Inside the Americas

Measles outbreak: Number of cases jumps in the US

The United States is scrambling to contain a measles outbreak that's on pace to be the worst since measles was eliminated in the year 2000. Cases of the disease have been reported in 20 states, but New York has been the epicenter, with most cases stemming from unvaccinated Orthodox Jews. Officials are taking extraordinary measures to stop the epidemic from spreading. Anca Ulea has more.


And Pete Buttigieg, the Democrat mayor of the small town of South Bend, Indiana, has become the man to watch as he’s announced he’s running in the 2020 presidential elections. Should he win, he would become the country's first openly gay president.

And the country that was once a main departure point for the slave trade is now courting African Americans to move back. We take a look at Ghana's Year of Return.

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