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April 16, 2024

Colorado leading the way for small businesses

Small businesses form the backbone of the U.S. economy and new ones are constantly being created. Last year set a record for new business applications in the U.S. The rapidly growing state of Colorado is leading the way. Hendrik Sybrandy reports from Denver.

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April 16, 2024

The immigration crisis on both sides of the Rio Grande river

Social post: Immigration continues to be a top concern for voters in the U.S. in this election year. The first installment of our latest series on immigration brings you the parallel lives of two dedicated officers, each patrolling a different side of the same river […]

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April 16, 2024

IMF projects global growth at 3.2% in 2024

Global finance leaders are coming together in Washington this week for the annual IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings. The gathering comes at a crucial time for the world economy. The International Monetary Fund projected the world economy to grow at 3.2 percent in 2024, according to […]

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April 13, 2024

Jellyfish bloom hits Venezuela waters

  A very unusual invasion of jellyfish in Venezuela is perplexing experts, who believe the appearance of millions of the glutinous creatures could be a consequence of climate change, or overfishing. Learn more.

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April 10, 2024

Colombia’s ELN suspends peace talks amid UN evaluation

The Colombian leftist guerrilla group, ELN, has halted peace negotiations scheduled to commence this week, adding another layer of complexity to Colombia’s quest for lasting peace. Meanwhile, the United Nations’ verification committee on Colombian peace efforts presented its assessment to the Security Council. Michelle Begue, […]

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April 10, 2024

Navigating pitfalls of dating app addiction in digital world

Online dating has facilitated connections worldwide, but is it a wholesome method for seeking love? According to a recent eHarmony survey, nine out of 10 dating app users feel addicted to these platforms, with nearly a third checking them during work hours and 12 percent […]

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April 10, 2024

What products and services are costing more?

The U.S. consumer price index increased 0.4 percent in March 2024 compared to February, an up 3.5 percent over the last 12 months, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The CPI broadly measures select goods and services in the U.S. economy. The overall […]

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April 10, 2024

Ecuador-Mexico diplomatic crisis sparks international concern

Tensions between Ecuador and Mexico intensify after Ecuadorian police entered the Mexican embassy in Quito to arrest former Vice President Jorge Glas. International organizations and leaders are intervening to address the crisis. Correspondent Nicolás Suárez reports from Quito, Ecuador.

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Millions experience solar eclipse
April 9, 2024

Millions experience solar eclipse

Millions of people across Mexico, the U.S., and Canada enjoyed the stunning celestial spectacle of the total solar eclipse on Monday. CGTN’s Dan Williams reports.

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Argentina battles dengue fever surge
April 9, 2024

Argentina battles dengue fever surge

The latest official government data shows a surge in cases of dengue fever in Argentina. Known as ‘break-bone fever’ for the severe muscle and joint pain it can cause, the spike in cases has led to shortages of mosquito repellent supplies and pressure on the […]

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April 7, 2024

North America prepares for solar eclipse

  As you’ve no doubt heard, parts of North America will experience a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8. The rare occurrence when the earth, moon and sun line up in space won’t happen again in the U.S. for another 20 years. Millions of […]

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April 6, 2024

What factors fuel forest fires in Mexico?

  Mexico is battling forest fires across the country, as a strong dry season and drought have set tinderbox conditions. At one-point last month, there were more than 115 forest fires burning at the same time. Learn more.

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April 3, 2024

EV sales waver

The appetite for electric vehicles appears to be wavering in the United States. Tesla has reported a sharp drop in sales in the first quarter with data suggesting that wider demand for EVs got off to a sluggish start this year. But many in the […]

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April 3, 2024

Brazil releases anti-dengue mosquitos

Thousands of dengue-inhibiting mosquitos were released in Rio de Janeiro this week to fight the disease that is running rampant in parts of South America. According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), more than 3.5 million cases and over 1,000 deaths have been reported […]

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April 3, 2024

Chinese business creating millions of jobs in Latin America

China’s foreign trade grew to $5.87 trillion last year, as countries around the world increased business ties with Beijing. There’s also evidence these growing commercial ties are also creating jobs in partner nations. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports on a recently published study in Latin America […]

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April 3, 2024

Courting the youth vote

Young voters are a key voting block that could determine who wins the November presidential election. But historically that group hasn’t always been the most motivated to vote. Will that be the case again this year? CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy reports.

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April 3, 2024

Janet Yellen to visit China

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is returning to China – the latest member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet to continue face-to-face dialogue with their Chinese counterparts. Owen Fairclough reports from Washington D.C.

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Economic crisis in Cuba sparks food shortages
April 2, 2024

Economic crisis in Cuba sparks food shortages

Over the past three years, Cubans have endured economic challenges marked by high inflation and a shortage of basic consumer goods, medicines, fuel and particularly food supplies. CGTN’s Luis Chirino reports on the situation on the ground, and efforts by the government and grassroots organizations […]

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Florida Supreme Court makes key decisions on abortion rights
April 2, 2024

Florida Supreme Court makes key decisions on abortion rights

The Florida Supreme Court has ruled to uphold a 15-week ban on abortion in the state. At the same time, the court also allowed a proposed amendment that would enshrine abortion protections in the state constitution. That will appear on the November ballot. Nitza Soledad […]

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UC San Diego scientist creates biodegradable algae shoes
April 2, 2024

UC San Diego scientist creates biodegradable algae shoes

It’s estimated that hundreds of millions of shoes are tossed out every year around the world, with each pair alone taking decades to decompose, posing a major hazard to the environment. Taking a big step to change that, one scientist is turning to an underwater […]

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