happen moving forward but for now it does appear that this white house is very firm on their insistence if they don't see concrete action those tariffs go into place next week ok kimberly hold the white house thank you very much indeed let's get more from the mexican side john who is in mexico city for us of john waterhouse the reaction been. for u.s. border. well the reaction from here 1st of all president and it is money well lopez obrador in his morning press
conference basically not offering a lot more the mexico is already doing to try and stop people without documents heading north to the united states many of them he was stressing the fact that he believes the solution to this is attending the root causes trying to solve the problems of poverty and insecurity in el salvador and nicaragua. and honduras those countries in central america from which many of the migrants are coming and crossing mexico to get to the u.s. and for a long time now he's been so wanting the u.s. to come in in a plan and commit resources to try and alleviate those problems in southern mexico and also those countries in central america now tacitly and this is something that he wouldn't want to speak about too much because you want to talk more about the humanitarian side of things and the long term solutions mexico has also been getting been pursuing a tougher line towards migrants going through the country there's been
a lot more detentions there's been crackdowns on the caravans mass arrests and the caravans those are large groups of people that are heading through the country together and the delegation that's been sent to washington d.c. has really been trying to emphasize that it's been led by the foreign minister marcello abroad let's hear what he had to say after he came out from a morning of negotiations the most wanted list but because we are going to continue the discussions this afternoon we haven't come to a conclusion i think we are making advances and in the afternoon i should be able to give you all a more concrete vision of where we are coming together. so this is the problem those numbers coming out of mexico that 80000 people have been detained and deported in the 1st 6 months of president lopez obrador of ministration and it particularly marcello abroad is.