RT America's Alex Mihailovich shares the details. Then columnist Mila Ghorayeb joins Rick Sanchez to discuss declining editorial standards and how caricaturing Syrian President Bashar Assad serves to manufacture consent for unnecessary western intervention in Syria.

RT America's Faran Fronczak joins Rick Sanchez to discuss Virginia officials' momentous decision to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee from its capital city of Richmond. The removal is planned for Wednesday. She points out that General Lee did not want monuments to the Confederacy to be built in the first place.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro joined protests ahead of his upcoming electoral contest with former Brazilian President Lula de Silva. Critics say they are modeled on former US President Trump's "Stop the Steal" movement that culminated in the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. RT's Nick O'Donovan reports.

More than half a million people remain without power in communities across Louisiana struggle to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. RT America's Mollye Barrows reports.