In 2021 Argentina became the world´s second largest producer of corn. It also remained in the top three main exporters of beef and soy. So why are food prices so high for locals? Joel Richards reports.
A historic day in Chile as the Constitutional Convention submitted its final draft of the new constitution to President Gabriel Boric. The document would potentially transform the traditionally conservative country. Citizens will vote on whether to replace the Pinochet-era constitution in a referendum on September 4th. CGTN’s Joel Richards reports.
Historically, indigenous people in the Americas have faced extraordinary challenges, from social and cultural discrimination to physical attacks. The long legacy of struggle means these communities not only face social exclusion, but also high levels of poverty.
An elaborate scheme of bad actors with networks stretching over the territories of multiple countries, including El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, controls the illegal passage of people to the U.S., preying on their desperate circumstances.
According to data collected by the CDC, between 2019 and 2020 the murder rate in the country went up by 30%, the largest increase in more than a century. Out of the 10 more dangerous neighborhoods in the country, 7 are in or around Los Angeles.
In the Mexican town of Escolásticas about 300 people dedicate their lives to transforming colorful sedimentary stones, Cantera,into pieces of art. The sculptures freeze time, and provide a livelihood in a region besieged by widespread unemployment and migration.
Peru has one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world. But in Chimbote, the city at the heart of the fishing industry, people say the industry pollutes the air and water, is making their children sick. Dan Collyns reports.
Costa Rica’s presidential elections have come to an end, with a former executive at the World Bank, Rodrigo Chaves, as the President-elect. And as the country celebrates its new president, Costa Ricans are also looking to the next four years. CGTN correspondent Alasdair Baverstock reports.
What kind of impact do the United States, Mexico and Canada make on the finances of their southern neighbors? What are the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in this region? In this episode of Full Frame, we explore two unique perspectives about the current […]
Literacy is a vital form of basic education that’s still lacking in many developing countries. Mexico is one such example, and as Alasdair Baverstock reports, the country’s authorities see tackling the issue as an important way to get the country moving.
The situation at Mexico’s southern border hasn’t eased up at all. Central American migrants continue to flee their home countries, and with the return of the ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, the U.S. border region is seeing more migrants forced to wait than ever before. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.
The Western world has imposed a wide range of sanctions in order to try to deter and punish Russia in the wake of its military operation in Ukraine. Sanctions are widely used by governments – a non-military strategy to try to affect behavior of other nations. But […]
Rescue teams are still trying to find survivors five days after floods destroyed parts of Petropolis, a historic mountain city in Brazil. The trail of devastation is shocking, wreckage everywhere, and cars look as if they have been flipped like toys. CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco reports on rescue […]
Venezuela has emerged from a four-year cycle of hyperinflation, but there’s still a long way to go before its economic crisis ends. The country’s central bank says annual inflation hit almost 690 percent in December 2021. The previous year it reached almost 3000 percent. For […]
2022 has been declared the “Year of Friendly Cooperation” between China and Argentina as the two countries celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations. The anniversary comes as the two nations are expanding economic ties, formalized during the recent presidential meeting between Alberto Fernandez and Xi Jinping in China. CGTN’s Joel Richards reports.
More than 120 people have been killed in the historic mountain city of Petropolis, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. On Tuesday the city was hit by deadly flash floods and landslides. New and heavy downpours have disrupted efforts to find more survivors. CGTN’s […]
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