World Today

September 30, 2022

Brazil’s general elections debate

  With Brazil’s general elections just two days away, Brazil’s far right-wing President, Jair Bolsonaro, and leftist ex-President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, faced off in a fiery debate in Rio de Janeiro.  Polls indicate the race has come down to these two candidates with […]

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September 30, 2022

The scale of Hurricane Ian’s destruction in Fort Myers

  The city of Fort Myers in southwest Florida suffered the brutal assault of Hurricane Ian. The monster storm made landfall very close to this town, home to eighty thousand people. Residents started to return and absorb the magnitude of the destruction.  CGTN’s Nitza Soledad […]

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September 30, 2022

Little Amal walks the streets of New York

  A giant puppet is aiming to bring a message of hope about the challenges of migration by walking the streets of New York. Little Amal has already traveled across the world and this week she is in the ‘Big Apple’ spreading her message of […]

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September 28, 2022

Rio de Janeiro celebrates first ever “Mandarin Day”

Rio de Janeiro kicked off its first ever “Mandarin Day” on Wednesday, September 28th, as the Brazilian city paid tribute to both the Chinese language and culture. Despite being Brazil’s biggest trading partner since 2009, China’s Mandarin language, along with many of its customs, have […]

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September 28, 2022

Pro-choice Brazilians push for legalization of abortion

October 28 is Safe Abortion Day. It was chosen to commemorate the date Brazil adopted the so-called “Free Womb law” which, in 1871, granted freedom to children born to slaves. Nevertheless, Brazil remains one of those countries where abortion is not only illegal, but severely […]

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September 28, 2022

Monterrey seeks new method to combat severe drought

Drought conditions in northern Mexico ​are so dire that the government declared a “national emergency” in the state Nuevo Leon this summer. ​ With it, came new efforts at water rationing and redistribution. And as CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports, there is an exponential growth in […]

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September 27, 2022

Mobilizing and helping victims of long COVID in the U.S.

  Up to 23 million people across the United States may be suffering from long COVID, living with a variety of symptoms that last for months, long after being infected by the coronavirus.  While some of the symptoms can be defined as fatigue, headaches, or […]

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September 27, 2022

Prefabricated housing market grows in Mexico

  As ​high real estate costs price many more people out of home ownership, ​alternatives to traditional home construction are getting more attention. Prefabricated homes are one growing sector of the market where China is a global leader – that’s ​now expanding into North America via Mexico. 

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September 24, 2022

What we know about “Long COVID” condition in the U.S.

  U.S. President Joe Biden says the coronavirus pandemic is “over.” His remarks during a television interview last weekend comes as the nationwide death toll from COVID-19 is averaging about 500 people a day.  Health experts warn the president’s statement could overshadow the reality that the virus […]

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September 23, 2022

How a New Mexico city is fighting water crisis

  A small town in New Mexico recently came dangerously close to running out of water.  A potential disaster was averted when temporary infiltration systems were put in place, but the town of Las Vegas learned a lesson from the unprecedented crisis and is now committed to […]

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September 23, 2022

Smuggling of migrants across U.S.-Mexico border

  With the crisis at the U.S. southern border worsening, the services of human smugglers offering undocumented migrants ​help getting into the country are ​in high demand.  And for at least part of the​ir journeys, Mexican cartels are recruiting teenagers, on the U.S. side of the […]

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September 23, 2022

Energy shortage in Cuba

  Cuba has faced an energy shortage for the past couple of years which is having an impact on everyday life. Officials say repeated breakdowns of aging thermoelectric plants, a major source of energy on the island, are the main cause of the crisis, along […]

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September 22, 2022

Migrants were sent from Texas to Chicago

Since April, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has bused thousands of migrants to Democrat-led cities. Authorities in Chicago and elsewhere accused Abbott the migrants are being used as political pawns. Find out more details.

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September 20, 2022

High cost of living fuels a pet crisis

The thought of having to give up your pet is a heartbreaking one, but a growing number of families are having to make this impossible choice because of their financial situation.

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September 20, 2022

New Mexico’s dwindling water supply

Earlier this year, the U.S. state of New Mexico saw its largest wildfire in recorded history, followed by an extraordinary monsoon rainfall that washed all the burned debris and sentiment into its rivers, contaminating primary water supplies for certain towns.

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September 19, 2022

Biden administration resumes Trump-era tariffs on Chinese goods

The Biden administration’s decision to keep the Trump-era tariffs on Chinese goods has dashed the hopes of an imminent end to the ongoing trade war between Beijing and Washington. Some of those feeling the greatest effect of this trade war are those in the agricultural […]

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September 19, 2022

Puerto Rico ravaged by Hurricane Fiona

Puerto Rico has been the victim of another powerful tropical storm that has devastated the island and left a significant amount of destruction in the process.  Hurricane Fiona, which recently hit the Caribbean island, approached Puerto Rico over the weekend, as powerful winds, coupled with […]

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September 19, 2022

Bolsonaro attacks Brazil’s voting system ahead of elections

With Brazil`s first round of its presidential election fast approaching, ​President Jair Bolsonaro, who is running for re-election, has been voicing concerns over the country’s electronic voting system. Trailing ​his rival, the former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in all ​polls, there are fears […]

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September 19, 2022

World leaders descend on UN for first time since 2019

World leaders will descend on the United Nations headquarters in New York this week – their first face-to-face gathering since 2019.   More than 150 heads of state and high-level representatives will deliver speeches Tuesday through Monday.   Between climate change, a worsening food crisis and the […]

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September 19, 2022

More than 11,000 migrants bused out of Texas since April

The fallout continues ​following decision​s by Texas Governor Greg Abbott ​and other Republican state leaders – to intentionally send busloads of migrants to ​Democrat-controlled cities.  Saturday, ​a second bus sent by Abbott arrived outside ​the home of Vice-President Kamala Harris ​in Washington. In ​all, Abbott […]

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September 18, 2022

Detroit Auto Show puts spotlight on electric vehicles

  After a three-and-a-half-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North American International Auto Show has opened its doors to the public once again.   Analysts predict electric vehicles could make up more than half of U.S. car sales by 2030. And that trend is […]

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September 18, 2022

Controversy over Texas migrant busing

  Another 50 migrants have been dropped at Vice-President Kamala Harris’s Washington, D.C. residence on Saturday, the latest in a wave to be bused from Texas to the country’s capital. It follows months of efforts by Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has sent more than […]

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September 16, 2022

Why Republican governors are dropping off migrants in Democratic areas

  A group of migrants were dropped off by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to Martha’s Vineyard on Wednesday night.  Officials of the upscale resort town were surprised by the unannounced flights.  Martha’s Vineyard has called itself a ‘sanctuary destination’ that welcomes immigrants.  Still, Democrats were quick to criticize the […]

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September 15, 2022

Joe Biden visits Detroit’s famous Auto Show

Car enthusiasts are gathering in Detroit this week as the North American International Auto Show gets underway.  U.S. President Joe Biden as well as China’s Ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, were both in attendance on the opening media day.  A key focus is […]

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September 15, 2022

Smart guns could be the future of firearm control

Gun ownership in the United States spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic – almost 20 million guns were purchased last year. And with that came more accidents.  Firearms are the number one cause of death for young people in the country. Soon, there could be a […]

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September 14, 2022

Possible freight rail strike could be costly to the U.S. economy

A potential logistical and economic crisis is looming in the United States if the nation’s freight railroad workers go on strike in the next couple of days.  Freight rail carries about 30% of U.S. goods into the market. A work stoppage would disrupt already strained supply chains. […]

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September 14, 2022

Top issues expected at UNGA agenda

  The United Nations General Assembly has opened in New York with full, in-person official meetings happening for the first time since the pandemic. Global education is among items top of the agenda, as are global food and fuel crises. Caroline Malone reports from UN […]

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