Tag: Americas

Home » Americas
Surprises rock the Senate races that will decide America’s future
Post

Surprises rock the Senate races that will decide America’s future

CNN  —  Late twists are rocking the tight Senate races that will decide the destiny of a chamber now narrowly run by Democrats – as well as the future direction of America itself – on Election Day in just 12 days. The Democrats’ best chance of snatching a Senate seat held by Republicans may have...

Black and poor women may decide who will be the next president of Brazil
Post

Black and poor women may decide who will be the next president of Brazil

This time round, the electronic voting machines will show the names of just two candidates, as decided by the first round of the election on October 2nd: former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers’ PartyLh and current president and candidate for the Liberal Party, Jair Bolsonaro. In the first round, Lula da...

Senate candidate’s debate performance raises concerns amongst Democrats
Post

Senate candidate’s debate performance raises concerns amongst Democrats

Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman’s rocky debate performance fueled concern inside his party on Wednesday, as leaders assessed whether it would significantly shift a race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate and the future of Joe Biden’s presidency. Appearing on stage five months after his stroke, Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s 53-year-old lieutenant governor, struggled to complete...

America’s GDP growth in the third quarter won’t dispel recession fears
Post

America’s GDP growth in the third quarter won’t dispel recession fears

After recording two consecutive quarters of negative growth, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is expected to announce tomorrow (Oct. 27) the US economy expanded during the third quarter. Various analysts have been revising their GDP growth estimates, pointing towards a healthy rebound. Consumer spending has not dropped yet and employment numbers remain robust. Amid...

Brazil: The community garden offering seeds of hope to Rio’s favela residents
Post

Brazil: The community garden offering seeds of hope to Rio’s favela residents

Issued on: 26/10/2022 – 15:26 02:39 A favela resident with fresh produce collected from a Hortas Cariocas garden in Rio de Janeiro, June 13, 2022. © Facebook / @HortasCariocas In Rio de Janeiro, this urban community garden in the Manguinhos favela is the largest in Latin America: it feeds 800 families a month with affordable, pesticide-free...

Post

America’s test scores dropped in reading, math

As educators, community members and parents work to help kids catch up from pandemic-related learning loss through accelerated learning and high dosage tutoring, national test scores published Monday prove a loss already felt in America’s schools.  Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show dramatic and sobering declines in math and reading scores for the nation’s fourth and eighth graders, laying bare the ways pandemic-related disruptions damaged American students’ ability to...

US charges alleged Chinese spies over plot to obstruct Huawei probe
Post

US charges alleged Chinese spies over plot to obstruct Huawei probe

Issued on: 25/10/2022 – 03:49 Two suspected Chinese intelligence officers have been charged with attempting to obstruct a US criminal investigation of Chinese tech giant Huawei by offering bribes to someone they thought could provide inside information, the Justice Department announced Monday. The defendants are accused of paying tens of thousands of dollars in digital currency,...

Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trial starts in LA with graphic allegations
Post

Harvey Weinstein sexual assault trial starts in LA with graphic allegations

Issued on: 25/10/2022 – 04:10 Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted young women hoping to make it in Hollywood, a Los Angeles prosecutor argued on Monday, while the former producer’s attorney said his accusers willingly took part in a “casting couch” culture to boost their careers. Weinstein, the man who became the face of #MeToo allegations five...

The effort to break America’s elections
Post

The effort to break America’s elections

Comment on this story Comment It’s telling that, in an interview with ABC News on Sunday, Arizona Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake invoked untrue “facts” in defense of her efforts to undermine confidence in her state’s elections. As she did the week prior, she told ABC’s Jonathan Karl that three-quarters of a million votes in...

Former ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Zuri Craig dies at 44
Post

Former ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Zuri Craig dies at 44

Zuri Craig, a finalist on “America’s Got Talent” in 2015, has died, according to his family. Craig, who performed on “America’s Got Talent” as part of the Craig Lewis Band, was 44-years-old. The family made the announcement on Craig’s ZoReMi Entertainment Instagram page, where they paid tribute to the late musician. Zuri Craig, a finalist...