World Today

March 27, 2024

China invests more in projects in Latin America

China’s construction and development prowess is improving life in other countries around the world – not least in Central America, where the country of Costa Rica boasts one of the region’s primary event venues. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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March 26, 2024

Mexico City Red Devils sweep New York Yankees

The Mexico City Red Devils made baseball history Sunday and Monday, sweeping a pre-season doubleheader to beat the New York Yankees. It was the first time the teams faced off in 56 years. CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports.

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March 24, 2024

Celebrating one-year anniversary of China-Honduras diplomatic ties

  It was late March 2023, one year ago, that China and Honduras signed a joint communique, formally establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. There are already tangible results to show in the form of increased trade and important bilateral agreements.  Our reporter Paulo […]

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March 24, 2024

Winter storms hit many states in the U.S.

  It’s officially spring in the U.S., but across large parts of the country you could be forgiven for double-checking the calendar. Weekend winter storms were felt coast to coast, with forecasters warning of snow moving into the Upper Midwest through Monday.

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March 24, 2024

Chicago’s ‘Little Palestine’ feels the impact of events in Gaza

  Muslims around the world are in the middle of Ramadan, a sacred month that, among other things, promotes empathy for those less fortunate.  This year, Ramadan has extra significance given the ongoing Israel/Hamas conflict.  CGTN’s Dan Williams visited one U.S. community that is acutely feeling the […]

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March 24, 2024

A CIIE promotional event held in Rio de Janeiro

  A delegation from the China International Import Expo (CIIE) held a first-ever promotional event in Rio de Janeiro last Friday, attracting business leaders and officials from both China and Brazil. Encouraging Brazilian business to exhibit at the seventh CIIE, say the promoters, is one […]

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March 23, 2024

Coffee bridges gap between China and Honduras

  In Honduras, coffee is a top export. But until recently the country did not sell to China despite growing demand. Now things have begun brewing as the two countries established diplomatic relations just over a year ago.

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March 23, 2024

Haiti crisis and evacuations

  Political groups in Haiti say they’re close to finalizing a transitional council to try and bring peace to the country. This comes as the U.S. continues to evacuate Americans from the troubled nation, flying dozens to the neighboring Dominican Republic. The UN has warned […]

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March 23, 2024

The current status and potential of China-Honduras relations

  One year since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Honduras and China, there are already positive developments in trade exchanges and investments between the two nations. Honduran Minister of Economic Development Fredis Cerrato talked to CGTN’s Paulo Cabral in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa […]

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March 23, 2024

The latest trend in the video game industry

  The Game Developers Conference (GDC), one of the world’s biggest conferences for game developers, has just wrapped up in San Francisco. Nearly 30,000 people attended the event to see the latest in gaming, and learn more about the impact of AI.

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March 23, 2024

Honduras cooperates with China to improve education

  China and Honduras have signed a multi-million dollar cooperation agreement aimed at improving education in the Central American nation. Chinese funding will be put into building schools across the country. The deal comes as the two governments celebrate one year of formal diplomatic relations.

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March 21, 2024

UN renews call for ending racial discrimination globally

The United Nations and its member states have renewed their call for an end to racial discrimination. The world body is commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination but says dismantling the structures and paradigms perpetuating modern day racism is still far […]

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March 21, 2024

Brazil suffers brutal heatwave

This forecast appears to be already materializing in Brazil, as a heatwave has set new records, with Rio de Janeiro’s heat index hitting 62.3 degrees Celsius, the highest in a decade.

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March 21, 2024

Gang violence, hunger paralyzes Haiti

As Haiti remains engulfed in gang violence, Caribbean leaders said on Tuesday, March 20, that the key transitional council, which will select an interim leader for Haiti, was nearly complete.

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Deadly cycle of ongoing violence in Haitian capital
March 20, 2024

Deadly cycle of ongoing violence in Haitian capital

The crisis in Haiti spiraled to new lows on Monday, March 18, with gang violence spreading to the capital’s wealthiest neighborhoods and harrowing accounts of indiscriminate shootings and bodies piling up on city streets. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

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March 19, 2024

Unserialized and untraceable: America’s growing threat of ghost guns

The existence of ghost guns in the United States has created a major public safety issue. These unserialized and untraceable firearms, often assembled from kits bought online, allow individuals to circumvent existing gun regulations, posing significant challenges to law enforcement and exacerbating gun violence in […]

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March 19, 2024

Anarchy reigns in Haiti

The situation in Haiti continues to worsen, violence is on the rise and the humanitarian crisis deepens. The international community is scrambling to find a peaceful way out as the capital Port-au-Prince descends into anarchy. Dan Collyns reports from Dajabón on the Dominican Republic’s border […]

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March 19, 2024

A women-led solar energy project in Brazil

Facing rising temperatures and soaring electricity prices, a Rio de Janeiro women-led NGO has launched its first solar energy project in partnership with a network of socio-environmental activists. The goal is to cut costs, empower women, and increase awareness about the benefits of solar power […]

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March 19, 2024

Racial divide: How can one highway be this controversial?

A “concrete calamity” – that’s how residents in one of America’s oldest Black neighborhoods describe a highway that’s carved their community in two. The I-10 – the fourth-longest interstate in the U.S. – runs directly over the New Orleans neighborhood of Tremé. It’s the artery […]

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March 19, 2024

Mexico learns poverty reduction from China

As the Two Sessions happens, countries around the world are following China’s example for development and poverty elimination. In Mexico, a federal congressman says his country has a lot to learn from its Pacific Rim trading partner. He spoke to CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock. For more, […]

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March 19, 2024

What impact can AI have on the democratic process?

With U.S. elections happening now through November, concerns are being raised about how artificial intelligence may impact elections and western-style democracy. CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports. For more, check out our exclusive content on CGTN Now and subscribe to our weekly newsletter, The China Report.

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March 17, 2024

First labor union for college athletes formed in the U.S.

  The first ever labor union for college athletes in the U.S. is now a step closer to reality. The National Labor Relations Board has certified a union to represent members of the Dartmouth College men’s basketball team. Under an agreement, still to be negotiated, […]

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March 17, 2024

Haiti crisis explained

  Unrest continues in Haiti as civilians caught in the middle of warring gangs seek a lifeline from its neighbor the Dominican Republic. Dan Collyns reports from Dajabón on the Dominican Republic’s border with Haiti.

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March 17, 2024

Mexico City celebrates 10 years of the China-CELAC Forum

  The China-CELAC Forum is celebrating 10 years since its founding in 2014. CELAC is the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, comprised of nearly three dozen countries.  It provides a direct diplomatic link between China and the Latin America and Caribbean region and […]

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