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Newz and Media update for week ending March 3, 2023

SANTA MONICA, Calif. – Thanks for joining me for our Global Update on  Here are the stories we followed this week.  

The fighting in Ukraine has moved beyond the fronts and now innocent people are paying the price.

Thousands protested against Mexican President Lopez Obrador’s controversial law that might limit democracy and return that country to single party rule.

Tragedy struck a group of migrants who left Turkey bound for Italy in an overcrowded boat.  Many of the dead are women and children.  Italian authorities continued to search for survivors but the heavy surf in the Mediterranean Sea is limiting the rescue efforts and making it difficult. 

Here in the United States, Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News admitted that Fox News television commentators knew there wasn’t any election fraud associated with the Dominion Voting System.  Rather than stop his employees, like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Lou Dobbs, from lying to the American and global public, Murdoch continually allowed his workers to spread misinformation and propaganda that culminated in the Trump fueled January 6, 2021 Capitol Riot.  

Ron Desantis, Republican Governor of Florida, is expected to announce his bid for the 2024 U.S elections soon.

Lance Gooden, seen here with former President Trump, recently questioned Democrat Judy Chu’s commitment to the United States.  Chu is an American citizen and was born in Los Angeles.  During an interview with Fox News, Gooden suggested that Chu shouldn’t have security clearance or access to classified briefings.   Chu said Gooden made the remarks because she is Asian American and that Gooden’s  remarks were “racist.”

TikTok, the popular social media app that is owned by a Chinese company is being banned by governments across the world. PM Justin Trudeau of Canada announced a ban as did the European Union.  President Biden gave U.S. agencies 30 days to remove the app from agency phones. Karine Jean-Pierre had this exchange with reporters about TikTok.

The war in Ukraine is taking its’ toll on innocent people and atrocities have been committed.  Antonio Guterres of the U.N. said this.

Thousands gathered in the main square, the Zocalo, in Mexico City to protest President Manual Lopez Obrador’s law that changes the electoral and voting process. Protestors expressed fear that their democracy could be threatened.  One woman who participated in the demonstration said she wanted to live in a democracy that has clear laws and that are transparent.

Off Italy’s southern coast – in a place called Steccato di Cutro, the search for survivors continues.  As many as sixty people died after their overladen boat broke apart in the shallows.  Many of those who perished were children that were unable to swim.  The migrants fled places like Afghanistan and Pakistan in search of a better life.  They boarded the boat in Turkey and paid Human Traffickers an estimated $8,500 per person to make the crossing.  The rescue efforts have been hampered because of the high surf and other conditions.  End Time

Despite the weather that has wreaked havoc across the globe and the United States, some people were able to have experiences they momentarily lost but didn’t completely forget.  We leave you with rare images of snow in Los Angeles and one man’s return to childhood.

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