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May 17, 2022

Black Tulsans demand reparations for Tulsa massacre

It’s been nearly 101 years since hundreds of Black Tulsa, Oklahoma residents died in a race massacre there. Many more were injured in what’s been called one of the worst cases of racial terrorism in U.S. history. Justice for the attack has been extremely slow in coming. But now a Tulsa judge has ruled that a lawsuit demanding reparations for massacre survivors and their descendants can go forward.

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May 17, 2022

Police investigate Buffalo shooting as a hate crime

As investigations continue at the crime scene of a racially-motivated mass shooting that took 10 lives in Buffalo, New York, the U.S. Justice Department says it’s investigating the incident as a hate crime, and an act of “racially motivated violent extremism.”

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Massive wildfire spreads in New Mexico
May 15, 2022

Massive wildfire spreads in New Mexico

Wildfire season is off to an early start this year in the Western U.S. Massive infernos are growing out of control in New Mexico. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan visited several communities in Rociada, New Mexico which have been destroyed beyond repair.

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May 12, 2022

Highlights from the Google I/O 2022

  Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has kicked off their annual I/O developer conference in person for the first time in three years. I/O stands for “Input/Output.” The tech giant appears to be going all in on mobile devices and Artificial Intelligence.

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May 12, 2022

Coca farming threatens Peru’s indigenous territories

  Drug traffickers in Peru used the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown to expand their territory during a period of lax law enforcement.  They grew fields of coca, the plant used to make cocaine, into new areas including national parks and land belonging to indigenous people.  The […]

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May 12, 2022

White House hosts global COVID summit

  A staggering one million people in the United States have died from COVID-19.  U.S. President Joe Biden marked the grim occasion as the White House hosted a second COVID-19 Virtual Summit. 

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May 12, 2022

Latest clean energy trends in the cruise industry

  Leaders, scientists, and activists from around the world are meeting in Miami Beach to discuss how to adapt to climate change at the Aspen Climate Festival.  Some attendees focused on the cruise industry, one of the most important generators of economic activity in Florida.  […]

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May 12, 2022

U.S. hosts virtual meeting with leaders across the Americas

  Leaders from across the Americas met virtually in Washington, D.C. Thursday to discuss how to improve post-pandemic investment in the region. For the U.S. hosts, it’s an opportunity to look at solving supply chain problems that have dogged economic recovery as well as addressing […]

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May 11, 2022

U.S. reviews China tariffs imposed by Trump

  Inflation in the U.S. remained high in April but slowed a fraction from the previous month. The consumer price index rose 8.3 percent, having jumped 8.5 percent in March. Even so, inflation remains at a 40-year high. So, could lowering or eliminating U.S. tariffs […]

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May 11, 2022

Two more journalists killed in Mexico

  The unrelenting violence against journalists in Mexico took another vicious turn this week when two more were murdered.  Mexico is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous places in the world for working journalists.  The latest victims were shot to death in the state of […]

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May 11, 2022

U.S. gun-related homicide rate surged in 2020

  In 2020, the firearm homicide rate in the United States hit its highest level in more than 25 years.  It increased by more than a third in just one year, according to a new report form the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

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May 11, 2022

Aid to evacuees of New Mexico wildfire

  Volunteers are sifting through donations at this evacuation shelter in Sante Fe County, New Mexico.  Thousands of people have been told to leave their nearby homes, as a monstrous wildfire that’s already burned 80,000 hectares, or about 200,000 acres, inches closer to residential communities. New Mexico’s […]

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May 11, 2022

Meet Francia Marquez a VP candidate in Colombia

  On May 29th Colombians will vote for their next president. Current President Ivan Duque will not run for re-election because of term limits.  While there are eight presidential candidates in this first round vote, there is a VP candidate that is making the most headlines. 

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May 8, 2022

Japan-funded UNDP project seeks solutions to sargassum influx

  From as far back as 2011, sargassum seaweed has plagued the once pristine coastlines of several Caribbean countries.  Now, Saint Lucia is one of five territories set to benefit from a Japan-funded project through the United Nations Development Programme which supports a search for […]

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May 7, 2022

All-female taxi services gaining ground in Venezuela

  Driving a car in Caracas can be a dangerous experience and for many women taking a taxi even more so. Which is why an all-female taxi service is growing in Venezuela´s capital. A group of Venezuelan entrepreneurs is breaking barriers through an exclusive all-female taxi […]

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May 7, 2022

Growing concerns over COVID-19 surge in the U.S.

  The United States is still grappling with outbreaks of Covid-19, two and a half years after the emergence of the pandemic.   New variants of coronavirus are leading to spikes in cases across the nation with cities like New York recording the most infections in […]

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May 7, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden visits Ohio touting jobs growth

  U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday touted strong jobs numbers as evidence of a sound U.S. economy despite increased fears that surging inflation will culminate in a recession. Employers added 428,000 jobs in April, marking 12 straight months of gains over 400,000. But there’s […]

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May 6, 2022

Southern California restricts water usage

Mandatory water restrictions are on the way for six million Californians. Starting June first, residents who live in the Los Angeles area will be allowed to use outdoor water only once per week. The move comes as the first three months of this year have […]

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May 6, 2022

Mother’s Day in Brazil

Mother’s Day is an important event in Brazil just as it is in many parts of the world. Always celebrated on the second Sunday of May, it is second only to Christmas in levels of consumer spending. And this year it seems many moms will […]

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May 6, 2022

Pandemic accelerates tech and robotics

During the COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath, many segments of the U.S. economy ground to a halt. But for technology and robotics, it was actually a time to shine. Mark Niu brought this report. 

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May 5, 2022

Global COVID deaths may be three times higher than recorded

  The global death toll from COVID-19 is nearly three times higher than previously thought, according to a new World Health Organization report.  The study of worldwide deaths through last year found millions more fatalities that in many cases hadn’t been reported or were indirectly […]

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May 5, 2022

Hurricane Sandy: 10 years on

  It’s ​been nearly 10 years since Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast of the United States. Since then, billions of dollars have been spent rebuilding and adding flood defenses along vast stretches of waterfront. But local communities say they will not know how well they work […]

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May 5, 2022

Cuba hosts International Tourism Fair

  Cuba’s International Tourism Fair is underway, and the event hopes to attract tourists as well as investments.  Tourism, of course, is an important economic sector on the island, a major source of revenue for the Cuban economy, which has suffered over the past two years […]

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May 5, 2022

Mexico unveils anti-inflation plan

  Mexico is struggling with the country’s highest levels of inflation in two decades. On Wednesday, the President of Mexico made public a sweeping plan to control inflation. 

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May 5, 2022

NBC News reports over 1M U.S. deaths from COVID-19

  At least one million people have died from the coronavirus in the United States. A tragic milestone reached more than two years into a global pandemic that has upturned and changed so many lives.  The loss has been acute for the families who’ve lost […]

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May 5, 2022

Abortion rights in Latin America

  The United States is once again in the middle of a heated debate over abortion, as women are on the verge of losing their right to the procedure.  But outside the U.S., changes have also been taking place, where once traditionally conservative countries in […]

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