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[11:00:11] BECKY ANDERSON, CNN HOST: Second time lucky? Well, in an hour Hillary Cilnton is set to announce her second bid for the White House. And
with crises raging from Sanaa to Damascus, foreign policy surely going to be a big campaign issue.
Well, tonight we'll explore how America's former top diplomat could tackle the Middle East's most pressing issues.
We'll take you live outside Clinton's campaign headquarters in New York and to Iowa her first stop on the campaign trail.
ANNOUNCER: Live from CNN Abu Dhabi, this is Connect the World with Becky Anderson.
ANDERSON: Well, the world's richest and most influential nation is gearing up for a leadership transition as the current president tries to secure a
positive end and a lasting legacy by building bridges with old enemies. One would-be successor is getting ready to reeval the worst-kept secret in
global politics when Hillary Clinton announces her presidential bid.
In about an hour from now, she'll know she doesn't just face a challenge from Republicans. She will be under scrutiny across the board over her
tenure as secretary of state.
And looking ahead, whoever wins this election will be up against a raft of new foreign policy problems with no easy solution.
All right, it is two minutes past 7:00 here in the UAE. Over the next 45 minutes, we'll examine the international environment into which Hillary
Clinton will step if she is in fact elected as the first female president of the United States.
The announcement of her campaign has been a long time coming, but there's also a long time between now and decision day. On November 8, 2016.
And Clinton will have to persuade voters that she is the right person to defend America's people, its values and its place in the modern world.
Well, let's get some analysis, then, ahead of the online statement expected in a little less than an hour from now at 12:00p eastern time.
Mark Preston joining us live from outside Clinton campaign HQ in Brooklyn Heights in New York.
Mark, what's with the decision to forgo, or bag the big splashy auditorium and a big rallying speech and instead use social media to announce what is
the worst-kept secret in America?
MARK PRESTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, not only is she going to use social media, what we understand it is going to be a video and it's going
to be downplaying the inevitability of her becoming the Democratic presidential nominee here in the United States.
She's also -- once this video gets released, within the next couple of days she'll head out to Iowa and New Hampshire, two states that are very
important in the Democratic primary process. And she's going to do small gatherings. And it's really a strategic effort on Hillary Clinton's part
to show that she will fight for every vote, or at least this is what her campaign officials tell us. She will fight for every vote, that's why you
will not see these big grandiose rallies, certainly not in the first couple of weeks of her candidacy. She wants to look like she needs to win over
the American public person by person by person.
And in fact, Becky, we saw her husband Bill Clinton say that in a recent interview.
ANDERSON: How does she talk to the future, Mark, when she has so much baggage from the past?
PRESTON: Well, you know, that's an excellent question, especially as you were talking about President Barack Obama and how she is going to have to
carry herself in the world and with world leaders.
She spent four years, as you mentioned, as the secretary of state, one of the most powerful positions outside of being the president. How does she
connect herself with President Barack Obama while at the same time decoupling himself from some of the issues that could be problematic here
in the United States?
Well, President Barack Obama was asked that question yesterday, asked about her candidacy, down at the Summit for the Americas. And this is what he
had to say.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: With respect to Hillary Clinton, I'll make my comments very brief. She was a formidable candidate
in 2008. She was a great supporter of mine in the general election. She was an outstanding secretary of state. She is my friend. I think she
would be an excellent president.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PRESTON: And there you have President Barack Obama at the Summit of Americas speaking about Hillary Clinton.
Now here is the situation, she cannot decouple herself from President Barack Obama for many reasons, because she was one of the leaders in
crafting the foreign policy initiatives of the United States. But in addition to that, politically here in the United States, Barack Obama is
still beloved by the Democratic base, specifically African Americans. Hillary Clinton, should she win the Democratic nomination, is going to need
African Americans and young voters to help her if she were to run in the general election -- Becky.
[08:05:15] ANDERSON: Mark, thank you for that. So, Mark Preston outside Clinton HQ.
U.S. President Barack Obama back in Washington after a trip to Panama full of foreign policy firsts.
Just weeks after approving sanctions against Venezuelan officials, he had his first face-to-face with President Nicholas Maduro, but it was another
meeting that commanded the world's attention, an historic handshake with Cuba's Raul Castro that signaled the end of decades of diplomatic chill.
Jim Acosta was traveling with the president and he had this report from Panama City.
JIM ACOSTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's a Cold War no more, as the president and Raul Castro came face-to-face, the first exchange between
U.S. and Cuban leaders since before Mr. Obama was even born.
OBAMA: It was time to try something new.
RAUL CASTRO, CUBAN PRESIDENT (through translator): We are willing to discuss everything but we need to be patient.
ACOSTA: The president told leaders gathered at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, he wants to turn the page with Cuba.
OBAMA: The United States will not be imprisoned by the past. We are looking to the future.
ACOSTA: Though, he conceded, these long time adversaries will still have their differences.
OBAMA: We will continue to speak out on universal values that we think are important. I'm sure President Castro will continue to speak out on the
issues he thinks are important.
ACOSTA: And Castro did speak out. Joking he was making up for missing past summits when Cuba wasn't invited. Castro blasted U.S. meddling in his
nation's affairs over the course of ten presidents. But in a remarkable moment, Castro said he admired Mr. Obama.
CASTRO: In my opinion, President Obama is an honest man.
ACOSTA: An assessment Castro said he made after skimming through the president's autobiographies.
CASTRO: I admire him. And I think his behavior has a lot to do with his humble background.
ACOSTA: There hasn't been a take like this between the U.S. and Cuba since Vice President Richard Nixon met Fidel Castro in 1959, when Dwight
Eisenhower was president.
Even after a series of encounters with Castro, the president stopped short of saying he trusts the Cuban leader.
(on camera): Do you feel that Raul Castro is an honest man?
OBAMA: It was a candid and fruitful conversation between me and Raul Castro. I can tell you that in the conversations I've had so far with him,
two on the phone and, most recently, face-to-face, that we are able to speak honestly about our differences and our concerns in ways that I think
offer the possibility of moving the relationship between our two countries in a different and better direction.
ACOSTA: Next, the Obama administration is expected to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism -- a move blasted by some
lawmakers, including Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, who said, "I don't see how they can rationalize taking them off the list, other than the
president's desire to achieve a legacy issue."
The president argued, times have changed.
OBAMA: Cuba is not a threat to the United States.
ACOSTA (on camera): The president did not resolve the issue of whether Cuba will remain on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. But a senior
administration official told reporters that the president is nearing a decision on that issue, but the process doesn't end there as congress will
have 45 days to weigh in on the issue.
Jim Acosta, CNN, Panama City, Panama.
ANDERSON: Well, we have a lot more on the U.S. and its role in the world later in this show as we examine the prospect of a Hillary Clinton
presidency. She is due to announce candidacy, of course, in less than an hour.
As the secretary of state, a U.S. Senator and first lady, Clinton has already made her mark far beyond America's shores, hasn't she?
Well, we will consider her journey to what is this pivotal moment. And we will analyze whether it makes more sense politically for Clinton to align
herself with Barack Obama's record on foreign policy or to call him out on his failures. All that coming up.
Let's switch stories, though, for the time being, to a country that used to figure prominently in Mr. Obama's speeches as recently as last September.
The president pointed to Yemen as a sign his global anti-terror strategy was working.
Well, today Yemen is the site of a battle for control by the government, rebels, al Qaeda and a former dictator, and its major cities are being
pounded daily by Saudi-led strikes.
Well, the U.S. has no longer has a diplomatic or military presence there, of course. Last month, all remaining U.S. forces had to evacuate their
base in southern Yemen as Houthi rebels advanced.
Well, in this region of shifting alliances, Egypt is a key player, of course. Cairo is taking part in the Saudi-led colition bombing rebels in
Yemen. And the country is a U.S. ally, despite a coup two years ago that toppled the Muslim Brotherhood president.
Well, the effect of that overthrow is still being felt. Just this weekend, the group's leader was sentenced to death and an American activist given a
Ian Lee following events in Cairo and the region for us. And Ian, a death sentence for Mohamed Badie and 13 others for, as the court explained,
planning attacks against the state. And jail time for U.S.-Egyptian citizen and 36 others for life.
How is that news being received locally?
[11:11:01] IAN LEE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, it really didn't come as a surprise, Becky. Badie has had a multiple death sentences given to him
already. But these intial sentences that we usually see are always very harsh. The first presiding judge usually comes down very heavily on the
defendants. And usually in appeals we usually see the sentence lessened, or at times overturned.
There's only been -- well, hundreds of people have been sentenced to death, only one person actually has been executed here in Egypt. So there is a
lengthy appeals process. But this is just the continuation of the government's heavy crackdown on the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, seeing
them as a real threat to national security.
Now, obviously these members and the people who were sentenced say that they were fighting for the legitimate rights of the Egyptian people. This
was after Egypt's president elect its (inaudible) president was ousted by the army. These people say that they were just fighting for their rights.
And there has been a lot of cricisim on these sorts of trials taking place, these mass trials. Rights groups say they're not fair and they're biased
against the defendants.
And you have the 27 year old Mohamed Soltan, who was also sentenced to life in prison with 36 others. The family says that he is innocent.
Also the U.S. State Department also criticized it saying we remain deeply concerned about Mr. Soltan's health in detention. The United States
reiterates our call fo the release of Mr. Soltan on humanitarian grounds. And we urge the government of Egypt to redress this verdict.
Now Soltan is on a hunger strike right now going over 14 days. There is a lot of concern about his health, Becky.
ANDERSON: Ian, President el-Sisi will blame the Muslim Brotherhood in the first instance for the sort of insecurity that the country is now
witnessing, fomenting the agitation, for example, in the Sinai, and witness again in the past 24 hours or so more trouble in that restive area of
LEE: That's right. This morning, there was a car bomb, or actually sorry, an improvised explosive device that destroyed an armored personnel carrier,
killing six people. This is something that we see on a really typical basis in the northern part of Sinai where the army is still unable to get a
handle of the insurgency there.
Ansar Bait al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the attack. This is a group that has pledged its allegiance to ISIS. And just about an hour ago
we're hearing reports that another car bomb blew up at a police station in the northern part of Sinai as well. This is coming from state media.
And while the government has been battling this insurgency really quiet vigorously over the past year -- over a year now since the summer of 2013
when we really saw a push to fight this insurgency, they still haven't been able to handle it. And this may come as we're reading today that the army
has, the minister of defense has reshuffled some of his high ranking officers, the head of military intelligence has been replace and also the
head of Egypt's second army. This is a regional division that is in control of the Suez canal and northern Sinai where we're seeing that fierce
insurgency fighting the army and the army trying to get a hold of it. And we're seeing today that the army has let go the commander of the army that
is in charge of the security up there, Becky.
ANDERSON: Ian Lee is in Faren (ph) in Egypt for you. More on the conflict in the region, and indeed on the deteriorating situation in one of our
headline stories -- Yemen, the looming civilian crisis there is analyzed in a story online. You can see there at CNN.com. Story offering a glimpse of
what daily life is like for millions of people affected by the violence and the growing threat of a regional crisis there.
We are going to take a very short break here on Connect the World it is 15 minutes past 7:00 in the UAE as the sun goes down here. Still to come
tonight, the Master's tournament entered its final round. We're going to take a look at how Jordan Speith dubbed golf's next big star is faring at
[08:17:55] ANDERSON: You're watching CNN. This is Connect the World with me, Becky Anderson. Welcome back.
Prices are high, confidence in the government is low and many people in Brazil are taking their frustrations back to the streets. More protests
are taking place across the country today against the government of President Dilma Rousseff. But the demonstrators upset over the weak
economy and the corruption scandal involving Brazil's national oil company.
Well, Sao Paulo is on of the city's where protesters are set to gather. And that is where we find CNN's Shasta Darlington.
Shasta, 10,000 or so protesters in Brasilia, less than 1,000 according to police in Rio where these protests have already begun. One assumes that
organizers will hope for more numbers on the streets of Sao Paulo. What's the atmosphere like?
SHASTA DARLINGTON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: That's right, Becky.
This is if you will the heart of the whole protest movement is right here in Sao Paulo. And so we're two hours away from it even beginning. And
we're already seeing hundreds of people on the street carrying American flags. We actually had a gang of Harley motorcycles drive by, again
shouting "out with Dilma."
So it hasn't started and yet the atmosphere is already here.
And you'll remember last month on March 15, it was Sao Paulo where we saw the biggest protest at that point, also. About a million people took the
streets across the country, and really the biggest march was right here in Sao Paulo.
These are people who are angry over the failing economy, but even more angry over this corruption scandal at the state oil company Petrobras. And
that's because investigators have found that construction companies were paying large bribes not only to Petrobras officials, but also to
politicians, many of them in Rousseff's Worker's Party or in allied parties, so that they could get very lucrative contracts.
While, Rousseff herself hasn't been implicated in this scandal, she was the chairwoman during many of the years when the alleged corruption was taking
place. So you have more and more people taking to the streets, many of them demanding her impeachment, or at the very least a thorough and very
Now, according to a poll that came out today, 75 percent of Brazilians actually support these protests, and more than 60 percent believe that
congress should begin some kind of a trial, some kind of an investigation that could indeed lead to impeachment, Becky.
[11:20:27] ANDERSON: Shasta Darlington there ahead of what is expected to be thousands on the streets of Sao Paulo today.
If you can't protest in person, why not use a hologram? Well, check out this protest in Madrid.
Holograms of marching protesters were projected onto the parliament building in the Spanish capital on Saturday. Why holograms? Well, a law
prohibits Spanish citizens from protesting outside government buildings.
The event was a first in the world. And no one was arrested. Good (inaudible) protesting.
Live from Abu Dhabi, this is Connect the World with me Becky Anderson. Coming up, another perspective on Yemen in today's Parting Shots. You've
already seen the headlines, but tonight we're going to show you the beauty of Yemen's people and culture beyond the violence.
And the final round of the Master's tournament has begun. We'll have the latest on the leaders in a live report from Augusta National. And that is
ANDERSON: This is Connect the World with me Becky Anderson. It is 23 minutes past 7:00 on what is a very balmy night in the UAE.
Well, the first golf major championship of the season, the Masters wraps up today. The third round ended Saturday with Jordan Speith sitting at the
top of the leaderboard with, get this, 16 under par. Tiger Woods continued his comeback, ending the round with 6 under par.
Don Riddell joining me now from Augusta in Georgia where the final round of the tournament is getting underway.
Can anybody catch him?
DON RIDDELL, CNN SPORTS CORRESPONDENT: Well, I think they can, to be honest with you. But it really is Jordan Speiths to lose, Becky. As you
say, 16 under par, that's a four stroke lead. He's already set the record for the lowest score after 36 and 54 holes. So it's very much in his
But if you looks at the names behind him, he is going to have his work cut out for him.
But it has just been a remarkable performance so far from this young man. He's only 21 years old. This is only the second time he's played in this
tournament. On both occasions he's played in the last group. So he knows what this is all about. He knows the pressure. He knows the challenges
he's going to face later on today.
But crucially the way he ended his third round on Saturday could make things really, really interesting, because he double bogeyed the 17th. It
could have gone even more pear shaped for him on the 18th, but he managed to salvage a par. And I suspect he will have gone to bed last night
thinking about that positive rather than how much worse it would have been.
Taking a look at the leaderboard, you'll see that the names behind him are the former U.S. Open champion Justin Rose who is just four strokes back,
five strokes back is Phil Mickelson, who of course knows exactly what it takes to win here. He's already won three Green Jackets and certainly will
consider that he has a realistic shot.
But as I say, Becky, it's Jordan Speith's to lose.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
[11:25:13] JORDAN SPEITH, GOLFER: I actually felt more comfortable than I thought I would. You know, I just -- it's so hard, I think I finished my
round 24 hours before I started my next round. And with a -- you know, big lead that's tough. And I was just anxious to get started, but when I got
out there and saw a couple of putts go in, I felt really comfortable. And that's good.
PHIL MICKELSON, GOLFER: I don't think it matters who is close to him. I think he's playing very good golf and I think he'll have a good round
tomorrow. I think if he were to come out on top it would be great to have him in the champion's dinner every year. It would be -- he'd just be a
(END VIDEO CLIP)
RIDDELL: I think he's right, Phil Mickelson. I'm not sure quite how sincere he is, Becky.
Worth noting that over the last 24 Masters championships, 20 occasions the winner has come from the final group. So if you were a betting man, either
Speith or Rose. But we'll find out in a few hour's time.
ANDERSON: All right. Don, thank you for that. Don Riddell is in Augusta. Good.
The latest world news headlines are just ahead, plus we are half an hour away from an announcement that we've, well, expecting for years really.
More analysis on Hillary Clinton's presidential run and what it means, or will mean, for the rest of the world. That is up next.
ANDERSON: You're watching Connect the World. I'm Becky Anderson for you. The top stories this hour here on CNN.
Activists say Syrian war planes have bombed a school in Aleppo. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least nine people were killed,
including five children. Now, these airstrikes were apparently targeting a rebel-held neighborhood in the city.
Gunmen in Libya have killed two security guards at the South Korean embassy in Tripoli. Officials say the attackers opened fire on a compound from a
car, reports say ISIS has claimed responsibility on a social media account.
We're getting word of a second attack in the northern Sinai region of Egypt. Reports say a bombing has killed two people at a police station.
Now this comes just hours after a roadside blast killed six Egyptian soldiers in the same area. The army has been fighting an Islamist
insurgency there for some time.
Now the stampede at the University of Nairobi in Kenya has killed one student and injured more than 100 others. Now a faulty electrical cable
exploded on campus, causing many to believe that the blast was another al Shabaab attack. Al Shabaab militants killed nearly 150 people at Garissa
University college in Kenya earlier this month.
Well, Turkey has summoned The Vatican's ambassador hours after some controversial comments from the pope. Pope Francis on Sunday used the word
genocide to describe the mass killings of Armenians during World War I. Turkey has long rejected that characterization.
There's your new headlines.
In just about a half hour, Hillary Clinton set to launch her second bid for U.S. president unless she does something very, very surprising, which would
make news. Her political future is likely to depend heavily on what she has done in the past as a senator, secretary of state and former
presidential candidate, of course.
CNN's senior political correspondent Brianna Keilar has more.
[11:31:17] BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Like her 2007 announcement...
HILLARY CLINTON, FRM. SECRETARY OF STATE: I announce today that I'm forming a presidential exploratory committee.
KEILAR: It wil come via video, a message she's already filmed to be released on social media.
But that is where Clinton advisers hope the comparisons to her failed 2008 bid will end. In a newly released epilogue to her book, Hard Choices,
Clinton lays out a rationale for her candidacy, that the birth of her granddaughter Charlotte pushed her to run and will fuel a campaign message
about equal opportunity for all.
"Unfortunately," she writes, "too few of the children born in the United States and around the world today will grow up with the same opportunities
Clinton says that becoming a grandmother, "rather than make me want to slow down, it has spurred me to speed up."
She will follow her announcement with a trip to the early caucus state of Iowa.
CLINTON: I'm back.
KEILAR: In 2008, her third place finish there signaled the beginning of the end for her campaign.
CLINTON: Thank you.
KEILAR: A new Quinnipiac University poll shows her admission she used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state
may have affected her favorability there and Clinton will need to navigate other challenges, distinguishing herself from a relatively unpopular
President Obama without alienating his vast coalition of loyal voters, handling one of the most controversial part of Obama's record -- foreign
policy. She served as his secretary of state and was in charge during the Benghazi attack in 2012.
And questions about her age. If elected, she would be 69 when she took office, making her the second oldest president in history.
And there's also the Bill factor. How will the campaign manage the sometimes unpredictable former president.
BILL CLINTON, 42ND PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen.
KEILAR: Questions Clinton's new staff working out of office space already leased in Brooklyn, New York hope to be better poised to answer when the
campaign becomes official.
ANDERSON: Well, for more, let's bring in Brianna who is in Washington, and I'm joined tonight by one of our colleagues Joe Johns in Iowa where Clinton
is heading after the announcement comes out, we are told.
And Joe, the trip to Iowa where a third place finish in 2008 ultimately lead to the collapse of her presidential aspirations, I assume illustrates
that she won't be taking anything for granted this time, correct?
JOE JOHNS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It's clear she's not taking anything for granted.
This is an interesting situation, I think. You get the sense more than anything else from talking to people over the weeks and months that Hillary
Clinton and her people are learning from their past mistakes. And one of the great mistakes of course was not getting off to a good start here in
Iowa. She was out organized by then Senator Barack Obama.
So they want to try to mee people on their level, where they live, and I think we heard some of that in the mission statement coming out over the
weekend from the people who were expected to run her campaign, Becky.
ANDERSON: All right. Back to you shortly.
Brianna, Hillary Clinton has tried in the past to put dayilght between herself and Barack Obama on foreign policy. She was especially critical
on the topic of Syria in an interview with The Atlantic late last year when she said, and I quote for our viewers, "the failure to help build up a
credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protest against Assad, there were Islamists, there were secularists, there
was everything in the middle." She said, "the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled."
She promptly apologized to Mr. Obama for those comments. But Brianna, will she be forced to find points of differntiation as he campaign progresses,
do you think?
[11:05:10] KEILAR: She will. And she has to. When you look at the polls even though the president's approval rating at this point is pretty good
and even the higher it goes that's also good for Hillary Clinton, because she will be seen inevitably as a continuation of him, in other polls you
see six in 10 voters, Becky, say that they want a change from Obama's policies. So she has to figure out these ways to step away.
But it's such a delicate balance, because you saw in that Atlantic article last year, when she did distance herself she really was almost bitten in a
way by some of Obama's very visible former high aides. And she has to be very carefuly, because if that happens she does run the risk of upsetting
what is very much a loyal minority, but a big minority of Americans, who are so steadfast behind President Obama.
ANDERSON: Joe, interesting front page of The Economist this week. What does Hillary stand for?
I know that might sound a bit naive to somebody so versed with American politics as you are being inside the Beltway, but I think to many of our
international viewers, it is a very good question. Can you answer it?
JOHNS: Well, I can tell you this, from talking to people who have surrounded Hillary Clinton it's pretty clear that among the things she's
going to be pushing very hard as she hits the ground here in Iowa, things like wage equality, education, making it more affordable, making sure that
people who haven't seen their wages rise as the American economy has come back since the Great Recession will now start seeing more money in their
So, she's expected to start talking about pocketbook issues on the ground here. And also trying to connect with voters in a very personal way. We
know her so well as the former secretary of state of the United States, but the people who surround Hillary Clinton are now more insterested in going
back to that person pre-Senator Clinton from around 2000 or so, that person who is seen more as a mother, someone who is able to connect in a very
viceral way, someone who has a good wit about her, and who is funny.
So, they're going to try very much to represent, if you will, Hillary Clinton from the person we've known as an interantional celebrity over the
last few years, Becky.
ANDERSON: Yeah, because I think you're absolutely right to point out, she probably connects with the international viewing public, as it were,
perhaps more so than she does with her domestic audience.
Brianna, Republican Senator Rand Paul has also thrown his hat into the ring, of course. And he is already taking aim at Mrs. Clinton over what he
paints as a hypocritical stance on human rights, accusing her of preaching one thing whilst practicing another. Let's just hear from him.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
SEN. RAND PAUL, (R) KENTUCKY: But I do think there is a sort of history of the Clintons sort of feeling like they're above the law. They said they
weren't going to take donations, you know, for the Clinton Foundation during the period of time she was secretary of state. And there are
questions whether they did.
Since then, there are questions of them taking millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, from the Sultan of Brunei, countries that really have an
abysmal human rights record and women's right record.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
ANDERSON: Well, Rand Paul there careful to include former President Bill Clinton in his criticism of Hillary.
Brianna, I wonder whether she could end up spending her campaign trying to disassociate herself from his political legacy as well as Obama's.
KEILAR: Yeah, and the thing is she can't really. Yes, in some ways she will. And we understand, Becky, it's a very big important point you bring
up that as she does launch this campaign there will be some distance.
It's the Hillary Clinton show. It's not the Bill Clinton show. But at the same time he is arguably one of the most gifted politicians, the most
gifted politician that she can have in her corner right now. So there is certainly a way that he's going to help. And I think we'll see him come
out and help.
A lot of international viewers might not realize that back in 2008 he was actually very hurtful to her, especially in South Carolina. He got very
testy, you may have seen in the piece we just aired, and it didn't go over well with voters.
So, I think she is more than distancing herself from her husband, I think she's going to try to harken back to some of the prosperity of the 90s and
sort of associate with him in that regard. But I think we're going to see her maybe not completely dissociate herself from him, but to be clearly
standing on her own two feet and that's what she's going to try really to - - I think that's the image she's going to try to project.
[11:40:25] ANDERSON: OK, well they are nearly all out of the gate. November 8, 2016, mark that date. You'll hear a lot more about these
American elections as time goes on here on CNN.
Thank you, both of you.
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All right, we've been following the conflict in Yemen very closely over the past couple of weeks and recent images, well they don't paint a very
uplifting picture, do they? That is why in tonight's Parting Shots we wanted to share some images from a photographer training his lens on the
country's people and their incredible diversity. The beauty he saw, however, has him fearing for the country's future. Have a listen to this.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
ERIC LAFFORGUE, PHOTOGRAPHER: My name is Eric Lafoorgue. I'm French. I'm a professional photographer.
The good thing when you visit places in Yemen is that you meet different people. You have the Ottoman influence. You have the African influence.
Flower man (ph) tribe. They used to leave really separated from the local people in the mountains. They have some flowers in their hair. They are
very, very proud. They are really tribal people.
My car, my land, my family, my wife.
Anywhere you go in Yemen, you will see the people chewing khat. Khat is a little leaf, like some tea that they chew, they keep in the mouth for hours
and hours with water. And they say it makes them feeling good, feeling relaxed.
They use a lot of water to make the khat grow. And they lack a lot of water in some area. (inaudible) ecology also, just because of this little
When I was in (inaudible), possible to see the shark business. The Yemeni fisherman, they go all around the Red Sea to fish the shark. They catch
them. They bring them back to (inaudible). And in one single (inaudible), they just cut the fin and they sell the fin to the Chinese people, to the
I was able to go to Sanaa. I was able to see with local architecture how they build houses with sometimes five or six stories. Once I did Sanaa, I
went to Shibam (ph). Shibam (ph) is a place in the desert. People still live in those houses.
Then after I was able to go to (inaudible). The people are very quiet, very welcoming.
I hope that the war won't destroy those buildings, because it's really unique in the Middle East.
ANDERSON: We echo his words. What an amazing place.
I'm Becky Anderson. That was Connect the World. From the team here in the UAE it is a very good evening.