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Colorado residents help relocate Afghans
August 25, 2021

Colorado residents help relocate Afghans

U.S. is working to resettle those Afghans. Some 20 states have already offered to take in the refugees. They’ll need plenty of help when they arrive. At least 90 Afghan refugee families are expected to arrive in Colorado soon. CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy brings the latest.

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August 23, 2021

College move-in day

It’s a big stage in many teenagers’ lives: that moment when they leave home and move in to college for the very first time.

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August 23, 2021

Los Angeles goes back to school

Millions of students in Florida, Texas and Arizona are now required to wear masks in class as some school boards have defied their Republican governors and made face coverings mandatory.

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August 23, 2021

Fighting racial stereotypes

Social scientists the world over have documented the negative impacts of racial stereotyping…But it’s a difficult issue to confront, in part because it’s so pervasive – but also because this bias may be so ingrained, it’s unconscious.

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August 22, 2021

Afro-Colombian activist works to lift of Black community

  It’s hard to know the true number of Blacks who live in Colombia. Data over the years have shown descendants from Africa make up anywhere between 6-25 percent of the population.  Part of the problem is poor accounting by government census takers. Afro-Colombians see […]

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August 22, 2021

School officials worry about fake vaccination cards

Many government agencies, companies and schools in the U.S. are now requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations before allowing employees to return to work. In the meantime, officials are worried about reports of fake vaccination cards being sold on several websites across the internet. And it […]

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August 22, 2021

Coffee shops in the U.S. bracing for cost increases

  A cup of coffee in the U.S. could soon start costing you more. Wholesale coffee prices are increasing because of bad weather in Brazil, the world’s largest coffee producer.  But cafes are also dealing with price increases linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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August 22, 2021

Chinese company Huawei opens 5G experimentation center in Brazil

Brazil is planning to auction 5G frequencies later this month. Chinese company Huawei is among the tech firms watching closely as the technology becomes available. Huawei recently opened an experimentation center in São Paulo, an investment of about $6.5 million, to showcase its technology and […]

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August 22, 2021

School reopening in Mexico

  Mexico is in the middle of a serious third wave of COVID-19, yet students are expected to return to classes by the end of August.

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August 21, 2021

Economic cost of ending extra unemployment benefits

  The United States is on the verge of ending the extra unemployment benefits it’s been paying job-seekers during the pandemic.  The state of Mississippi though opted to end the scheme back in June as a way to encourage people to return to work. But […]

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August 21, 2021

Napa Valley wine growers work to protect livelihoods

    As major wildfires rage across Northern California, one region is taking extra precautions to protect the livelihoods of the people who live there.  Napa Valley is the most valuable wine-producing region in the United States, and growers there know all too well the […]

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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 20, 2021

Impact of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products

A group of the largest retail associations in the U.S. is appealing to President Biden to resume trade talks with China and ease the burden on U.S. companies.  They say the tariffs on Chinese products are hurting businesses in the U.S. CGTN’s Caroline Malone reports […]

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August 20, 2021

Healthcare workers battle burnout amid a shortage of nurses

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, healthcare workers have been called heroes, lauded for their relentless work in a risky environment.  This has caused some young people to pursue careers in medicine.  But many of those currently working on the frontlines are looking to get out exacerbating […]

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August 20, 2021

GIST: Biden Saigon

Harrowing images from Afghanistan continue to flood global newscasts and social media.  Many describe the situation as a failure of American involvement.  Some are even drawing the comparison of another chapter in U.S. history – the Vietnam War.  CGTN’s Gerald Tan has the Gist.

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Rio de Janeiro is biggest Delta variant hotspot in Brazil
August 19, 2021

Rio de Janeiro is biggest Delta variant hotspot in Brazil

Brazil is struggling with its COVID vaccine rollout as it braces for a new wave of cases. The country is third globally in infections and second to the United States in the number of deaths. CGTN’s Lucrecia Franco reports from Rio de Janeiro — Brazil’s Delta variant hotspot.

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August 18, 2021

At least 1,400 dead, 5,700 injured in Haiti earthquake

  Rescue teams in the Caribbean nation of Haiti are still looking for survivors after a powerful earthquake devastated its southwest peninsula on Saturday morning.  Locals are desperate for assistance as they also face the threat of severe weather. 

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August 18, 2021

Pandemic no longer a barrier to dating app success

  If you’ve lived under lockdown during the pandemic, you’ll know how frayed family and romantic relationships can become. Getting together was illegal for months on end for many. And yet dating apps have boomed with some unexpected effects. CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports.

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August 16, 2021

Mask debate heats up in the U.S.

A number of local authorities in the United States have reintroduced mask mandates for indoor settings as the number of new COVID-19 cases in the country continues to rise. But some states have banned officials from enforcing mask-wearing, saying it should be a personal choice. […]

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August 16, 2021

Vaccine pass requirement in New York

Beginning August 16th, New Yorkers will have to show proof they have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they can enter a number of indoor businesses.   Restaurants, gyms, and theaters will all be required to check their customers’ inoculation status. […]

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August 13, 2021

Food insecurity and malnutrition grow in Venezuela

  Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Venezuela’s deep economic crisis was taking a crippling toll on the country’s children, with an entire generation at risk of growing up hungry and malnourished. The 2021 Hunger Hotspots report by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization puts Venezuela high […]

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August 13, 2021

Brazil’s first public treatment center for COVID long haulers

  People who recover from COVID-19 often face a range of persistent symptoms months afterward.  These survivors are known as long haulers. It’s becoming a growing concern for health professionals, especially in Brazil, which has recorded more than 20 million coronavirus cases.  Experts calculate that at least […]

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August 13, 2021

UN warns of a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

The United Nations on Friday warned the world that Afghanistan is on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. The Taliban now controls a number of the country’s provincial capitals. Britain and Canada have joined the U.S in sending troops to help with the evacuation of […]

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August 12, 2021

COVID-19 creates two realities in Cancun, Mexico

Mexico is battling a third wave of COVID-19, and some of the hardest-hit places just happen to be some of the most popular spots for international tourists. Cancun in particular is living two realities amid the pandemic. ​CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports

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August 12, 2021

Interstate faces unprecedented natural disasters, closures

Interstate 70, a major highway running through the U.S., was closed in the central part of Colorado on July 29th due to mudslides. The closure has forced lengthy detours and disrupted an American supply chain that was already having major issues. CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports.

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August 12, 2021

Resident mourns loss of Greenville amid Dixie Fire

The second-largest fire in California’s history continues to expand leaving a trail of destruction. The historic town of Greenville in California was completely wiped out by the blaze, leaving few options for one man who narrowly escaped the flames. CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan reports.

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