Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Basketball heads to Cuba

David Brancaccio Apr 20, 2015
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Basketball heads to Cuba

David Brancaccio Apr 20, 2015
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Today, China used a central tenet of banking to bring new vigor to the economy there. More on that. And later this week, the International Basketball Federation and the NBA are holding a development camp in Havana. We’ll talk about what is considered the first big foray into Cuba by big name sports. Plus, as we’ve been hearing this morning, just two dozen bodies have been recovered after a ship carrying hundreds of migrants bound for Europe sank off of Libya on Saturday. Estimates of the number of those aboard range from 700 to perhaps 1,000 people. We talk to Mattheo de Bellis, who focuses on Europe for the human rights group Amnesty International.

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