May 28, 2022

Full Frame: Race in the Americas

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.

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May 9, 2022

Mexico’s migrant massacre

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.

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May 9, 2022

Most dangerous neighborhoods

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.

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May 9, 2022

Panama’s water problem

One hundred years after the completion of the Panama Canal, Panamanian authorities are facing new challenges posed by human-made climate change and the deforestation in the surrounding areas.

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April 15, 2022

Sculpting stone is a way of life in Escolásticas

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.

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April 11, 2022

Peru’s Marine Ecosystem is Under Threat

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.

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April 4, 2022

Costa Rica elects its new President

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.

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April 2, 2022

Full Frame: Latin American Economies

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 […]

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March 21, 2022

The ancestral crops of Peru

The Peruvian Andes is home to one of the most diverse food systems in the world. Dan Collyns tells us about the importance of Peru´s agro-bio-diversity.  

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March 14, 2022

At least 5% of Mexico inhabitants are illiterate

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.

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March 7, 2022

Lawsuit filed against ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

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.

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March 1, 2022

Ukraine crisis: Do sanctions work?

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 […]

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February 19, 2022

“It looks like a war zone”: Rescue efforts continue in Brazil

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 […]

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February 19, 2022

China-Argentina mark 50 years of diplomatic relations

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. 

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January 16, 2022

Erratic rainfall in Honduras

During the last few years, it’s been a challenge for residents of Honduras to identify the “rainy season.” Rainfall in the country has become so unpredictable. Gerry Hadden reports. 

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December 24, 2021

Mexico’s Poinsettia flower tradition

Brightly colored Poinsettias with their characteristic red and green leaves are used as decorations around the world during the December holiday season. Very famous in the U.S., many people don’t know where they actually originate from. CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports.

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December 24, 2021

Fighting hunger in Brazil

Nearly 60 million people across Latin America are currently not getting enough to eat, according to a recent United Nations report. In Brazil, the region’s largest and most populous country, the number of people enduring hunger is dramatic. Against this backdrop, a Christmas food donation […]

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December 23, 2021

2021 Year in Review: Recapping Cuba

As the year ends on the island of Cuba, citizens will continue to face challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic and a weak economy in the new year.  More than eight thousand Cubans have died from COVID-19.  In 2021, the pandemic continued to spread while negatively impacting the economy on the island.  CGTN’s […]

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December 23, 2021

2021 Year in Review: Brazil’s handling of COVID-19

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro has been heavily criticized in his country and abroad for his administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.  And a probe by Brazil’s Senate brought to light scathing details of the alleged misdeeds – expected to weigh heavy on Bolsonaro’s bid for reelection next year. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports. 

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December 20, 2021

Chile gets its youngest president ever

Gabriel Boric will become Chile’s youngest president ever after the student leader won election on Sunday by a wide margin.  The leftist defeated far-right Jose Antonio Kast in an unexpected result that signals a major shift to the left. CGTN’s Joel Richards reports from Santiago. 

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December 5, 2021

Mexico’s Modern Mayans

Mayan descendants still inhabit the Yucatan Peninsula in southeast Mexico and they defend their roots and culture. Correspondent Alasdair Baverstock paid them a visit.  

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December 5, 2021

Peru continues to battle COVID-19

During a large portion of 2021 Peru had the highest COVID-19 death rate per capita in the world. New variants of the deadly virus have emerged as the country races to vaccinate its population.

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November 23, 2021

Chile presidential elections head to a second run-off

Chile’s presidential elections are headed for a second round run-off in December after there was no outright winner in Sunday’s first round.  Far-right candidate Jose Antonio Kast took the most votes and he will now face  leftist Gabriel Boric, as Chilean voters break with the […]

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