Full story - November 17, 2020
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How are grassroots organizations mobilizing Latinos to go to the polls? What was the impact of Latino voters in the 2020 election in Texas and Arizona?
Full story - November 17, 2020
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Full story - November 17, 2020
The funeral of Syrian anti-Assad activist Orouba Barakat, 62, and her daughter, American journalist Halla Barakat (pictured), 23. The pair were found stabbed to death in their apartment in Istanbul on Sept. 21, 2017.
Turkish authorities say Halla Barakat and Orouba Barakat were killed in a family dispute. Others suspect a targeted assassination.
Full story - November 17, 2020
A woman protects her baby from the rain as Hurricane Iota approaches Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua, Nov. 16, 2020.
Hurricane Iota made landfall Monday in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. President Donald Trump reportedly asked his advisers last week for options to attack Iran’s main nuclear site but then decided not to take any action. And, the SpaceX Dragon capsule docked with the International Space Station (ISS) after a 27-hour completely automated journey.
Full story - November 17, 2020
A man is shown wearing a face mask and tailored vest behind the closed-gated doors of a store front.
The coronavirus crisis is leading to mental health and lockdown fatigue. How are people coping with ongoing needs to social distance, wear masks and stay at home? As part of our regular conversation series on the pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health psychiatric epidemiologist Karestan Koenen.
Full story - November 16, 2020
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro leaves after he voted during the municipal elections in Rio de Janeiro, Nov. 15, 2020.
Brazilians voted in local elections in more than 5,500 municipalities across the country on Sunday. It was another big loss for President Jair Bolsonaro, coming on the heels of the electoral defeat of his top ally, US President Donald Trump.
Full story - November 16, 2020
Delegates, wearing masks, listen to speeches during the 45th session of the Human Rights Council, at the European UN headquarters in Geneva, Sept. 14, 2020.
For the Trump administration, the UPR is a final chance for it to defend its policies — and “America first” attitude — to the global community. And while the Trump administration claims it has made gains in human rights, representatives from evaluating countries listed events which, they said, run counter to that narrative.
Full episode - November 16, 2020
A close up photograph of an arm being injected with a syringe.
In the last week or so, there has been some good vaccine news. Pfizer and now Moderna have announced that their coronavirus vaccines were 90% and 94.5% effective based on preliminary results from their trials. And, as the US finds itself at a crossroads between one president and another, the United Nations happens to be conducting its regular review of where the US stands on human rights, as it does every four years with each of its member states. Also, one of the most important telescopes in the world, the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, is on the brink of collapse after two supporting cables snapped.
Full story - November 16, 2020
Moderna's early data shows its coronavirus vaccine is 94.5% effective; And, the violence in Ethiopia’s north is threatening to become an international conflict; Also 15 Asia-Pacific economies, making up 30% of the world’s population and gross domestic product, signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade deal on Sunday.
Full story - November 13, 2020
Jeremiah Young, 11, examines his bandage covering during an appointment with Dr. Janice Bacon at the Community Health Care Center on the Tougaloo College campus in Tourgaloo, Miss., Aug. 14, 2020.
A new investigation looked at more than 18 million people who took part in 50 studies in the US and UK. The World spoke to Charles Kwaku-Odo with the Caribbean and African Health Network about the study's findings on the virus's inequities.