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December 27, 2023

2023 in Review: The passing of giants

2023 saw the passing of giants, from statesmen such as Henry Kissinger to stars of stage and screen including singer Tina Turner and actress Raquel Welch. Nathan King looks back on some of those the wold lost in 2023.

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December 27, 2023

2023 in Review: A year of strikes

Take a look at the wave of strike action seen across a variety of industries throughout the United States in 2023.It led to key gains for workers, and historic precedents along the way. Dan Williams reports on this latest Year in Review from Michigan.

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December 27, 2023

Protests in Iraq after U.S. strikes

Protests erupted in Baghdad after the U.S. hit back at Iranian backed militants who targeted three American military personnel in Iraq. Owen Fairclough reports from Washington D.C.

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December 25, 2023

Meet legendary Jesse Jackson’s successor Frederick Haynes

Long time U.S. civil rights leader Jessi Jackson announced he was stepping down as President and CEO of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, an organization he founded with roots that date back 50 years ago. CGTN’s Dan Williams interviews his successor, Frederick Haynes, who looks to […]

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December 25, 2023

2023: Year of AI

As the new year approaches, CGTN’s Mark Niu takes a look at the technological advances that we saw in 2023. Among the most important advances were those in the artificial intelligence realm. Better known as ‘AI’, 2023 saw the emergence of artificial intelligence systems like […]

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December 24, 2023

Homeless population in Brazil increased tenfold in a decade

  Brazil has seen a dramatic increase in its homeless population with a significant spike during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past 10 years, the number of homeless has rocketed from about 22,000 in 2013 to more than 227,000. The government has announced a plan […]

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December 24, 2023

Why are intentional homicides in Brazil high?

  A new report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime shows Brazil ranked at the top of countries plagued by murder, recording the highest number of intentional homicides anywhere in the world. 

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December 23, 2023

Maui wildfires and rebuilding

  Looking back over the past year, 2023 also saw the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century. 100 people lost their lives on the island of Maui, in Hawaii, in a series of wildfires in which climate change was a major factor. 

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December 19, 2023

Bolivia commercially taps its lithium reserves

Bolivia, which has the world’s biggest untapped reserves of lithium, has officially opened its first industrial-scale lithium plant. The initiative kicks off what the country hopes is a lithium export boom and move its economy forward. Dan Collyns shares the latest.

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December 19, 2023

Challenges of the United Nations in 2023

It’s been a challenging year for the United Nations with unfolding conflicts, humanitarian crises and debates about the UN’s relevance. Jody Jacobs takes a look back at the UN’s greatest challenges of 2023.

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December 19, 2023

Latin America economy wrap up 2023

The International Monetary Fund expects global growth will rise about three percent in 2024, despite inflation and concerns about the conflict in Ukraine. The nations of Latin America, with some exceptions, grew more than predicted in 2023 as the region faces challenges and opportunities in […]

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December 19, 2023

Temporary jobs spike in Brazil for holidays

Brazil is seeing a spike in temporary jobs this holiday season – at levels not seen in ten years. It’s a positive development, and one driving hopes the country will see an upswing in overall economic performance in 2024.  CGTN’s Paulo Cabral shares the story […]

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December 19, 2023

Food bank demand soars in United States

Food banks across the U.S. are feeling the squeeze this holiday season. Demand for assistance is soaring as grocery, housing and overall living costs rise. But those same inflationary factors are also limiting people’s ability to give, leaving donation centers scrambling to keep families fed […]

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December 17, 2023

A park in Chile gives visitor a special Chinese experience

  Chinese culture is making a splash in South America, where a park in Chile has a variety of attractions on offer, all designed to give visitors a distinctive Chinese experience. CGTN correspondent John Bartlett went to Parque China to see what it’s all about.

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December 17, 2023

A holiday drive held for grandparents in Florida

  More than two million grandparents in the U.S. are responsible for their grandchildren. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about half of the grandparents who primarily provide for their grandchildren are sixty years old or older. One organization in South Florida is helping some grandparents […]

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December 17, 2023

OPPO smartphones find success in Mexico

  China is the world’s largest market for smartphones, with over $119 billion dollars in sales in 2023, and as Chinese technology manufacturers make advances, their products are also finding success overseas, not least in Mexico and Latin America.

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December 16, 2023

Should meat consumption in the U.S. be limited?

  The United Nations Climate Conference just wrapped up in Dubai. And agriculture came into focus along with the role livestock production and consumption play in climate change.  As part of its sustainability development goals, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization released a new report […]

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December 16, 2023

Tax hike raises concerns for Argentina’s grain exports

  Last year’s drought devastated Argentina’s agricultural production, wiping out an estimated $20 billion of the country’s exports.  After improved rainfall, producers are optimistic about this coming harvest, and the country recently signed protocols to begin exporting wheat to China. But Argentina’s economy continues to give producers […]

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December 16, 2023

Rare alligator born at Florida theme park

  Alligators and crocodiles come in all shapes and sizes, but tend to have similar colors. So, the birth of a white alligator in the U.S. state of Florida is causing excitement across the world. 

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December 16, 2023

Café di Preto: A Black-owned coffee brand in Brazil

  Brazil is, by far, the world’s largest producer in the lucrative coffee market. But there is a dark history behind the country’s dominance: slavery. It was enslaved Africans who cleared the land, planted the coffee, and built the infrastructure on plantations that still operate […]

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December 16, 2023

Cuban family business fights food shortage

  A fuel crisis and frequent power outages in Cuba have contributed to a shortage of food production in a country where many are struggling to get by. A small family business in Havana is doing its part to help people by making gluten-free flour […]

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December 15, 2023

Ambassador Xie Feng attended the USCBC Jubilee Gala

Chinese President Xi Jinping believes there is still huge potential for greater cooperation with the U.S. That’s according to a letter delivered to the U.S. China Business Council as it celebrated 50 years of bilateral trade. Having rekindled diplomatic relations, the two sides are planning […]

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December 15, 2023

Havana’s International Film Festival

Movie buffs in Havana have been in heaven this week, as the Cuban capital hosts its annual International Film Festival. Cinematic works that highlight Latin American and Caribbean culture are the focus. Luis Chirino reports from Havana.

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December 15, 2023

52nd anniversary of ping pong diplomacy

More than half a century ago, the bounce of a ping pong ball set in motion a historic shift in international relations between the United States and China. Today, that legacy lives on. Beini Li reports from Washington D.C.

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December 14, 2023

AI’s digital likeness blends the lines of reality

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has been at the forefront of tech news as it enters numerous sectors, including content creation. That includes industries where AI video and images, and even digital likenesses are blending the lines of reality. CGTN’s Mark Niu has more.

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December 12, 2023

Salt mine collapses in Brazil’s Maceio

Residents who remain in Brazil’s northeastern city of Maceio are worried about their homes and their safety. A decades-long salt mining operation has caused areas around the city to sink.  On Sunday, Dec. 10, one closed mine collapsed, heightening fears.  CGTN’s Paulo Cabral brought us […]

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