Two trends have become clear in Brazil in recent years. One is that homicides have dropped. The other is that there are more guns than ever, legally in the hands of average citizens. The trickier question is whether and how those two trends are […]
Josep Borrell, the European Union’s top diplomat, was in Cuba this past week to discuss regional and global issues. He met with Cuban officials and business leaders looking at ways to boost trade and investment.
Two members of the far-right group the Oath Keepers were sentenced to several years behind bars on May 26, almost 29 months after storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6th 2021. U.S. Army veterans Jessica Watkins and Kenneth Harrelson face 8.5 and 4 years […]
One of the world’s largest investment banks, Goldman Sachs, recently agreed to a $215 million payout to settle a class action lawsuit brought against the bank by a group of women. They accused Goldman Sachs of paying male employees more than their female counterparts.
The U.S. has a new deadline to solve the debt ceiling crisis: June 5. The Treasury Department says that’s the day the country risks defaulting on its $31.4 trillion public debt if the ceiling isn’t raised. But the crisis is already causing damage.
Ecuador and China signed a free trade agreement earlier this month that will deepen ties between the small Andean nation and the world’s second-biggest economy. The trade deal needs to be ratified by Ecuador’s parliament which is currently dissolved until fresh elections are held in […]
Barbie unveiled a new doll that pays tribute to Anna May Wong, the first major Asian-American movie star in Hollywood, as part of their initiative to celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the U.S.
The giant Popocatepetl volcano stands over 5,400 meters tall. Its eruptions are sending volcanic ash and rocks high into the sky, and threatening hundreds of thousands of residents living near the volcano. See the latest.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis officially entered the Republican race for the presidential nomination of his party. Protesters marched through downtown Miami, and the announcement drew attacks from two rivals, Democrats and Trump supporters.
AI, AI, and more AI. That was pretty much the theme of Microsoft’s Build annual developer conference. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports on how the tech giant is planning to harness the powerful technology quickly and safely.
Colombia’s western Andes Mountains is home to cloud forests, a special biodiverse ecosystem that is also home to about two million plants, birds, and microorganisms and fungi species. It is also an important water source to towns and cities nearby. Deforestation and population growth is […]
“From conflict to consensus” – That’s how one official describes negotiations among three U.S. states over water consumption from the Colorado River. On Monday, California, Arizona and Nevada agreed to cut their reliance on the drought-ravaged river, heading off potential disaster at least in the […]
Colombia is home to more than 1,900 different bird species. Bird watchers love to travel to this biodiverse hotspot to take in the beauty of nature. A pioneering initiative in Latin America, wants to give the visually-impaired greater access to this natural treasure. CGTN’s […]
The China-California Business Forum was held this week in Los Angeles bringing together scores of business organizations and companies with the goal of expanding business ties and bilateral trade between the two nations. This year’s guest province of honor was Jiangsu. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan […]
Mexican company Kavak became its country’s first unicorn, a startup valued at over $1 billion through innovation of the used car market in 2020. One of the company’s founders spoke with CGTN to talk about what inspired their business and where it’s going now.
A recent study by the Asian American Foundation found that one in two Asian Americans said they felt unsafe in the U.S. Nearly 80% said they don’t feel they are really accepted and don’t feel they completely belong. See more.
The Black Innovation Alliance was created to support Black entrepreneurs in the United States – and so far, it has already reached almost 400,000 people, assisting them in turning their good ideas into a business.
Podcast (americasnow): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 14:32 — 20.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Email | RSSPirates and robbing ships at sea may seem like a thing from the past. But in Mexico, a country that has been attacked by pirates for […]
The top executives of two collapsed U.S. banks testified in front of Congress on Tuesday, May 16, as their collapse triggered panic and a reassessment of the banking institutions inside the country. The two heads of Silicon Valley and Signature banks were grilled with questions […]
The ongoing Hollywood writers strike is not only affecting big studios, but also small businesses who have relied on the industry for decades. The strike began on May 2 when the Writers Guild in Hollywood halted their work after the studios failed to produce a […]
Colombia’s government is trying to pass sweeping government reforms and the latest one is a controversial labor reform, which critics say will hurt the job market. CGTN’s Michelle Begue has more from Bogota.
A unique exhibition featuring the diverse architecture traditions of Yunnan, China’s most diverse province, is open to the public at the Asian Fusion Gallery in Washington, DC. CGTN’s Beini Li reports.
Three days after the end of a pandemic-era immigration policy that allowed the U.S. to deny entry to asylum seekers, the situation at the U.S. border with Mexico is calmer than expected. But deep challenges to U.S. immigration policy remain. CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports. […]
New Sino-Brazilian research centers in Rio de Janeiro and Beijing are expected to become fully operational by early 2025, with Brazilian and Chinese researchers working together in both cities. Find out more.
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