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Rio opens first center to help refugees
January 27, 2023

Rio opens first center to help refugees

The city of Rio de Janeiro has opened its first center to support vulnerable immigrants and refugees, providing refugees with all the legal assistance they needed to start a new life in the city.

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Florida home insurance market in crisis
January 27, 2023

Florida home insurance market in crisis

Florida’s home insurance market is in crisis. Nine insurance companies left the state and at least six others were declared insolvent over the past year. There are now fewer companies and higher premiums, and some of them are sky-high.

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January 27, 2023

What will the Year of the Rabbit bring for China’s economy?

  China’s economic prospects in 2023 look promising according to Anthony Chan, former Chief Economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co., as the country reopens to the world. “Assuming the number of COVID infections during the new year is manageable,” 4.4% growth as the IMF projects […]

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Southwest Airlines reports $220M net loss in Q4 2022
January 26, 2023

Southwest Airlines reports $220M net loss in Q4 2022

Southwest Airlines reported a net loss of $220 million in the 4th quarter of last year, following that holiday stretch of chaotic travel disruptions. The company has admitted some fault in the travel chaos, and is cooperating with the government investigation.

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Inside Florida’s Hurricane Ian recovery
January 26, 2023

Inside Florida’s Hurricane Ian recovery

Hurricane Ian now ranks as the third costliest hurricane ever to hit the U.S. with damage estimated near $113 billion. The federal government has so far paid out more than $4.5 billion in disaster aid, but recovery remains slow. See more.

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January 25, 2023

Highlights from U.S. Senate hearing on Ticketmaster

  The U.S. Senate is looking into accusations there is a lack of competition within the ticketing industry which unfairly hurts customers.  Critics say one company in particular has an outsize role, allowing it to charge exorbitant fees and push out competition, leaving fans and […]

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January 25, 2023

Rabbits become popular pets in the U.S.

  The Chinese New Year of course marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit. Rabbits are interesting animals who’ve become very popular pets in recent years. Pets with plenty of quirks. 

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January 25, 2023

Peruvian president responds to protests

  Peruvian President Dina Boluarte is defending the country’s police force as protests and blockades continue to grip the country after more than six weeks of unrest which has claimed at least 55 lives.

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January 23, 2023

Police seek motive behind Monterey Park mass shooting

  The motive for a weekend mass shooting in California that ended with at least ten people dead and another ten injured remains unclear. Police say a 72-year-old man committed the act, before fatally turning the gun on himself a day later. 

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January 23, 2023

Cuba welcomes Chinese New Year

  Havana’s Chinatown and its Chinese community are welcoming in the Year of the Rabbit with cultural celebrations this weekend. The festivities are part of the close relationship between the two countries.

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January 23, 2023

Border wall made of shipping containers in Texas

  With the migration crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico reaching new extremes in 2022, with record numbers of undocumented crossings stopped by immigration authorities, the politics around the issue are leading to new infrastructure, almost all of which makes migration more dangerous for […]

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January 23, 2023

Aftermath of Jan. 8 Brasilia storming

  Two weeks after the attack on Brazil’s key government buildings in Brasilia, the atmosphere in the country has quieted down. But it’s an uneasy calm, as there’s great pressure on President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to respond to the attack and hold organizers […]

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January 23, 2023

Peruvian police raid university in Lima

  Peruvian police raided a university in Lima on Saturday as the political crisis across the country shows no end. According to the Associated Press, the university said the raid took place after protesters “assaulted” security personnel.  More than 50 have died over the past […]

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First U.S. COVID-19 case reported three years ago
January 22, 2023

First U.S. COVID-19 case reported three years ago

Three long years ago, the U.S. CDC announced the first confirmed case of what would soon be called COVID-19. Three years on, more than a million people in the U.S. have died from the virus, and the pandemic is far from over.

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Lion dance troupe celebrates Chinese New Year in California
January 22, 2023

Lion dance troupe celebrates Chinese New Year in California

With the Chinese New Year holiday season upon us, scenes of Chinese culture are popping up across the United States, especially in the state of California. It’s home to some highly skilled lion dance troupes that are entertaining new audiences. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports.

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January 20, 2023

At least 50 killed as political turmoil continues in Peru

There was more protesting in the Peruvian capital Lima on Thursday as anger over the rising death toll from the country’s ongoing political crisis turned violent. One man died during clashes between police and protesters outside the Arequipa airport, while the death toll has risen […]

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January 20, 2023

Venezuela’s teachers unable to survive on low salaries

Venezuela’s teachers are the lowest paid in Latin America, making between ten and thirty U.S. dollars a month.  Unable to survive on that salary, teachers are now driving some of the largest protests seen in Venezuela in years, as they demand improvements to their pay […]

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January 20, 2023

Mexican government seeks to relaunch Mexicana Airlines

The Mexican government has offered to buy assets belonging to one of the oldest aviation companies in the world, Mexicana Airlines, which  suspended all operations in 2010. Before a relaunch can be made official, a series of legal challenges need to be overcome.  CGTN’s Franc […]

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January 19, 2023

Mexico Receives U.S. Deportees

U.S. President Joe Biden has said he does not like Title 42, the Trump-era policy that allows migrants who cross the border illegally from Mexico to be immediately expelled.

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