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Mexican border families offer refuge for migrants
December 30, 2022

Mexican border families offer refuge for migrants

Residents of local communities in Matamoros, Mexico, provide shelter for migrants displaced by the border. With no end to the flow of people coming to the U.S. southern border in sight, it’s the kindness of strangers that can make the migration crisis more bearable.

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See how inflation affects holiday dinner plates
December 29, 2022

See how inflation affects holiday dinner plates

According to the National Restaurant Association, more than 90,000 restaurants closed during the pandemic in the U.S., and many are still struggling to recover. See how inflation is affecting restaurants during the holidays.

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December 28, 2022

Migrants struggle to find shelters at U.S.-Mexico border towns

  With the extension of the Title 42 migration protocols, which will now likely remain in place until mid-2023, the situation at America’s southern border is critical.  Migrant numbers surged in recent weeks in anticipation the asylum policy would change. Now, the question becomes how long can Mexico’s […]

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December 25, 2022

Winter storm in North America disrupts Christmas plans

  More than one million Americans and Canadians are celebrating Christmas Day without power as a massive winter storm continues to pound North America.  Nearly every continental U.S. state has been affected by a bomb cyclone, which brought snow, strong winds and freezing temperatures across […]

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December 25, 2022

The world’s conflicts in 2022

  The Ukraine crisis dominated world headlines in 2022, but it wasn’t the only global strife. Take a look back on major conflicts impacting lives around the world in the past year.

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December 25, 2022

Year in review: U.S. abortion rights in 2022

  Tens of millions of women in the U.S. lost access to abortion procedures in their home states in 2022, after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v Wade decision, which established the constitutional right to an abortion. At least 15 states have stopped […]

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December 24, 2022

Yearender: Travel and tourism in 2022

  International travel seems to be on its way to postpandemic recovery.  But new concerns are adding a few bumps. Inflation and a strong U.S. dollar have global consumers re-considering how far they can stretch their bank accounts.

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December 24, 2022

Haiti year-end review in 2022

  For most Haitians, 2022 will be a year to be remembered for all the wrong reasons… Gang violence, kidnappings, hunger and disease.  Their government has been incapable of restoring stability following the assassination of President Jovenel Moise back in 2021.   Now, the humanitarian crisis […]

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December 24, 2022

Yearender 2022: Fighting COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

  COVID-19 cases are back on the upswing in the U.S., up 44 percent over the past two weeks according to a New York Times tracking tool.  Deaths are up 71 percent. Medical experts urge Americans to take precautions as they head into the holidays. […]

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December 24, 2022

Yearender 2022: Latin America politics

  Political analysts have been talking about a new “pink tide” in Latin America as leftist parties began defeating incumbent right-wing governments in several countries over the last few years. 

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December 21, 2022

Peru declares Mexican Ambassador persona non-grata

Amid the ongoing political turmoil in Peru, a new diplomatic spat has broken out with Mexico over the latter’s decision to grant asylum to the family of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo. Peruvian Foreign Minister Ana Cecilia Gervasi announced on Wednesday that the Mexican Ambassador […]

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December 21, 2022

U.S. reaches 100M COVID-19 cases

The U.S. has reached a new unpleasant milestone: 100 million Americans have now contracted COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. And the total number of cases is likely much higher, due to asymptomatic cases and cases diagnosed with home tests kits that are often not reported to authorities.

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Cuba holds its first women’s boxing match
December 21, 2022

Cuba holds its first women’s boxing match

Cuba has established its first female boxing team. The new team is expected to compete in the Central American Games in El Salvador and the Pan-Am Championship in Chile next year, and later for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

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December 20, 2022

Brazilian favelas facing hunger ahead of Christmas

  While the world was struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic and slower economic growth, there has been a big jump in the number of Brazilians facing hunger. Against this backdrop, a Christmas food donation campaign is underway in the country’s favelas to help people in […]

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December 20, 2022

America’s opioid epidemic

  Health experts say America’s opioid epidemic is getting worse. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, fatality rates from drug overdoses have continued to rise across the country. Philadelphia, perhaps best known as the city where the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed, is […]

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December 20, 2022

Turning trash into a work of art

In Venezuela, a local artist is making a statement about protecting the environment, using plastic bottle caps to transform empty walls. Oscar Olivares hopes to fight climate change, building a community for ecological awareness while bringing beauty to abandoned spaces. CGTN’s Mary Triny Mena reports.

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December 20, 2022

San Fransisco’s killer robots plan

  In the city of San Francisco, the question of how far robots can go is stirring up debate among lawmakers and the public. Police are requesting permission for department robots to use deadly force. CGTN’s Mark Niu reports.

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December 20, 2022

The reforestation of Peru’s highlands

  Studies show that restoring 20 million hectares of degraded ecosystems in the Latin American and Caribbean region could yield $23 billion in benefits over 50 years. In Peru, a highland reforestation system shows just how that works. Its success means the technique is being […]

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December 18, 2022

U.S.- Mexico border braces for migrant surge

  The United States is bracing itself for a surge of migrants at the Southern border with Mexico ahead of the lifting of a pandemic-era restriction which blocks entry to the country to prevent the international spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration will on Wednesday […]

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December 18, 2022

World Cup fever in Argentina

  Argentina has been gripped by World Cup fever over the past month. Supporters have filled the streets to celebrate the team reaching the final, which will be captain Lionel Messi’s last World Cup match. For many, it has been the chance to put their […]

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December 15, 2022

Chinese ice sculptors build Christmas display

A big December storm has covered several U.S. states in a sheet of snow and ice. Meanwhile, ice has also piled up indoors at one Colorado venue. It’s part of an extravagant Christmas display. In fact, for some ice sculptors from China, this is their specialty.

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