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laura: welcome to our viewers on public television in the u.s. and around the globe. we start in thailand with an incredible story of survival. after being missing for nine days 1 in flooded cave boys and their football coach have been found alive. they were discovered by naval rescue forces aio enable operthat involve more than 1000 people. now rescuers must cope with rising water and mud as they try to bring everyone home. jonathan head has more. >> how many of you? >> 13. >> brilliant. jonathan: this was the momt they wer found. the british cave diver calling out to group in the mountain. it?hat day is monday.
you have been here 10 days. 10 days. you are very strong. very strong. jonathan: as the divers turned to leave, promising to return with backup, one of the boys says to them -- please tell them we are hungry. >> i know. i understand. we'll come. jonathan: for the families of the boys, a joyoag and the nine izing days of waiting, hopingjonathan: and despairing. >> today is the best day. i ve been waiting for my son for so many days. i am so excited. fitht thing i will do his hug him. jonathan: for the thousands of voluntlsrs, officnd others who have taken part in this extraordinary multinatl search operation, a very special moment.
most of all for the local begovernor, who ha the public face of this rescue and ordered officials working on it to think of theow boys as their sons. he describes how the boys were discover and then saidou simply, we f our younger brothers and they were safe. [cheering] jonathan: they were all members squad who es ered the caveter a saturday practice with their coach. their bicycles were found chained squad to the railings ae entrance.su it was pred they had been cut off like fast rising water. the thai government has everything up a separate to save their lives. now pumping thousands of gallons in our from th cave to help to get them out -- an hour t from e cahelp to get them out. more rn later this week will congregate things but this
astonishing ne surivvival will surely spur everyone on. jonathan: jonathan head reporting there as the families wait anxiously for their boys. now the president-elect of mexico has proposed a new plan to president trump to boost the mexican economy and cut down on migration. dresue manl lopez obrador made the suggestions tneay during a p call with the two leaders following his victory. he won 53% of the vote. easily defeating his nearest rivals. however, it is unclear whether his party, there national neration movement, will have a majority in parliament. katty kay has been covering the toection for us and i spok her earlier. what is the atmosphere like in the wake of this landslide victory for mexico's new president? katty: mostly depressed about the fact mexico has been thrown out the world cup. but last night, a lot of celebrations amongst lopez
obrador and his ryctory. 53%, ee is saying that is stunning to get that much of a rity. a strong showing in congress. he goes into his term in office with a lot of backing from the mexican population. i would say that the atmosphere to some extent though is let's see -- we have tried everything else. this situation is terrible in the country whether you are talking about violence or corrupties. none of thblished parties have managed to deliver so we have to go with something new. there is some interpretation of whether he can deliver on those promises, but also a feeling of biexcitement about the posty of something new combined with resignation that we have to try something else and it may or may not work out. laura: amlo and donald trump spoke today. what kind of relationship are they going to have especially given the tension over the wall? katty: earlier on during his
campaign, amlo was of all e candidates, the most outspenly opposed to donald trump. called him racist at one point during this campaign. att today, you have both of them saying we want a rnship of cooperation. amlo saying he wants a relationship of mutual respect. king all the right noise towards washington, but his base -- i found out pple voting for him and speaking to them over the course of the weekend -- his base do want him to be tougher on mr. trump. they don't like the way the trump administration has been talking about mexico and treating mexico so there'll be tension between keeping his base happy and having the kind of cooperation he realizes he needs for the sake of the mexican economy. laura: what can he really do tion ande endemic corr violence in mexico? katty: he has delivered a lot. we have seen populist leaders being elected around the world
who have offered great things to their populations and now the rubber hits theac road, can he ally deliver? redistributing income in the way he said and expanding the social safety net, he has to find 2.5% of the mexican gdp that is a huge amount of money. he says he can do it by clamping down on corruption, getting rid of waste. he will get rid of the lesidential plane. he is not going e in the presidential palace. he said he would likheto review whto build a new mexican airport. will that be enough? most economists don't think so. as for the violence, that a really tough one. presidents have tried it before and failed. the mexican public will now hold him accountable. laura: thank you so much for joining us. mexicanard from katty, voted on sunday on the backdrop of tremendous violence, much of it drug-related.ea at 48 candidates were murdered in this election alone. oowe have this specialat the
flow of drugs and guns across the u.s.-mexico border. summerr: dawn sees the land blessed and cursed. nature is bountiful in this part of mexico. living for farmers. -- opium poppy fields can yield a living forarmers. bloodlines run deep in these fields. this husband and wife, like so many families, score the opiumbu s to reveal the latex that will become heroin. >> we work out of necessity. we are not responsible for the people who use drugs. people who criticize this have probably never known need. reporter: how does any government tell this parent that she cannot prreide for her
year-old because of the harvest. mexico's new president must address the role of poverty for millions if he were to tackle the drug trade. in the meantime, in the dead of night, a smuggler crepts to trade in misery. we watch as he takes a pardon ordinary family carth and stuffs e fuel tank with drugs -- cocaine, heroin, crystalr-eth. the 26-yd american will smuggle whatever he can get his hands on. it is a drive across the border eaing him $5,000. a big sum for a man who works in a fast food restaurant you loaded up the car, you are sitting on top of them ngterally. where are they hea >> phoenix or los angeles.
they then go to kansas and mediana. reporter: all overca? you know what these drugs due to people across the border. do you care about that? >> no, i don't put a gun to people's heads to make them take drugs. it is not my problem. reporter: his only problem -- navigating the busy frontier avoiding thand scrutiny of guards. others have very different concerns about the frontier with americ jesus vega is a family man. with the hopes and fears of any parent. any husband. >> i'm really worried about the violence. i'm said we have to go to the park to play, we have to look at our bas to make sure anybody is there. i'm worried that violence will
escalate more and we are going to have shootings here at the my daughter's school it is really sad to live like this. reporter: jesus understandsma 's capacity for violence. he is a crime scene investigator. >> we can see that csi is processing the scene and we have a dead body on the side of the street. reporter: in a quiet suburban area in the border city of tijuana, mexico has lost another son. jesus describes the scene. laying face male down on the ground. i can see he has probably gunshot wounds in the back. he'a young male. sadly, this is because of the out-of-control violence that has
come into america to tijuana. it is very sad. he is a young man who prably could have had a better future. reporter: mexico's new president mihas to deal with the epiof the murders his country endures and stem the flow of guns from abroad. that is where our smuggler finishes his story. he is back from america with a new cargo. guns. how many a down there in the petrol tank? >> there are thr in the tank. reporter: it is easy getting these in? >> it is easier bringing the re isns in because t lesser violence compared to the other way around. reporter: the weapons are fucay wrapped in tin foil. calibers of all sizes. killing machines.ug ed.
the only way to beat mexico's strict gun laws. w u have been doing it for four years. ny guns do you think you have brought in in that time? >> a lot. reporter: hundreds? >> hundreds. reporter: you have brought in hundreds of weapons yourself. you have shown us three weapons but he has also told us there are many more inside the car hidden all around a. we have beed to leave because the person who ordered this shipment is on the way to pick it up.ke it does not ta genius to guess where those weapons will end up. in the hands of criminal gangs and drug cartels. someone, somewhere in mexico will die as a result of those weapons. that night, there is another murder in juana.on yellow mark the bullet casings at this crime scene. for jesus, his country's well-being is on the line.en the new presneeds to
secure a future for mexico's children. >> right now, the scene behind us, a dead guy. it is something kids see every day and they get used to that. that is the sad thing. i have to think about my daughter. i have to think about my daughter's friends. i don't want them to grow up thinking that every day there is a killing and it is fine and nothing is going to happen. rtre: so many of mexico's problems are a result of a society that does not work f everyone. the new leaders must govern for the millions left behind tryingt to nava life worth living. tura: drugs and guns in mexico. in other news, after hours of emergency talks, german chancellor angela merkel appears to put to rest ael rebon led
her coalitionof partners. the security general has reached an immigration deal. the transit center established in germany. her coalition partners. migrants can we return to the eu country. at least 270,000 pheple have fled homes in southern syria. the military launched an assault on the rebel held areas two weeks ago. many displaced people are heading towards jordan and golan heights. theth country will not allow refugees in. ent trump's personal migrants can we return to the eu lawyer is warninsshis former boe may be ready to flip. michael cohen said his loyalty is to his family and country before donald trump. hollywood film producer harvey weinstein is facing fresh sexual assault charges which involve a third woman in a case dating back to 2006. weinstein has been charged with rape and other sexy l crimes in ainst two women.
he pleaded not guilty to those you tching bbc world e charges. news america. still to come tonight, we will bring you the analysis of the mexican electiilon. we wshow you what vendors think of the vote and their neighbors to the north. has's sectary-general visited refugees in bangladesh s visited refugees in bangladesh. 700,000 people are currently n ving in the refugee camp after fleeing violenceighboring myanmar. here is nick veeck who has more. myanmar. nihis trip seemed to have profound effect on the united nations secretary-general. he tweeted afterwards that he listened to heartbreaking accounts from the refugee people. he talked about the dreadful sexual violence the women had red before they fled to bangladesh.ai he sthis was a humanitarian
and human rights nightmare. the short-term priority he said people tome 200,000 benic: this trip seemed to have profound effect on the united mo a place of safety to escape a battering from the monsoon season which continues to hit this place so are. he called on the international mmmunity once again to doe to help these people. he said they are the most persecuted people and they desperately need assistance. in the medium to long term, the is much more difficult to solve and that is trying to bring back the people to myanmar, the place they call home. thoweve united nations said ground areons on the simply not right further safe, sustainable and dignified return. i was there last weekend i saw with my own eyes that are still villagers who have bee razed to the ground. what happens now with the eu
when a deal with the burmese ment which they say will allow more u.n. access so they can make the situation better. the people are concerned because they say within this bill,e here seems to guarantee they will be given citizenship. that ffu them is a key amental principle. if there is a time where they feel safe ough to return, they want to be treated with dignity respect as citizens. ♪ laura: the king of basketball s heading west. yes, in cleveland, they are in shock tonight as lebron james talents to the los angeles lakers. the cleveland cavaliers rose like a phoenix from the ashes with lebron as their guiding light, now he is going off to another challenge. for more on the man who transcends the game of basketball, earlier i spoke with neil greenberg of "the washgton post."
why is the king heading west for a new syem? neil: he has proven pretty much everything he could prove in the eastern conference. the los angeles lakers have a very storied franchise. it is a good chance for him to get with a team that he has been rumored to gravitate towards for quite some time. they have young players he can work with. there is certainly olderst veterans players that will surely love to go to los angeles to play with him and the lakers. it seems like a great fit all arou. laura: lebron is said to have the body oa bulldozer and a mind of a professor. is it that that make quite literally this towering figure in american basketball? neil: he is arguably the greatest nba player the game has ever seen. i know that is saying something considering you have other players, specifically michael jordan, who have won more titles. whenou look at a complete boor
of w the way he has dominated, getting hiseam to the nba finals over the past decade or so. he can play a power game, he is very smart. he does a great job of making players around him better. tthere are very few playet can say the same thing. he is a rare talent.ro laura: lalmost seemed to single-handedly transform the fortunes of the cavs. can he do the same thing ina. neil: without a doubt. the los angeles lakers have not been to the playoffs in a number of years, but adding a player like lebron james changes things clamatically. you look at the eland cavaliers teams he brought to the nba finals, they weren't that good. it was almosby a sheer force of will that lebron was able to make it to the finals, let alone win a championship a couple years back. i do think we will s an immediate turnaround in this lakers franchise and lebron james is obviously going to be a huge part of that.
laura: just briefl how much nger can lebron remain at the top of his sport? neil: that is a great owestion. i knhe lakers are hoping it is at least three or four years. the length of hs contract. as not slowed down at all despite playing a lot of minutes and being over the age of 30. typically, you do see players of that age start to slow down but we have not seen that with lebron. specifically during the regular season. this year, he was not held back in terms of his minutes played. he played a lot of minutes for cleveland and a lot of minutes the playoffs. there is a lot of mileage on those res but he is showing no signs of slowing down. i think having younger players around him in los angeles will he him a little bit. maybe he does not have to be the guy because the lakers team does not have the same aspirations as id when the miami heat lebron was a part of them or the cavaliers mo i don't expect him to slow down anytime soon. there has been nothing in his performance that would suggest
e same either. laura: neil greenberg, thank you for joining us. now, we have been hearing about the big issues facing metrco as the coelects a new president -- from crime to drugs and the future of nafta. to really know a story, sometimes you have to hit the streets and do a bit of shopping. i thwhat katty kay has been doing with her journalist s friend. herer report. katty: it is probably a friend. here is her dangerous temptation to be a journalist. to what extent do we write to look for a pposage in these lous ways we have seen? >> i think it is the way to alderstand mexico in gener terms, clearly within that atmosphere. katty: let's gomask this gent does he want the next president >> i think it is the way to to be tougher on president trump? to be tougher on president
katty: the analogy has been made between lopez obrador and trump. is that the right comparison? >> i don't think so. obviously, you can drawn parallels betwe two. they are both in a w populist but if you have to draw parallels, a better one would be with bernie sanders, in the sense they are both left-wing populists. trump is not a left-wing populist. katty: or jeremy corbyn. >> exactly. i would argue that obrador i less ideological. katty: i want to buy whatever she is selling. does she t trump respects mexico? >> no. katty: would she like more or less cooperation with america?pa >> [speakingsh] katty: in any mexican market, there are some things that are
just too good to say no to. >> they are called slap in the face. katty: i have to buy you a slap in the face. >> it is sweet and sour. there is some chthi. katty: liktimes we live in. laura: candy for katty kay there. politics is not the only preoccupation for mexicans nows. the world cup has been a national obsession. today, their dreams of glory came crashing down. they lost by two goals to the powerhouse brazil.s in the day'her match, belgium came from behind in stunning fashion to defeat japan with a last-minute goal. in. on tuesday, sweden will play switzerland and colombia will take on england. you can be sure a lot of folks at the bbc will be tung into that what very anxiously. more on, you n find
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