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Americas: Landmass comprising North America, Central America and South America
The Americas comprise the totality of the continents of North and South America. Together, they make up most of the land in Earth's western hemisphere and comprise the New World.

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2019 Women Leaders Global Forum addresses issue of gender-based violence

Participants in this session at the 2019 Women Leaders Global Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland, include: Sandie Okoro, Senior Legal VP and General Counsel for the World Bank Group; Espérance Nyirasafari,..
CBS News - Published

Exclusive: Haiti's president warns of humanitarian crisis, calls for support

Haiti needs international support to tackle an unfolding humanitarian crisis, President Jovenel Moise said in an interview, two months into anti-government protests that have exacerbated food..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Americas


New skyscraper proposed for Chicago [Video]New skyscraper proposed for Chicago

American architectural firm Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill has unveiled updated design plans to build a 1,422-foot tall skyscraper in Chicago.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 00:51Published

Unrest in Bolivia after Morales resigns [Video]Unrest in Bolivia after Morales resigns

Looting, fighting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia on Monday after President Evo Morales' resignation ended his 14-year rule and created a power vacuum following weeks of violent protests. Gavino Garay..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:33Published

Scientists identify first new HIV strain in two decades [Video]Scientists identify first new HIV strain in two decades

A joint study by Abbott Laboratories and the University of Missouri has identified a new subtype of the HIV strain for the first time in 19 years.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:01Published

Scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency [Video]Scientists around the world have declared a climate emergency

More than 11,000 scientists around the world have signed a declaration stating planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:30Published

Christopher Columbus statue vandalised with red paint in San Francisco [Video]Christopher Columbus statue vandalised with red paint in San Francisco

Several Christopher Columbus statues were vandalised with red paint and messages against the 15th-century Italian navigator on Monday when the US holiday named after one of the first Europeans to reach..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

 

Haiti's cyclists brave protests and poor roads in race for gold

Ousline Georges, 22, only started to take cycling seriously a year ago, wary of the many hurdles she faced such as the prohibitive cost of a decent bicycle and the treacherous roads in her home country..
Reuters - Published

Kanye West plans to move Yeezy manufacturing to the Americas

West also restated plans to run for president in 2024
CBS News - Published

A new life back in the old country

Americans whose Italian ancestors emigrated to the New World, have themselves emigrated back to the Old World. And thanks to Italian citizenship laws, the blood that has flowed in their family's veins..
CBS News - Published

Rare, million-dollar copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus replaced with fakes

Copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus describing his first impressions of the Americas have become so rare and valuable, they're being stolen and replaced with forgeries at some of the..
CBS News - Published

The forged Christopher Columbus letters

Copies of a letter written by Christopher Columbus describing his first impressions of the Americas have become so rare and valuable, they're being stolen and replaced with forgeries at some of the..
CBS News - Published

Today in History for October 12th

Highlights of this day in history: Columbus lands in Americas; USS Cole bombed in Yemen; Soviet leader Khrushchev bangs shoe at UN; Blast rips Bali nightclub; Opera's Luciano Pavarotti born; Singer..
USATODAY.com - Published

Explainer: What's behind Haiti's deadly protests, and possible outcomes

Haiti, the poorest country in the Americas, has been rocked by violent protests in the last month that have led schools, public offices and businesses to close and forced non-governmental organizations..
Reuters - Published

OAS says only Peru's top court can rule on legality of political dispute

A regional body for countries in the Americas said that only Peru's top court can determine the legality of a decision by the country's president to dissolve Congress this week, but called it a..
Reuters - Published

Returning to the old country, for good

Americans whose Italian ancestors emigrated to the New World, have themselves emigrated back to the Old World. And thanks to Italian citizenship laws, the blood that has flowed in their family's veins..
CBS News - Published

MLB player becomes American citizen years after escaping Cuba

Because of America's relationship with Cuba, Puig had to be smuggled into the country through Mexico
CBS News - Published

UK's Raab seeks to boost post-Brexit ties with the Americas

British foreign minister Dominic Raab will travel to Canada, the United States and Mexico this week to seek to boost ties with non-European countries ahead of Brexit, his office said.
Reuters - Published

Trump lays into Dem. opponents at rally

President Trump renewed his attacks on the city of Baltimore at a rally in Cincinnati, saying homicide rate is higher than central American countries.
USATODAY.com - Published

Teen activist bringing her climate protests to U.S., by boat

Greta Thunberg has spearheaded a global movement by young eco-activists, and she's bringing her message to the Americas, in the greenest way possible
CBS News - Published

"This is Puerto Rico": A community still suffering from Maria

Villafane Domingo, 76, said he would tell the people of America that Puerto Rico is "abandoned"
CBS News - Published

President Trump's post-NAFTA economic vision is working. Keep it up: Today's talker

President Trump's new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, the USMCA, follows a fundamental principle: If something is bad for America, don't do it.
USATODAY.com - Published

Migrant families wait for weeks in Mexico hoping for asylum

Many migrants come to America illegally because entering as a legal asylum-seeker is getting more difficult. In Mexico, just across the bridge from Brownsville, Mexico, the wait to request asylum seems..
CBS News - Published

Trump accuses Democratic congresswomen of hating America, says they can leave

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday defended his attacks against four Democratic congresswomen, saying he was not concerned if people thought his tweets toward them were racist and accused the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Beto O'Rourke finds 'personal connection' to slavery, argues for reparations to unite 'two Americas'

The Democratic presidential hopeful from Texas published a blog post in which he discussed his family's history and his support for reparations.
USATODAY.com - Published

US sturgeon mount comeback from edge of extinction

Some of Americas sturgeon species and subspecies are making a comeback after they were nearly wiped out by pollution, dam construction and a caviar rush. (June 10)
USATODAY.com - Published

Trump speech to tout environment record; green groups scoff

U.S. President Donald Trump will claim America is “leading the world” on environmental issues in a speech on Monday aimed at touting progress in some areas while defying criticism from..
Reuters - Published

The Darien Gap: A desperate journey to America

A dangerous 60-mile stretch of jungle separates Colombia and Panama. It's known as the Darien Gap, and thousands cross it every year, hoping to reach America.
CBS News - Published

American caravan arrives in Canadian 'birthplace of insulin' for cheaper medicine

A self-declared "caravan" of Americans bussed across the Canada-U.S. border on Saturday, seeking affordable prices for insulin and raising awareness of "the insulin price crisis" in the United States.
Reuters - Published

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