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Mexico’s president tests positive for COVID-19
January 25, 2021

Mexico’s president tests positive for COVID-19

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is the latest world leader to test positive for COVID-19. The 67-year-old leader has traveled widely in the past week, often appearing without a face mask. His diagnosis comes as a wave of new infections threatens to overwhelm the country’s hospitals.

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January 22, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden’s immigration agenda

As Joe Biden begins his presidency, we continue our series on his political agenda at the start of his term.
Today we’re looking at immigration, a hot button topic during the past four years under  Donald Trump, and one President Biden has pledged to make a priority at the start of his administration.

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January 22, 2021

COVID-19 redefines the workplace

As countries around the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers have had to change how their organizations get work done and from where.
In this series, CGTN’s Hendrik Sybrandy explores how the pandemic has impacted the workplace and our mental health.

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January 19, 2021

States struggle to determine COVID-19 vaccine priorities

At the Someren Glen senior living community in Centennial, Colorado, residents recently received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. For them, it’s not a moment too soon. “They are asking a lot of questions, they’re eager to get in line, they are thrilled […]

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Guatemalan police clash with U.S. bound migrant caravan
January 18, 2021

Guatemalan police clash with U.S. bound migrant caravan

One of the largest Central American migrant caravans ever seen is on the move to the U.S. on foot. Some 9,000 migrants have entered Guatemala from Honduras since Friday. They were beaten with sticks and tear gassed as they faced a Guatemalan military blockade. See the latest.

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What can Latin America expect from Biden administration?
January 18, 2021

What can Latin America expect from Biden administration?

In four years as president, Trump made just one visit to Latin America in 2018 for the G20 summit. In contrast, as vice president, Joe Biden visited the region 16 times. A sign, his team says, of his interest in and knowledge of the U.S.’s southern neighbors. So, what can Latin America expect from Biden administration?

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Brazil approves emergency use of two vaccines
January 18, 2021

Brazil approves emergency use of two vaccines

Brazil has approved two COVID-19 vaccines for emergency use. One is from China, while the other was developed in the United Kingdom. Brasilia plans to manufacture both vaccines, with a nation-wide rollout in the coming days.

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January 16, 2021

Elderly population in U.S. run into issues for vaccine

  In the United States, about 11 million people have received a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, while more than 31 million doses have been distributed. Authorities at state and local level​s are struggling to iron out logistical challenges of the rollout, ​while ​some […]

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January 11, 2021

Tensions rise as migrant caravans back in the U.S.

While migrant caravans continue to form in Central America and move northwards,they are faced with more barriers than ever. Now, many Hondurans don’t even make it to Mexico – getting blocked by Guatemala’s military and civilian police forces – ​under increased pressure from Washington.

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Migrant families from Guatemala struggle with separation
January 11, 2021

Migrant families from Guatemala struggle with separation

The Trump administration separated more than 5,500 children from their parents and most of these families were from Central America. Although the administration comes to a close, migrant families are returning home separated and don’t know when they may be reunited.

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January 5, 2021

Survey of Georgia voters for senate runoff

AP VoteCast is a wide ranging survey of the American electorate, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago for The Associated Press. The survey of more than 2,700 voters in Georgia will provide insight into who voted, and why, in the state’s Senate runoff […]

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Why are tech companies moving to L.A.?
December 28, 2020

Why are tech companies moving to L.A.?

With its studios, technical infrastructure, and talent network, Los Angeles has always been a global hub for entertainment production. Lately, it’s been attracting several tech companies to expand their base of production.

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December 23, 2020

Ghost kitchens on the rise amid the COVID-19 pandemic

  The COVID-19 pandemic has forced numerous industries to adapt to new ways of doing business. One industry that’s faced dramatic change is the restaurant sector. As Mark Niu reports, the pandemic has accelerated the competition in the virtual food space.

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December 23, 2020

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial underway in the U.S.

  This week’s Moderna rollout means there are now two vaccines available to protect people from COVID-19. Several other vaccines could get the green light in the next few months, including one that was once a leading candidate, but ran into problems earlier this year. […]

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Cuba reopens cautiously after battling COVID-19
December 22, 2020

Cuba reopens cautiously after battling COVID-19

After nearly a 10-month fight against COVID-19, Cuba has significantly controlled the virus spread. It has reactivated social and economic activity and reopened its borders to the world, under cautious measures, with a hopeful look at the upcoming year 2021.

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December 22, 2020

The Heat: COVID-19 vaccines

Some good news on the fight against COVID-19. Moderna rolls out its vaccine across the United States. But even with that step forward, a new coronavirus variant is causing global concern.

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