Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tuesday's show: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

Tuesday's video: The IG report and Congress

Tuesday's video:   The IG report and Congress

Good news about Colombia’s election

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The first of the two crucial Latin American elections took place on Sunday and the news is good.   
Mr. Duque spoke of mending the fissures which had opened up in Colombia after a divisive election campaign.
But he also said he wants to see changes to the historic but controversial peace deal agreed with Farc rebels in 2016.
Duque beat his left-wing rival, Gustavo Petro, by 12 percentage points.
He received 54% of the vote in Sunday’s run-off election.
The 41-year-old candidate for the Democratic Centre party says he will overhaul the agreement that guaranteed the rebels seats in Congress and allowed them to contest elections.
It’s a good move and a victory for Colombia.
The Duque vote is a rejection of President Juan Manuel Santos’ deal with FARC.   
President-elect Duque was supported by former President Álvaro Uribe, who was one of the peace accord’s toughest critics.   Like Uribe, Duque saw the deal as  soft on FARC terrorists.  Duque does not want to cancel the agreement, but wants to improve it.
Duque is not a miracle worker. He was a much better choice than Gustavo Petro, a leftist singing the same old tired song of distribution and social justice that we’ve seen fail all over.
We wait for Mexico’s elections. So far, the leftist choice looks like a winner there, but let’s see what happens when real people vote.    
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Did you hear about Carmen?

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We have not heard from San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz in a few months. She became the face of the anti-Trump brigade out to prove that President Trump did not care about Puerto Rico. Well, Carmen is back and it’s not good:
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and her administration are under fire for allegedly obstructing critical supplies from reaching victims of the category-4 hurricane that leveled much of the tiny U.S. territory nearly nine months ago.
The FBI reportedly launched the investigation following a February lawsuit filed by Yadira Molina, the former director of procurement. Molina claims she was retaliated against for reporting “alleged irregular acts” to the local comptroller.
As usual, the FBI won’t comment but something must be going on.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if she was involved in obstructing critical supplies from reaching victims?
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