This bridge is the main crossing for migrant caravans on their way to the United States. But this group, which left Honduras in mid-January, is about to hit a barrier. So Mexico deployed a newly formed security force to block migrants from entering. Now this wave of some 4, migrants is putting enforcement here to the test.
I wanted to see how Mexico would handle the challenge. What I find is a country taking a much harder line on its southern border, in response to U. I witness three attempts by migrants to cross into Mexico, each time, met with increasing force.
Once in Mexico, the first thing migrants hear is a warning from the U. And then, an offer to send them home. By the end of the day, close to 2, migrants have registered to stay in Mexico, many with the goal of some day still reaching the U. This time, a few petition Mexican authorities on behalf of the group, appealing for compassion to let them continue the caravan.
So the group turns to Plan B. Border security are waiting for them on the other side of the Suchiate River. The standoff ends with the migrants staying put in Guatemala, and waiting for an opportunity to try to cross again.
A few days later, with border security nowhere in sight, hundreds of migrants manage to get through, by crossing the river at a different spot, only to be met by dozens of troops who were waiting for them several miles down the road. In the face of pressure from all sides, Mexico stopped this group from reaching the U. We first learned that it was a missile that took down a Ukrainian airliner over Iran because of this video showing the moment of impact.
All people on board were killed. To find out what happened to Flight after it left Tehran airport on Jan. Iran has just launched ballistic missiles at U. Iranian defenses are on high alert, on guard for a possible U. At a. It flies northwest, and climbs to almost 8, feet in around three minutes, according to flight tracker data. Up ahead are several military sites. But just before a. This is where the first missile hits the plane. Footage from a security camera near one of the military sites shows the missile launch.
It hits the plane, and knocks out the transponder. But the airliner keeps flying. A security camera, directly beneath, shows what happens next. A second missile launches 30 seconds after the first, and it explodes, moments later. A third video shows the impact. Here is the missile, and here is the plane. An Iranian military commander said a defense system operator mistook the passenger jet for a cruise missile.
The plane is now on fire. It continues flying for several minutes, engulfed by flames. Around a. There appears to be second explosion before the jetliner plummets outside Tehran about 10 miles from where the last signal was sent. A security camera captures that moment as the plane crashes toward it.
Here we see the immediate aftermath of the crash. As day breaks, another witness films the smoldering wreckage. Debris is spread out over 1, feet along a small park, orchards and a soccer field, narrowly missing a nearby village. A large section of the plane looks badly charred. It is a gruesome scene. After days of denials, Iran took responsibility for the crash, blaming human error at a moment of heightened tensions. And then you revert back to what you know about the structure of a song in order to fill in the gaps.
I was in Nashville. I got out of bed. I think it was really late at night, and stumbled over to the piano. In my head, I had just the last two people on a dance floor at 3 a. Was it the title? Was it a lyric? Was it a melody? Can we always be this close? Can we always be this close forever and ever?
So how much of the song did you get done that night at the piano in Nashville? Every lyric and melody was right there. She came in the next day. She sat right there. She played it. So my job is to basically not slow them down in any way. And at that time I had listened to a lot of Violent Femmes recently, and I was excited about how much feeling you could get out of a snare drum if it was a brush.
I just kind of had one brush. It gives a really special character to it where it does feel nostalgic. Come on, baby. Humming: Brum, brum, brum, brum, brum, brum, brum. The bass line is actually the hook. I had toyed with the idea of being like, we could leave the Christmas lights up till April. We could do wallpaper, or we could do paint. We made the rules. I mean, I guess it is, people falling in love. I feel like you love a bridge. This is a special bridge. Talk to me about it. I love a bridge so much. I love trying to take the song to a higher level with the bridge.
Oh my God, right? Mountains and trees, so beautiful. Can we always be this close, forever and ever? Do you know what I mean? In a far corner of northwestern China, a car drives along a wall lined with barbed wire, heading towards what looks like a standard apartment complex. Access here is restricted, and the cameraperson is filming secretly … … because this is no ordinary residence.
Over the last few years, the mass incarceration of more than a million Uighurs and Kazakhs by the Chinese government has led to international outrage. These labor programs are part of that larger story. But the workers in the compound are Uighurs, and other minorities transferred there from their homes in Hotan and Kashgar, hundreds of miles away. At the Kuitun complex there are multiple dormitories.
We see that right around the time the transfer started in , a security checkpoint and another building, a cafeteria, were built at the site. The cameraperson is now shooting inside of the cafeteria. They all work as street cleaners. A sign describing the program calls them Kashgar and Hotan surplus labor. It also lists instructions for how they should conduct themselves. And another poster offers guidelines on how to interact with the local population.
This program and others like it have led to the relocation of hundreds of thousands of Uighurs away from their homes and families. But government propaganda openly promotes these as poverty alleviation initiatives. The bigger goal is to turn Uighurs and other ethnic minorities away from their own heritage, to be more in line with the rest of Communist China.
Back at the compound, the rules strictly limit when and where the workers can go. We hear about this as a cameraperson meets residents in the sleeping quarters. This man was pressured to come here a year earlier, leaving his family, a wife and young child, behind.
His life here includes mandatory Mandarin classes in the evenings.