Recorded in Havana, Cuba, 25 years ago, the Buena Vista Social Club drew together many older musicians and gave their careers a second life. The album quickly became an international sensation.The World
Real estate giant Evergrande, which faces over $300 million in debt, says it will pay interest due Thursday to bondholders in China, but gave no sign of plans to pay on a separate bond abroad. Jeremy Goldkorn, editor-in-chief of SupChina, joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the situation.
The country's Plan Ceibal program had already been supplying students with tablets and computers for 15 years.
Zandile Ndhlovu is the first Black free-diving instructor in South Africa and the founder of the Black Mermaid Foundation, which aims to change the story of who belongs in the water by spreading awareness online and teaching school kids about the ocean.
The Taliban have ordered all schools in Afghanistan to reopen after months of closure amid the pandemic and the war. But they haven’t allowed girls to return to school and the future for millions of female students remains unclear.
Experts say those making the claims have been influenced by the US’ “stolen election” narrative from 2020, including false claims of election fraud and conspiracy theories about the security of voting by mail.
President Biden is proposing one of the most ambitious spending plans since the 1930s — a $3.5 trillion investment tackling everything from clean energy, to early education, to health care. A total overhaul of the American economy. The big question: How do we pay for it? Also, the cost of energy is hitting record highs in Spain. It's driven by the rising cost of gas and lower-than-usual winds (not pushing Spain's windmills). It's a problem across Europe as the continent transitions toward renewable energies. And, we look back at the legacy and impact of the classic Cuban album, "The Buena Vista Social Club," which is now 25 years old.
This contradiction became a key issue during the country's elections this week. Based on the results, it isn't likely to be fully resolved soon.
More than 400 claims have been filed against the French government for nuclear tests on French Polynesia between 1966 and 1996. Scientists say about 110,000 people have been affected by radioactive fallout.
You may see coffee prices rising at your local café: Brazil, the world's largest exporter of coffee, faced extreme weather this year that has taken a toll on coffee crops across the nation.
What does one generation owe the next when it comes to climate change? Daniel Sherrell, author of the new book, "Warmth: Coming of Age at the End of the World," joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about how different generations are facing the climate crisis.
Until now, Africa has faced an uphill battle importing COVID-19 shots.
Global health officials are scrambling to curb the spread of the highly infectious COVID-19 delta variant. Dr. Michael Marks, a researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine joined The World's host Marco Werman to discuss the new challenges.
Although rates of the coronavirus in Niger are low, experts warn that it could still be vulnerable and stressed the need for ongoing vigilance.
Cuba, a world leader in medicine, is the first in Latin America to develop its own COVID-19 vaccine.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, has been a mainstay face of the COVID-19 pandemic response over the past year.