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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Latest update : 2010-12-20

Lula leaves difficult shoes to fill

Sunday's presidential vote will mark the end of an era for Brazil. The highly popular left-wing president will soon finish up his second four-year term, leaving the job as the leader of Latin America's biggest economy up for grabs. His chosen successor, Dilma Rousseff, has a strong lead in the polls. She's hoping for a first round victory, which would give her a stronger mandate to push through reforms. Her nearest rival is a centrist, a former governor of Sao Paolo named José Serra.

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2016-07-20 Donald Trump

US presidential race: The story of Melania Trump

This week, as Donald Trump is officially nominated as the Republican Party's candidate for the White House, his wife takes centre stage with a speech that sounds awfully...

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2016-07-13 Barack Obama

After Dallas, where is the 'Black Lives Matter' movement headed?

This week, Barack Obama tells Americans the country is not as divided as it seems, despite last week's series of killings. Also, Chile tries to save its children from unhealthy...

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2016-07-06 space

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2016-06-29 Panama

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This week, we take a look at the Panama Canal’s makeover: It's now wider, deeper and once again fit to carry the world's biggest ships. Also, one in five Puerto Ricans risk...

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2016-06-22 Venezuela

Venezuela crisis: Political war and deepening economic chaos

This week, more than one million Venezuelans sign a petition to try to bring down President Maduro. Next, Bolivia is fighting back against a new anti-drug law from the US. The...

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