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Latest update : 2017-01-12

US politics: The end of the Obama era

This week, we focus on US President Barack Obama's farewell address from his hometown, Chicago. Obama welled up as he was thanking his wife and First Lady, Michelle, for her years of support. We take a closer look at the president's tribute to his family this week and some of the more touching moments from his eight years in office.

And with the end of the Obama administration comes the beginning of President Trump. His inauguration is now just days away and this week the US Senate began confirmation hearings for his cabinet picks. Mariam Saab has more on just who Donald Trump wants on his team.

Finally, we go to Canada, where the drug that killed US singer Prince is turning into a public health nightmare. A spike in overdoses and deaths linked to the painkiller Fentanyl has forced British Columbia to declare a state of sanitary emergency. Our correspondent Pierre Millet explains.

By Genie GODULA , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO

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2017-01-12 US politics

US politics: The end of the Obama era

This week, we focus on US President Barack Obama's farewell address from his hometown, Chicago. Obama welled up as he was thanking his wife and First Lady, Michelle, for her...

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2017-01-04 Brazil

Prison break: Brazil to overhaul penal system after bloody riot

This week, we focus on Brazil's penal system after a deadly prison riot. 184 inmates escaped from two jails in Brazil in the wake of the worst prison violence there in 25 years....

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2016-12-29 Cuba

The year 2016 in review: Political crises, economic turmoil and silver linings

From the USA-Cuba rapprochement to Juan Manuel Santos’s Nobel Prize, we take a look back at an extraordinarily tumultuous year in the Americas. Then, we head to the US naval base...

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2016-12-21 Venezuela

Economic crisis: Venezuela's currency chaos

This week, we look at how desperate Venezuelans are searching for ways to cope with the currency crisis. This week, the new 500 bolivar note arrived to replace the 100 bolivar...

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