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your plans, your goals, your dreams. your tomorrow is now. purepoint financial. >> and now, "bbc world news." laura: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am laura treveln. a deadly wave of violence in mexico. more than 100oliticians have unday'srdered ahead of election. we have a special report. a gunman has opened fire at a local newspaper in annapolis, least five people have been erkilled and oare seriously injured. we have the latest. fplus, a plm wisconsin, home to an all-american company, making motorcycles abroad ese to ent trump's tariffs. pres. trump: harley davidson, please build those beautiful
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motorcycles in the usa. don't get cute with us. don't get cute. laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. we begin our program with a powerful report from mexico. this sunday the country votes to elect a new government, but for the candidates and their supporters, campaigning has been deadly. 132 people linked to politics have been murdered, and it is nce onst political vio the rise in mexico. by the end of may, more than 13,000 people across the country have been murdered. clive myrie is in mexico and he has been talking to those risking their lives to run for office. a warning, you may find some images e: a security camera
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captures a political exassassination ino. supporters of a congressional candidates in federal electi gather after a rally. at the bottom right of the screen, he poses for a selfie with a voter. but circled on the left is hisly killer, who caalks up behind and shoots him in the head. in this southern town, in the most violent state in mexico, some believe bullets, not the ballotox, should dictate elections. clive: mario chavez knows he is a marked man. loved by many, despised by monsters. he inning to become mayor of a town where drug cartels and criminal gangs jostle for influence and power. confidence in their man masks a real fear, that contract killers
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will swing the election byo sending mari the morgue. >> they have tried to kill mel severames, and i have heard they have hired assassins to kiis me before the campaign over. i am scared,ut i am going to continue for these people who are with me today. they want to see real ange. , a dream, a desire to change this town. clive: political violence has marred these elections like other in modern mexican history. thousands r of candidatning at the local and federal level know they are in danger with their names on the ballot. just some of the more than 100nd candidatesoliticians
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killed in the election by criminal gangs. these men and women were not corruptible. they could not be bribed. so they were murdered. jose was 35 and running for mayor of a small town when he was sh dead in broad daylight after a political rally. he left bend a wife and three children. their grieving has barely begun. jose was murdered little more than six weeks ago. for carmen and the kids, t pain is still raw. and holdst four tight a memory. >> do you know what this blanket means to her? she says it was smelling like her father, so now she will never let it go. clive: there is a void in the home and a void in their hearts. silent sentry of security cameras keeps watch, just in
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case. misates later, the kids are at schl, but armed guards now follow carmen everywhere. her children's safety, their futures, now uppermost in her mind. and every visit to their father's grave prompts a nagging question -- what would he do in their position to best protect their children? jose wanted to make a difference in his community, but he mademi powerful e instead. ls killing was an attempt to kill democracy, tove the field clear for mob rule. >> when he was a kid, he always -- his father died young, and he always told me it was hard not to have a father figure. now i see the ory repeating itself with my children.
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it's hard, it's very hard. but here i am. clive: her tears symbolize a land tortured by so many untimely deaths, lives cut sho by violence. in the first five months of thio year, than 13,500 have beenos murdered acrmexico. t no one seemsknow how best to beat the criminal gangs. fe candidates in the all-important ra the presidency have few the authorities in one town had
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to sacall the police officers because they were colluding with criminals. parts of mexico have become a dystopian nightmare warped by corruption and violence. so what is the answer? carmen will be aictim no longer. she is taking her husband's place. she is running for mayor. carmen: i'm tired of ins and i know you are, too. enough. ng our communities, we're g bring back peace and tranquility. i herem. i'm standing for my husband. my husband wanted a safe and peaceful town, and that is why as a woman and a wife,ted to finish what he started. cliv carmen is now at risk o assassination herself, but she is adamant that her husband would have wanted her to run.
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carmen: i am not scared. there are two types of fear, one that paralyzes yound one that gives you strength. clive: her painful calculation, that the security of every child means she must make a stand. carmen: what worries me is that growing up without a father, my children will try to fill the void by taking the wrong path. my husband wanted the best for his children. that they grew up free of the problems we are all living with. clive: clive myrie, bbc news, in southern mexico. laura: the deadly price of democracy in mexico. multiple people ve been shot at the newspaper headquarters of
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gazette" in annapolis. northacross to our americaor rr nada tawfik, who is on the ground in annapolis with the latest. what more can you tell us about what happened and how th authorities responded tonight? laura, we a hearing more about the terrifying momentsrt from res inside. our crime reporter for the daily crime reporter from the daily newspaper described how it was like a war zone. he said nothing is more terrifying than when the gun man shot multiple people inside as he was hiding under his desk and he heard him reload to continuse he said at tre absolutely terrifying moments. emergency response was here in under 60 seconds. you can see behind me just how response is. dozens of authorities from ste , local, and county level. they immediatelynged the
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shooter. we are told from cbs news, their sources, that the shooter didn't fight them. he gave himself up to authorities, that he is a male i' his 2s, and he is refusing to give his identity. .e has damage on his fingertips they have been unable to identify them. also, laura, he had a smokeis bb in bag. laura: how are police departments across the nation osponding to this targeti a local newspaper office? across the laura, country, whether it be in new york, los angeles, icago, here r aryland, police department's are sending theificers, and in the case of new york, counterterrorism officials to major newspapers out of precaution until they understand the nature of the threat and what the motivation s. the police department here told us they had just conducted a drl earlier this week. in america, police
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department's of becoming so used to activeti shooter sits that they have the response and the timing down to really a science. it really was impressive that officials said that emergency responders were able to get here in as little as 60 seconds. laura: w people you up been speaking to their in annapolis about the targeting of their local community newspaper? know, laura, this has come as a shock to people. the editor of this paper, he said that he is devastated and heartbroken. he has said that he wants everyone to know how dedicated the reporterserare day in and day out, working for very little, just doing this out of a passion for their job. we also heard from several of the congressmen and leaders from this area, paying tribute to the families a those injured, those who passed away and the
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brav the journalists for the work they do every day. that president trump has been brees and he offered his thoughts and prayers to those here. laura: nada tawfik in annapolis tonight, thank you. donald trump has been visiting wisconsin, the home of harley davidson motorbikes, the state's most iconic this week the cturer announced it is moving jobs outc of americase of tariffs slapped on by the eu in retaliation for mr. trump's duties. the president was visiting the site of a brand-new factory today being built by the multinational foxconn. he pleaded with harley davidson to carry on building their motorbikes in the u.s. from wconsin, here's chris buckler. hchriley davidson has spent decades building an all-american image all over the world. but selling the distinctive roar of these engines has become an expensive rather than easy ride.
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the company already has assembly plants in other coun but wisconsin is seen as the heart of harley. at this sprawling site, workers are lking about president trump's public fight with the firm, the eu tariffs, and the potential of their jobing overseas. >> i love my company, i like my president. i am happy. ouchris:upport them both? >> i am happy with harley davidson andt. my presid >> motorcycling had been rusuffering before came along. chris but the tariffs will cause : a lot of hassle. >> it is, but it will cause everother business hassle. as an american consumer it will st me, too. it does not matter if i'm working or buying consumer. i'm going to be screwed. chris: harley says it needs ton move productroad to avoid the tariffs imposed as part of
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te international trade battle started by presidemp. he was in wisconsin at a new electronics factory that is expected to create thousands of jobs. but the roar over harley was always going to overshadow his visit, ande made a direct appeal to the company. pres. trump: harley davidson, please build those beautiful motorcycles in the u.s. ok? don't get cute with us. don't get cute. build them in the usa. your customers won't be happy if you don't, i will tell you that. chris: many here got fired up about donald trump's campaign for the buhis swing state, he needs to keep those supporters onboard, and uncertainty about harley could hurt him. f >> trump, as i am concerned, i don't consider him igerica. he is our leader now, but harley davidson will always be america. chris: that sounds like a real warning to donald trump.
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>> don't mess with it. chris: there is no doubt that harley davidson is a classic american brand with more than a century of history. but the success of this company is important not just to employees, but to president trump. he could find his fortunes are linked to firms like harley. era first was welcomed as a positive message, but the road ahead has dangers if the president continues ush with protectionist policies. chris buckler, bbc news, milwaukee. laura: in other news, there were tens clashes between house republicans and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein today asu theyd over the fbi investigation into hillary clinton and president trump. congressman jim jordan accusedf mr. rosensteinding information from congress, a claim he denied. some house republicae that
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threatened to pursue contempt charges against mr. rosenstein if he does not comply with their demands for more documents. the u.k. tolerated inexcusable treatment of u.s. detainees after the 9/11 attacks, fraccording to a new repor the u.k. parliament. britain's intelligence and security committee said it was beyond doubt that the u.k. new how america handled some detainees. but the committee founded no evidence of a policy to deliberately overlook such cases. you are watching "bbc world news am 1-0l to come, england loses to belgium. winning their next matchne --the match is against colombia. the duke of cambridge has visited some oferusalem's most sacred sites on the final day of his tour of the middle east, including the temple mount. this report w from our royal correspondent, nicholas witchell, does contain flash
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photography. it is a city which has tha sacred significance fo followers of three different judaism, islam, from the mount of olives, william looked over to the oldle city of jerusa fought over in centuries past and still a placof dispute. on temple mount, generated by jews and muslims, he visited the qsa mosque, the third holiest site in the islamic faith. the imams who showed him around said williams visit sent a message of hope and support. the church of the holy sepulcher is one of the holiest places in the christian faith. william was shown the spot where itd.s said christ was crucif wall is a sacred place for people of the jewish faith. it is the only surviving section of a jewish temple buil0 more than 200ars ago.
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william followed tradition and placed a note with his own thprayer in the wall, and stood in silent contemplation. has been moved by what he has seen over the past few daysn israel in yesterday in the occupied palestinian territories is not in doubt. this visit has achieved two things in particular. for britain, it has shown its evenhanded approach to the israelis and the palestinians for william, it shows she is more than able to handle such a sensitive visit. he returns to britain with his experience broadened and it knowing that an important visit has been accomplished successfully. cholas witchell, bbc news, jerusalem. laura: the date is set. president trump will hold a
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summit with vladimir putinn july 16 in helsinki. u.s.-russian relations and national security will be on the agenda, says the white house. nato allies will be watching closely amid fears of shifting alliance i was joined a short time ago by angela stent of georgetown university. how risky is the summit for president trump? angela: i think it is fairly risky, but he is determined tof come outis looking like it'seen a success. president putin and president trump want to come out of this looking as if they have accomplished something. the risk will clearly be domestically, he has been criticized in the unittes for doing this with the ongoing investigations, including today went he said he believes russia went they said they didn't interfere in the election. it could be risky for him domestally, but in terms of what he wants to accomplish, a world lead who is shattering normal alliances and things, it could work for him. laura: as you said, he continues
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to not reay want to push russia on the question of whether they interfered with the elections despite the conclusions of his own intelligence agencies that they did. do you expect him to raise that muestion with the midt elections looming? angela: i would love to be a fly on the wall when he has the discussions with president putin. i don't know if heraise it, and if he does it will be like what happened last year at the g20 where he will raise it perfunctorily and president putin said we had nothing to do with it and they move on. he wants to maow that he can a deal with putin, and this will make the world a better place. laura: the question of making a deal with putin, how anxious is that making nato allies, who will meet president trump before he meets putin? angela: they are very nervous. ngtrump keeps make dispara remarks about nato and allies not pulling their weight. he said in an offhand remark that crimea belongs to russia
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and russia should come to the g8. the crimea part -- nato has agreed that no one will recognize the incorporation of ea. there is a lot of nervousness about something else happening that will go against what standard nato policy is. laura: what do you think president putin will want to ger president trump, even if it n only in private,raine? angela: they might agree that if there is an agreement to fulfill the minsk aeements, some of the sections will be lifted. putin would want sanctions relief, and we have far ranging sanctions on russia an individuals there. laura: when it comes to the question of working together, is syria the main area where the two presidents might be seeing eye to eye? angela: they will discuss syria because trump has said he wants to pull troops out of syria. we have had dangerous near -missesai in thand on the ground.
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and arms control. there is a major nuclear arms control agreement that expires in 2021. the two presunents can aterally decide to extend it another five years. that would be an easy thing to m do ae everyone feel that the world is safer if they do that. laura: angela stent, thank you for joining us. angela: thanks. england is on to the next round of the world c t despite losi belgium 1-0 in the final group gamse they finishend place after beating tunisia and panama. our correspondent wally foster was tching the action and se this report. wally: after a manic four days in russia, we know the lineups for the last 16, the knockout stage at the world cup. it gets serious now. the final piece of the jigsaw was the match betweenla e and belgium. m17 change between the two teams and both assured of going through. that meant this wasn't the greatest spectacle. absolutely stunning belgium topping the group.
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england might not mind that one bit about because finishing second has pitched them into what is clearly the easier half of the draw. the match fiainst colombia t, with sweden or switzerland to follow. spain would be the toughest team they would face in the semifinals. as for belgium, if they beat japan next, a possible quarterfinal against brazil. then it coulbe take your pick. france, portugal, argentina, or even uruguay. that is a really tough path towards the final. belgium and england's next opponents came out of group h, that was concluded on th it was up in the air for a while. colombia actually started the day in third, but they won by beating senegal 1-0. that result saved japan, who lost to poland 1-0. but because senegal lost, they
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were level on points. how to separate them? ds was decided on the disciplinary recn russia that senegal had more yellow cards, so they were going home and japan is going through. it is the first time since 1982 that there will not be an african team in the second round. the knockout round, it all gets going on saturday, with france against argentina. they are all must-win matcs. reportingy foster withll the latest on world cup drama. in a reminder of the unfolding story out of maryland, at least five people have beeshkilled at a ting at a local newspaper in annapolis. several others are seriously wounded. one suspect is in custody. police say it is a white adult male. a suspected explosive device was also found at the scene. a short time ago president trump tweeted that his thoughts ands his pray were with the
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victims and the families, and he thanked the first responders.n remember, you nd much more on that story and on all the day's news at our bsite. i am laura trevelyan. thanks for watching "bbc world news america." >> with the bbc news app, our vertical videos are designed to work around your lifestyle, so you can swipe your way to the news of the day and stay up-to-da with the latest headlines you can trust. download now from selected app stores. >> funding of thisresentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america'eds neglected d purepoint financial. d >> hwe shape our tomorrow? it starts with a vision. we see its ideal form in our mind, and then we begin to chisel.y we strip aeverything that stands in the way to reveal new. possibilitie
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