The World Watches 2020 U.S. Elections : Rough Translation Just because you can't vote, doesn't mean you're not watching. We crisscross the globe to understand how people see their fates and fortunes in the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. election.
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All Eyes On US

All Eyes On US

All Eyes On US

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Much recent international media attention has been focused on the U.S. presidential elections, like this live news report showing on an outdoor screen in Hong Kong. Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Much recent international media attention has been focused on the U.S. presidential elections, like this live news report showing on an outdoor screen in Hong Kong.

Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

How do people around the world see their fates and fortunes in the aftermath of the U.S. election? On this episode of Rough Translation, we check in with NPR correspondents far and wide to understand what a Biden administration would mean and what decisions from the Trump years might have lasting impacts.

Additional Context:

  • Middle East correspondent Jane Arraf recommends this satirical commentary on the U.S. elections from the Arab website AlHudood.
  • More on the female soccer players in Afghanistan who are chasing their dreams despite pressure from the Taliban. 
  • More on President-elect Biden's pledge to raise the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. yearly from 15,000 under the Trump administration to 125,000.

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