Ahead of the country's general election, CGTN's Paulo Cabral shares these historical capsules on the cultural factors that have shaped Brazilian politics.
African-Brazilians still feel the impact of slavery 130 years after its abolitionSince slavery was abolished, African-Brazilians have been working to reclaim their identity and fight for equality. 130 years later, there’s still much to do to close Brazil’s racial gap.
Brazil’s military regime and the Ilha Grande PenitentiaryBrazil’s military rule lasted more than 20 years - from the coup in 1964 to the return of a civilian government in 1985. Much of its impact on Brazilian politics and society remains today.
Ahead of Mexico's 2018 general election, CGTN's Franc Contreras reports on the history of Mexico, its political parties, and the border wall.
PRI: A history of Mexico's ruling partyExperts say, to understand Mexico’s power structure for the last century, it is essential to know the history of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Also known as PRI.
Crime Across Borders: A history of Mexico’s drug traffickingBack in 1916, opium and marijuana were a U.S. problem. President Venustiano Carranza didn't want it to become one for Mexico. However, U.S. demand was great enough, Mexican growers started shipping north.
Mexico election coverage
Mexico chooses a new president Sunday amid national turmoil. Rising violence and a corruption scandal could prompt voters to elect the most left-wing candidate in the country's history. But an underdog has begun gathering the support of a centrist coalition.
Ahead of Colombia's 2018 election, CGTN's Michelle Begue takes a special look at moments in the nation's history that have shaped both politics - and the culture.
1948: “Bogotazo”Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, went up in flames in 1948. In 24 hours the central cemetery was filled with the dead. To understand this event we must understand the life of one man — Bogotá’s mayor, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán.
CGTN's Stephen Gibbs will take us from Venezuela's Battle of Carabobo in 1821, through the impact of big oil on the nation's economy, through the rise of Hugo Chavez, and now... to the 2018 general election.
Venezuela election coverage
Cuba past and future
A three-part series from CGTN's Michael Voss looking at key moments in history which helped shape Cuba today.
The Special PeriodFollowing the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Cuban economy went into free fall, and there was widespread hunger. Despite the trade embargo by the U.S., Cuba pulled through.
After FidelHow Cuba changed after Fidel Castro passed the Presidency to his younger brother Raul Castro - and what it may look like when Raul retires. For the first time in almost 60 years, there will not be a Castro in charge.
Cuba election coverage
VOX POP: Cuba after the Castros
A new president has been elected in Cuba and, for the first time in 60 years, it is not a Castro. CGTN’s Michael Voss spoke to everyday Cubans about their feelings about the new leadership and the direction of the country moving forward.
Global reactions to Cuba's new president
What is the international context for a non-Castro presidency? CGTN's Michelle Begue has global reactions on this historic shift in power.