Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 17, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Christopher Denault, a wedding videographer and stay-at-home dad from Carol Stream, IL
David Sena, a public interest attorney from Claremont, CA
Liz Haigney Lynch, a freelance writer and genealogist from Montclair, NJ (1-day total: $28,500)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Liz $21,000
David $10,400
Christopher $7,400

Final Jeopardy! category: GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Mexico’s Programa Frontera Sur aims to secure its 600-mile long border with this country

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What is Guatemala? (Incorrect responses, if any, and full game stats, will be in the comments section.)



Christopher 7400 + 3001 = 10401
David 10400 + 4400 = 14800
Liz 21000 + 100 = 21100 (2-day total: $49,600)

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The program has come under fire from many human rights organizations. From WOLA:

Mexico’s Southern Border Plan (Programa Frontera Sur) was announced on July 7, 2014. Its stated objective is to bring order to migration in Mexico’s southern region while protecting the human rights of migrants who enter and travel through the country. The plan has coincided with a sharp increase in deportations from Mexico: according to the Secretary of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación, SEGOB), Mexico deported 107,814 migrants in 2014, the vast majority of which were from Central America. That is a 35 percent increase from 2013, when authorities deported 80,079 migrants. The increase in Mexico’s deportation of children is even more striking: the 18,169 children that Mexico deported in 2014 represents a 117 percent increase from 2013, when that number was 8,350.

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 17, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | June 17, 2016 at 5:43 pm |

    Game Stats:
    Liz: 19,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer
    David: 8,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 39.29% in first on buzzer
    Christopher: 7,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.29% in first on buzzer

    Liz Haigney Lynch’s stats to date:
    40 correct
    0 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    29.73% in first on buzzer (33/111)
    Average Coryat: $18,000

    Liz Haigney Lynch, to win:
    3 games: 64.84%
    4: 42.04%
    5: 27.26%
    6: 17.68%
    7: 11.46%
    Avg. streak: 3.844 games.

  2. Andy Saunders | June 17, 2016 at 7:14 pm |

    By my research, the most recent person to play their first two games without an incorrect response: Ashley Wilson (obviously with a bit of an asterisk, considering the Dec. 29 game – but I’m counting it.)

  3. Christopher Denault | June 18, 2016 at 4:03 am |

    Hey there! Had a blast playing on stage, but yep, could it have killed Liz to miss a couple of times? 😉

    I’ll see you on Sunday for the live panel!

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