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woman: this is "bbc world news america." is made possible by... the freeman foundation; by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs; and by contributions to this pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. laura: this is "bbc world news america."
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hington, i amm w laura trevelyan. president trump visits dayton and el paso, both cities impacted by mass shootings. the troops were met with protest, but for many the emotions are still raw. >> i would like him to bring unity, not only to el paso, texas, but to our country. laura: plus, these danh pigs could be a casualty of a no-deal brexit. farmers fe tariffs on bacon could stop the meat from reaching britain. laura: for those watching on pbs and around the globe, welcome to "world news america." today president trump had the
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somber duty of visiting not one, but two cities impacted by mass shootings. in dayton, ohio, and el paso, texas, the mourning ths mixed rotests. critics of the president took sue with his rhetoric on race and immigration. tonight we have fu coverage, and we start with the bbc's north america editor jon sopel in el paso. stn: president trump and f lady melania arrived in el paso a short time ago, and it is fair to say that civic aders are not hanging out the flags for him. a white nionalist killed 22 people, targeting hispanics. pres. trum i am concerned about the rise of any group of hate. i don't like it. any group of hate, whether it is kwhite supremacy, any othd of supremacy, whether it is antifa, any group of hate, i'm concerned about it and i will do something about it.
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>> ♪ this is my town, el paso jon: in el paso, a protest has been taking place against the visit the main speaker, former congressman of the area and democratic presidential hopeful beto o'rourke. he is critical of the president coming. this makeshiftin s alongside the walmartbl prostretches for 100 yards. there is always hope on occasions like this that dfmething good might emerge out of something so dr. but in americaoday, the problems of hate, of guns, of racism, seen aintractable as er. these two nurses were working at thlocal hospital last saturday. >> everything was chaotic. rses get called in. things were different and could feel somber in the hospital. t n: what do you feel abouthe president coming today? >> i think it is probablbad timing for him to come right now.
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jon: emotions are still incredibly raw. >> i would prefer you ask my daughter. i can't -- i can't talk. >> i would like him to bring unity not only to el paso, texas, but to our country. >> what's going on? what's gog on? jon: but it has now emerged that a shooting that took place tworo weeks ago in g california, is also being treated as an act of domestic terrorism like el paso. >> from the fbi the last two years, a number of their investigations are racially motivate and the majority are white supremacist extremist motivated. jon: this morning president was in dayton, ohio, where nine people were killed on the
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weekend, meeting survivors and their relatives. these photos were leased by the white house. no journalis were allowed in. he offered consolation. but in terms of concrete mencures to tackle gun viole , he was much more vague. jon sopel, bbc news, el paso. laura: we can cross to the bbc's gary o'donoghue in el paso.di given thsions in el paso, what is the president doing while he is there? gary: he is visiting one of the hospitals just outside theiv ciy sity medical center, and we understand he will be meeting first responders as well as some of the relatives of those who died and perhaps those who were injured as well. w unclear exactly ch we will learn from that meeting. certainly in dayton come when he was in the hospital there, evet the press tavel with him all the time were not allowed
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to go on the tour of the ward there. sthe risks are pretty higof exposing himself to openly here. there is a huge protest at a baseball park here in town. there were speeches from people who did not want him to come here at all, and there are a lot of pple in this town who believe it is his rhetoric and message on illegal immigration and places like el paso that created theircumstances that allowed the attacker to attack thisuperstar, this walmart on saturday, killing 22 people. laura: what have people been saying to you directly about their feelings about the president's visit? gary it has been a mixture, o say to you that. not everyone is against his visit and not everyone is agntnst the presi i spoke to a vietnam vet, hispanic man in his 70's now.
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hevi served inam in 1973 and he said "he is my commander-in-chief and we do what he says,he but i would r he didn't come here." he was very gentle about it, very quite. he came to give s tribute. very tough guy, very moved by what he had en and heard. there are other people who are more angry. a young man told me yesterday afternoon that the president shouldn't come here, he has bld on his hands. u get the gamut of responses, but there is quite a lot of feeling in this city, not surprisingly in a city that is 80% hispanic, quite a vague feeling that the president has something to answer for ins tes of trticular shooting. it is not his fault, they will say, not his fault directly, but he has created an atmosphere that allows people to think they can do these things and express these used and somehow they will become normalized in that way. laura: gary o'donoghue in el
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paso, thank you. community leaders and latino groups across the country are upset by the trumpst admition's rhetoric and do not welcome the president's trip to texas. a man who works on getting the hispanic community more involved in politics joined us from houston for more on today's visit. ha our nation so polarized even the president's trip to el paso as consoler in chief seems to reflect our divisions? >> you know, laura, the president has no welcome in el paso. he has said enough, and it iswo his of racism that brought about this massacre of latinos in el paso. let's be frank about what is ppening here. it is the growing power of young latinos in politics that are bringing about this change. we are seeing a owth of white supremacists that are trying tot
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limit our opity to create and transform this nation into opportunity for all. communities of color, particularly young latinos in texas, 50% of all texans under age 18 are latinos. in the next four years, 90% of --5% of them will be eligible to vote. they will have power in their hands to transform politics in ithe state and consequent this country. because of that, just like it was outlined in the mao, many are mobilizing to limit our opportunity, and the president is not doing anybody any services by continuing to disparage immigrants and atta mexicans during his rallies. laura: when the president talks about an invasion at the border, what impact does it have o hispanic americans you work with? antonio: here in texas, one in three texans are immigrants themselves or children of immigrants. when you talk about invasion, alen you dehumanize indivi
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based on the country of origin, t take that to heart. you are talking abr families. if there is something that latinos hold near and dear, it is defending their culture and defeing families. when this president talks and belittles and dehumanizes immigrants, he is talking at a growing sector of the political voting bloc. it is a political strategy. let's not be naïve to what he is doing. he is trying to rally his face -- base against latinos ahead of a presidential election tosoin votes. laura: what is the political impact on the growing latino american population, then? antonio: they are mobilizing like never before. 2018 in harris county i houston, texas, home to the second largest latino population in the united states, we sawte latinos ike never peopleto make a difference and get plugged in to the civic
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process so they can have a word and hothe country is run. young latinos, particularly young latinas, are voting at a higher percentage rate than their non-latina femal counterparts and latino counterparts. we have the potential to bng about real change,ut it has to start with leadership. we have got to call on governor greg abbott and lieutenant governor dan patck, who have also dehumanized and targeted latinas, particularly immigrants, most recently en they pass one of the most discriminatory pieces of legislation ca hed sb-4. e to hold our elected officials accountable and count on those who support us to bri about change and opportunity for those who seek the freedom that america stands for. laura: thank you for being with us. antonio: thank you, laura. tragedies like those in daytons in el paso alwarked a national debate on gun control. for mor on the measures publicans could get behind, my
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colleagues katty kay and christian fraser spoke to kelly for arena, who ran against president trump in 2016. katty: in the past you have been opposed to measures that would limit access to guns in the ited states. in the wake of these attacks over the weekend, is any of your thinking changing? carly: let me say that politics always drives us to the extremes in this debate. what all the polling shows is that most americans, myself included, whether they are republican or democrat, support certain commonsense me. i support and most americans support universal background checks. i support and most americans support limiting the kind of machinery that americans can get eir hands on. we don't need military style weaponry in the hands of civilians. most americans, i ammong them, believe it is really important to have consequences for people
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who failed to safeguard their guns in a locked case so that the wrong people get their hands on them, which is happened not us the shootings but in prev shootings. christian: do you think the presidenhad a hand in this? in the sense thatanguage stoked the hatred? you talkbout leadership in 2016. does he bear some responsibility? carly: well, icoosted today a ent on this, and what i said in that post is that tone is set at the top and character counsel stop and character isd revea -- character counts. and characters revealed over me. trump's b character hn revealed over time and his words have been all too often divisive, insulting, offensive, and racist. is it fair to lay all of the same at one president' feet? is it fair to lay some t the blame ats president's feet?
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absolutely. s it secret that i did not want donald trump to be the nominee of our party. katty: because of character and leadership? carly: because of characr. as i said in my post today aai as i'vefor many is, character is destiny. it is destiny for a person, destiny for a party, destiny for a nation. katty: what would your advice be to the democrats who want to be their party's nominee when itdl comes to hg donald trump in a debate? carly: the one thing i would soc to all the dtic candidates is that trump in a way is far too easy a target. it is much too easy to just blame everything on trump. thsome o are falling into that trap. what i would say to every single person who wants to be president is tells, the american people, who you are y. show was w are. it is not just about what you will do. it is about how you will do it, because how someone get things
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done, their character matters over time sometimes more than what they get done. laura: carly fiorina there. in o warning that 5 million people in zimbabwe, one third of the population, are in need of food aid. the un's world food program says many in the country are heading towards starvation. c es as zimbabwe suffers the effects of drought, a cyclone, and a failing economy. a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man has been free from prison early. cyntoibrown fatally shot a man who she says tried to rape her. the 31-year-old was granted clemency this year after her case was taken up by tv star kim kaashian.go pakistan ig to expel india's high commissioner and suspend trade with its neighbor. it follows india's decisiono end kashmis special status, which gives delhi greater control over the region. police and protesters have been
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clashing despite a security lockdown. all kashmir has been claimed by india and pakistan since the partition of british india in 1947. ouecorrespondent yogita lam is in indian-run kashmir and sent this report. yogita: it is the third day that kashmir remains in lockdown, but sporadic protests have begun tou breat now. rein a particularly stive part every evening protesters are coming out and shoutin-i anian slogans, and security forces are using pellet guns to contain the violence. there are reports that clashes s ve been breaking out in southern kashmirll. but these remain quite small and sporadic at the moment, and there are a number of reasons for that. one of the big reasons is what you can see behind me. rnterally at every street there are armed soldiers, barb wire, checkpoints. you are asked to show your identity and where you are going and why you are going there. hundreds of thousands of extra troops have been deployed in what is already one of the most
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militarized regions in the world. on monday, india'ils government erally revoked kashmir's special status. it included a number of things. they give the local government the right to make laws aut everything other than defense, communication, and external affairs. it also allowed the local government to define who the permanent residents of the region are. it only allowed those people to y land here. all of that is now gone. anger is growing in pakistan. its prime ministerimran khan, has condemned the move.s he has said itlegal, and he has also said that his country is willing to take it up at all international forums. laura:ogita lamaye in kashmir. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, this vodka certainlyst comes with a t crops from chernobyl are the source, but they promise it is not dioactive.
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for years, scientists have warned of other danger of coming change. a major problem is the melting of the greenland ice. some people, though, are finding ways to make money off of this potential environmental catastrophe. reporter: eard's hunting icebergs. every d he and his group set out atawlooking for white gold. these giant, pontioa structures ng serenely towards their dream. >> t goi die in a couple, threeks w and naturally it needs rain anyway. we are not hurting the environment. reporter: so why are these icebergs so popular and so profitable?
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ouwell, they provide just the purest water you can find. >> we are a lot bigger today than we ever were was iceberg water. we just picked up the middle east with our glass bottles. reporter:ast year around half a million tourists visited the area, bringing in 430ar million doto the local economy. the fishing industry may be in decline, but iceberg tourism is booming. >> keeps gettingy better ev year. we have two buses coming behind -- can see behind you and we have 130142 buses older people coming into the town. doing great for the economy. reporter: frozen for thousands of years frothese icebergs will melt away in a matter of weeks. some may be able to make a bit
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of money, but the long-term impact is likely to be far more costly. laura: with an october deadline between, the deadloc the u.k. and the eu continues. across the bbc today, we're looking at the potential impact of a no-deal b that is if the u.k. leaves the ng without a formal arent. as part of our coverage, we have been to denmark, where eure's largest pork producer warns of a bacon shortage if there is a no-deal brexit. here is jenny hill.y: jeanish-born and bred for the british breakfast table. pifor denmark's g farmers, the u.k. market has been solid, dependable.
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they are not sure now, seeking out other customers. in case a no-deal brexit pulls their pork from british shelves. , >> i am a little worriedt we have three years to prepare for this. we have made a very special product for the u.k. market. i think it would be very sad if we could not sell it for englishmen anymore. >> ♪ danish >> ah, danish. >> ♪ ah, danish jenny: tempting british taste buds for generations, denmark is the biggest supplier of pork products to the u.k., satisfying dend british farmers canno meet alone. bacon is big business in
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thisssing plant purpose-built for the u.k. market. that was before the prospect of no deal and port tariffs. now starting slow, uncertainty xpgh. already they are eting less and looking for other customers. >> we need to look at alternatives, because ifou look at the rhetoric coming outi of thesh government, it is do or die. jenny: what does that mean for the british consumer? >> i think it would mean more expensive products empty shelves, quite possibly. jenny: no time to lose for the bacon bound for britain. goods roll in and out for now. you really get a sense of how every secondounts. no wonder they want to know whether britain is bluffing about no deal, and no wonder theyay such a scenario that
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at could have -- such a scenario could have such far-reaching consequences, right down to what we eat and where it comes om. denmark's preparing for a change of season. a country which values its relationship with britain sorry to see it go, conscious of what both partners could stand to lose. jenny hill, bbc news. laura: these days the cocktail industry is really pushing the boundaries. dkbut how about from chernobyl? scientists from ukraine and the enu.k. who have tudying the deserted land around a nuclear power plant have launched a spirit made from ingredients grown there. victoria gill has been trying it out. victoria: abandoned for more than 30 years. but in one small pocket of the 00-square kilometer exclusion zone that surrounds the
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chernobyl nuclear power pnt, it is harvest time. this experimental farm was set up by a team of scientists, and the crops being grown could be a first step towards using this land productively agn. >> very nice, chernobylski rye grain. this means we don't just abandon the land. c use this land in differt and diverse way and produce something which will be totally clean from radioactivity. victoria: this is what it is being used to produce. o idea was distill and produce the kind of moonshine artisan vodka. victoria: this is said to be the first consumer product made from ingredients from within the exclusion zone. >> this is no more radioactive other vodka. we have checked it.
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we have had two of the best laboratories in the world looking to see if they could find any radioactivim chernobyl, and they have not nund any. victoria: it might be for everyone, but this is about much more than making a spiri communities in relatively uncontaminated outer regions ofs the exn zone still live under strict regulations. no agriculture is permitted here. it is hoped that some of the restrictions will soon be lifted, but an vodka profits will be channeled into supporting economic development in areas still affected by the ts of the nuclear accident. un,l atomic production star i'm allowed just a tiny taste poured from a genuinely uniq bottle. victoria gill, bbc news. laura: cheers. i am laura trevelyan. announcer: funding for this presentation is made possible by... the freeman foundation; by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation,
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captioning sponsored by nehour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: condolences and confrontation. president trump is met with protests while visiting el paso and dayton to console victims of the weekend's mass shootings. then, one-on-one with democratic presidential candidate tom steyer to discuss guns, environmentalism, impeachment and more. plus, traveling for treatment. exploring the burgeoning industry of health tourism as the high cost of healthcare in the u.s. has many patients looking abroad. >> we need to shake up the healthcare industry in the u.s. you need a lot of people disrupting its little ways thatp add to big change over a period of time.


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