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tv   Inside Story 2019 Ep 175  Al Jazeera  June 25, 2019 3:32am-4:01am +03

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says she had no other way of making a living and wasn't expecting such a harsh punishment if i did it out of necessity because of poverty where i'm from there's no other income where i'm from selling marijuana is like selling a bride while mexico's anti-drug laws are aimed at dismantling the country's cartels human rights advocates say they're also having a disproportionate impact on poor women and the mother live at a combat zone that's when we talk about the drug war many people think of el chapo they don't realize that normally those who are punished are at the bottom of the pyramid women who have been discriminated against or have been victims of violence . in mexico city to another former inmate is getting used to her new life out of prison she served a 5 year prison sentence for selling narcotics on the street a crime she says she had no choice but to commit in the phone and. armed men came to my house and pointed a gun at my 3 year old granddaughter they said my husband owed them
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a lot of money more than i could ever afford in my life that's when i agreed to sell their drugs i did it to save my children's lives. betty says many of her fellow prison inmates were there for similar reasons victims of circumstances mexican president under this one way lopez over the white house promise that policies that punish drug users and street dealers will be rewritten but that policy change has yet to happen in fact the trend of women ending up behind bars for low level drug charges is actually on the rise between 20162018 mexico's female prison population increased by 103 percent one former inmate told the system doesn't punish criminals it punishes them for madrid up a little dizzy to mexico city. the philippines is struggling to control the use of single use plastic bags that is estimated more than 160000000 of them washed up on river banks in coastlines. every day now though
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a constructive way to tackle the problem has been developed jamila under going to experience. for the last 2 years these students have been collecting rubbish every day it's helped clean up the campus and help to build some of its facilities for every 2 kilo's of plastic waste they collect this school receives a brick made of plastic and cement and this school contains been built with them this school to watch tower was built with the same bricks 2 this is a solution for the environmental problem because we are diverting wastes away from the landfill so we are in effect an alternative to downsize to the landfill some of the bricks are designed to allow rainwater to see through and that helps stop the streets flooding for some activists this may not be the most ecological way to eliminate the problems of plastic but this is seen as an immediate solution
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to the growing problems of landfills across the country waste can now be used to manufacture building materials. but greenpeace says more needs to be done and multinational companies need to be made responsible for pushing the so-called sashay economy from coffee shampoo to cooking oil these consumer products come in cheap single use packages it's a very important that the consumers they have the purchasing power and they can actually put pressure into this manufacturers' these companies they can actually influence and ask their favorite brands i love your products we use their products we buy the your products what you need to deliver it in a more sustainable in a logical way the capital manila generates almost 10000 tons of garbage every day every community here is mandated by law to have a materials recovery facility where biodegradable and recyclable waste is sorted
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but government figures show around only 20 percent of the villages in the country have one. this is one of the most impoverished areas in manila rubbish is directly affecting the lives of people here the challenge of plastic waste is global and growing and in the battle against it people here say they feel they're on the front line jim duggan al jazeera mandela just a short break coming up and then a sport with andrey who will take you to france where the usa have set up a huge question a quarter finals of the women's world cup. leaders of the world's biggest economies are gathering in all soccer for the g. 20 summit with ongoing trade global security and tension in the middle east with
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the hopes of free trade and reduction of disparities seem to mind all of us on al-jazeera for coverage and in-depth analysis. some interesting characters in the wall behind if not i imagine a day when someone with basic computer software could create a convincing but fake video of someone maybe committing a crime or putting a world leader in a compromising situation well as robin is now reports that day's already arrived how lin is a master of technological shape shifting he just transformed me into north korean leader kim jong un. with the click of one button we can turn you into any person
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readily available technology can be used to create what are called deep thinks me and bernie and schumer this looks like democratic presidential candidate senator elizabeth warren making a speech but it's not it's an actress on a popular american comedy show who's been transformed using deep fake technology only an expert can tell the difference how lynn says the implications for politics are disturbing you can actually create very realistic videos of someone saying things that that person never said and in times where you have elections this becomes very very dangerous recently a video of democratic congressional leader nancy pelosi doctored to make her look drunk was shared more than 2000000 times on facebook even though it was quickly identified as fake the problem is people see this and they believe it and even if 2
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days later it's. the damage is already done they've shared it or they have this in the back of their mind groups with nefarious motives could create international chaos with deep fake videos it could be you know this person has been assassinated it could change what political leaders can put anything in their mouth so that's i think the scary part of it and people would you know share thing and say look i saw the video the person really thought that it only took a couple of clicks on the keyboard to change my image into that of lattimer putin as the technology advances rapidly experts say lawmakers had better start thinking seriously about regulating it recently a congressional committee held a hearing on the fakes experts testified that at the very least platforms like facebook should be required. to attach warning labels if you could put that warning
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on there same way as we do with cigarettes right you know we know that there are all but if people want to use them they can but they have the warnings there and you know what the warnings are the technology will soon reach a point were even experts will be unable to spot doctored videos deep fakes raise questions about belief truth and reality with democratic values and global stability at stake rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles. for a lot of things i could say but i'm not going to just going to say here then deal with the sport well your friend yourself and. states a spot in the quarter finals of the women's world cup well i'll be taking on host nation fronts they've just been spanked c one in rain i can retain i was the u.s.a.'s match winner she scored both of their goals from the penalty spot the united states looking to win this tournament for a 4th time let's go to our correspondent paul racey's live for us in paris for the days of the last 16 game between canada and sweden is about to kick off the whole
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1st thought when the usa has said i think huge game for the hosts. yeah it really doesn't come any big day for any team in a women's world cup match against the usa 3 time world champions as you mention and while the organizers will be very pleased that there is such a humdinger of a quarter final late the french against the americans there will also be disappointed maybe that it didn't come later in the tournament because it does mean that one of the 2 big draws at this world cup will be gone by the semifinal stage now given the ferocity of the u.s.a.'s reputation it's it's rather hard to see them falling at the quarter final stage back here in paris against france on friday but some positives for france they are on a 9 much unbeaten run they did beat the usa in a friendly. 31 in january they will have an extra days preparation on the
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usa which could be really important given the conditions that are coming up in the week ahead pull just tell us about the weather could actually become a pretty big talking points in the next few days. yeah the weather looks like it's going to be it's going to be a player all of its own here in here in france the french press really trumpeting the arrival of county kewl it's. a massive heatwave that's coming in from africa this week and it's. a sensitive subject for many french people really because back in 2003 as many as 20000 french people died with record temperatures of another heat wave arrived in this one this week is expected by many meteorologists to be even worse paris is already putting in. emergency procedures so that its citizens don't overheat this week when temperatures are going to be up to 37 degrees celsius
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and with humidity feeling like they're in the mid forty's further down south temperatures are going to be in the forty's so the french team has already moved their training sessions to earlier in the morning later at night to prepare for this and you know when these quarter finals do come around later in the week or perhaps going to wish we had the air conditioning at the stadiums that they're going to have the men's world cup in qatar in 2022 and paul just quickly tell us about the game you're about to watch. yet sweden canada here at the park to prance i think i've just had the. after all the cheering i can hear behind me the concourse here is actually quite empty at the moment but they have been thousands of people here in the build up to the much absolutely hundreds of swedes just all arrived all at once singing and shouting it was quite a sight and these teams do have pedigree runners up in this competition one time
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canada the olympic bronze medalists and whoever wins this much will go through to a match against germany who are the olympic champions having beaten sweden in 2016 for the women's world cup for us in france thank you so much paul. the ivory coast of kicks off their africa cup of nations campaign with a win the 2015 champions beating south africa one mill there looking to win the competition for a 3rd sign lights are on mali face mauritania you know he's going with one goal approaching full time. shockey by his son put in one of the performances of the cricket world cup so far to help bangladesh beat afghanistan and the hopes of reaching the semifinals all round of 1st a look at the buyouts school 51 to help bangladesh school 262 for the 7 and even more damage with the ball should keep taking 5 wickets for just 29 runs and i would
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rather see a 62 run when it is that the victory of the torrent. steve smith and david warner getting ready to face old rivals england for the 1st time since their playing ban ended the pair were suspended for a year after being caught illegally tampering with the match ball during a test australia going well at this world cup england aiming to hit back from a surprise defeat against sri lanka. think you always remember world cup games regardless of who it's against and i don't think you can put any more importance on one game over another in terms of your. countries or ovaries or anything particularly when there's 2 points on the one in such a totally contested. title there so it's going to make saudis going to be a big night out but then the day it's still 2 points up for grabs you gratis if you'd like and the international olympic committee have announced the house for the 2026 when. we know god i haven't heard from milan in court so you know winning the votes in switzerland ahead of a rival offering from sweden for other countries drops out of the bidding process
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due to concerns over the gang size and cost. ok there is a sports looking for now thank you anymore sport with andy a little later and right after the break barbara starr and the team in london with the latest news right here on just. base is a dialogue a meeting about it for less than staying at the international media and on t.v. a flashing stop is comes with skepticism because there's a lot of it on my and everyone has a voice mail being taken advantage of just because you know small community
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without any network just each health join the global conversation announces iraq all they want to do is start the debate the same kind of debate that we have here in st. driven by outrage and spanning generations the real hinge of demonstrators gathered on the very day a widely criticized repatriation agreement between the governments of bangladesh and me and more was to begin the anger was all too apparent and the fear was probably if you don't like we're so afraid that if they send one of us back to myanmar today tomorrow they'll send back 10 and the day after tomorrow they'll send back 20 idea if we were given citizenship in myanmar then there would be no need to take us back there we would go back on our own we must remember the rancho among the most persecuted minority used in the world. up to years of overgrazing the damage caused to the precious grasslands of chile is being revised with one of the
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world's biggest ever consumation projects. they're pretty emblematic of the patagonians that if their plan to fall and they're like this one is then you know that the system is coming back and that they feel no threats and that's why you're on our rewilding patagonia on al-jazeera. it's a lot of restraint has been shown by us a lot of restraint. that doesn't mean we're going to show it in the future president trump signs an order imposing new sanctions on iran and its supreme leader this says washington's top diplomat towards the gulf seeking to assemble a global coalition against iran.
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blow up barbara sara you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up on the program as ethiopia mourns police issue dead the army general accused of leading the failed coup that killed 5 senior officials running against the so-called deal of the sentry gazans kickoff palestinian protests over this week's conference in bahrain and we visit a school in the philippines where they're turning their plastic waste into breaks to build new facilities. thank you for joining us u.s. president donald trump has imposed what he's described as hard hitting new sanctions on iran as tensions continue to simmer in the gulf the white house says it will lock up billions of dollars worth of iranian assets in a rare move the sanctions go right to the top targeting the supreme leader
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ayatollah ali how many and iran's foreign minister will be added to that list later this week. because a peace loving nation with c. conflict with the red or any other country look forward to the day when saying sions can be finally lifted and around can become a peaceful prosperous and productive nation that can go very quickly it can be tomorrow it could also be in years from now so i look forward to. discussing whatever i have to discuss with anybody that wants to speak in the meantime who knows what's going to happen i can only tell you we can not ever let iran have a nuclear weapon or russia's promise to counter u.s. sanctions with an oil for goods deal which it wants others to join meanwhile u.s. secretary of state my pump ale has been in saudi arabia and the united arab emirates trying to assemble a global coalition against iran. for sure. forming
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a coalition is nothing new we've seen it before they failed us iran is a powerful country with 15 neighboring countries and we stand tall in the region so forming a coalition against such a country is not an easy thing to do even if u.s. officials come to the region every week and have meetings to try and form a coalition it's not easy to do well the u.s. has put out a joint statement with saudi arabia the u.a.e. and the u.k. blaming iran for destabilizing the gulf region they said they expressed their concern over escalating tensions and the dangerous posed by iranian the stabilizing activity to peace and security both in yemen and the broader region and they say ships and their crews must be allowed to pass through international waters safely well in a moment it will be live in tehran for the reaction there 1st though let's go to rosalind jordan who is in washington for us rosin 1st of all tell us a little bit more about these new sanctions imposed by the u.s. . well what makes these new sanctions notable barbara is not what
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they actually are which is a freeze on assets held in u.s. financial institutions as well as a denial of any visas to come to the united states either for short term or long term visits but it's the targets that make these new sanctions notable the supreme leader ayatollah common day is now a direct target of these economic and travel sanctions as are top leaders of the i r g c the ground the air and sea components of the i.r.g.c. they've been hit with similar sanctions it is also worth pointing out that while he was addressing reporters on monday morning donald trump the u.s. president said that the sanctions had been in the work anyway even before last thursday's downing of a u. of a u.s. drone that was flying either over the strait of hormuz or flying in iranian
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airspace of course the u.s. and iran dispute where that drone was when it was taken out of the skies so it's really this idea of continuing what the u.s. calls its maximum pressure campaign to try to induce iran to come back to the negotiating table to talk about its nuclear ambitions to talk about its overall military posture to talk about its foreign policy objectives and to try to see if they can be shaped in a way that would be acceptable to the united states of course other iranians say they have their own national security issues to be worried about and that they're going to be looking out for their best interest not simply kowtow ing to what washington wants and rosalyn the u.s. seemingly trying to get other countries involved in its maximum pressure campaign we've just seen this joint statement the u.s. has saudi arabia the u.a.e. and the u.k.
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effectively blaming iran for destabilizing the wider gulf region and what did you make of that statement when you saw it. well it did seem to conflate 2 situations with the commonality being that iran is involved in both of the situations it talked about 1st the security situation in yemen and that was the bulk of the statement again calling on all parties to return to the peace process to allow humanitarian aid into yemen and for the iranians to stop providing material support to hooty fighters who were trying to wrest control of yemen from the government of president hadi but at the beginning of the statement barbara it starts out by essentially condemning iran for the recent attacks on shipping vessels in the gulf going through the strait of hormuz and basically accusing iran of using its military power to project and to disrupt stability in the region again
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the only common thread here is that this has to do with iranian behavior so what you see here is again another opportunity for the united states to try to put very public pressure on the iranian government something which the trumpet ministration says it is going to continue to do until the iranians change their behavior change their policies and are willing to negotiate a new status with the united states and with other countries frozen jordan with the latest now from washington d.c. of rosalind thank you so how is this all going down in iran itself divide joins us live from tehran at the u.s. obviously stepping up the economic pressure diplomatic pressure we heard rosalyn there say because they want iran to change the way it behaves is it going to have that effect let's start with economic pressure 1st what reaction to these new sanctions. well i think these sanctions will have the
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opposite effect they will play into the line that the iranians have been saying that the united states is waging an economic war on the islamic republic and they feel like this is an unfair war since they withdrew from the nuclear deal last year in terms of today's news and their recent sanctions we've only heard from the foreign minister zarif who has taken to his twitter account to say that and i'll quote trump is 100 percent right that the u.s. military has no business in the persian gulf and that the removal of his forces is fully in line with the interests of the u.s. in the world it's clear now that the team is not concerned with u.s. interests they despise the pull missy and thirst for war horse the foreign ministers reference to the b. team is that of. benjamin netanyahu mama been some on and john bolton this is a response so far the highlight of the today's announcement is not so much the
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sanctions against the supreme leader but the possible sanctions on the foreign minister all the local media are leading with that headline and it's something that was very unexpected i think because the foreign minister mohammad javad zarif has been the face of diplomatic face of this entire campaign of building up to this nuclear agreement of 2015 he worked tirelessly for years he said recently when he was meeting with the german foreign minister that it took 12 years of diplomacy and about 2 years of negotiations to reach the nuclear deal of 2015 which president trump withdrew from last year and this is something very very important to the foreign minister himself because he was so personally involved in this deal but so in light of that door you can see some elements of the sanctions will be symbolic for example the travel ban on the. way but when it comes to the rest that you've
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just mentioned how big an impact do you think ultimately they are likely to have on iran. well i think these will have a very huge symbolic impact practicality wise they won't because the supreme leader hasn't left iran since 1909 he doesn't travel outside the country these high level revolutionary guard commanders they are never likely to work or go into the united states so this is seen more as a symbolic gesture from the u.s. saying we are targeting at the highest levels within the islamic republic the supreme leader is the head of state he is the commander in chief of the armed forces it's more as a gesture saying where targeting the highest level that we can the supreme leader has said repeatedly that these actions won't get the iranians back to the negotiating table he even refused to respond to a direct letter that was delivered here by the japanese prime minister from
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president trump he said doesn't even deserve a response so in real terms it doesn't really make a difference it will only serve the arraignment point of view that they've been saying the americans are trying to isolate them further and this will just be another example of how they're trying to do that. with the latest from tehran the door such thing q well the u.n. security council is holding a meeting this hour on the situation with iran alan fisher is live from the u.n. in new york and joins us now allan what are we expecting to hear. well after all we've had from the they are a nuclear deal the sanctions the drone assault this is actually very not only focus this is about the attacks on shipping in the strait of hormuz and in the gulf in the last couple of weeks now with carefully ambassadors going into the meeting a couple of the said we are urging restraint we would like to see there be a diplomatic solution the u.n.
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secretary general spokesperson earlier today said both sides need narratives of steel and they also need to think about some sort of diplomatic resolution here certainly the russian ambassador was asked about the latest sanctions going into the meeting and he said look the iranians said just a few days ago that you don't negotiate with someone who's holding a knife to your throat and what we're seeing here are the what's possible sanctions being imposed on the iranians to suggesting that it would be difficult for them to have any sort of discussion but as i say this is very not only focus this is about the attacks on shipping we understand that the united states in this closed door session is going to present more evidence to members of the u.n. security council which undoubtedly will point the finger at the uranium is that something that the americans have been clear about they said with it of course 24 hours that they believe the iranians were responsible they also.

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