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the jerry sandusky trial. will he take the stabbnd? same state, different case. monsignor accused of hiding pedophile priests in plain sight. day 11 of jury deliberations under way now. dirty little secret except it is not so little. and the secret is now out. girls being trafficked, sold in sexual slavery in small town america. we begin this hour in pennsylvania where the defense in the child rape trial of jerry sandusky could rest as soon as tomorrow. aside from the verdicts no question looms larger than whether the defendant himself will actually testify. so far sandusky's lawyers have relied on character witnesses to answer questions from a number of young men that say sandusky be friended them and molested them and in some cases threatened them if they spoke out. susan candiotti has been in court this morning. what's happening now?
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>> well, with the highlight really of the morning has been testimony called by the defense of two pennsylvania state investigators who work order this case. one of them is now retired. the defense grilling them over their techniques in how they questioned alleged victims in this case. in particular, they concentrated on one, accuser number four. and the defense was suggesting to the jury that these investigators were in essence telling the victims what to say. encouraging them. tainting them by talking about what other victims alleged victims may have said. the defense attorney saying at one point they referred to an audiotape of accuser number four in which the investigator is heard saying that you are doing well, saying words to the effect of you -- we are hearing very similar things, sometimes word for word from other alleged victims in this case. and, in fact, after at one point
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told them we also heard others talk about actual oral sex. the investigators who were testifying denied to the defense as well as under cross-examination that they ever told victims what to say. that it was very difficult to get them to talk. in fact, one investigate wror said that he went to the door of alleged victim number four at first, this young man wouldn't speak to him at all. and said that he crawled up in a fetal position on his sofa. that was a very powerful moment. another moment was when he called nine character witnesses to speak on jerry sandusky's behalf. one of them said she went to the second mile and said that accuser number four in high school had a reputation, as she put it, of being dishonest and embellishing stories. >> wow. okay. we are hearing so much now in the courtroom, the various stories that are coming forward. we are hearing for the first
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time details from you. susan, as you know, when this all started, that there was that compelling interview with bob costas on nbc with jerry sandusky. we thought that was pretty mind-blowing. now i understand that there is an outtake from that interview that has gotten out. i want to take a listen to this, if you don't mind. then ask you about how the prosecution might use this. >> so it is entirely possible you could have helped young boy a in some way not objectionable while horribly taking advantage of young boy b, c, d and e, isn't that possible? >> well, you might think that. i don't know. and in terms of my relationship with so many, many young people, i would -- i would guess that there are many young people who would come forward, many more young people who would come forward and say that my methods
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and what i had done for them made a very positive impact on their life. and i didn't go around seeking out every young person for sexual needs that i've helped. there are many that i didn't have any contact with -- i hardly had any contact with who i have helped in many, many ways. >> susan, this obviously is creating a lot of buzz. what do you think? will prosecutors use this outtake? >> certainly it is subject to interpretation what exactly he meant by that. here's the only way it appears it could be used. nbc news says that this tape has been subpoenaed by prosecutors. it would appear it could only be used during a rebuttal case and that would be only if the defense perhaps either put jerry sandusky on the stand or perhaps aired another excerpt that already aired in court or this very excerpt and then the state
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could cross-examine or rebut it by putting this into the record. so it is still questionable as to whether the jurors will hear this piece of tape that never actually aired on nbc until very recently once it was subpoenaed. >> and, you know, decision is still being made whether sandusky will take the stand or not. what about mrs. sandusky? >> well, we are also waiting to hear that, too. however, i just got word in my ear that she was seen walking into court. whether that means in fact, she's getting red write to testify, we mute find out before the day is done. >> let us know, susan. appreciate it so much. let's talk about slavery. talking about human trafficking. we just learned in a few hours the state department will release its annual report on where countries ranked in their efforts to fight human trafficking. here's the reality. more than 12 million people are taken, sold, and forced into
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hard labor or exploited important sex. that's more people than the population of a number of countries. 56% of those modern day slaves are women and young girls. and if you think well, does it happen in my town? think again. because we are not just talking about foreign countries and big cities here. investigators are now seeing a surge in human trafficking in the midwest. right in america's heartland. deb feyerick has been investigating the story for us. the midwest? why and where exactly? >> yeah. it is striking. you think about it. in minneapolis-st. paul is along the 13 top places in the nation for a child in sex trafficking. many people think that child sex trafficking doesn't exist in the united states. yet, it does. teenage girls, many of them who are runaways have grown up in our communities, get swept up in the trade, and the girls may be as young as 12 years old. often they are targeted by pimps who know where to find them and
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essentially kidnap them and sell them for sex. they are kept isolated. these girls are moved from city to city. we spoke with several prostitution survivors, all of them in their teens, when they began. >> there's so many men out here who prey on young women, who, you know, excites them or something -- sexual for them. they are just -- i was baby. i was 12. >> a show of hands, how many of you were raped? how many of you have scars because of what you went through, physical scars? emotional scars? how many? >> all of these women say that they got into this and before they knew it it had simply taken control over their life. and you have a lot of police, lot of authorities, sweeping in and trying to stop this because it is on the verge of becoming somewhat an epidemic here.
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>> how bad is it getting in the midwest? and why exactly this part of the country? >> well, it is a hub. when you think of minneapolis-st. paul, it is a very busy area because of its highways, for example, what you have is have a number of people, millions, as a matter of fact, who are crossing -- it is an easy way for traverse and busy shipping port. year-round conventions and sporting events. the online adult websites are so brazen they actual specials. people come to the midwest because they think hey, they are not going to get caught in the midwest. it is really a very interesting dynamic what's going on. people think there's safety and people think there is anonymity. >> there are a number of resources for human trafficking victims and their families. the national human trafficking resource center is toll free national hotline.
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enhancing drugs. clemens is clean. at least in the eyes after federal jury. but the court of public opinion is a completely different animal. senior member of the baseball writers association of america, the group that actually votes on the baseball hall of fame. joining us via skype. marty, does this clear clemens? i guess -- you know, we -- there are the purists in baseball and then there's the fans. is he cleared in the eyes of all of them? or -- one group at least? >> not all of them certainly. i don't believe. i -- i think that my sense of it is roger clemens will have a difficult time getting in the hall of fame right away. and i don't know that he's -- any sort of hall of fame induct he. at this point his career doesn't -- doesn't -- there's
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nothing wrong beyond reproach. he is one of the people you look at him and you say okay, he is a hall of famer. when you consider what -- nothing more than suspicion, he hasn't admitted any such thing -- i'm sorry but steroids, he had -- we don't know. >> so -- it is a pretty impressive list, if you look at it, for next year. clemens, barry bonds, you've got sammy sosa. but all three of them have been linked one way or another to steroid use. will clemens get your vote? >> no. >> why not? >> none of the three will. i came to this conclusion about a year ago. so when -- the way i always judge people for candidates for the hall of fame is this. if there is any doubt in my mind
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about was he the best player here, if there was a question i didn't vote for the guy. if there wasn't i voted for them. now there are questions if it is based on only susz pigs, in all three cases it is only suspicion but i can't see myself voting for them now. i think that a growing number of guys in our association feel that way. there's month way to tell unless you sit down with all people who vote. and if they were to give you their honest opinion. i don't think that you will see any of those three people do better than mark mcgwire has done. >> he still hasn't gotten into the hall of fame. there are 500 votes. how much of the vote do you have to get in order to get into the hall of fame? and can you use mark mcgwire as an example? what's the most -- >> three-quarters of the voting membership have to agree for him to be elected.
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i don't think that -- i don't know mcgwire's numbers but is no where close. he finally did admit he used steroids. i think it was too late for him. i think hiding his behavior in front of the senate and saying i don't -- i'm not here to talk about the past. i'm here to talk about the future, i think that irritated some people. not to the point they didn't vote for him but when he finally did say, that i did use. he's not getting in. i don't think most of the guys will get in. most of the guys who anyone has any suspicion about. >> it puts their ability into question, that's for sure. marty noble, thanks so much. roger clemens would need 75% of the vote to get into the hall of fame. that's out of 500 or so votes. you are never going to guess where millions of dollars in medicare payments have ended up. in cuba. federal prosecutors in miami have charged one man so far.
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it is obvious assad is not acting alone when it comes to the brutal battles in syria. who is helping him and getting him weapons? it came down to the g-20 summit in new mexico. jill dougherty joining from us the state accident. jill, what's the deal? ships in question? carrying weapons for assad's military? sit exaggeration? >> well, i think we have to go with the newest information that we have. the ship that was carrying helicopters has now -- we understand, returned -- it is on its way to returning to its base and one of the reasons is that
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the insurance was on that ship carrying refurbished helicopters supposedly back to syria was pulled by the company. the insurance company because they said themé nature of that trip back to syria with helicopters dictated that they simply stopped the insurance. so -- they are headed back. remember we were talking about two other ships that supposedly were carrying weapons and we are going to be on their with you to syria. the -- spokesperson important the black sea fleet which is where those ships would have been going says -- tells cnn all ships from the black sea fleet are located within the ports where they are based. and specifically on one of those ships, he says that it went out for a plan important it is going to be back in port tomorrow. the russians are obviously shooting down, pun not intended,
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any implication that they are trying to get involved in this fight. that said, they have supplied in the past weapons to the syrian government and the united states says that those helicopters, look if they are old if they are new, they still kill people. they should not be sending them in and breaking in arms embargo. >> all right. in addition to this subject matter, when putin and obama met, any progress, anything positive to come out of that meeting? >> you know, the only thing that i can see that was positive was you had a statement that they both are against violence and that they both want some type of political transition. and that the -- transition, it is how you get there and do not agree on that. apparently at all at this point. >> all right. jill dougherty from the state department. appreciate it so much. for the latest national security report, all you have to do is log on to cnn.com/security clearance.
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massive wildfires in colorado and north carolina are keeping firefighters pretty busy. a blaze that began as a controlled burn in the national forest got out of control. it burned more than 10,000 acres. the more heat and wind made matters worse for fire fighters battling the wildfire near ft. collins, colorado. so far the hyde park fire burned more than 58,000 acres and it is about 50% contained at this point. president obama is behind closed doors in mexico this hour with 178 of his fellow world leaders. it is the second and final day of the g-20 summit. european debt is issue one. it is no the only issue. we mentioned the u.s./russian talks on syria already. later today, mr. obama meets one-on-one with the chinese president. cnn's dan lothian is our man there today. are the leaders doing intangible about the euro crisis? >> i think they are. a couple of things. first of all, they seem to be warming up to this idea of
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having an integrated banking system, as you know, will's 17 countries in the euro and it is difficult to get them all on the same page. in fact, angela merkel who is -- has been sort of a point person in trying to stabilize the eurozone crisis says it is a herculean it is a to get them to agree to something. they seem to be warming up to the integrated banking system that could mitigate problems going forward. secondly, countries adding additional money to this $455 billion fund which essentially is the help -- to help countries dealing with impact, fallout, of the eurozone crisis. you saw china kicking in more than $40 billion, $10 billion coming from brazil, south africa and some other countries. there seems to be this sense of urgency that there needs to be quick action in the usa and this is something europe needs to fix on its own p. >> what more do we know about
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this afternoon meeting? >> well, it is an meeting. 12th time president obama will meet with the leader. they will be talking, obviously, about the economy china. very concerned about the eurozone crisis and drag that it could cause on its economy. in particular, europe being one of their leading export markets. and so they will be talking about that. in addition, we will be talking about national security issues such as iran and syria which has been a big subject and also the role china can play in dealing with the situation in north korea. >> dan lothian for us. appreciate it. we will follow obviously everything out of the g-20 summit. new report on immigration in the united states shows a first. for the first type ever, there are more asian immigrants coming to the u.s. that hispanics. pew research center reports 40,000 asians came to the u.s. in 2010. that's compared to 370,000 hispanics. the report also shows why asians are coming to the u.s.
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31% say that they come for family reasons. 28% educational opportunities. only 21% say it is for mick opportunities. a sad thought for active duty military votes. active military rather. and the military vets. they soon could be without essential aid if congress has its way. i'm talking about food stamps. both the house and senate plan to cut billions of dollars from food stamp programs. meanwhile, our military men and women and their families are relying on that aid. according to the huff post, just last year, $100 million in food stamps were used on military bases alone.
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nails in the skull, swallowing magnets, marbles up the nose. you name it, e.r. doctors pretty much have seen it all. but this was a first important doctors in miami. a boy shot in the head with a spear after a storm accident.
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take a look at the x-ray. it is a three-foot spear right through 16-year-old lopez's skull. medical correspondent liz cohen is here. how the heck did this happen? >> as we understand, it was a fishing expedition and they were using spears to catch the fish and instead the spear caught his skull. >> okay. that's how it happened. how does someone even survive an injury like this? how -- where -- you know, if you can explain where the spear entered and -- how they even dealt with it. >> sure. you look at that and you think how can he live through a spear going through his head. here's what happened. it went in about an inch above his right eye. so sort of somewhere sort of around here. and went straight through the back. so it stayed on one side of his head or if we look at it this way, it went in here and then out the back exactly staying on the right-hand side. that's a good thing. when a injury stays on one side of the brain, that's really good
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news. and it is all about what it hits and doesn't hit. if it doesn't hit a major blood vessel -- >> how does it not hit anything major? >> because we think about it this was very thin from what i understand. it didn't hit a major bloodes havel and didn't cause breathing. it didn't hit something like the area of the brain that controls breathing. so it didn't stop his ability to breathe. the only thing that doctors say he's probably going to suffer from this is clumsiness in his left arm. when he came into the hospital, he was talking -- communicating with a spear in his head. >> one blessed 16-year-old. how is he doing now? what's the recovery on this? making a big buzz and making all the network shows. >> right. pray like that, you are going to be -- talked about. >> the buzz. >> exactly. we were told he's doing quite well. he is out of intensive care. he is a regular hospital floor. the only real ramification of
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this is possible clumsiness in his left hand. again, it is a matter of what it misses and what it hits. also, a spear in some ways is better an bullet wound because a bullet can go in and shatter and you have all sorts of little pieces going all sorts of places. this is one thin piece going through. and it didn't -- if it hit the other side of his brain, he might have had difficulty speaking. but it didn't. it stayed on the right side of his brain. >> it will be interesting to hear from him, from his doctors. also, if -- you know, if he was -- with his buddies who made the big mistake. i bet that person is feeling pretty guilty if he didn't do it himself. >> he will have to ask his buddies to explain what happened because he doesn't remember anything. he doesn't remember the incident at all. maybe that's a blessing, too. >> we will follow it. thanks, elizabeth. you can find out more about this and other medical news stories. all you have to do is visit cnn.com/health. new research shows that
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mike tyson is heading to broadway. big mike apparently is teaming up with spike lee now to bring his show to the big apple.
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the former heavyweight champ performed his one-man show "mike tyson undisputed truth in las vegas." he came on to cnn to talk with me about his premiere back in april. he spoke candidly about his transformation that inspired that one-man show. >> it is just incredible when i see these pictures of me in the past and this fighter guy, this baddest man on the planet. the transformation to who i am now, that's pretty weird. like at myself now and say wow, i would be nervous to be in a room alone with that guy. >> i loved doing that interview. he is a totally different man, that's for sure. spike lee said he caught wind of mike's vegas show from his cameraman. >> just happened to walk by, five minutes to the curtain came down and went in and called me up and said spike, you have to see this. it closed and i couldn't get to las vegas. i called. where are you? are you in england?
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poland. he was in poland. >> i understand it was -- emotional. >> yes. >> painful. >> roller coaster of human emotion. >> tyson's the undisputed tuth will be spike lee's -- debut as a director on broadway. that show will run between july 31 through august 5. lot of people tried but failed. just couldn't cut it. look at, apple. dominating the tablet world has new heavyweight competitor. take a look at this. surface. microsoft unveiled its pc tablet yesterday. from the looks of it the surface just may cut into apple's area and move on the ipad turf. let's get to alison kosik who is at the new york stock exchange. what exactly does the surface have that the ipad doesn't v? >> well, first of all, look at it. the way it is designed is different. that really separates it from most of the other tablets out there. you look at the surface. its case is built in and folds
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down into a full keyboard. it also has a built-in stand to hold up the monitor part. there is a usb port on the surface. the ipad does not have a usb port. you look at the screen. there is a 10.6 high-definition screen on the surface. it is bigger than the ipad and has two cameras. it also has a brand-new operating system called windows rt. it is a version of windows 8 designed just for the surface. important some that could be a selling point. for others, not so much. >> so what do you think, is microsoft a little late to the party? considering that apple dominates this. >> that's a good question. you know what, a lot depends on the device itself as well as, you know, what else can you do with it? meaning what -- how many apps are out there for this device. right now the surface has fewer app than the ipad. that could grow. what's crucial is that it really needs one of the support systems. like a community, what happen had years to build on. no doubt about it, there is room
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in the market for another tablet. look how things have sort of grown over the years. you know, since the ipad came out in 2010, other tablets have had success. apple has dominated then as it still does. look at the android and other tablets. today they are gaining ground and actually make up more than a third of the tablet market. the surface at this point really just has to prove itself and, of course, price is going to be very, very important with this. you know, other competitors have shown that they beat apple on price. no word yet on what it will cost. >> thanks so much. just fyi, windows is the operating system running on more than 90% of the world's computers and two-thirds of the internet connected gadgets. as for what's happening on wall street, let's take a look at the dow up 113 points. when you have diabetes... your doctor will say get smart about your weight. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes.
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can you be a good catholic without supporting every rule and eeg dikt from your pastor, bishop or the pope? millions of catholics who use contraception or support women priests or same-sex marriage would say yes. a time rome is smacking down so-called radical nuns and u.s. bishops taking on government officials, my colleagues met some catholics quietly keeping the faith without always following in line. >> st. paul calls everyone to sunday mass. even people who don't agree with every catholic teaching. >> they are catholic, they are catholic. if they are not, they are not. >> so if they are catholic, then they should be welcomed? >> sure. ♪ >> reporter: there's maureen who thinks catholics should allow women to be church leaders. >> i liken it a little bit to the united states. i don't agree with everything our country does but i'm not
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going to join another country at this point. >> reporter: and megan, who is a lesbian. >> i could never give up being catholic any more than i could give up being a gay woman. so i have found way to reconcile those within me. >> reporter: megan focuses on what she loves about a church, adheres to strict doctrines. i want you to tell me the position that the catholic church has on some of these things. i'm going to start with abortion. okay or not okay? >> not okay. >> what about women in leadership positions. >> the church feels it doesn't have the authority to ordain women given the tradition, going back to the time ofgies us how do you have them be a part of something that has such fundamental differences with the way i this live their lives? >> you know, i don't -- i don't know if those differences are not fundamental. because there -- question -- >> these are big issues in the catholic church. >> big issues but -- >> vatican. >> sure bunt they are not -- for
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people living their lives daily, i mean, i think if they really -- engaged it for their lives they understood how -- what they believe and -- and -- how -- what their relationship is to these teachings. so -- they have kind of -- are at peace with that. >> marches c s cthe food pantry churchgoers more than just charity. >> by allowing them to help them to live their faith and providing them, you know, nonjudgmental atmosphere, allowed to explore ministries, pantry or soup kitchen, that alleviate as lot of stress they may feel otherwise if they are in an environment they focus on dogma. >> reporter: an approach that keeps them coming to catholicism. >> what does the data show? are catholics in sinc?
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>> they are not in line with the vatican. actually there is data that shows catholics are a little bit more liberal than noncatholics on certain issues. really important issues. so when i throw up numbers here, it was gallup poll focusing on the acceptability issues in the church. so catholics are virtually tied with non-catholics when it comes to abortion, divorce, and stem cell research. but when you look at homosexual relationships, catholics are more liberal than non-catholics. they feel kind of the same way on pre-marital sex. the numbers are kind of high there. i will tell you, kyra, in this particular church the key issue seemed to be a non-judgmental environment. there is a lot of dialogue that happened. it didn't matter the age of the person that we talked to, what they felt was that they were accepted for who they were regardless of whether they had had an abortion, had pre-marital sex or were gay. >> you know, the other story we've been talking a lot about, the bishops trying to rein in
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the american nuns. the church that you visited in particular, what was the reaction to that? >> reporter: well, i will say that father martinez had a very strong response to that because what he said was that the church was basically built on the backs of nuns, right? they're the ones who have ministered all over the world. for the church to take a strong line position to call them feminists, radicals and liberals was difficult. i attempted to talk to one of the nuns who served in that church and she didn't want to talk to me on camera. they want to see how the vatican is going to figure this out. at the end of the day, a lot of folks that attend the church are hopeful that the vatican will change their views on something. when you look at these numbers and you see how catholics feel about these issues, that's what makes them believe that perhaps there's some hope for some change in the future. but the individual churches seem okay, it just seems when you're dealing with the vatican on these moral issues. >> interesting. zoraida, thanks so much. you can find a universe of
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well, if you are leaving the house right now, just a reminder you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone. you can watch cnn live from your desktop. go to cnn.com/tv. who would you pick to play mitt romney in tv? take a second to think about it. the white house has picked their own romney to stand in for the republican candidate in mock debates. it's this guy. take a look. can you tell them apart? yeah, that's massachusetts senator john kerry on the left. he's the white house's mitt romney. now they're both from massachusetts. they both have nice hair, they're both tall, and they both
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have been in a lot of debates. this ought to be interesting. mitt romney is wrapping up a bus tour in his own state, michigan. his talking tour has taken him through critical swing states. cnn national correspondent jim accost a has been following along on the six-state tour. jim, do you think the romney camp has gotten what they've wanted out of this tour so far? >> reporter: i think so, kyra, yes. one thing that we've noticed from the romney campaign and from the candidate himself throughout this entire bus tour is that he has stayed focused like a laser beam on the economy. he did that here in this town, franken muth. that is the theme of this town here. it brings me to my next point about what romney has done during this bus tour. he's tried to loosen the collar and show the lighter side of his personality. sometimes that has gotten him into some trouble. he poked some fun at himself on
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the airplane yesterday talking about how he said during the primaries the trees are the right height in michigan. when they were landing yesterday, if you noticed when we were landing the trees are the right height. he made an odd, corny cultural message talking about the ba varian message. chicken and noodles. some people in the press core were scratching their heads, chicken and noodles. during the speech he took a self-deprecating tone talking about how he's not the best public speaker trying to draw the contrast a little bit with the president who is, as he said, pretty eloquent. here's what romney had to said. >> you're not here because i'm some spectacular speaker. y'all know better than that. you're not here just because the republican party is the answer to all things. you know better than that. you know, instead, this is america and america is the answer to all good things and we are caring about our country. we want to get it on track again
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to care for ourselves and for the people of the world that love liberty. >> reporter: now i will tell you, kyra, just on that chicken and noodles note, i did go inside the restaurant at the ba varian village lodge and they did tell me the chicken on the menu is one of our specialties. we might have to let mitt romney off the hook on that one. now the obama campaign is going after romney on some of the substance of the economy. i will say that there has been some substance in this trip. the obama campaign has said, look, mitt romney throughout the whole course of this bus tour has not really laid out what he would do for the economy. the romney campaign has said, no, that's not the case. they point to what mitt romney has said time and again about repealing obamacare. mitt romney calls it obamacare as do a lot of other people. they say, hey, that's part of his economic agenda and that's why we're seeing mitt romney hammer it over and over again. later on today and he'll get back to things late injury on this weekend. >> i asked you this yesterday as well. i'm curious.
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immigration. did it creep itself back into the conversation as well? i know it's supposed to be all about jobs and the economy. we're mentioning health care. what about immigration? >> reporter: right. it did come up this morning. not at this event but in a radio interview that he did earlier this morning. he was asked about the white house policy change on deportations for young, illegal immigrants. what romney said was very interesting. he said he believes that young people who serve in the military should be allowed to become permanent residents. so he did sort of set aside that as something he absolutely strongly believes in. now whether that extends to college students or high school students he did not really say. that is another one of those sort of lingering issues, but he has said that once he gets into the white house if he's elected president, this would be one of the top things that he would work on. so not exactly addressing whether or not he agrees with the white house position on what transpired late last week but he is sort of carving out perhaps a new position for himself that he would perhaps grant some exceptions to some of these
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younger people who serve in the armed forces. one other thing, the romney campaign, i should note, kyra, did confirm that on july the 11th he will be speaking to the naacp at a conference in houston. that is something interesting that has cropped up today. >> jim acosta, thanks so much. thanks for watching, everyone. you can continue the conversation with me on twitter at kyra cnn or on facebook newsroom international starts newsroom international starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com welcome to newsroom international. i'm suzanne malveaux. here's what's going on first. four mass funerals as the death toll rises again in sir yeah an opposition group says more than 30 people have been killed already and attacked by the regime. children are among the dead. in one town we're told the regime conducted house-to-house raids and set fire to homes.
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several syrian opposition groups are asking them to consolidate efforts to oust bashar al-assad. president obama will go face to face with president's china. it may not be as cold as the meeting with russia's president, vladimir putin. the two leaders are working on a tough topic, the world economic crisis. debt is the issue number one. the g-20 summit will see if they can fix the crisis. g-20 includes finance ministers and central banks from the united states, mexico, china, plus the european union. high stakes nuclear talks from iran. representatives from six world powers are wrapping up a second round of tense talks. that is happening in moscow. the iranians, they want the world to acknowledge that iran has the right under international treatise to enrich uranium. it might be willing to stop enriching uranium that does not
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come close to having this. it wants tough new sanctions to kick in. talk about the big chill. see this. body language between president obama and russian president vladimir putin speaking volumes about how these talks are going between the two. just look at their faces, how they're sitting. this is right after they met. the g-20 summit in mexico. jill dougherty is joining us. you can see there is tension between these two. we know they discussed syria prior to that meeting there. bottom line, syria's leader, bashar al-assad, has to go. that is the u.s. position. putin doesn't agree. he says egypt ousting the leaders didn't make anything better for the people on the ground. is there some common ground between these two leaders. >> i think the only common ground is what they saz, suzanne, yesterday, they both agree the violence has to stop and that there has to be a political transition of some type. process of political transition.
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now as you said, the united states wants bashar al-assad to leave immediately. leave the country, step down, let there be a transition government and elections. the russians are not saying exactly how they would like this transition to happen. essentially they say the syrian people have to decide. but one thing the russians are very clear about is they don't want any military action. they don't want anything that even comes close to what happened in libya. so i think you'd have to say although rhetorically words, they are in agreement on the final objective, but how you get there they still appear to be quite far apart. >> jill, when you say they really don't want the military to get involved, they are already providing, are they not, some military -- some assistance to the government itself, they just don't want it to get into the opposition's hands, is that right? >> well, they've been providing -- you can say for years certainly going back years
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and years weapons, hard, heavy weapons to the syrian government. and more recently, not immediately, some helicopters that have become the big subject of discussion. in fact, one of the reports about those helicopters have become very big. remember, with the report about the ship and this is now actually happening as we speak. >> that russian warship that is making its way to sir yeah the last russian military base outside of the former military base. what do we know about that? >> reporter: that ship was going from up in the balantic and comg around with three, maybe more helicopters being refurbished by russia. they were bought a long time ago and had to be sent back to syria. part of an old contract the russians would say. now the insurance company that has the insurance on that ship decided because of the nature of
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that cargo, that they would pull the insurance. so the ship had to turn around. it got basically to about scotland and we understand it's on its way back to kalingrad. the u.s. says, look, regardless of whether they are new or old, those helicopters are lethal. they can kill people and russia should not be providing them. russia says it's an old contract and we want to go ahead. >> jill, you've been covering -- obviously you were the bureau chief in moscow for years and years and years. you've been covering international relations. does it seem like russia in moving this trip n transporting these ships, that they were trying to show some sign of force here that they were really in some ways in a threatening posture or not? >> reporter: you know, i think, suzanne, you really have to be extremely careful of the other reports. forget about the helicopter ship. there were reports in the media that russian ships were on their way to syria with weapons and
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even with marines. the implication in the media reports was that they were going to join the fight or at least help the government. now the russian government, the russian defense ministry, i should say, just a few minutes ago to cnn is shooting down any idea that at least one of those ships was on its way and another spokesperson who's saying the other ones aren't either. >> all right. thank you so much. appreciate t. excellent reporting as always. question we've got today, how heavy are we? americans not the only ones with a big weight problem. a new report now says obesity is hurting everyone. researchers at the london school of hygiene and topical medicine found that globally all our weight put together around the planet equals 316 million tons, with i is about 17 million tons overweight. researchers say this is not just a health problem but a political and economic issue as well. want to bring in ian roberts who's a professor of epidemiolo epidemiology. i knew i was going to screw that
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up there. public health at the london school. ian, nice to see you. we know now that this is not just a u.s. problem, this is a global problem. talk about what this means for us politically and economically. >> well, all of the world -- it might not be just a u.s. problem, but the u.s., unfortunately, is out in the lead. it's one of the fattest countries on earth. most other countries in the world are going heavy in your direction. now the problem is if all of the world have their same body mass index, that's a fatness distribution as the u.s.a., that will be like having an extra billion people on the earth in terms of mass. or it will be the extra food intake that would feed half a billion people. so the media typically portrays fatness as a personal failing, but it's a political issue. when you've got a country like the united states where more than half of the population is
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either overweight or obese, that's a serious issue you really have to take zbll when you say it's a political issue, what do you mean by that? >> well, the -- i mean, the media portray fatness as a personal failing. you know, it's your fault. you're eating too much and you're moving too little but actually you know where the whole population is eating too much and moving too little, then that means something is wrong structurally that you have to fix. you know, maybe the opportunities for human movement are so few in the united states. for example, you're very car dependent. the opportunity for ordinary everyday walking and cycling are quite sparse. also, you know, you really put on the big portions. so these are structural issues. you have to change it by legislation. can you. >> let me just outline some of the research you have here because it is fascinating.
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you found north america is the biggest one you say, the united states and canada together account for just 6% of the world's population but 34% of its total mass. that's a huge number. and then if you go on -- >> no, it's the total excess mass. >> excess mass, okay. and also you point out that there is a huge disparate between north america and other con nents. 12 adults in north america have the same weight as 17 adults in asia. what does this say about the distribution of food? what does this say about our health and wealth and how it is actually disbursed around the world? >> well, unfortunately, population fatness is a personal health problem and it's a population problem. it's a planetary problem. so it's a problem at all levels. and, you know, unfortunately fat populations like people in the united states, like britain, britain's just the same. close on the heels. because we have more purchasing
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powe jeer when it comes to food. the price of food is governed by the law of supply and demand. fat populations demanding more than their fair share of food increases the prices for people in poor countries. so on the one hand, you know, fatness is bad for you, but it's bad for poor people in poor countries who don't have enough to eat as well. >> ian, we have to leave it there. fascinating conversation. we'll bring you back so we can spend more time with you. here's more on what we're working towards this hour at "newsroom international." israel calling them infiltrators. tens of thousands of africans traveling across the border. later, he was murdered in the amazon and he knew they were coming for him. >> that's not it. so at&t showed corporate caterers how to better collaborate by using a mobile solution,
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problem. countries around the globe dealing with similar problems. take israel, for instance. israel is now rounding up people they call infiltrators sending them back to africa. they're more than 59,000 illegal african immigrants in israel. now they are protesting in the streets of tel aviv. they enter through its southern border with egypt. you've traveled extensively to egypt. they are from sudan, south sudan. they're escaping what is the conflict and sudan also economic crisis. >> yes. >> aritria, why are we at the boiling point now? why is israel doing something now like this? >> like everything like these subjects, it's complicated. they're from ivory coasts and a couple of other places as well. if you're talking sudan and
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aritria. they're genuine refugees. they get into israel. they are covered by what is a very ill-defined refugee and immigration policy. there isn't a good policy in israel, believe it or not. they are allowed to stay. you have others coming in from other countries who are seen as migrant workers rather than true refugees. but because of this ill-defined policy they're all mixed in together. a lot of people are treated the same. you see this. you saw the africans out there protesting. they're protesting because there have been israeli protest that is have turned violent. african migrants are being attacked and their property destroyed. >> what are they worrying about? what is the problem? over jobs? hostility because of different cultures? >> it's one of the things about israel being the jewish state. they worried about preserving the jewishness of the state. the 7.8 people in israel. this is one of the reasons why you'll see a lot of israelis pushing for a two-state solution
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because a one-state solution may mean one day you'll be outnumbered. that's part of the debate going on in israel. they're saying 60,000 today, 600,000. >> do you agree with that? >> no. >> you have benjamin netanyahu saying it's going to disrupt the culture of israel here, but what about other folks? are they welcoming? >> it's a mix. you do. you have a lot of israelis who have enormous sympathy for these refugees and migrants who have crossed this border. i've seen it written that this is a racist situation going on in israel. a nation founded by immigrants, let's remember here, but on the other side you have a vitriolic visceral hatred of these refugees. you see actual physical harm being done to some of them. now this rounding up of africans which some israelis have said, you know, it's sort of reminiscent of the dark days in europe, the rounding up of people. >> right. >> that's being discussed. >> it's surprising.
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there are some officials who say we've had a great relationship with israel for some time. there has been exodus and trade. if there is a relationship here, why is it they're being treated this way now? >> because in sudan they're refugees. they're considered refugees for the crisis. south sudan not so. they are among those being sent back. if they find them from nigeria, ivory coast, that will happen too. this is a hot button issue. there are protests on a lot of sides. a lot of people are upset at how these people are being treated. we can't not mention the journey. it's not an easy trip to get there. they're coming from africa. they're crossing the sinai and going over to israel through egypt's border. often with people smuggling, bedouins who will enslave them. >> very angry. >> they've been harvesting these migrants too. it's a hard trip. >> very ugly situation.
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>> it is. it's a difficult one. >> michael, thank you. appreciate it. two economic giants wrestling on the world stage. we'll tell you why hard times in china could send the american economy into a tail spin. with your photographs. ( younger sister ) where's heaven ? ( older sister ) far. what will you inspire, with the eos rebel t3i and ef lenses, for ron's next project ? learn more at youtube.
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welcome back to "newsroom international." we take you around the world in 60 minutes. look at this breathtaking picture. this is loss cabos, mexico. the picture is serene. conversations not so relaxing and easy. the g-20 includes financial leaders from the u.s., china, the eurozone nations. later today president obama will meet with china's president. two of the world's largest economies but trade relations quite tense. the u.s. has accused china of inflating its currency. richard is joining us from london. richard, one of the things in covering obama, the administration's focus really has been to change, if you will, this counterbalance to china's rising influence. spend some ties in other countries like philippines, burm in a, thailand.
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so we're threatening economic and military ties. you were in beijing. how are the chinese reacting? >> i think the first thick you have to remember in any discussion between the u.s. and china is the growth, if you like, the boot is firmly on the chinese foot. the numbers, from what i discovered, what i saw, it's not my first trip there obviously in beijing, are just staggering. china the second largest economy in the world. in a few years it will be the biggest tourist destination in bound and outbound. when you put it into context, suzanne, there are a billion people there and only a fraction of them have ever actually traveled. that gives you an idea of the sort of financial and ee no, ma'am mick meconomic muscle the wield. notwithstanding that, the u.s. has moved quickly and secretary clinton to assist and to build
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relations with burma. the defense secretary has announced the review of the strategy for the pacific fleet and says that 60% of the u.s. navy will be based in the pacific by 2020. so you are very much aware, very much aware that from the u.s. point of view what i think donald rumsfeld who called, the emphasis is on the eurozone. >> how did the chinese respond to this idea of the new asia. >> reporter: they respond to it in two ways, with a sort of critical look as if to say, what are you worried? what are you frightened of. then you realize that they are sitting on several trillion dollars. they have chosen not to flex their muscles in terms of that, but just bear this in mind, suzanne.
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every time a chinese leader ever so gently during the debt debacle, we are worried about u.s. bonds. they have to rush out and say they're perfectly safe. that is an indication of the shift in power. china is a long way from being anywhere sophisticated economically, probably even technology and in the computer world to the united states. it's way out ahead. but i come back to this point. if you're looking at where the market is, ultimately you must go over the pacific. >> richard, thank you very much. good to see you. he has just become one of the most powerful men in the arab world. we'll announce you to saudi arabia's new crown prince. i've always looked up to my brother.
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welcome back to "newsroom internation international." we're focusing on saudi arabia. a country relies heavily on footwear. they have a new crown prince. they have next in line to the thrown. we'll learn more about who the kroun prince is. she joins us from the state department. >> it wasn't a surprise, this appointment, and also it's not exactly a transition to the younger generation. he's in his mid 70s. this is delaying further the transition to that younger, perhaps more reform-minded generation. saudi arabia is to the united
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states strategically of course but also economically saudi arabia is the largest exporter of oil on the u.s. depends heavily on the oil coming from the kingdom. it's an ultra conservative monarchy. it's a close u.s. ally. what's important as well is to situate it regionally, suzanne. saudi arabia finds iran to be in a potential nuclear armed area to be an existential threat as do other gulf countries. so, again strategically as far as the united states is concerned, this is a very important country. within the arab spring as well it has made no secret that it is supporting the syrian rebels against the regime of bashar al-assad. >> holley, explain this to us. his predecessor was a hard line interior minister, spearheaded the crackdown, if you will, on al qaeda's branch after the september 11th attacks. secretary panetta is now there. he is mourning the death there. how important is this new leader
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in the war on terror? >> well, i think it's a continuation, really, of his brother, prince nyeth. i think it's important to look at as far as saudi arabia is concerned is how these revolutions are rounded, are changing it, forcing it to change. you know in bahrain there's a majority shi a population that is opposed to the soon any monarchy. saudi arabia sent in troops to quell these demonstrations against the soon any monarchy. saudi arabia sees what's going on around it in some ways as a threat to its own is ability and an unstable saudi arabia is extremely dangerous for oil prices. it's also an issue for the region and it's something the u.s. does not want to see. it is positioning itself very clearly against iran, against the allies of iran, the regime of bashar al-assad, and against hezbollah and other groups that are allied with iran. the middle east has become iran
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on the one hand, saudi arabia on the other regionally. many of the battles you see fought in that region are going to be between in a proxy way those two big regional powers. >> the u.s. presence there in saudi arabia, should they see this as something that is a continue eye wags of what has taken place before, that they will crack down on al kwad da, that there will not be a threat that will emerge? >> i think this is a clear continuation of what's been going on. the men are brothers. the man he has replaced is his brother. i think what's going to be interesting to see is once this generation -- it's going to be first interesting to see if this is another crown prince that is going to be outlived by the 87-year-old king. we'll see how long he lasts. these are senior citizens. what is going to be interesting is what happens in the kingdom when you finally move to the next generation. will there be reform? within the context of the arab
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this is cnn breaking news. breaking news out of afghanistan. we are learning from officials that there is a forward operating base that has been breached by insurgents in southern afghanistan. want to go to barbara starr to explain what we know. barbara? >> reporter: suzanne, this word coming to cnn a few moments ago at the pentagon. at least eight insurgents got into a small military outpost in
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southern afghanistan. a firefight ensued. when it was over, one wounded insurgent, seven insurgents dead. no coalition, no u.s. killed we are told though there were a number of wounded. what we are talking about here is southern afghanistan where the insurgency, of course, has been extremely active and for insurgents to breach a u.s. outpost is very significant. it has happened in the past, but this is not, of course, something that the u.s. wants to see. security is very tight at these outposts as you and i both know. we have visited them. they are very strict about who goes in and identification papers are always checked. the investigation is underway, suzanne, but it is raising the prospect, officials tell us, at least initially that the insurgents may have had some inside help from afghans at this forward operating base. again, seven insurgents killed, one wounded. no u.s. casualties but a u.s.
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base was breached by insurgents earlier today. >> barbara, explain to our audience the difference here. you and i both understand this. a forward operating base is very different than, say, the main base where you have a lot of people here. this is a very small group and as you say security very tight. explain the significance of this. >> reporter: you bet, suzanne. a forward operating base, just as you said, is not like the big international bases we have visited in kabul or bagram, acres and acres. these are locations out in the middle of front line combat zones often simply surrounded by wire, barriers, security checkpoints, troops on patrol. usually several dozen troops at these bases not major bases like you would normally think of. look, some of the big bases have also come under attack, but at these forward locations, security is at a heightened
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state all the time. so for this to have happened, the key question is how did the insurgents get in. >> barbara starr. thank you. next door pakistan facing a political crisis. pakistan supreme court has ruled that this gentleman will no longer be prime minister. two months ago he was convicted of contempt after refusing to reopen corruption cases against the president. ♪ you may not know this young woman's music, but she was very popular across pakistan and afghanistan. today fans are mourning her death. she sang in her native pashto. she was known for defying a taliban decree against singing and dancing. reza say a is joining us from islamabad. she was gunned down in pakistan. was this because she dared to sing and dance? >> reporter: it doesn't seem to
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be the case at this hour, suzanne. police say the taliban was not involved in this shooting. they say the lead suspect is her husband. the two had a very bitter divorce late last year, and according to relatives and police the conflicts continued for months on end. initially it was a lot of speculation that maybe this was the pakistani taliban, but police quickly dismissed those early reports. now they're focusing on her ex-husband. let's briefly tell you how this all happened. police say last night in pashour, she just came out of the beauty salon. getting into the car with her father when gunmen on a motorcycle rushed to the car, sprayed it with bullets. she was hit with six bullets. she was killed. so was her father. her sister immediately accused the ex-husband and at this hour the search is on for the ex-husband and two acquaintances. >> rez a, explain to us why it was there was so much talk about the fact that this could have been the work of the taliban instead of something that was
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domestic, but the taliban, because of the fact that she was such a popular singer and dancer. >> yeah. as she grew up in the swat valley. this incident happened in pashour. this is a region where the pakistani taliban has risen. with the decree of singing and dancing that it was banned and unislamic, despite that decree she pushed on with her career defying that decree. and she demanded for a divorce. another rare demand in that region where it's male dominated. very conservative. ultimate demand for a divorce is seen as a dishonor to men. a lot of people admired her for tha that, suzanne. he devoted his life to protecting the amazon. they say that's why they killed him.
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welcome back to "newsroom international." we take you around the world in "60 minutes." when you think of brazil's rain forests, often you think of beauty, nature and life. the fight to save the rain forest is very dangerous. according to an online news source, 212 people have been killed over land rights in this violent part of brazil. this couple was the latest to lose their lives in the fight.
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he and his wife maria were killed last october. shot point blank with a hunting rifle. his ear was cut off to proof it was a hit. vice's reporters who have been following the couple's fight talked to his sister after the death. she spoke to them in portuguese translated in english at the bottom of the screen. take a look. vice correspondent, thomas morton, has been following the couple's story. thomas, it is so tragic when you hear about this. explain to us why they did this, why this couple was killed, why they cut off that man's ear. >> well, there's a general atmosphere of lawlessness in the amazon. it's been described as the wild west of the 20th and now 21st century.
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and over the last 20 years there's a group called pastoral land commission which records all of these activist's deaths. they have an official tally of 918 people which doesn't include people who are politically involved who fought for their land but died in mysterious circumstances. of those, 27 have only gone to trial. basically people die and no one ever gets brought to justice. it clears the way for more people to kill. >> what was this couple doing, living in the rain forest? tell us about what they were trying to do. >> well, they were just nut harvesters. they had a plot of land. they harvested nuts and that was it. more monied interests, ranchers and stuff wanted their land to take it down to sell the trees off to put cows on it, you know, make it a big property, and they resisted it. like the same way anybody would resist having someone come and tear down their house. >> in your reporting, are the authorities following up on this? are they trying to find out who the killers are and bring them
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to justice? >> well, in this case, it's kind of sick to say, they got lucky enough. they were killed the same morning that the brazil oncongress was voting on a major environmental bill. a member of the green party came out and announced their death live before the entire country. it created a national fervor. the brazilian president called for a huge man hunt. they caught the two men who shot them and one who paid the money, who basically hired the hit. >> outside of this case, is the u.n. or any other organizations outside of the country actually working with them to stop what you have been reporting are targeting killings? >> well, there are plenty of groups that try to raise awareness, keep the news up. the problem is it's on a local level. the cops don't pursue these cases. the cops are spread thin. it's an area with a small court system, small sort of presence of federal police and local
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police and stuff like that. in these cases it's easy for murders to get forgotten, people to get paid off, that kind of thing. >> it's good for this couple it seems like they are getting the attention that is required and that they are bringing these criminals to justice. thank you very much. appreciate your reporting, thomas. they are calling it the mexican spring. the movement is lighting up on social media right now. what ? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it ? hello ? hello ?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello ? ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense.
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welcome back to "newsroom international." we take you around the world in "60 minutes." want to take a look at what's trending globally. if you were online today you might have noticed a lot of people using #yosoy 132. it translates to i am number 132. it's part of a movement some people are calling a mexican spring. they got a lot of press for
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heckling the center right candidate in mexico's upcoming election. that is because he represents the institutional revolutionary party that ruled mexico for most of the 20th century. the students don't want that party to come back into power. mexico will go to the polls on july 1st. you can tune in here to newsroom international for the coverage of the important vote. when he was just a little boy he lost his mother in a train station in india. that was 25 years ago. know he's found her again usele google earth. listerine cleans virtually your entire mouth. so take your oral health to a whole new level. listerine... power to your mouth.
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it's an amazing story. 25 years ago a young boy in india got lost on a train and never saw his family again until now. he used inning genuity and the internet to track down his mom. >> reporter: her story begins with heart break.
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>> translator: no clothes to wear, no bed to sleep on. i raised my children in extreme poverty. that's the evil i struck and then i lost my son. >> reporter: this is where her nightmare began. this is where two of her young boys came and hopped a train just like this one and disappeared. >> translator: i wanted the earth to swallow me up. my life became worthless. i lost my world. >> reporter: her 8-year-old would hop trains to make money by sweeping under seats. his younger brother, 5-year-old, idolized him and decided to go with him. >> my brother got off. i got off. i couldn't walk anymore. i sat down on a chair that was just a couple of meters from the side of the train station and i just fell asleep. >> reporter: when he woke up he was alone. he decided he'd hop trains to find his brother or his home. >> i did it for days and days,
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and until it came to the point where i thought, you know, if i keep on doing this i'll start going crazy. >> reporter: he got off in calcutta, a gritty, crowded, busy city with throngs of poor children. >> i did freak out at times. i cried a lot. i cried a lot. and i kind of, you know, called after my mother, but it never got me anywhere. >> reporter: instead, he said, he was approached by a man who nearly sucked him into a life of child labor. he ran away eventually ending up in a state orphanage, adopted by a couple who called him sadu and took him to australia, but for two decades he wondered about the family he had searched for but could never find. one day he decided to search one last time using google earth and a big map to calculate how far he had traveled from home, he
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zoomed into a spot that brought back memories. >> i saw where i used to bathe. i thought, oh, my god, this just looks exactly the way that it's in my head, in my memories. >> reporter: turns out it was the place. and he eventually walked back into his old life and saw his biological mother. he learned that the brother he once idolized had died while hopping trains a month after they got separated, but saroo was reunited with his other brother and sister. >> reporter: how often do you think about your sons when they disappeared? >> translator: i couldn't sleep at night and my mind would just wander in madness. i didn't feel like eating. i kept looking out for him on the street asking people about his whereabouts. i found him nowhere. it was a very difficult time. >> reporter: though she suffered many years of sorrow at the loss
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of her son, she is now mixed with gratitude to the people who gave one of her sons a home and a life she never could have. >> sara joins us from new delhi. that was an awesome piece. that is fantastic that he was actually able to be reunited with his mom. now that they're reunited, what do they do after all of these years? >> reporter: you know, i think it's really hard. it's one of those bitter sweet stories because he does not speak his mother tongue, hindi, and his whole family doesn't speak english. we met some people in the village. a relative in the village was living in tanzania and was coming to visit. one of the women speaks english. she helps to translate. she comes over to the house. he sends text messages. it is a bit of a bitter sweet story. it's a biological connection but
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yet this child had been gone for so long he really had forgotten everything except for, as he mentioned, the way things looked in his mind. that's how he remembered it. it's been quite difficult, i think, for them to really make a strong bond again. >> quite incredible how he reunited with his family. sara, thank you so much. stories that caught our attention today. there are some photos too. absolutely amazing. take a look at these. take a look at this kick. the game is called beach supaktakara. it is like volleyball and soccer combined. today is day three of the third asian beach games being held in china. a space capsule on display in london. today a british company called excaliber announced plans to fly people to the moon in three years for about, well, 200 million u.s. dollars.