Political and social events from the Americas. The program is recorded under live conditions with exclusive reports and interviews, hosted by Laura Baines. Watch the show on FRANCE 24 Wednesdays at 6.40 pm Paris time.
With survivors picking up the pieces of their homes after this week's deadly tornado in Oklahoma, we examine how and why the state is prone to some of the world's largest twisters. We also look at how the city of Detroit is battling to stave off bankruptcy, while an emergency manager has been called in to make huge spending cuts. And we explore a stunning natural phenomenon under threat: mass butterfly migration from the United States and Canada to Mexico.
In a throwback to the days of the Cold War, Russia says it has caught an American red-handed trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer as a spy. Next, the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay enters its 100th day. Finally, a Canadian astronaut records his own version of the David Bowie hit "Space Oddity"... in the stars.
The extraordinary of three women being found alive and well in Cleveland, Ohio after being kidnapped a decade ago, has gripped America. But how will they deal with their new lives as free individuals?
Next, the first gun to be made from 3D printer technology fires its first bullet, while coming also under fire from the anti-gun lobby. Finally, with more and more American schools dispensing with cursive writing, we look at the disappearing art of penmanship.
As US President Barack Obama heads to Mexico to talk trade and immigration, we speak to former Mexican migrants who have left the United States to seek the "Mexican dream" back home. Next, our correspondents find out how Obama's green credentials are being tested over the Keystone Pipeline project. Finally, tensions are so running high after the disputed presidential election in Venezuela that a fistfight broke out between politicians in parliament.
The Boston bombings investigation makes progress, but questions remain as to how and why the suspects turned to radicalism. This comes as two men are arrested in Canada on suspicions they were planning to derail a passenger train. Also, the conservative party which ruled Paraguay for over half a century is back in power. Finally, Brazil is preparing for next year's World Cup, with one key question: where are all the visitors going to sleep?