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[11:00:15] DONALD TRUMP, U.S. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: The campaign is doing
really well. It's never been so well united.
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JONATHAN MANN, HOST: Campaign overhaul: he was so upbeat earlier this month, but his team now gets shuffled again with less than three months
until the election. We'll have the latest on the race for the White House.
Plus, CNN rides along with Rio's homicide unit. Coming up, we'll show you what the police are up against in one of the city's deadliest
And changing allegiances: a top North Korean diplomat in London defects. We are live outside the embassy he abandoned later this hour.
Thanks for joining us. Donald Trump is trying to reenergize his campaign in the final months of the U.S. presidential race saying he will
do whatever it takes to win.
The Republican candidate is changing his campaign staff again, this time sending a clear message that he is out for a fight. He has hired the
executive chairman of a right wing news website as his campaign executive, a man the campaign notes has been called the most dangerous political
operative in America.
If there is any doubt about what Steven Bannon's role might be, just look at his website, Breitbart. It features a photo of him today with the
title, "bare knuckled fighter."
Jessica Schneider has more on the overhaul.
JESSICA SCHNEIDER, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Donald Trump shaking up his campaign leadership team again, for the second time in two
KELLYANNE CONWAY, REPUBLICAN POLLSTER/NEW TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: People want to criticize Donald Trump...
SCHNEIDER: Senior adviser Kellyanne Conway confirming that she has been promoted to campaign manager. And the executive chairman of Breitbart
News, Steve Bannon, is now the campaign's chief executive.
The campaign's embattled chairman, Paul Manafort, will stay on, despite his relationship with Trump going sour in recent weeks.
DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: The campaign is doing really well. It's never been so well united.
PAUL MANAFORT, OUTGOING TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER: Trump is very plugged in. He's very connected. The campaign is working, contrary to what the
media is saying.
SCHNEIDER: Manafort is under investigation by Ukrainian authorities for allegedly receiving millions in illegal payments from the country's
former pro-Russian ruling party.
This is the second major shake-up for Trump's team. Back in June, he fired Corey Lewandowski weeks before the Republican convention.
TRUMP: He's a good man. We've had great success. He's a friend of mine. But I think it's time now for a different kind of a campaign.
COREY LEWANDOWSKI, CNN POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR/FORMER TRUMP CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN: I had a nice conversation with Mr. Trump, and -- and I said to
him, "It's been an honor and privilege to be part of this."
SCHNEIDER: The news comes as Trump tries to appeal to black voters in Wisconsin, but the audience was mostly white.
TRUMP: I'm asking for the vote of every African-American citizen struggling in our country today who wants a different and much better
[08:25:05] SCHNEIDER: Trump addressing the violent protests in Milwaukee, after police shot and killed a black man Saturday.
TRUMP: Those pedaling the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society, a narrative supported with a nod by my opponent, share directly in
the responsibility for the unrest in Milwaukee and many other places within our country.
SCHNEIDER: He's placing the blame for inner city unrest squarely on what he calls failed Democratic policies.
TRUMP: The African-American community has been taken for granted for decades by the Democratic Party. It's time for rule by the people, not rule
for the special interests.
Hillary Clinton-backed policies are responsible for the problems in the inner cities today; and a vote for her is a vote for another generation
of poverty, high crime, and lost opportunities.
SCHNEIDER: With only 83 days until the election, Trump is digging in on his combative style, in hopes of turning around his slide in the polls.
TRUMP: I am who I am. It's me. You have to be you. If you start pivoting, you're not being honest with people.
MANN: So the bottom line here, we could see less of the scripted teleprompter assisted Donald
Trump and more of the combative candidate whose brash style helped him win all those primies in the first place.
Let's bring in CNN Contributor Ryan Lizza -- forgive me, Ryan -- Washington correspondent for The New Yorker. Thanks so much for being with
us once again.
What do you make of the shake up?
RYAN LIZZA, THE NEW YORKER: Well, I mean, I don't think that this idea that Trump was all of a sudden on message disciplined teleprompter
candidate had even taken hold. So, there are two explanations for why you would push aside Manafort,
One as your excellent report pointed out, he is mired in the middle of some pretty significant scandals related to his time working for a decade
in Ukrainian politics. Those have been on the front page of the newspapers here, you know, on and office for weeks, to be
honest. And the most recent is a big blockbuster about whether he received cash payments from the pro-Putin party in Ukraine.
All right, so you might think Trump sees that and says all right this guy is plagued by scandal I need to push him aside. That's how most normal
candidates would respond. Most of the reporting, though, suggests what he didn't like about Manafort was that Manafort was trying to control him, in
essence, make him more disciplined, make him a little bit more of a general election candidate.
And even those attempts just from what what we've seen publicly have not exactly been a smashing success. Trump is on his way if current polls
hold to lose in the biggest loss since, you know, the democratic loss in 1984 when Ronald Reagan had his landslide victory.
[11:06:08] MANN: So, what is the impact likely to be? Can he turn it around?
LIZZA: I don't know. I mean, hiring the guy who runs Breitbart -- I mean for international viewers who don't know what Breitbart is, it is a
niche, right wing website that caters to a tiny sliver of American politics. And it is successful in doing that because, you know, you can
make a lot of money by just amping up, you know, that tiny segment on the right.
But it's a sort of fanboy website for Trump supporters. It's frankly a website that has gotten rather -- dabbled with some of the worst elements
on the fringe right in the last year, has been accused of all sorts of articles, anti-Semitism and racism, to be honest. And you would not hire
someone like that unless you were sort of doubling down on your core supporters, on that white aggrieved right wing base that Trump has done
very well with.
You would not hire someone from Breitbart unless you wanted someone with more expertise in
that segment of American politics. As everyone knows, there are no more voters there for Trump. He has got them locked in. The political problem
Trump has is he needs to add voters, he needs to expand beyond that core. So I don't really see this as doing that.
MANN: At the same time, he's done something again, he stepped not only on his message, the
points his campaign wanted to make to voters this week, he stepped on what would have been a difficult time for Hillary Clinton, because this week we
saw the unusual spectacle of the month's long justice department investigation into her emails that ended with the Justice Department
deciding that there was no point trying to bring charges.
Well, the FBI notes are now in congress's hands.
MANN: That would ordinarily be something that we would be talking a whole lot more about. What does it mean? And what are the implications of
LIZZA: You are absolutely right. I mean, this is an explosive story, the fact that the head -- Democratic nominee was investigated by the FBI,
that there was some debate within the administration about whether charges should be brought, eventually obviously they weren't.
That is a big, explosive story. And it would have played into the hands of any sort of normal, generic Republican nominee who would have
tried to make this race a referendum on Hillary Clinton. And that's the way to win this race if you are a Republican, that's the way to beat
Hillary Clinton, is make it about her. Make it about these scandals and sort of prosecute a disciplined case against her.
She has very high negatives. She is one of the more unpopular figures to be nominated by either party.
Her great advantage is that her opponent is the most popular person -- excuse me, most
unpopular person ever to be nominated by a party. And she is doing -- without really trying, she is turning this into a referendum strictly on
Donald Trump, who continues to dominate the news. And nine out of ten times not in a positive way.
So, you are right, Jonathan, if this were a normal year with a normal republican candidate -- a
governor, a senator, I think this would be a much, much closer race. And the vulnerabilities that
Clinton has would be exploited.
Trump can't seem to stay on a single line of attack or prosecute a case against her that speaks to voters that are on the fence about Hillary
Clinton. Even when he does go after her, it's in an exaggerated way that doesn't really -- you know, he will say she should be thrown in jail rather
than laying out a sort of rational case for what she did wrong on the email scandal.
MANN: Even with a new campaign team, that seems to be the issue to watch. Ryan Lizza, thanks so much.
LIZZA: Thank, Jonathan.
MANN: Other or stories on our radar right now.
Libyan troops claiming success in retaking territory from ISIS in the city of Sirte. A military esis fighters have been driven out of one of
three areas they controlled. The officers says Libyan forces are now advancing on ISIS positions in other areas of the city.
Russia dismissing any suggestion that flying its bombers out of Iran violates a UN security council resolution. The Russian representative says
those war planes conducted successful air strikes against ISIS in Syria for a second day. Washington takes a dim view of Russia operating out of Iran
and has voiced its concerns to Moscow.
In the southern U.S., catastrophic flood waters are finally beginning to recede in the state of Louisiana. Many major roads that has been under
water have reopened to traffic, but flood warnings remain in effect throughout much of the state. Scattered rain is still in the forecast.
The governor says 11 people havedied in the flooding.
To Rio now. It is day 12 of competition, but the focus isn't entirely on sport. Police in Brazil have arrested the president of the Irish
National Olympic Committee. They say Patrick Joseph Hickey was involved in an international ticket scalping scheme. This after the
arrest of two employees of the ticket reselling company THG.
Also in Rio, a major new development about U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte reported he and three teammates were robbed at gunpoint. Nick Paton Walsh
joins us now live with the latest. Nick, what exactly are they saying about it now?
NICK PATON WALSH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Jonathan, an extraordinary development in this already pretty baffling story. A Rio de
Janiero judge has, we've learned, issued a search and seizure warrant for two of the four swimmers involved in that incident, Ryan Lochte and James
Fagan. Now, they have asked those men's passports be seized, that should prevent them from leaving the country. And it really just causes a huge
chasm here in terms of what happened that night. Great confusion.
Now these warrants have been issued, this lengthy court statement issued just in the last few hours says, because of differences the judge
perceived in the accounts of the men of what happened that night -- one of them said they were surprised by the armed robbers, the others said that
they hadn't been, and only one of the men in fact had been carrying a weapon.
That led to some confusion.
Now, let's wind back a little bit here how we got to here. Ryan Lochte, medal winner, very important swimmer for the U.S. team. He had
emerged from a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning and gave a lengthy account of how he had in fact been held to the
ground by armed police, fake armed police, obviously, who had taken valuables off of him.
Now, confusion surrounds -- there was a lot of speculation as to how could it have been that he was allowed to leave that scene still carrying
his cell phone and possibly his watch as well. That was unclear.
But then early on this morning a video emerged, we can't authenticate it, but it appeared on media platforms showing why are this morning a video
emerged, we can't authenticate it, but it appeared on media platforms showing these men going back to their Olympic Village looking relaxed
still in possession of quite a lot of high value items that you would expect an armed robber would take off of you in the streets of Rio de
Now, we've been speaking to a police spokesperson who says, well, it was that, really, that caused many Brazilians to wonder what is going on.
Most of the target, frankly, of armed robbery here is high value items like that.
Now we have this very strange development where search warrants and request for seizure has been issued for the four men. We know Ryan Lochte
is back in the U.S. The police aren't entirely sure where the other three are -- or the spokeswoman we spoke to isn't sure. Two of them have given
he had to the police, that's presumably Mr. Lochte and Mr. Feigen because it's their accounts which the judge saw discrepancies in.
I should point out here none of this is a suggestion that anyone has done necessarily wrong. There is a lot of confusion about what happened
here. And of course the suggestion by these American swimmers that they were in fact held to the ground by men pretending to be
Brazilian police has got a lot of Brazilian officials very worried, because that basically goes to the heart of the whole nature of the security
operation here. If you can't trust men in uniform, what really can you do?
But the speculation has gone round and round again. And now we have this extraordinary developments of search warrants for the four men.
Obviously, one of them isn't here, so his room is probably empty. But the fact that they're seemingly trying to leave two of them -- apparently two
of them from leaving the country tells you there are a lot of questions still to be answered here, and the United States Olympic Committee
spokesperson has said two of the police were trying to ask more questions of these men as well.
So, a lot still being learned here, but this extraordinary by a Rio de Janeiro judge, which in itself isn't an implication that anyone has done
anything wrong, but certainly says there's a lot of questions here that part of the magistrate's department here would like to have answered,
MANN: Now, nobody was hurt in that episode, which we can be grateful for, but it draw our attention to crime in Rio, a city that's infamous for
it. You know, while we're watching the games, it's easy to overlook it, but I gather from your reporting going out into the city you don't have to
go far to see a very different side of that extraordinary city?
[11:15:02] WALSH: It is a glorious bubble that we are in here on Copacabana, quite wonderful. But you take a drive for an hour into the
worst districts of the city and the homicide squad, even as the women's 100 meter final is being run, are extremely busy on a Saturday night.
WALSH: While the podiums fill, cheers echo around the Olympic stadiums, the homicide squad doesn't get the night off. Here in Rio's
violent Machada Fluminense (ph) they hardly ever do.
There are nearly 60,000 murders in brazil each year. We're on our way to just one of them. We're being called out to the body of what seems to be
a motorcyclist. The towel put there before the police arrived. But locals have little sympathy.
People here obviously don't want to talk, but they are saying they didn't know this man but at the same time appear to have known that the
motorcycle he was driving was stolen and that was taken back off him -- confused picture on a street here that doesn't really want to tell all that
Watch as over the course of the hour we spend here police struggle to learn one fact -- the dead man's name. First, his helmet is here, but no
motorcycle. Maybe his shoes were taken too. That sometimes happens. The bullet casings, however, some near his body and one near his head from the
execution shot to the temple, don't tell the whole story.
The examiner is drawn to an object in his underwear. He never had a chance to draw it. She counts his wounds slowly. He was shot 26 times by
three different guns. Violence that is frenetic, carnal, with the currency of a dirty dark race the underside of Brazil is in. He died at 10:30 p.m.,
roundabout when the women's 100-meter final was being run.
Sometimes the noise is celebratory fireworks. Sometimes it's not. His ID and phone missing; so dark as it is, his own gun with its prints and
ballistics may offer the best chance to identify him. Police, locals -- nobody will talk on camera. This may have been a local thief caught and
punished by drug militia here. Someone must surely be wondering where this man is as Saturday turns into Sunday.
The truck that has space for four gets its first passenger. Police call this civil war, murder that doesn't stop with the games, and the games
did not stop for it.
Nick Paton Walsh, CNN, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
WALSH: I have to say, what is chilling is to see the sheer busyness of those detectives in what is relatively a small area here in the worst
part of Rio de Janeiro. This city has tried to transform itself, but the recession has tried to do that in has still left crime a major problem.
And I should point out to you that murder we saw there was the third they dealt with in just a 24 hour shift. One of them, in fact, had ben burned
to death in a car, a gruesome attempt by local gangs here to hide their victims -- Jonathan.
MANN: Nick Paton Walsh with a different side of Rio. Thanks very much.
But still, there are the games. Let's get back to the competition. Amanda Davies is following all of the day 12 action and joins us now with
Amanda, what have you been watching?
AMANDA DAVIES, CNN WORLD SPORT: Yeah, day 12. 16 golds on offer. But there's already been some early action over at the Olympic Stadium. Mo
Farah, who is going for the double-double, we have spoken a lot, haven't we, about Usain Bolt's triple-triple. Well, Mo Farah going to be the
double-double, the repeating the success in the 10,000 meters and the 5,000 that he had in London four years ago. He successfully defended his 10,000
meter title over the weekend.
He tripped and fell during that race, and again this morning in the heat for the 5,000. He is always the one for everybody else to catch, and
he tripped again. This is a shorter race, so there were some serious concerns that he wouldn't be able to get up and make up the distance in
time, but he did.
So Mo Farah successfully through to Friday's final, and his quest continues.
aster Semenya, the big favorite for the 800 meter women's race. She has been in action in the
heats. And she ran the fastest 800 meters time in eight years in Monaco just a month ago. People
suggesting she might be getting close to the world record. Her heat was describe as a walk in the park. She absolutely made it through. We are
expecting Usain Bolt in action later on today in the semifinal of the men's 200. He will be pleased with the organizers. Hse had a little moan out
yesterday having been made to run in the morning. He said he doesn't like running in the morning. But, yeah, he'll carry on aiming for the final, of
course, as he looks to complete the treble.
And the local fans here are starting to get themselves geared up, Jonathan, because over at the Maracana Stadium, at the top of the hour, the
men's football team, lead by Neymar, take to the field in the semifinal against Honduras. Of course, this has been the tournament where they've
said we really want to win our first ever football gold. It has been less than convincing, you have to say, from the Brazil men's football team. But
they will have high hopes against Honduras, particularly to go one better than the women who were beaten yesterday, very much surprisingly, by
Sweden, a team that they had beaten easily in the early stages.
It went to penalties, though, the dreaded penalties. And Sweden, the team who have booked their place in the women's final against Germany.
But high hopes for the Brazilian men that they can carry on where the beach valleyball teams left off last night, both Brazilian men and women
booking their place in the finals amid incredible scenes and an incredible atmosphere at the venue just along the beach from here, Jonathan.
MANN: OK. And American phenom Simone Biles?
DAVIES: Yeah, Simone Biles, you kind of run out of superlatives to really talk about her. America's new sweetheart, the sensational Simone
Biles. She has admitted she is a little bit scared about what reception she is going to get when she gets back home. The new super star, with the
eyes of the United States upon her given everything she achieved in such incredible style over the last few days. Those four medals, the one
bronze, that little slip on the balance beam.
But she has created history, just the fourth gymnast in history to win four golds in one straight games. She wowed again with the floor
discipline yesterday, her favorite discipline, a bit of Brazilian flare in her routine. But I think perhaps for her, for her -- topping it all off
was her heating with Zach Efron. She has been posting pictures and selfies with him and saying just
call me the new Mrs. Efron.
MANN: I love that story. It's so sweet. She has had a crush on him. She has been public about it. And he flew to Rio to make her day.
Well, what a week she has had. Amanda Davies thanks very much.
You can read about the king and queen of Olympic track cycling on our website. Just go to CNN.com/Olympics to learn about Laura Trot and Jason
Kenny and get the latest on all the action in Rio.
Still to come, a different kind of action. Seoul says one of North Korea's top diplomats in the UK has defected. We are live outside the
North Korean embassy in London with the very latest.
[11:25:21] MANN: You are watching CNN. This is Connect the World. I'm Jonathan Mann. Welcome back. A senior North Korean diplomat has
defected, according to a South Korean official. He has been identified as Thae Yong-ho, North Korea's second highest ranked diplomat at the embassy
in the UK. Seoul says he and his family are now under the protection of the South Korean government.
Let's go live to the North Korean embassy in London where CNN's Erin McLaughlin is standing by.
Erin, he is being described as the highest ranking North Korean ever to defect. What can you tell us?
ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, we understand, Jonathan, that he and his family have arrived in South Korea.
What we don't know is how exactly they got there. South Korean officials being very tight-lipped with those details citing security and diplomatic
reasons. In terms of the motive for this defection we obviously have yet to hear from Thae himself, but it was something that was addressed in a
press conference by the South Korean Unification Ministry earlier today. Take a listen to what they had to say.
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JEONG JOON-HEE, SOUTH KOREAN UNIFICATION MINISTRY SPOKESMAN (through translator): I am aware that they defected due to his yearning for the
liberal democracy of the Republic of Korea and for the future of his child.
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MCLAUGHLIN: Now, no reaction so far from the North Koreans. In fact, I am just outside their embassy here in London, located in a residential
area far away from where you would normally find diplomatic embassies in London. We rang the buzzer. Perhaps
unsurprisingly, no one responded.
This has really seen as a blow to the Nnorth Koreans. After all, he was a highly valued asset, someone they invested a lot of money time in,
had a vast knowledge of the United Kingdom. It's also seen as a big embarrassment for the North Koreans as well.
Defections are not all that unusual. In fact, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry some 749 defections so far. But what is
unusual is someone of his ranking defecting to South Korea.
MANN: Well, I want to ask you more about him. North Korean functionaries aren't exactly outgoing to the media. He was hardly do we
know anything about him at all?
MCLAUGHLIN: Well, you know, it's interesting, Jonathan. I was speaking to one expert from the region who actually personally knew Thae
since 2003. And he was painting a really interesting picture of this now former diplomat saying he was incredibly charismatic, he spoke very good
English, very intelligent, had a very good working knowledge of not only the United Kingdom, but also Europe as well.
But he told me that he was actually surprised at this news that he was regarded by the North
Koreans as a pair of safe hands, someone who they trusted. He would often be seen around London in the company of the ambassador, someone who would
often translate for the North Koreans as well.
So, to this friend, really, of this former diplomat this news really coming as a surprise. And his motives again, personal motives, are unclear
whether he defected for personal reasons, whether he decided that he disagreed with the government, really unclear at this time.
MANN: Erin McLaughlin, thanks very much.
Live from CNN Center, this is Connect the World. Coming up, the shocking killing of an Arab-American. We'll take a closer look at some of
the rhetoric in the U.S. presidential campaign. Is it fueling hate? That's ahead.
Also, we hear from a Nigerian school girl who escaped from Boko Haram. He talks to CNN about her life now. And she has a message for the hundreds
of other girls still in captivity.
[11:33:03] MANN: Now, you may remember several days ago we brought you the story of a glimmer of hope for hundreds of families in Nigeria. A
video emerged of their daughters who were kidnapped by the terror group Boko Haram more than two years ago.
For some, it was the first indication they had that the girls were even still alive. 276 girls were abducted in April of 2014. In recent
months, only one has escaped.
CNN's Stephanie Busari has her story.
STEPHANIE BUSARI, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: She may have escaped one of the most feared terror groups in the world.
AMINA ALI, ESCAPED FROM BOKO HARAM (through translator): I'm scared of Boko Haram. They are not my god.
BUSARI: But she's still almost childlike, even painfully shy.
Amina Ali was one of 276 schoolgirls kidnapped at gunpoint by Boko Haram militants from their boarding school in Chibok more than two years
ago. This is only her second time in public since she was found in the Sambisa Forest, long believed to be Boko Haram's hideout, and where the
remaining girls are being kept.
ALI (through translator): All the Chibok girls, we were all kept together for one year the
in the forest. Some were sent to be married, and that was when I was given to my husband. It was the will of god.
BUSARI: The man she calls husband is the father of her child. Now in detention, he is accused
of fighting for Boko Haram. Amina says she misses him terribly.
ALI (through translator): I am not comfortable with the way they have separated me from
my husband and the father of my child. I want him to know that even though we are separated I am still thinking about him. I have not forgotten
BUSARI: Amina spoke to CNN just days after extremists released a video that shows about 50 of the abducted schoolgirls.
One speaks to the camera, an unwilling spokeswoman. The 21-year-old told her captive school friend to have faith.
[11:35:04] ALI (through translator): I escaped from Boko Haram with my husband. I remembed my mom and she gave me the courage to run. I am
sending a message to my sisters: please, be patient, and be prayerful. The way god rescued me from the Sambisa Forest, he will rescue you, too. Be
BUSARI: Amina is of course grateful for her freedom, but aware that there are more than 200 others still waiting for theirs. Stephanie Busari,
MANN: Can you imagine?
Well, you will almost certainly remember the man we are about to tell you about, El Chapo, the
notorious Mexican drug kingpin who busted out of prison twice. Well, right now authorities are hunting for his son who an official says has been
kidnapped along with a group of other people.
CNN's Rafael Romo has details.
RAFAEL ROMO, CNN LATIN AFFAIRS EDITOR: Officials say there were 16 people partying at this upscale restaurant in the Mexican beach resort of
Puerto Vallarta. Suddenly, seven armed men stormed into the restaurant, abducting six people. One of those abducted is a high-profile victim.
This top Mexican official identified him as Jesus Alfredo Guzman Salazar, son of Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, the former leader of the Sinaloa
An attorney for the Guzman family had already told CNN earlier they were afraid one of the Guzman children might have been among those
kidnapped in Puerto Vallarta, but he didn't specify which one of El Chapo's sons was missing.
The top Mexican official said they learned about El Chapo's son's identity after interviewing 15 witnesses, inspecting five vehicles left at
the restaurant and analyzing surveillance video from businesses in the area.
Nine women who were also at the party were let go. At least three of Guzman's children, including the eldest, have been known to Mexican and
U.S. law enforcement in the past.
Evan Archibaldo Guzman (ph), who is 33 years old, was arrested and imprisoned in Mexico in
2005, but released three years later for lack of evidence.
Their father, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, at one point one of the most powerful criminals in the world, was captured in January after escaping a
second time from a Mexican federal prison last summer. He is currently being held at another maximum security prison in Ciudad Juarez across the
border from El Paso, Texas.
Rafael Romo, CNN, Dallas.
MANN: Our Nick Valencia has been in touch with his source and joins us now to talk about what he has learned.
And one thing Rafael did not get into, they have one Guzman's son, they may have two.
NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It's not officially announced yet and has not been confirmed. In fact, I asked this senior Mexican law
enforcement official if that was the case, if Evan Archibaldo (ph), the eldest son of El Chapo Guzman, was among the six that were kidnapped. they
could not confirm that at this point. But they certainly have one son. And right now, officials have narroed down their search to at least four
states in Mexico, including (inaudible), Michoacan, and Jalisco.
What is interesting about this kidnapping is who may be responsible. La Nova Generacion el de Jalisco (ph) maybe suspected -- is suspected to be
behind this kidnapping. And why is that interesting? Well, up until very recently they were allied with the Sinaloa federation, the federation the
El Chapo's son was said to be part of the leadership of.
All that changed in January. Once the recapture of El Chapo happened. Slowly, thye've been starting to chip away at the on Monday morning they
kidnapped or are believed to have kidnapped six people tied to the Sinaloa cartel.
Now, this is an incredible development because as I mentioned up until recently they were the armed enforcer of the Sinaloa Federation.
The source that I was speaking to earlier on the phone says that Evan Alfredo (ph), the son of El
Chapo, essentially let his guard down. He was caught off guard. He had not taken his new role in
this leadership of the Sinaloa Federation seriously and according to the source he had been partying a lot.
It's interesting also to know, Jonathan, where this happened. In Puerto Vallarta, tourist destination town, this isn't one of these dingy
back ally restaurants, this is on the main strip at 1:00 a.m. when a lot of people are still out.
It didn't matter to those who carried out this kidnapping. Surveillance images now merging of this kidnapping. We don't know where
this son is, but four states right now seem to be the focus.
MANN: Now remind us where is El Chapo, because it would seem that wherever he is, people are taking advantage of his absence to splinter away
at his empire and obviously at his people.
VALENCIA: He is currently in Ciudad Juarez in a federal penitentiary there. Up until this summer he was in Almarido Juarez (ph), which is just
outside of Mexico City transferred to the border awaiting extradition to the United States.
He still gets visitors. His lawyer visits him. His wife visits him. And because of that, according to analysts and law enforcement officials,
he has some sort of involvement still in the Sinaloa federation. He's not doing the day-to-day operations, that's where his son was supposed to come
Of course, he has his right-hand man there, (inaudible), but (inaudible) is getting older, that's where his sons were supposed to step
up into this new role of leadership. That has not happened as smoothly as El Chapo would have liked to have happened. And according to this source,
the son has not been taking this role very seriously.
[11:40:12] MANN: So, are we going to see a fight for the spoils of El Chapo's cartel?
VALENCIA: We're seeing a sort of tailspin, a power vacuum, if you will. And it's exactly what happened when El Chapo was captured the first
time. You saw all of his rivals try to chip away at his leadership, try to chip away at the cartel and the turf there.
They weren't that successful. This time around, El Chapo was not believed to be getting out any
time soon. He is awaiting extradition, as I mentioned, to the United States. So, you see now, people getting a little bit more brave, a little
bit more brazen, kidnapping his sons, going and getting into skirmishes with his foot soldiers.
I don't think that this is the last sort of clash that you're going to see between the Sinaloa Federation and the Jalisco Generation.
MANN: Nick Valencia, fascinating stuff, thanks very much.
Now to the U.S. where an Arab-American man is dead after what his family says was a campaign of terror against him by one of their neighbors.
BRYNN GINGRAS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: "Dirty Arabs" and "filthy Lebanese" are just some of the insults Vernon Majors allegedly called his neighbors.
His anger towards the Jabara family turned deadly on Friday when police say he shot and killed Khalid Jabara.
Majors is no stranger to the family. For years, the Jabara's who are Christian of Lebanese descent say that Majors would terrorize them and call
In 2013, the family filed a protective order which prevented Majors from having any contact with them, but records show majors violated that
order. In September of last year, Majors allegedly hit Khalid Jabara's mother Haifa with his car, putting her in the hospital for weeks.
Majors was arrested and charged with felony assault. Two judges denied his request to be released on bond. But three months ago, a third judge,
against the district attorney's wishes, allowed the 61-year-old to post bail, releasing him until his trial in 2017.
Neighbors who do not want to be identified say they are not surprised by the allegations against Majors saying he had a history.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He walked onto our property and started screaming to my family "all you Mexicans leave out of here," stuff like that.
GINGRAS: On the night he was killed, Khalid called the police to report Majors had a gun after getting a tip from someone Majors live with.
According to the Tulsa Police Department, officers responded but could not go inside Majors' home, so they left.
Later, police say Majors walked up to the front steps of his neighbor's home and shot and killed Khalid Jabara. His mother says she was
on the phone with her son when it happened. Telling CNN "They should have looked at his history at least to see that this is really a dangerous guy.
They could have spared my son's life. My son is gone. My son is gone."
Brynn Gingras, CNN, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
MANN: That shooting comes just days after a Muslim cleric and his assistant were gunned down as they walked from their New York mosque.
Police say there is no evidence it was a hate crime, but the Council of American-Islamic Relations says it has seen an increase in anti-Muslim
incidents since the Republican nominee for the White House Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.
Veronica Laizure is civil rights director of the organization's Oklahoma branch and joins us now. Thanks for being with us. I'm sorry
about the circumstances. What do you make of this case?
VERONICA LAIZURE, CIVIL RIGHT DIRECTOR, CAIR-OKLAHOMA: Well, our first reaction when we heard of it was horror that an innocent life so full
of potential has been lost and deep sadness for the has been lost and deep sadness for the Jabara family, a deep sense of condolences that
we have extended to them.
And I think also we are noticing a lot of frustration going on, that how was a crime like this allowed to happen? At what point did the system
fail the Jabara family and let Khalid Japbara be murdered?
MANN: Well, I wanted to ask you about that specifically, because they did ask for police protection both with a retraining order before this got
to its worst, and then in the hours before the killing they called the police, and the police approached the house, couldn't go in, apparently.
Do police take the concerns, the fears of Arab Americans, seriously enough?
LAIZURE: Well, we are very fortunate here in Oklahoma to enjoy healthy and communicative relationships with law enforcement. So, I don't
think that there is a sense that the Tulsa Police Department in this particular circumstances have failed in any way. As you know, the Fourth
Amendment means that the police can't just enter a home without a warrant or without fear that someone says police can't just enter
home without a warrant or without fear that someone is in imminent danger. So, when they said to the Jabara family there's nothing we can do, I think
there is sense that they truly meant that, that they really had their hands tied in that situation.
MANN: Now, I want to choose my words very carefully here, because I do not mean to accuse Donald Trump of involvement in this heinous crime.
But I'm curious about whether you, your colleagues, Arab Americans, are seeing a change in the atmosphere because of his anti-immigrant, anti-
[11:45:03] LAIZURE: Yeah, I would certainly say so. The real danger of the language that has arisen during this political campaign is that it
normalizes this idea that Muslims or Arabs are not welcome in the United States, that they can't be trusted, that they are somehow less American
than the rest of us. And I think that's a very, very dangerous sentiment to have going around.
I think there is a sense that if a candidate for the highest office in our country can say such things about other citizens, what might be going
through the heads of other people?
MANN: Well, it's hard to know. I want to give you one example. And I'm not really sure what it signals to us, but it was a tweet from a man
named Tariq al Macidi (ph), who posted a picture of a bag covered in Arabic writing. It was spotted in Berlin. Here is the tweet.
It reads, "the only purpose of this text is to terrify those afraid of Arabic."
Now, when you see something like that, is that funny, is it provocative, or is it unnecessary and unhelpful?
LAIZURE: I think that there are several responses to the growing anti-Muslim and anti-Arab sentiment that we're feeling in this country.
One of those responses certainly is humor to sort of poke fun at this idea that Arabic and Arabs and Muslims are scary or threatening in some way
simply because of the fact that they are Muslim or Arab or speaking Arabic.
But as to other responses to this kind of fear and sentiment, there is a sense of sort of frustration of how do we combat this? How do we stop
this? And definitely a sense of helplessness that what power do we have to change public opinion when it seems so clearly to be against us.
MANN: After the killing in Tulsa, the killings in New York, we only have anecdotal evidence -- and maybe you have more evidence, more
information, but is it getting to be more dangerous in this country for Arab Americans?
LAIZURE: I certainly think that we are seeing an uptick in hate crimes and harassment against Arabs, Arab Americans and Muslim Americans.
Our civil rights report that we released last year showed an alarming number of harassment incidents and hate incidents that we track very
closely here at CAIR-Oklahoma.
And I definitely think that we've seen kind of an increase in anti- Mulsim and anti-Arab harassment and threats.
MANN: Now, obviously, the political campaign is raising tensions on a lot of different levels, but when the campaign is over, what's going to
happen, do you think? Is this just the new normal for Arab Americans that they're being treated increasingly like outcasts and often at threat to
their own safety?
LAIZURE: Well, we would certainly hope not. One of the missions of CAIR-Oklahoma, just like other CAIR chapters is educating non-Muslims on
the reality of Muslims in America, and kind of dispelling some of those stereotypes and those fears. And we have been very fortunate here to enjoy
a great relationship with our interfaith organizations and social justice community partners.
So, for every hateful tweet we get, for every, you know, hate call, all those threats on social media, we get dozens of supportive messages, of
friendly comments of people calling to say I appreciate what you are doing and we think that. We love our Muslim neighbors. We love our
Arab-American friends and colleagues.
So, I think that there's a sense that we really can be working for a positive change.
MANN: Wow. Veronica Laizure of CAI-Oklahoma, thanks so much for talking with us.
MANN: You are watching Connect the World. Still to come, we'll meet a Kenyan athlete who learned his olympic skills, get this, on YouTube.
That story ahead.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Located on Morocco's Atlantic Coast, (inaudible) is a port city that
is fast becoming one of North Africa's most popular tourist destinations.
Othman Chic is an interior designer with a passion for food. His business combines his two loves. 15 months ago, he opened a restaurant and
filled it with his favorite objects.
But running a business is not a simple as that. He says the biggest shock he faced came with the realization that he was in charge of other
OTHMAN CHIC, ENTREPRENEUR: I'm used to working alone. To work with other people, it was really hard. When I had the China shop, I didn't have
people work for me. I do everything.
So when you open and you have like seven or eight people work for you, it's different.
Thanks to the chef. Thanks, team.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He knows that if his restaurant is to succeed, he has to keep his customers happy.
CHIC: I want them to feel home, they feel like not in a restaurant, feel like we're the family. So when things are always say to customers, I
say I want to treat you like a grandma.
So, this is the market, local market where we get all our stuff -- vegetable, meat, fish, and
It's like you go through here. You smell chicken. You go to the other side, you smell fruit and vegetables.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Many restaurants in Esuera (ph) now serve alcohol, that is not a path Othman plans to follow, even if it would result
in greater profits.
CHIC: For me, it's like I'm satisfied for what I make. And it was my decision are the beginning. I don't want to go back from it.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: As people enjoy Esuera's very charmed, it's time for Othman to get ready for the evening service. As customers drift in, he
can be found front of house, and in the kitchen.
CHIC: In our seasons, actually we do like two service, three service a night. It's really good. It's like when you have a pleasure, when you
have customers, and it's like you have money and you have -- you meet people. It's like it's such a good vibe.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The business plan seems to be based on giving people a good time. And it appeared to be working, but Othman has no
plans to rest on his laurels. He has ambitious plans to open a gallery space which will compliment the restaurant. It may well be hard work, but
he wouldn't have it any other way.
CHIC: I love it. It's my work, what I want to do since I was a boy, to open a good place and people give compliments about it.
Now I'm living the dream, yeah, and this is the beginning. I have so much things I want to do.
[11:55:25] MANN: You are watching CNN, and this is Connect the World. I'm Jonathan Mann. Welcome back.
Now admit it, you had to YouTube sometimes when you are bored, clicking your way through a seemingly endless stream of silly videos --
cats playing the piano. But one Kenyan athlete used the site to help take himself all the way to the Olympic games.
For your Partin Shots, meet 27-year-old Julius Yego.
JULIUS YEGO, KENYAN OLYMPIC ATHLETE: My name is Julius Yego. I am a javelin thrower from Kenya, the current world champion.
I first discovered javelin through my brother, my older brother. It was not a popular sport even
in Kenya. I took it, because I wanted to be a little different person. I wanted to be like the Andreas (ph) and (inaudible) in this world.
I just go and typed in Andreas training using the YouTube.
For sure, YouTube has played a big role in my success as a javelin thrower. I remember when I didn't have a coach I really depend on watching
What i basically was watching was how to train as a javelin thrower, but not how to throw because I knew how to throw, but not the basic of
javelin training. So, when I watched that, it really helped me. I improve a lot.
What I love about the javelin, when you throw and then you hit it right, when it's flying in the
sky, you feel so nice. You don't feel like it's coming down. It's just go, go, go, go. Yeah.
What strikes me is to be successful in life. I want to be a legend, to leave a legacy.
MANN: Julius Yego.
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