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May 10, 2024

Evolution of Money Transfer: From Telegraphs to Smartphones

For over 150 years, transferring money has evolved remarkably, from its humble beginnings with telegraphs to its current reliance on smartphones. Today, instant payments are revolutionizing the global financial landscape, benefiting small businesses and corporate giants. But what lies ahead as we stand on the […]

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May 9, 2024

Death toll rises in Brazil’s massive floods

The death toll from flooding in southern Brazil has reached 100 and many areas of the state of Rio Grande do Sul remain cut off from help. Intense rescue operations are underway with the use of helicopters. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports. Hundreds missing, displaced in […]

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May 5, 2024

Panama elects a new president

  It’s Election Day in Panama, where voters are choosing their next president. Eight candidates are on the ballot, and whoever takes the most votes will win. What are some of the big issues Panamanians are weighing as they make their selection?

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May 4, 2024

Nearly 2,200 arrests amid crackdown on U.S. campus protests over Gaza

  Weeks into a wave of pro-Palestinian encampments on college campuses across the U.S., many students are still calling for their school administrations to divest from Israel. While some universities, like Brown and Northwestern University, have come to peaceful agreements with students, many more have […]

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May 4, 2024

Southern Brazil hit by worst floods in more than 80 years

  The death toll keeps climbing from continuous rains in Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. At least 58 people have been killed, while another 67 remain missing according to the state’s civil defense agency. The rains have triggered the worst floods in […]

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May 4, 2024

Helping homeless people fight addiction to crack cocaine

  An organization in São Paulo, Brazil, is using Traditional Chinese Medicine, notably acupuncture, to help homeless people fight addiction to crack cocaine. Our correspondent Paulo Cabral, witnessed their work at a care center in São Paulo, and brings us this report.

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May 3, 2024

Shein, world’s largest fashion retailer, expands in Mexico

E-commerce is more and more becoming the go-to method for shopping, as merchants who don’t offer online purchases find themselves left behind. And more small and medium-size retailers are now getting a boost from online business – through a new program from a major player […]

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May 1, 2024

Haiti’s Transitional Council selects President

On Tuesday, the Haitian transitional council selected one of its members as president. It also tapped a new interim prime minister. However, challenges remain for the troubled Caribbean nation as gangs have been waging violence for the past several months. Harold Isaac reports.

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May 1, 2024

Mexico and Ecuador’s diplomatic dispute reaches The Hague

A diplomatic dispute between Mexico and Ecuador has reached the United Nations’ highest court in The Hague, as the reverberations of a raid on the Mexican embassy in Quito and subsequent breakdown of diplomatic relations continue to sound alarm in the international community. Alasdair Baverstock […]

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May 1, 2024

A new six-week abortion ban is now law in Florida

A six-week abortion ban is now law in Florida, cutting off a key access point for abortions across the U.S. Southeast. Florida had been one of the last states in the region where the procedure remained available after the Supreme Court overturned a federal right […]

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Air China resumes Beijing-Madrid-Sao Paulo flight route
April 30, 2024

Air China resumes Beijing-Madrid-Sao Paulo flight route

A travel high note is being celebrated in Brazil this week as well as in China. For the first time since COVID-19 disrupted international flights, Air China is again flying passengers from São Paulo to Beijing and back. This, as the company works to expand […]

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April 29, 2024

Working to save Florida’s manatees

Manatees, Florida’s beloved sea creatures, face a precarious future as they grapple with various threats to their survival. From dwindling seagrass to pollution and toxic red tide season, these gentle giants are now facing a new challenge: losing their warm-water habitats during the winter. CGTN’s […]

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April 28, 2024

U.S. student vow to continue pro-Palestinian demonstrations

  Anger over Israel’s ongoing occupation of Palestine and its role in the massive human suffering in Gaza has sparked protests across the campuses of colleges and universities in the U.S. There have been hundreds of arrests and violent confrontations with police.

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April 28, 2024

Protest over Gaza at UCLA campus continues

  As the bells chimed at the University of California-Los Angeles, hundreds of students filled the protest encampment in support of Palestine. Saturday, April 27, is day three of their demonstration. Students are closely watching what’s happening in the Middle East.

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April 27, 2024

Colombia hosts International Book Fair

  Colombia is currently hosting its 36th edition of the International Book Fair – with Brazil as guest of honor. The fair is considered one of the largest markets in South America for Spanish and Portuguese-language publishers. But it’s more than just a place to […]

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April 27, 2024

Tesla faces bumpy ride

  So far, 2024’s been a bumpy ride for the United States’ leading EV maker Tesla. But with shrinking sales, changing strategies, and plenty of controversies, is there a path forward for one of tech’s most innovative companies?

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April 27, 2024

Protests continue at Columbia University

  U.S. demonstrations calling on colleges to boycott Israel amid the ongoing war in Gaza continue. Talks between student protesters and officials at Columbia University remained at a stalemate on Friday. Meanwhile, pro-Israeli groups have gathered on campus to counter the protests.

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April 27, 2024

First week of Trump hush money trial wraps up

  The first week of the criminal trial against former U.S. President Donald Trump was dominated by hours of testimony from former publisher David Pecker. As owner of the tabloid The National Enquirer, Pecker admitted that he bought and buried stories from women who claimed […]

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