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Lithium is becoming vital resource in Mexico
March 16, 2022

Lithium is becoming vital resource in Mexico

Lithium’s value has soared in recent years due primarily to the demand for increasingly-large rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. Mass lithium deposits ​have been identified in Mexico with one mine in the north believed to harbor the largest reserves of any in the world. Find out more.

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March 15, 2022

The future of solar-powered cars

EV’s and solar power are both gaining steam for energy conscious consumers. But how about combining the two? Take a look at how solar-powered vehicles are looking to make inroads into the U.S. transportation system. 

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March 15, 2022

Afghanistan Now

Tune in to CGTN’s Afghanistan report on the brain drain of Afghan specialists CGTN’s Toby Muse has been in Afghanistan reporting on the first six months of the new Taliban government. In a forthcoming report he will examine the impact of the brain drain of […]

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March 14, 2022

At least 5% of Mexico inhabitants are illiterate

Literacy is a vital form of basic education that’s still lacking in many developing countries. Mexico is one such example, and as Alasdair Baverstock reports, the country’s authorities see tackling the issue as an important way to get the country moving.

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March 13, 2022

Climate crisis impacts lime supplies in Mexico

  As global warming changes the climate around the world, farmers are seeing the effects first-hand. It’s especially true in Mexico, where producers of one of the country’s most important fruits are facing challenges. 

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March 13, 2022

Project DYNAMO evacuates premature babies out of Kyiv

  Three premature babies have been rescued from Kyiv, Ukraine this week. Civilians, including children are in grave danger as shelling and airstrikes by Russia continue. This week a Russian military airstrike on a maternity hospital in Mariupol left three dead and several injured according […]

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March 13, 2022

California proposes mental health courts for homeless people

  Home to about one-fifth of the total homeless population in the United States, California is taking controversial measures to establish mental health courts in every county, that would provide mental health treatments for homeless people with severe mental illnesses, in some cases even against […]

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March 13, 2022

Mexicans develop natural solutions to stop flooding

  As the effects of climate change are felt around the world, ​local authorities are seeking strategies to protect their communities.   In Mexico, where hurricanes are a constant threat, ​there’s a new emphasis on natural solutions. 

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March 12, 2022

A planned new homeless shelter faces potential legal threat

In New York City, plans to turn a Chinatown hotel into a homeless shelter are facing a potential legal threat.  It comes after an increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans in the city, with a number of high-profile crimes committed by homeless men.  Some […]

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March 12, 2022

Peru’s efforts to curb global plastic pollution

  A United Nations gathering in Kenya on March 3 set the world on track to forge for the first time a legally binding global agreement to curb plastic pollution by the end of 2024.  The proposal was made by Rwanda and Peru.

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March 12, 2022

Colombian President meets with Biden

  Colombian President Ivan Duque met with U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday at the White House. They discussed a range of issues including Venezuela, migration, the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recovery in the region.  The meeting also comes at a time of heightened concern over […]

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March 10, 2022

U.S. avocado importers fear supply shortage and rising prices

  The United States lifted a ban on imports of Mexican avocados last month, ending a week-long suspension that halted America’s primary supply of the produce.  Worst fears over an imminent shortage of the fruit and soaring prices may have been averted.  But ​U.S. experts and […]

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March 10, 2022

U.S. drug companies agree to historic opioid settlement

  U.S. drug makers and distributors recently agreed to historic settlements related to their role in the opioid epidemic.  Billions of dollars are soon expected to flow to states to help them deal with a crisis that has been exacerbated by the pandemic.  Overdose deaths […]

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March 10, 2022

Ukrainian refugees in Chicago

  Over the last two weeks, more than two million people have fled the country with millions more displaced within Ukraine. Although the vast majority are sheltering in neighboring countries, some have managed to reach the U.S.

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March 10, 2022

How Americans react to the U.S. ban on Russian oil

  President Joe Biden’s ban on Russian oil has fallen flat among some of America’s energy producers who say the ban won’t bite if it isn’t coupled with an aggressive push by the White House to boost domestic production. 

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March 10, 2022

Banned in Texas: Critical Race theory

  Critical race theory, or CRT, has become a dividing line in America’s classrooms.  It has raised a fierce battle over how some of the most sensitive topics in American history are taught, like racism and slavery.  In Texas, one school has now found itself […]

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March 10, 2022

Georgia to start Trump election probe

  The U.S. state of Georgia was hotly contested in the last presidential election, and it’s still under scrutiny ahead of this year’s congressional midterms. The district attorney in the state’s largest county is looking into whether former President Trump acted illegally in efforts to […]

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March 7, 2022

Traffic fatalities surge during COVID-19

An estimated 39,000 deaths were reported on roadways across the United States in 2020, the highest since 2007, even though pandemic precautions dramatically reduced driving.  Fatalities are disproportionately higher in underserved cities and neighborhoods with majority Black and Latino residents.  CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan has spoken to community activists who’re […]

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March 5, 2022

Voting rights in the eyes of Atlanta residents

  With critical congressional midterm elections set for later this year in the U.S., half of all states have introduced or are considering bills that restrict voting access.  That includes the state of Georgia which was hotly contested in the last Presidential election, and where […]

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March 5, 2022

China’s Two Sessions

China is holding its annual Two Sessions, when the central government passes legislation that sets the nation’s agenda for the coming year.

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March 4, 2022

U.S. drug overdoses surge

The manufacturer of the prescription drug OxyContin has reached a settlement in connection with its role in the U.S. opioid epidemic

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March 2, 2022

Cubans face growing inflation

  Cubans are struggling against an economic slump marked by growing inflation. With shortages and the devaluation of the Cuban peso, food shopping has become increasingly costly for people in the country. 

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March 2, 2022

U.S. eyes a new phase of pandemic

  Across the U.S. masks are coming off as COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted.  The Omicron variant driven surge is fading fast and new cases and hospitalizations are decreasing.  President Biden celebrated the easing of restrictions in his State of the Union speech even as […]

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March 2, 2022

Carbon credit program pays landowners not to cut down trees

  It’s a unique way for companies to reduce carbon footprints — buying a carbon credit to offset their own emissions.  One method is for companies to pay landowners to plant trees. But there’s another method quickly catching on – paying landowners to stop cutting trees. 

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March 2, 2022

The impact of removing Russian banks from SWIFT

  A number of Russian banks are now banned from the vital international payment system SWIFT. As Russia’s military operations in Ukraine continue, a tougher sanction being discussed is cutting Russia off completely. Gerald Tan takes a look at the significance of that.

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March 1, 2022

LA bans oil and gas wells

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously last month to ban new oil and gas wells across the city and phase out existing ones.  It’s a landmark decision and comes after a decades-long legal battle by environmental groups, highlighting the negative health impacts of oil and gas wells near residential […]

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March 1, 2022

State of the Union: Biden and U.S economy

U.S. President Joe Biden will deliver his first State of the Union speech this Tuesday amid arguably the most dangerous geopolitical climate for decades. Russia’s attack on Ukraine has sent shockwaves across the globe, raising questions about what it means for stability and the international […]

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March 1, 2022

Ukraine crisis: Do sanctions work?

The Western world has imposed a wide range of sanctions in order to try to deter and punish Russia in the wake of its military operation in Ukraine. Sanctions are widely used by governments – a non-military strategy to try to affect behavior of other nations.  But […]

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Mexico prepares for wave of Ukrainian refugees
March 1, 2022

Mexico prepares for wave of Ukrainian refugees

While the world watches the conflict in Ukraine, other countries around the world are preparing to deal with the fallout, including a surge in refugees. Mexico, a country that has long been a destination for those fleeing war zones, is likely to be among their […]

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The new digital revolution in Argentina
March 1, 2022

The new digital revolution in Argentina

Startups in Latin America are increasingly learning to run their businesses more efficiently by eliminating red tape and simplifying finances.  The sector is booming. Last year, Argentina saw six of its companies become unicorns – the term given to startup private companies that reach above […]

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Mini carnival kicks off in Brazil
February 28, 2022

Mini carnival kicks off in Brazil

The top samba schools in Rio de Janiero won’t be taking part in the usual Carnival parade.
It’s been postponed from March to late April due to the pandemic. ​Meanwhile, a scaled down version took place over the weekend.

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