This Week's Agenda: Trouble in the Euro Zone, Latino Voter Litmus Test for Romney in Texas, New Unemployment Numbers and Annan in Syria

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

People clash with police in the streets during a demonstration against the new austerity measures on February 12, 2012 in Athens, Greece. People clash with police during a demonstration against the new austerity measures in Athens, Greece. (Milos Bicanski/Getty)

Problems continue to plague the Eurozone this week, as the Spanish government tries to convince outside analysts that their banks won't require outside investment, even as mortgage defaults continue to pile up. Across the continent, the outlook isn't any sunnier in Greece, where Prime Minister Lucas Papademos warns that the country's public finances could collapse as early as next month.

Meanwhile in the U.S., Mitt Romney is set to sew up the Republican nomination after today's primary in Texas, but his support among Latino voters in the state is far from certain. A few hundred miles north, in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker will debate his Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, ahead of the recall election on Tuesday, June 5th. 

Finally, Kofi Annan, joint special envoy to Syria, travels to Damascus this week after a Syrian government massacre killed 108 villagers in the town of Houla.

Exploring these stories and the rest of the news for the week ahead are Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH, and Marcus Mabry, editor at large at The International Herald Tribune, the international edition of our partner, The New York Times.


Callie Crossley and Marcus Mabry

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

Comments [2]


The panel of three "objective" journalists focuses on the Latino vote in Texas but why no interest on the recent Democratic primaries in Kentucky, Arkansas and West Virginia where Obama narrowly defeated a convict?

How long can the "international community" resist? Ask the victims in Darfur...oh...never mind.

Of course the "incredibly evil" dictators who progressives want the "international community" take action against were full fledged members of the same "international community" that Obama was appealing to in recent years.
Apparently smart power is placating "incredibly evil" dictators in the "international community" until their atrocities get too conspicuous and some well timed posing and crocodile tears are called for to keep up appearances.

By the way..has a missing persons bulletin been placed for the anti-war movement? They were here just a few years ago.

May. 29 2012 11:05 AM
Ed from Larchmont

43 Catholic entites, includings about 23 dioceses and archdioceses, essentially the Catholic Church across the U.S., is suing the federal government after months of dialogue have not gotten the federal government to redress the situation.

The problem is the government's use of the ACLU (enemy of religion) definition of religion.

This hasn't happened before in U.S. history and it threatens the long-standing partnership between the government and the Church in the service of the poor, for one thing.

If one has an established conscience problem with war, one becomes a conscientious objector and doesn't have to fight in a war. The Church's opposition to these products is obviously well established. Why are they being forced to act against their conscience?

May. 29 2012 05:58 AM

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