Secretary Blinken and the US ambassador to Jamaica shake hands

‘Frank, difficult conversations’: State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel speaks on Haiti, Gaza

Foreign policy

As conflict continues to unfold in Haiti and Gaza, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel joins The World’s Carolyn Beeler to talk about US policy options in both places.

Frantz Fanon sitting at a table during a press conference

New book explores the life of psychiatrist and writer Frantz Fanon

Arts, Culture & Media
"Les Princes de la Ville" by 113, a French rap group.

Planet Hip Hop: How French rappers continue to raise their voices for justice and identity

Planet Hip Hop
Half Moon Bay is a famous beach in Antigua and Barbuda that is now covered sargassum, a type of large, brown floating seaweed.

Caribbean summer forecast: high chance of sargassum

man on beach

Ukrainian, Russian tourists stranded abroad

São Sebastião Fort and Museum with statues of conquistadors São Tomé.

‘Born in Blackness’: A new book centers Africa in the expansive history of slavery


Major aspects of the trans-Atlantic slave trade from an African perspective have gotten erased throughout time. Howard French set out to illuminate a more expansive understanding in a new book called, “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War.”

A black and white photo of Buena Vista Social Club members Ibrahim Ferrer, Eliades Ochoa, Comapy Segundo and Puntillita Licea.

25 years later, the Buena Vista Social Club still connects the world through old-school mambo


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.

Huge green pipes on sandy ground against a dark blue sky

Latin American and Caribbean countries use volcanic landscapes to tap geothermal energy

The Big Fix

Global capacity for geothermal energy has nearly doubled over the past two decades.

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.

Study shows Black people twice as likely as whites to contract coronavirus


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.

A man in a suit speaks in public

Trump’s pick to lead Latin American development bank is mired in controversy

Global Politics

The White House has nominated a senior adviser to President Donald Trump for a post that has traditionally been held by a Latin American.