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News. Views. Hughes - January 24, 2019 (17:00 ET)

How Venezuela could blow up the oil market 

While President Nicolas Maduro and some of his supporters are already sanctioned by the US, Washington has so-far avoided imposing energy sanctions on Venezuela, which remains the third-largest supplier of US oil. If the country’s intensifying political crisis leads to such sanctions, the impact on Venezuela’s economy would be devastating and consumers in the US and around the world would see gas prices rise. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca has the story.

‘All options on table’ for Venezuela – Trump

The White House is working to cut off revenues to the government of Venezuela’s President-elect Nicolas Maduro after the Trump Administration threw the weight of US recognition behind opposition leader and claimant to the presidency, Juan Guaido, for whom US-aligned states from Ukraine to France have lined up to offer recognition and words of encouragement. Meanwhile, Venezuela’s army denounced calls to oust Maduro and vowed to defend his popularly elected government. RT America’s Dan Cohen reports.

Police Departments Ditching Body Cameras

Police Departments across the US are ditching body cameras, citing prohibitively high costs. Police accountability groups have responded in horror, but do body cameras really reduce abusive policing and protect civil liberties – or do they do just the opposite? Alex Vitale, associate professor of sociology at Brooklyn College, joins Scottie Nell Hughes to share his insights, arguing that nothing can take the place of responsible bystanders taking out their cellphones and shooting video for ourselves

 

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