The News with Rick Sanchez - July 26, 2019 (17:00 ET)
Trump sanctions lift Huawei to new heights — oops!
Despite Washington’s efforts to exclude and undermine Huawei, the Chinese telecomm giant just released a smartphone with fully upgraded 5G technology. Huawei has 29 percent of the global telecommunications market and poised to control half the 5G market. RT America’s Michele Greenstein joins Rick Sanchez to discuss. She points out that the campaign against Huawei is a symptom of a US tech sector in decline.
US raging at Russia for mediating in Venezuela
Russian FM Sergey Lavrov has met with representatives of the Venezuelan opposition, led by US-backed self-declared “president” Juan Guaido. Lavrov emphasized that “all options are on the table” and that efforts should aim at common-sense compromise “in the interest of the Venezuelan people.” RT’s Yulia Shapovalova reports for the News with Rick Sanchez.
Puerto Ricans angry with ousted governor’s replacement
What’s next for Puerto Rico? Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez, set to succeed the disgraced Gov. Rossello after his August 2 resignation, is unpopular, her career marred by ethics complaints and accusations of corruption. RT America;s John Huddy joins Rick Sanchez from San Juan to report on the politics and future of the island territory.