World Today

September 8, 2021

Brazilians talk about Independence Day protests

  The large Independence Day turnout for pro-government demonstrations is an important display of force for Jair Bolsonaro at a moment when the president is facing record low popularity ratings and growing political isolation. The opposition also called for protests against Bolsonaro on this Independence Day but their turnout was smaller. […]

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September 7, 2021

Searching for oxygen in Mexico City

Mexico City officials say the number of hospitalizations during a third wave of the coronavirus is starting to decrease. That’s partly because life-saving oxygen is more readily available. 

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September 7, 2021

Fleeing Afghanistan after Kabul’s fall

On August 15th Dr. Wais Aria was in Kabul, attending a meeting at an NGO he founded. By sundown the Afghan capital fell to the Taliban, and Dr. Aria had begun a difficult journey to get his family out of the country.

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September 7, 2021

Afghan Americans remember 9/11

As the 20th anniversary of 9-11 approaches, Afghan Americans are reflecting on what’s happened over the past two decades, especially as Afghanistan goes through turbulent changes.

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Colombia launches digital COVID-19 vaccine cards
September 3, 2021

Colombia launches digital COVID-19 vaccine cards

In South America – cases and deaths are falling in Colombia. But the World Health Organization is warning the Mu variant could reverse that trend. Especially since only about a-third of the population is vaccinated. As health officials try to speed-up that effort, the government is offering a digital vaccination card.

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September 2, 2021

U.S. states clash over mask mandates as schools reopen

Schools around the U.S. are opening their doors to millions of students, many of whom aren’t eligible for COVID-19 vaccines and vulnerable to the Delta variant. A growing number of states are mandating masks while others push back. Karina Huber reports.

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September 2, 2021

Colorado school goes high-tech to keep its air COVID safe

As students head back into the classroom, schools are employing safety measures including mandatory masks and social distancing. One school district in Colorado has gone high-tech to ensure its indoor air quality is up to snuff. Hendrik Sybrandy reports.

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September 2, 2021

Afghan family hoping to reunite in Mexico

So far, four different groups of Afghan refugees including independent journalists, activists and their families have arrived in Mexico. One Afghan refugee desperately hopes to bring his brother over to safety. Franc Contreras 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 31, 2021

Being Black in Mexico City

In the south of the border to Mexico, more than one million Mexicans identify as having African roots, but the wider society still has a long way to go in recognizing their actual existence.

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August 31, 2021

Experts predict record high back to school sales

  Kids in the United States have returned or are preparing to return to school in the coming weeks.  That means a mad scramble to get all the necessary supplies. The National Retail Federation predicts back-to-school sales will hit a record high, but the Delta […]

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August 31, 2021

Using sweat from fingertips as a power source

  Technologists and researchers are continually searching for ways to create efficient power sources for electronics.  One group of researchers from the University of San Diego has come up with a novel method that literally uses the sweat from your fingertips. 

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August 31, 2021

COVID-19: EU removes U.S. from safe travel list

  New figures from the European Union on Tuesday showed it’s beating the U.S. in the vaccination race.  EU officials are so worried about the soaring infection rates here, that they’ve dropped the U.S from its safe travel list. And that’s likely to pose a […]

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August 30, 2021

How India can stop its rape crisis

The brutal gang rape and alleged murder of a nine-year-old girl in Delhi in August is just one of the latest of numerous cases of rape in India. We talked to expert Shruti Kapoor, the founder of the nonprofit Sayfty, about what needs to be done to end India’s rape crisis.

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August 30, 2021

Back to school and the COVID vaccine debate

U.S children began a new school term on Monday facing the prospect of requiring a COVID-19 vaccine to remain in class.  As demands for mask mandates have led to teachers being assaulted, authorities now want to go a step further to try to stem the […]

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August 30, 2021

China’s Great Wall Motors in Brazil

Great Wall Motors has big plans for Brazil. The Chinese carmaker wants to begin production within the next two years. It agreed to buy the plant from Daimler Group and transform the facility to begin production of 100,000 vehicles and create 2000 new jobs each […]

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August 30, 2021

How one Chinese bakery survived amid COVID-19

A small Chinese bakery in Chicago has been producing baked goods for four decades through good times and bad.  Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the more things change, the more they stay the same for the Chiu Quon bakery.  CGTN’s Dan Williams reports. 

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August 29, 2021

U.S Fed Chair Powell says tapering could start at end of year

It appears the Federal Reserve is preparing to take its foot off the accelerator when it comes to helping the U.S. economy recover from the pandemic. In a speech last Friday, at an annual economic conference, Fed Chair Jerome Powell signaled that asset purchases meant […]

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August 29, 2021

Sports project helps wounded police officers in Brazil

  Two hundred and sixty Brazilians are taking part in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.  One of them trained in a pioneer program created by Rio de Janeiro´s Military Police.  The project aims to help disabled police officers overcome their injuries and regain their lives.

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August 29, 2021

Students in Venezuela take extra work to pay for tuition costs

Around half Venezuela’s universities are privately run, but thousands of students are now struggling to attend classes, as tuition costs have soared in recent years – a consequence of the country’s informal dollarization. Many students are doing extra work to pay their way.

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August 29, 2021

How the USMCA trade deal affects Mexico’s economy

  The new era of North American free trade, under the renegotiated USMCA deal by the Trump administration, is now more than a year old. The signing of the three-country trade pact last year was cause for celebration in Mexico. And after more than a year of free trade […]

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August 27, 2021

Jackson Hole economic symposium goes online

Each August over the past four decades, the world’s central bankers, including members of the U.S. Federal Reserve, gather in the state of Wyoming for an economic symposium.  Monetary policy is typically a prime topic of discussion.  This year’s event will take place online because […]

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August 26, 2021

China tightens restrictions on tech sector

China’s recent steps to get tough on anti-competitive practices in the tech sector have sent share prices for a number of Chinese companies listed in the U.S. spiraling. William Denselow reports.

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