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March 31, 2024

Another U.S. official resigned in protest of U.S. Gaza policy

  Yet another Biden administration official has publicly resigned in protest at the U.S.’s continued military and financial support of Israel in its offensive on Gaza. Annelle Sheline, a former State Department officer says that the U.S. is risking its moral standing at home and […]

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March 31, 2024

A new migrant caravan heading for U.S. in the heat

  The latest migrant caravan heading towards the U.S. is now in the Mexican state of Chiapas. This large group of people is traveling along a highway in the heat along with CGTN’s Franc Contreras who is capturing their stories. 

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March 29, 2024

Brazil sees significant decline in food insecurity

  A recent survey conducted by the non-profit “Zero Hunger Institute” has revealed a significant decline in severe food insecurity among Brazilians. It found the number of individuals facing this challenge dropped from 33 million in 2022 to 20 million by the end of 2023. […]

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March 29, 2024

More countries resume funding for UNRWA

  Japan is the latest country to announce it will resume funding to the United Nations aid agency for Palestinian refugees, after a pause from several key donors. The UNRWA chiefs say the agency is now financially viable until the end of May, after previously […]

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March 29, 2024

Haiti’s economy hit hard by political instability

  The unrest in Port-au-Prince, Haiti is having a ripple effect across the country, in particular the economy which has been hit hard.  Haiti is on the same island as the Dominican Republic, one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.  Learn more.

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March 29, 2024

UN calls for global efforts to address water crisis

  According to a new report by the United Nations, achieving “clean water and sanitation for all” remains a challenge and threatens the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Released on World Water Day, it suggests that governments need to do more to ensure potable water becomes […]

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March 27, 2024

China invests more in projects in Latin America

China’s construction and development prowess is improving life in other countries around the world – not least in Central America, where the country of Costa Rica boasts one of the region’s primary event venues. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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March 26, 2024

Mexico City Red Devils sweep New York Yankees

The Mexico City Red Devils made baseball history Sunday and Monday, sweeping a pre-season doubleheader to beat the New York Yankees. It was the first time the teams faced off in 56 years. CGTN’s Franc Contreras reports.

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March 24, 2024

Celebrating one-year anniversary of China-Honduras diplomatic ties

  It was late March 2023, one year ago, that China and Honduras signed a joint communique, formally establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. There are already tangible results to show in the form of increased trade and important bilateral agreements.  Our reporter Paulo […]

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March 24, 2024

Winter storms hit many states in the U.S.

  It’s officially spring in the U.S., but across large parts of the country you could be forgiven for double-checking the calendar. Weekend winter storms were felt coast to coast, with forecasters warning of snow moving into the Upper Midwest through Monday.

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March 24, 2024

Chicago’s ‘Little Palestine’ feels the impact of events in Gaza

  Muslims around the world are in the middle of Ramadan, a sacred month that, among other things, promotes empathy for those less fortunate.  This year, Ramadan has extra significance given the ongoing Israel/Hamas conflict.  CGTN’s Dan Williams visited one U.S. community that is acutely feeling the […]

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March 24, 2024

A CIIE promotional event held in Rio de Janeiro

  A delegation from the China International Import Expo (CIIE) held a first-ever promotional event in Rio de Janeiro last Friday, attracting business leaders and officials from both China and Brazil. Encouraging Brazilian business to exhibit at the seventh CIIE, say the promoters, is one […]

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March 23, 2024

Coffee bridges gap between China and Honduras

  In Honduras, coffee is a top export. But until recently the country did not sell to China despite growing demand. Now things have begun brewing as the two countries established diplomatic relations just over a year ago.

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March 23, 2024

Haiti crisis and evacuations

  Political groups in Haiti say they’re close to finalizing a transitional council to try and bring peace to the country. This comes as the U.S. continues to evacuate Americans from the troubled nation, flying dozens to the neighboring Dominican Republic. The UN has warned […]

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March 23, 2024

The current status and potential of China-Honduras relations

  One year since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Honduras and China, there are already positive developments in trade exchanges and investments between the two nations. Honduran Minister of Economic Development Fredis Cerrato talked to CGTN’s Paulo Cabral in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa […]

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March 23, 2024

The latest trend in the video game industry

  The Game Developers Conference (GDC), one of the world’s biggest conferences for game developers, has just wrapped up in San Francisco. Nearly 30,000 people attended the event to see the latest in gaming, and learn more about the impact of AI.

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March 23, 2024

Honduras cooperates with China to improve education

  China and Honduras have signed a multi-million dollar cooperation agreement aimed at improving education in the Central American nation. Chinese funding will be put into building schools across the country. The deal comes as the two governments celebrate one year of formal diplomatic relations.

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March 21, 2024

UN renews call for ending racial discrimination globally

The United Nations and its member states have renewed their call for an end to racial discrimination. The world body is commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination but says dismantling the structures and paradigms perpetuating modern day racism is still far […]

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March 21, 2024

Brazil suffers brutal heatwave

This forecast appears to be already materializing in Brazil, as a heatwave has set new records, with Rio de Janeiro’s heat index hitting 62.3 degrees Celsius, the highest in a decade.

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March 21, 2024

Gang violence, hunger paralyzes Haiti

As Haiti remains engulfed in gang violence, Caribbean leaders said on Tuesday, March 20, that the key transitional council, which will select an interim leader for Haiti, was nearly complete.

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Deadly cycle of ongoing violence in Haitian capital
March 20, 2024

Deadly cycle of ongoing violence in Haitian capital

The crisis in Haiti spiraled to new lows on Monday, March 18, with gang violence spreading to the capital’s wealthiest neighborhoods and harrowing accounts of indiscriminate shootings and bodies piling up on city streets. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports.

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March 19, 2024

Unserialized and untraceable: America’s growing threat of ghost guns

The existence of ghost guns in the United States has created a major public safety issue. These unserialized and untraceable firearms, often assembled from kits bought online, allow individuals to circumvent existing gun regulations, posing significant challenges to law enforcement and exacerbating gun violence in […]

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