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April 21, 2021

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine under scrutiny

Ever since it became available, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been seen by many as a quick and easy way to get protected from COVID-19. “With Johnson & Johnson you just get one shot and you’re done,” said one vaccine recipient recently. That option […]

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April 20, 2021

Project Earth

    Episode 1: Towards a green economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic As Latin American faces rebuilding their economies from the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic, the calls for economies to transition to green are louder than ever. Argentina is one country where the green […]

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April 20, 2021

Cuba formally appoints new leader

  In Havana, Raul Castro resigned as Communist Party First Secretary.  And, Miguel Diaz-Canel, who succeeded Castro as President in 2018, now succeeds him as Party chief. It took place at the 8th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party.

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April 20, 2021

Minneapolis prepares for Derek Chauvin verdict

  Minneapolis is on edge: barriers, fencing and barbwire surround the courthouse and other buildings. Members of the National Guard are stationed around the city. The authorities here have been planning for months. Demonstrations here have grown violent with protesters clashing with police and police […]

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April 19, 2021

A look at Fidel Castro and his rise to power

  For the first time since 1959, there will be no Castro in charge of Cuba.  Raul Castro announced he is retiring as head of the Communist Party. The 89-year-old will be replaced by his protege, Miguel Diaz-Canel. CGTN’s Luis Chirino looks back at the […]

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April 19, 2021

Community leaders call for gun control reform in Indiana

  Vigils have been held in Indianapolis​, Indiana, to remember the ​eight victims​of Thursday’s shooting at the city’s FedEx facility. ​Four of them were members of the city’s Sikh community. Community leaders are calling on Congress to take urgent action to tighten gun laws in response. This comes […]

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How climate change affects Florida
April 18, 2021

How climate change affects Florida

Scientists say the evidence is clear that Florida is already seeing consequences of climate change. Stronger hurricanes, toxic algae blooms, death of sea life and more coastal flooding on clear-sky days. ​Conditions, they say, will only worsen in years to come.

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New York State pushes for police reform
April 17, 2021

New York State pushes for police reform

What does American police reform look like? America is known for having one of the most decentralized police systems in the world, making the push for reforms to end racism and police brutality complicated not just for this one state, but for the entire country.

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April 15, 2021

Ex-officer Kim Potter charged with second-degree manslaughter

  The former police officer faces murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd. The jury heard from just one witness – the defense’s medical expert. His opinion of how Floyd died differs greatly from other accounts. Meanwhile, an arrest was made in […]

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April 15, 2021

COVID-19: Vaccine helps protect endangered black-footed ferrets

  Black-footed ferrets are carnivorous mammals that live in North America, mostly in the U.S. Considered an endangered species, the critters nearly went extinct around 1980. “We have about 300 ferrets in captivity,” said Pete Gober, the ferret recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and […]

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April 15, 2021

How volunteer frontline workers support Brazil’s COVID fight

  After more than a year responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, health care teams in Brazil still find themselves overwhelmed. ​Case numbers are surging and hospitals are stretched to the limit. In the state of São Paulo, volunteers have been answering a government call to service to help hospitals cope with the […]

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Brazil: The Human Cost of COVID 19
April 12, 2021

Brazil: The human cost of COVID-19

Brazil has second-most COVID deaths in the world,  many acknowledge the virus is out of control. This Human Cost of COVID-19 is a multi-part series of human-nature stories behind the pandemic: the suffering, the heroism, the admirable work and behavior of so many that go muted or under-reported.   Episode 1: A study […]

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Pedro Castillo leads Peruvian elections in the first round
April 12, 2021

Pedro Castillo leads Peruvian elections in the first round

Election night came with a surprise in Peru as socialist candidate Pedro Castillo took the lead in the first-round ballot. The vote was held as coronavirus cases peaked in Peru with a battered economy and spiraling unemployment and poverty. The top two candidates will prepare for a second round in June.

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A study shows COVID-19 impact based on poverty in Brazil
April 12, 2021

A study shows COVID-19 impact based on poverty in Brazil

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global tragedy, but not everyone has been affected in the same way. Brazilian researchers found in a recent study that poverty is one of the factors that puts some people at higher risk of death from the disease. In Sao Paulo, those living in the poorest neighborhoods are three times […]

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COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging in Brazil
April 12, 2021

COVID-19 cases and deaths are surging in Brazil

More than 350,000 Brazilians have died during the COVID-19 pandemic. That death toll trails only the U.S, but Brazil is now accounting for more than one-quarter of the world’s daily coronavirus deaths. Daily fatalities rose above 4,000 twice this past week.  As shocking as these […]

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April 11, 2021

Parkinson’s disease patients face shortage of medicines

Patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in Venezuela have long struggled to get their hands on the medication needed to treat their symptoms. Now with the coronavirus pandemic, the situation has worsened, putting more than 30,000 Parkinson’s disease patients across the country at risk.

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April 11, 2021

Some 25 million Peruvians eligible to vote

Peruvians knew even before they voted this was not going to be a typical election with years of political scandals amid a coronavirus pandemic. Some 25 million Peruvians are eligible to vote in what analysts are calling the most fragmented election in the country’s history. […]

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April 10, 2021

Derek Chauvin’s trial focuses on cause of death

  It has been quite a week at the Derek Chauvin’s trial. The week has focused mainly on highly technical and medical testimony with the prosecution saying Floyd died of asphyxia, the result of Chauvin’s knee​ on his neck for more than nine minutes while the defense […]

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Vaccinating teachers as part of return to school in the U.S.
April 9, 2021

Vaccinating teachers as part of return to school in the U.S.

Will getting teachers vaccinated get all students to return to school? Teachers in some cities, like Oakland and Chicago, remain concerned about their safety and are balking at going back into the classroom. A Biden administration survey shows large numbers of students have held off on returning too.

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April 6, 2021

Classrooms hang in balance amid Argentina’s second wave

Nearly two months ​ago, students in Argentina ​began returning to classrooms, after no face-to-face teaching since March of 2020. But as a second wave of infections has begun, teachers warn of the dangers of continuing classes, while many parents hope there remains a way their […]

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April 6, 2021

IMF upgrades forecast for 2021 global growth

The International Monetary Fund is upgrading its forecast for global growth in 2021, pointing to successful coronavirus vaccine rollouts in some countries. But, as Giles Gibson reports from Washington D.C., the IMF says the risk of global financial instability is still high. More here.

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April 6, 2021

Brothers develop 360 degree sensor

We’ve heard a lot about major companies like Tesla and Google leading the way in self-driving cars. But there are some lesser known startups working on critical pieces to the autonomous driving puzzle. CGTN’s Mark Niu introduces us to two brothers who started the company […]

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COVID-19 cases surge in Latin America
April 5, 2021

COVID-19 cases surge in Latin America

As Latin America lags behind other regions in COVID pandemic management and recovery, there are ​several signs that conditions may continue to get worse before they get better. See how Latin American governments are reacting to COVID-19.

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April 4, 2021

Brazil: Special Easter celebration for children in favela

  With the daily number COVID-19 deaths reaching nearly 4,000 last week and a surge in new-variant cases, the news in Brazil is bleak. Unemployment remains at historical highs and government emergency aid has been cut to almost zero. But one small project is putting […]

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