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February 27, 2024

Ecuador works on new euthanasia regulations

Ecuador is now the third Latin American country to allow physician-assisted deaths, joining Colombia and Cuba. The legal team involved in the case that changed Ecuador’s law discus what this change means for the country.

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February 25, 2024

Universal Studio celebrates the Year of the Loong

  Chinese New Year celebrations continue throughout the month of February in many theme parks across the United States. One of the most popular locations to celebrate the Year of the Loong (Dragon) is Universal Studios in Hollywood.

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February 24, 2024

UN marks two years of Russia-Ukraine conflict

  The United Nations Secretary General says it’s “high time for peace” in Ukraine. Speaking at the UN on Friday, Antonio Guterres joined several foreign ministers for the two-year anniversary of the start of the Ukraine-Russia conflict. At least 10,500 civilians have died in Ukraine […]

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February 24, 2024

Rape as a weapon of war in Haiti

  In Haiti, the UN says rape is being used as a weapon of war, with gangs engaging in collective sexual assaults to consolidate power and control. Officials say rape with impunity is increasing at an alarming rate. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez brings us the […]

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February 24, 2024

Chinese EV maker Lotus Technology debuts on Nasdaq

    Luxury electric vehicle maker Lotus Technology marked a milestone on Friday, Feb. 23, listing on the tech-heavy Nasdaq exchange in New York.  Trading through a special-purpose acquisition company called L Catterton Asia Acquisition Corp, Lotus Tech made its debut in U.S. markets. The […]

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February 23, 2024

Venezuelans concerned over return of U.S. oil sanctions

The United States has announced it will reimpose oil sanctions against Venezuela, collapsing expected growth projections for 2024. The U.S. decision has caused concern among local merchants who are worried that they will see their incomes diminished. Correspondent Mary Triny Mena has more details from […]

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February 23, 2024

Mutual visa facilitation between China and Brazil takes effect

Beginning this week, Brazilians and Chinese will be able to obtain tourist and business visas with a 10-year duration to visit each other’s countries. It is hoped that this extension of time will help boost business and tourism between the two nations. Our correspondent Paulo […]

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February 20, 2024

The Brazil-Israel diplomatic row

Tensions are running high between Brazil and Israel after Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva compared Israel’s actions in Gaza to Hitler’s actions during the Holocaust. Paulo Cabral reports from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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February 20, 2024

More extreme weather expected in California

37 million California residents have been put on a flood watch amid back-to-back storms that could trigger more mudflows and landslides in many parts of the state. It comes after two previous atmospheric river storms already left widespread damage to homes, vehicles and infrastructure. Ediz […]

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February 20, 2024

The impact of Chinese retailer Temu on e-commerce in Mexico

As shoppers increasingly turn away from brick-and-mortar stores relying on e-commerce to meet their consumer needs, more online options are becoming available. In parts of the Americas, those options now include a major player from Asia. Alasdair Baverstock reports on the impact of Chinese retailer […]

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February 18, 2024

What to know about the 2024 NBA All-Star Game

  The NBA All-Star Game is a festival for basketball fans worldwide. The best basketball players in the world are gathered in Indianapolis this weekend for the game. One of the key players taking part is Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics.   In an […]

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February 17, 2024

Rape-related pregnancies and U.S. abortion ban

  A U.S. study released last month estimates that 64,000 women and girls became pregnant from rape in states that have implemented abortion bans. The research has reignited the debate about a women’s right to choose. But anti-abortion groups in one of the most restrictive states say the data […]

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February 17, 2024

Two Colombian cities compete to host COP16

  This fall, Colombia will host the next United Nations Biodiversity Conference, also known as COP16.   The high-level ministerial meeting is meant to guide global action to halt and reverse the loss of nature by protecting the planet and restoring lost ecosystems. But the host […]

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February 16, 2024

Kansas City grieves after Super Bowl parade mass shooting

Pop star Taylor Swift has donated one hundred thousand dollars to a ‘Go Fund Me’ account for the family of the woman killed in the shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl celebration parade.  Lisa Lopez-Galvan was a 43-year-old radio DJ, and Swift’s boyfriend […]

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February 16, 2024

Rio de Janeiro prepares to host G20 Foreign Ministers meeting

Next week, the G20 Foreign Ministers meeting will take place at Marina da Gloria in Rio de Janeiro. This is the first major meeting of the G20 under Brazil’s presidency.  The year-long agenda will focus on President Lula da Silva’s key priorities: hunger, sustainable development, […]

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February 16, 2024

Lunar New Year at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’

Chinese New Year celebrations continue throughout the month of February in many theme parks across the United States. Among the most popular celebrations is the Mulan New Year’s parade in Disneyland Adventure Park in Southern California.  CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan visited the festivities in Anaheim.

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February 16, 2024

Cuba’s fuel shortage

For the past three years, Cubans have endured an economic crisis that includes a lack of electricity and fuel shortages. It’s been particularly tough in the last few of months with frequent power outages that have had an economic impact on much of the population. […]

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