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Skimm This: Venezuela, Assange Extradition, and Holocaust Remembrance Day

May 2, 2019

It’s May 2nd. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Two people are saying they’re the president of Venezuela. Still. The US and over 50 countries are backing one of them, but a “peaceful transition of power” still hasn’t happened. We’ll tell you what’s going down in Venezuela and why the US is keeping its options on the table.

  • Today, Julian Assange said ‘no thanks’ to being extradited to the US. We’ll break down the process -- and what this means for the Wikileaks founder.

  • It’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. The relative of a Skimm HQ’r spoke about his experience as a Holocaust survivor -- and why it’s important for him to share his story.

theSkimm: Venezuela still doesn’t know who’s in charge. We’ll talk about why the US was predicting a peaceful transition of power - and why now they’re keeping all the cards on the table. Then: the US wants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to cross the pond. Today he said: rather not. We’ll explain how the extradition process works. And finally: it’s Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Hebrew, that’s Yom HaShoah. A Holocaust survivor -- and the relative of a Skimm HQ’r -- shares his story.

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