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Merkel Bows Out and Pence Steps In At Munich Security Conference; Eyes on Mexico: Is The New President Upholding His Human Rights Promise?; Press Freedom Declining Amid Drug War in Philippines

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From left, United States Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen Pence, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump and White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner attend a meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

From left, United States Vice President Mike Pence, his wife Karen Pence, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump and White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner attend a meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.

Matthias Schrader

On today's show:

  • An increasingly fractured global landscape was on display at the 55th annual Munich Security Conference.
  • Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador faces scrutiny from human rights advocates who believe he isn't doing enough to prevent abuses.
  • The arrest of Philippine journalist Maria Ressa last Wednesday joins a pattern of press freedom violations under President Rodrigo Duterte.
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