Here And There with Dave Marash

Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is journalist Peter Katel, on the youth gangs terrorizing Central America, sending children fleeing to the US border.  Their leaders honed their gangland skills in Los Angeles, were deported home and then, the real trouble began.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is reknowned global journalist Christian Caryl of Foreign Policy.com's Democracy Lab...on the plight of the world's largest nation without a state...the Kurds of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey.  Will Kurdish fighters from Syria and Iraq lead the fight against the Islamic State?

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is NM In Depth investigative reporter Trip Jennings on the wound that will not heal: the NM Behavioral Health Services "scandal" scandal.  The real scandals are the inflated charges, the pre-mature judgments and the glacial progress of getting to the truth.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of The FP Group, Foreign Policy Magazine and the foreignpolicy.com website.  When it comes to the foreign policies of the Obama Administration, Rothkopf is no fan, but he says the processes of the Obama White House might be even worse.  Of course, he admits, a lot of their problems were inherited.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is AP's Caracas correspondent Hannah Dreier.  The crash in oil prices has hit the Venezuelan economy hard, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro is under siege -- as usual by the free-market opposition, but from some old-line supporters of Hugo Chavez as well.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is Milan Simonich, Roundhouse reporter for the New Mexican.  We'll talk about an Alice in Wonderland "debate" on gun law, and whether a Republican majority in the House and a Democratic majority in the Senate = political posturing and legislative paralysis.

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Today on HERE AND THERE our guest is Ukrainian journalist Maxim Eristavi.  He says the ceasefire seems to be holding, but what made it possible is that Vladimir Putin has already accomplished his goal of destabilizing Ukraine.  The more important war there, he says, is to end corruption in government and across the society.

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Today on Here and There, a conversation with the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Robert Jackson.  With Al Qaida affiliates still operating in Mali and Somalia, and with Boko Haram taking its Islamic State-like warfare beyond  Nigeria, Terrorism is a big issue on his plate.  But so are AIDS and Malaria reduction and the economic competition from China.

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Today on Here and There, a conversation with Albuquerque lawyer and businessman Brad Cates.  As a Reagan-era Justice Dept official Brad helped implement newer, tougher procedures for civil forfeiture.  Now he'd like to see civil forfeiture abolished.  Despite some public mis-impressions Atty Gen Eric Holder has done much less than that.

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Today on Here and There, a conversation with correspondent Gopal Ratnam of Foreign Policy magazine and foreignpolicy.com about last week's well-orchestrated Washington campaign to escalate American arms shipments to the military in Ukraine.  Whose campaign is this and how was it managed?  The effects have been felt in Washington, America, Ukraine and Europe from London to Moscow.

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