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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November 14, 2021

Close and personal with Bolivia’s president

From accounting to banking, public service to politics and from academia to Bolivia’s leader. Americas Now anchor, Elaine Reyes, sat down with him to talk about the pandemic, climate change and, of course, Bolivia´s economic situation.

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November 14, 2021

Pirates in the Gulf of Mexico

Pirates and robbing ships at sea may seem like a thing of the past. But in Mexico, a region famous for pirates, the practice continues. Alasdair Baverstick reports.

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November 12, 2021

This is Latin America’s potential “super app”

Finding an untapped market is the dream of many entrepreneurs and one that often ends in disappointment.  But a group of investors is placing a big bet on what they think might have the potential to become a Latin American “super app.” It is a […]

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November 8, 2021

Hike in Brazil’s energy prices


The extended drought in Brazil has been putting pressure on the reservoirs of the country’s hydroelectric plants, leading to a hike in energy prices.  Families and businesses alike are feeling the hit. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports. 

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November 1, 2021

Remembering loved ones lost to COVID-19 during Day of the Dead

People across Mexico are commemorating one of that country’s most traditional holidays, Day of the Dead, when people remember their loved ones who have died.  Last year, because of the pandemic, all public celebrations were cancelled.  This year, Mexicans are able to get out of quarantine […]

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November 1, 2021

Cuba’s initiative to create greener spaces

Cuba is sharing its experience and plans to deal with the impact of climate change as the COP-26 conference gets underway in Glasgow.  Climate change has had an impact on Cuba. Coastal erosion, flooding, saline intrusion, drought, and sea-level rise have left communities vulnerable and […]

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September 28, 2021

China’s Sinovac plays a key role in Mexico’s vaccinations

Mexico​’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is focusing more and more on younger adults, as the country’s third wave appears to be slowing down. ​ China’s Sinovac vaccine ​has played a key role in Mexico’s nationwide efforts — and CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports – health authorities continue to […]

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September 28, 2021

Brazil’s rising inflation

Inflation is on the rise in Brazil, touching double digits for the first time since 2016.  A severe drought has affected food and electricity production, weakened the currency and caused price spikes in fuel and food.  Millions of Brazilians are feeling the impact, particularly drivers […]

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September 28, 2021

Snake Venom may be a promising COVID-19 treatment

Brazilian researchers are looking into the venom of a South American poisonous snake as a potential treatment against COVID-19.  The research is in its early stages but initial results seem promising. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports. 

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September 1, 2021

Mexican President marks three years of his term

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivered his country’s state of the union speech Wednesday, marking the halfway point of his presidency.  The president painted a positive picture of the country in 2021 while acknowledging more work needs to be done. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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August 20, 2021

Venezuela’s robotics summer camp

Playing goes hand in hand with learning at this Venezuelan summer camp. The theme of the camp is technology. “It is a reality that technology is everywhere. It is not something that excludes young children,” said Renata Petrillo, Tecnikids Camp Teacher. “They already know how […]

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August 9, 2021

COVID-19 and the new traveling trend

COVID-19 vaccinations are starting to increase in most Latin American countries. But for months there was a scarcity of vaccines. Thousands traveled north looking for inoculations. Airports were full and airfares rose to pre-pandemic levels.

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April 25, 2021

The reasons behind a crime drop in El Salvador

For several years, El Salvador, has been on the list of most dangerous countries in the world mainly due to street gangs like MS-13. But in 2020 the crime rates went down significantly. Harris Whitbeck has the answer. 

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Brazil: The Human Cost of COVID 19
April 12, 2021

Brazil: The human cost of COVID-19

Brazil has second-most COVID deaths in the world,  many acknowledge the virus is out of control. This Human Cost of COVID-19 is a multi-part series of human-nature stories behind the pandemic: the suffering, the heroism, the admirable work and behavior of so many that go muted or under-reported.   Episode 1: A study […]

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April 6, 2021

Severe crisis is forcing Venezuelans to reinvent themselves

It’s in its seventh year of recession – one of the steepest ever recorded in the world. Its economy is partially sanctioned by the U.S. and it’s also had to contend with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The last 12 months have been exceptionally tough for […]

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April 6, 2021

Vaccination in the Galapagos Islands will bring back tourism

They serve as a treasure trove to scientists and a paradise for nature tourists. The Galapagos Islands. Located 1000 kilometers off the coast of Ecuador, they feature plant and animal life found nowhere else in the world. On these islands, tourism has been the main industry […]

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April 6, 2021

Living on minimum wage

A national debate is underway in the United States over whether to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour today, as more than 30 million U.S. citizens now live below the poverty line. The last time the U.S. […]

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March 7, 2021

Saving money without going to a bank

The majority of low-income Latino families in the U.S. have limited access to banks, loans or credit cards. Mike Kirsch tells us about some informal female bankers using this system in the U.S.

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January 10, 2021

Costa Rica’s centenarians vs. COVID-19

Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula is home to the largest concentration of people over 100 years old in the Americas. A team of psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, and social workers are being vigilant to protect them from the pandemic.

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