Human trafficking is causing deaths in the Mediterranean, with 300 drowning last week according to the U.N. We also look at two films hitting Chicago this week, including one nominated for an Academy Award. Finally, Nari Safavi shares his weekend passport.
Syrian and Iraqi refugees are pouring into Europe to escape ongoing conflicts in their countries. We'll discuss how Europe has been handling the influx with Elizabeth Collett, director of Migration Policy Institute Europe.
We talk with Mexico scholar John Ackerman about the potential consequences of a PRI comeback in Mexico. Then, Father Alejandro Solalinde, a Mexican priest and migrant advocate who fled the country after receiving death threats, tells us why he left – and why he plans to return.
Many describe Alejandro Solalinde as a voice for justice, crying in the wilderness for migrants from Central America and Mexico. This has been especially true since he made it clear he is willing to die for this cause.
The first of this month marked "May Day". Many only know May 1st as a Soviet celebration with a procession of tanks, missiles, and soldiers. But as many Chicagoans know, the day’s historic significance has to do with labor.