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hi, i'm sandra goldman, welcome to portal. i usually work on the digital side of on to 0. that's our website, social media and podcast. we've got loads of great content and i'm here to show you some of our best stuff this week. it's all about the middle east. we've got a powerful short film out of palestine where we meet for people finding their own way to push back against illegal israeli settlements. and remember, last year's terrible explosion in beirut. well, they're still waiting for answers there. we've got a personal take on it all from our correspondent. a mother told me, i don't know how i wake up every morning and how i go on. why did my son die? there still a lot of trauma. but before we get to that, we're going to give you the back story on lebanon. that's what my team and i do
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every week on the online show. start here. we take a big story and break it down. so in this episode, we explain what's going wrong and lebanon, and why things are so hard to fix. ah, let's talk about when you might have heard that things are bad, but you probably don't realize how bad or out of 5 people are living in poverty. there are shortages of pretty much everything. people are fighting over fueled, and anyone who can leave is what a lot of stop if i have only been out of a dozen resulted stop eating. who's wrong? i know i've got a lebanon, basically is a plane that's crashing, but hasn't crossed yet. there's finally a new government after more than a year, but the thing is, in lebanon, the government is often part of the problem. it's the same political parties blamed for years, corruption, and mismanagement at the end of the day. it's not really about the government formation. is that it is really about what is this government gun to do?
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lebanon is unraveling on so many fronts, and all the different crises are compounding each other. so what's happening, and why is it so hard to fix things? or to give you an idea just how quickly lebanon has collapsing, you have to realize that it's even worse than venezuela. a poster child of devastated economies. it took lebanon less than 3 years ago, where, but as rela, was over 6 years after years of corruption, mismanagement, and dysfunctional politics, lebanon's dealing with a huge currency crisis. and that's at the root of so many other problems right now . well, a lamp lab and it had that shot in the late in the good bit. magdalena beal comes in and with the look nib, monday. everything is much more expensive. inflation is very hard because his won't pick the importance. so here's what's going on. in the late 19 ninety's,
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the lebanese pound was pegged to the us dollar, exchange rate was fixed at $1500.00 pounds for $1.00. now the problem with that is lebanon's economy wasn't strong enough to really justify that value. it was sort of artificial for a long time the government and banks managed to prop up the currency to maintain that peg. but now they're at a point where they just can't do that anymore. and so the currency has crashed, losing up to 90 percent of its value in the last 2 years. and that means people savings and salaries have tanked, whatever you make. you make well, just 90 percent. less of what you made before. unfortunately. yeah, everything revolves around a currency. your currency is worth less and makes importing things much more expensive for lebanon. that's a massive deal because it imports nearly everything, including all its fuel. so now on top of the currency crisis, there is a fuel crisis key. the government simply can't afford to buy enough and it's
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abandoned some of the fuel subsidies that helped make fuel affordable for ordinary people. so now you've got both shortages. i'm super high prices of issue, but i'm so in order to buy back with me why she didn't of the long set off and on the plumber, your mom, i'm your judge to live on amazon. i've been trying to get to work well. well, go about that business boss running out some friends, cook sharing. so the fuel prices is creating a domino effect. drinking water now costs 4 times what it used to. and the lights are literally going out because there's no fuel for generators, causal obstructions from. this is an example of chrissy going off. you're talking about some places not getting more than a couple of hours of a pacific dates summer and when it comes to hospitals. when it comes to people where you have young children eldern, this is miss the health risk. so it only gets worse, because now you've got a health crisis to hospitals are struggling. the you when is got involved,
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even supplying fuel to help keep generators running. and like other imports, medicine is become too expensive or hard to find. even ordinary drugs like paracetamol, let alone life saving ones for diabetics or cancer patients. so people like marina are stepping in, she set up a charity to coordinate donations of medicine from abroad. we crossed the red lines and now we're really facing hard in the harsh times. a dan, this is not our job, isn't the job of the state. but since we don't have a state, we are doing this. so that idea that the state is missing in action. well, that's why things have become so desperate. lebanon is definitely a rare case of a country with virtually no bible state services, or social services, or social institutions for government has been pre approved it as an institution. that if video, basic services up complete the scope, and this isn't exactly new,
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it's almost as if lebanon is in a permanent state of political crisis. and critics, a part of the problem is the system itself. now the way it works is that the 3 biggest sacks are guaranteed representation. that was the deal to keep the peace after the civil war. so for example, the president is always a marinate christian. the prime minister is always sunny and the speaker of parliament she em. but in reality it's lead to political gridlock in fighting and nothing really gets done. it's really about you know, who gets which government sponsored contracts. what kind of company affiliated with who are, when you're forming a government, for example, you know, it's not just about who is the best person to handle the ministry of economy. it's whether the president was a man i christian should pick that minister, whether it's the prime minister sunnyville to pick up and it becomes a horse trading situation. you end up with a lot of corruption and accusations that politicians are only serving their own
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interests not working for the good of the country. yeah. oh. so a couple of years ago, hundreds of thousands of people protested to say as much ah and after the horrific explosion in beirut last year, there was outraged, directed at politicians. and so far, no one's been held to account. a long label for the delay. me a loan number again, field handler with what's happened recently is that the political parties have finally agreed on a new government. after 13 months, lebanon's feuding politicians have now agreed how to distribute to power in a new
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a cabinets. but most of the faces are familiar. like billionaire prime minister now sheep mccarty, who's had the job twice already lost the mondell philosophy. one of the i'm been man i up when we hardly saw we had done going out feet. he's trying to manage expectations, but they're all ready. rock bottom. i'm very pessimistic about this government. i think this as this is just, you know, like a morphine. those that was given to the people in order to calm them down. people just feel that because this is a returning prime minister, this is a 3rd time as prime minister. they say, well, you know, what does it matter if they're calling the shots, then we can't expect that people have put us in this crisis to get us out of it. and there's a lot that needs doing priority number one is to get cash into the country. and the government's best bet is to secure a bailout from the i. m f. it's now planning to reopen talks with them after the
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last one stalled in 2020. but if the government wants money, it will also need to present a recovery plan that includes a bunch of reforms. we just get dollars from brazil to work best. but in order to pump bod, be need loss issue or to population. but not only stops or pullups, this country has been very bogged emerged or very low, or we need to political password merch. if there's any chance of that happening, it could start with parliamentary elections coming up in may. but that's a big if, just like fuel and madison, hope that politicians will actually change things as an seriously short supply. now if there is a single event that helps explain why so many people in lebanon have given up on their politicians. it's that explosion that ripped through beirut support last year, killing almost 200 people. it was caused by warehouse full of ammonium nitrate that hadn't been stored properly,
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and lebanon is still feeling the effects out as air corresponded. zayna halter opens up about that in this episode. of between us, it's an online series where reporters reflect on the big stories they cover. ah, it's been a very difficult year for those who survived the blast as well as the families who lost loved ones and families of the victims have repeatedly taken to the streets, demanding to know the answers, demanding accountability, but another high on, on. there's still no answers on who was responsible for bringing this ammonium nitrate to lebanon. many feel that just this will never be served more questions than answers a year after that the blast. i'm center for their senior correspondent for al shahida. i've been reporting from lebanon for some time now and between us since the bay report the explosion, the situation has only gotten worse. it was one
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of the largest non nuclear blasts in history. you talk to anybody in the city and a lot of people still talk about that day. people are still in shock. still picking up the pieces. hundreds of thousands lost their homes. ah, families are desperate. they want those who they believe are responsible to be held to account. they lost their children, they lost their husbands, they lost their wives. people feel that they haven't been given the answers. a mother told me, i don't know how i wake up every morning and how i go on. why did my son die? there's still a lot of trauma. there have been emotional scars of physical scars even myself. when all is quiet, i can still hear that blast, even my son, he was 3 years old at the time. he still will not walk down the street where we
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were when the blast happened. when there is a strong wind, he starts to panic because he too felt that pressure wave, that shock wave that pushed him to the ground. when the blast happened, lebanon was in the midst of an economic crisis. people were losing their jobs, businesses were closing, and the lebanese pound was already devaluing. on top of that, there was corona virus and there were lock downs, which also made worse the economic collapse. when the explosion happened, the authorities promised a transparent and swift investigation. the investigation has been slow, the lead judge and the case product guitar, as trying to initiate the process of process shooting. those he believes are responsible for the blast, but he faced a fierce political backlash from those in power. he has the list of suspects and they are members of the political and security establishment. some of them are m p, 's. politicians are refusing to lift immunity. they're not allowing him to question
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these suspects. international and local journalists have done more digging than the authorities. they believe that in one way or another, this shipment was linked to 3 syrian businessmen who were linked or who are linked to the syrian president bashar assad. one of them has been sanctioned for procuring ammonium nitrate in the same here at 2013. when that ship docked at bay root port, was it really intended for lebanon because that ship was destined for mozambique? at least this is what shipping records show, but it made an unintended stop in bay route. so justice has not been served, nor has there been any accountability ah, as a lebanese, it is hard to watch. this country collapse is falling apart and you're watching it falling apart. and yet it doesn't have to be this way. these politicians are playing on to power so many people are asking, what are they fighting over? they're fighting over a corpse. there's nothing left of the state. the state has all but collapse without
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a new government that is ready and willing to carry out reforms. it's hard to see how this country will be able to stand on its feet once again. okay, up next is a film out of palestine. it's from the all my documentary series fly on the wall. it's about 4 people and how they found different ways to fight back against illegal israeli settlements. take a look. ah. they feel they are fighting alone. oh, because i thought that i saw that there was a school messman have a year where you believe lincoln, is this about the shadow of on shot dead duck ribbon fiercely inman jelly. they're trying to install ethnic cleansing, trying to get rid of all the palestinians that have lived here for tenants or even hundreds of years
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for doing demos from namo, alicia. but yes. hello. could you tell ma'am? buffer and buffer my equity by the household on modern medicine. aletha, it must help me map danny murphy felt venue. have been that big room some numbers to let them get thought of it. and after that. yeah, i mean, i've been in the future on maybe in the i did you wrong. month took the on from big enough so. but i would like to add, but a lot to john and i me and then if adam al, it is about a balance of the head on kind of problem. so the water for the us senate in half and a lot about it. i was the
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last day on unmet dresser. huffman i had engine duplicate him, a lot of them based on the sat and to let elijah slash fish muscular enter. enter. i'm not going, danny. consignment and like i shot a note, whole for web social has a rare book from i'm coming to blown him. can you clooney and fail month i'll let him go ahead with our allah ship again. fear hoff asked mother martha maloney kenneth, i've been kind of out about the semester and just say shift in sultan adventure. i've it done for annette. but there they found been tommy avenue, a mustache. uh we can get a little mileage up. i believe it does say, i say total has from messman, have
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a police like in a shed, and then in a day, i love leslie's not, i didn't jump, i'm about to about a thought it should be in my young god, martha america returning america tonight, allow me to come to sleep. honestly it all done. this all meant to fail out autonomous mystic feet. hello muscle. lynn . a violent of on he ines a bad miles away. on a hardly event that debate. it's simone if you haven't given that iowa, hey,
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deaf shondae, and if at the hand us a minimum of 13 with ness bang tie, it's unique in its experience because of the fight without leadership, the youth, they have what we call it, a political awareness that they don't want to be divided and that's why the israeli authority, they are confused. how to deal with these kind of activities at or to control it. oh like, oh heck. oh, of on before the movie channel called little issue none available at the valley yet and little bit before ali yet from anywhere near the time i'm bill. but then sandy and william accordingly. jo. what all and i couldn't get my move up the bit, almost hopefully a little just open up the trick about them to see if i'm gonna get either this
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unity on the top of the mountain been among the palestinians, come from the frustrations frustrated for a month frustrated from option 4 straight to from division, you see them taking the lead on the ground, but to participate. everyone knew the kind of the debate within about a senior and within the top, do we continue? they feel they are, they are fighting and own where's people, where is the european union? where is that international organizations that support and promote human rights, leafy? keep silent, that's mean they accepted the occupation. but if they use the, the resistance and different way all they will accused out to be a terrorist. if he's 90 percent of them, they want peace. but 3 and b building justice, not beast with settlement, not beast with occupation. they want life. they want political rights,
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they want jobs, the one life they want to enjoy. they live there, but like laser is right, is that kind of little of, of on the muscle. tony and berry rock fair sort of little at all, they feel live buffalo got to be a wealth of a book, collected a thought millennium all over sort of build out all the commissioner, bianca saint van lackey. this ranma, instead of having this finale delay, they should a must ha gallows a check. it could be a how much that it has a moment, a nazi back.
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imagine i m, i a adams irrelevant. that means that there will be the end up with a couple to put it up in his hand. no, not at the end of the house with a bully, re with it in. so we she called with a boy. no, mammy, wally lender, mammy, leather squarely. we've been
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a white glove with a you've been a cynic ever a know had them kind of been we've had a how to get did you been with sultani and a book, a line with him 9. can i get the name that i've shannon? mm mm mm. with them as a bazillion, i'd love to get a hold of a month ago in mid city. i want to guy going to see if he's the guy i told you the sauce checked. because in this area where we're going to use the law to put the rest of the shepherds in this
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area, they, they will, all they just told, gave us would be a little know what i'm know about that prosecuted so much by the settlers. i mean, we can half ago, augment, had one of his cheaper and over by full, by for running into the field. i knew that your daughter knew, bruno vitale, that resume. and that's what they're trying to do. they're trying to frighten the people to leave it to go somewhere else. but the truth is that they've got nowhere else to go. and the soonest the settlers see us, they are far more reticent to coming to contact their own. amongst the settlers, extreme factions which see us and we are even more of an enemy for them than the actual palestinians are now come with us with sticks and with violence. and we'll hold our ground does, and we will start doing one. busy with adrian, alina von?
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no, that includes america, a connection with the problem is that somebody at the moment somebody says, god told me to do something, you can't have a rational discussion with them. and they're trying to install, ethnically cleansing, trying to get rid of all the palestinians that have lived here for tenants or for you even hundreds of years. a missouri top level, not scanning. we do get a lot of support, you know, from the people who like to sit on the couches and writing facebook all. well don, thank you so much, bye. defacto. you can count us in, in the 10s of the villas denila. i'm ever sure i get in touch with him. yeah, hold on. that's at some portal this week. i hope you liked what you saw. remember there's lots more
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the southern and eastern areas of brazil, thanks to low pressure. that sweat the wet and windy conditions, up from northern areas of argentina, up across uruguay, and into brazil. so thunderstorms in rio on saturday, but by the time we get into funday, they've cleared further up to the north east. we are going to see where to weather in salvatore. things are going to turn very wet. indeed for parts of bolivia as well as paraguay thanks to this mass of thunderstorms that's rolling up north. we are going to see some of the warmth knocked out of a sun, shawn, the temperature dipping down before it picks up slightly by monday, and the sunshine comes back in. but for much of the amazon basin, it's scattered, showers and thunderstorms, some of those heaviest across northern areas of columbia. for the wet weather across a central america, we have to look to that southern half. it's not finer for much of the caribbean, lots of sunshine for cuba and jamaica, and those showers dry up are on coastal areas of believe from mexico. it's rather dry for the wet weather. we have to head to that
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u. s. gulf coast. we are expecting some heavy storms to roll across texas, and we could see some flooding in southern areas that sure update the weather, sponsored by cut all airways voted world's best air line of 2021. ah, this is al jazeera ah, hello molly, inside this is the news. our lie from dive hall coming up in the next 60 minutes. we're being punished for detecting the need their end of the virus, the south african government hits back at travel bombs. the new wave of restrictions raises fears, signs of a global economic recovery may be taking a hit, rotting the troops, ethiopia prime minister visits the.


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