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Liberia's presidential election: Results trickle in as observers give thumbs-up

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France's Weinsteins: Watershed moment in fight against sexual abuse?

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A shield and a target: France's anti-terrorism operation 'Sentinelle'

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#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc expose extent of sexual harassment

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Musical maestro Philippe Jordan on bringing passion to the Paris Opera

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'Black day for democracy': Malta in mourning after top journalist is murdered

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Has the Weinstein scandal 'freed' women from their silence?

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Europe’s newest face: Kurz’s election win indicates rightward shift for Austria

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Political and social events from the Americas, with exclusive reports and interviews. Every Wednesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-07-08

Mexico: drugs violence domination issue in elections

In the Week in the Americas, Mexico's ruling party takes a hit in regional elections, a result seen as voter discontent with the government's failure to stop the skyrocketing drug violence. As the man considered the main architect of Argentina's Dirty War, Jorge Videla, goes on trial, we meet a woman who was kidnapped as a baby during that troubled era. We finish with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet who are pushing for a new type of billionaires' club.

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2017-10-11 Mexico

Years of corruption revealed in Mexico's quake aftermath

In Mexico, three weeks after an earthquake left almost 400 people dead, the country is learning painful lessons. During the quake, several buildings that didn't meet seismic...

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2017-10-04 USA

USA: Las Vegas shooting prompts debate on gun laws

As the United States reels from the deadliest mass shooting in recent history, the massacre in Las Vegas has renewed debate on gun laws. Democrats are pushing for expanded...

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2017-09-27 American football

United States: When sport becomes a political football

In America, football players are idols for millions. It's unusual for them to take part in political protests, however. But all that changed when Donald Trump singled out players...

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2017-09-20 Mexico

Mexico hit by another deadly earthquake

Mexico was rocked by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake earlier this week – on the day 32 years after another earthquake killed almost 10,000 people there. The latest quake hit just two...

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2017-09-13 USA

USA: The perilous mission of hurricane hunters

As Hurricane Irma approached the coast of Florida, the skies above were filled with planes and passengers rushing to escape the storm. Yet one of those flights was actually...

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