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News. Views. Hughes - March 12, 2019 (17:00 ET)

Venezuela demands answers for blackout

Amid US State Secretary Mike Pompeo’s rebuke of the “deteriorating situation” in Venezuela and the days-long crippling blackout affecting more than 80 percent of the country, the US has recalled all diplomatic personnel from Venezuela. RT America’s Rachel Blevins has the details for News.Views. Hughes. Then RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca reports on Tarek William Saab’s investigation into opposition leader Juan Guaido over suspicions that he was involved in the power grid attack that the Maduro government says is behind the blackout. Finally, journalist Lucas Koerner joins Scottie Nell Hughes live from Venezuela to report the latest on the blackout. The government says that the return of running water in Caracas is imminent but much remains to be done to restore electricity and water throughout the country. Koerner reports that despite US allegations, looting has been mostly sporadic and isolated while calm and displays of solidarity prevail.

Prepare for new Epstein sex trafficking bombshell

A federal court may unseal documents related to the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell has until March 19 to argue against the action. When the public sees the details of the case, will it exonerate some of Epstein’s presumed collaborators or shed new, damning light on the rich, famous and powerful men of his milieu? RT America’s John Huddy joins Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss.

College admissions bribery scandal: ‘Example of life’

Parents and students are outraged at revelations concerning the prevalence among the super-rich bribing elite colleges to admit their underperforming children. RT America’s Scottie Nell Hughes breaks it down.