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Next stop, Westminster: Supreme Court orders Brexit parliament vote (part 2)

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Iranian women push boundaries through sport

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President Trump pulls US out of TPP trade deal

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'Donald Trump is rolling back the clock on diversity in the cabinet'

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Did France's left inflate turnout figures in round one of the primary?

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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 : 2011-11-07

Social networks and their freedom to 'tweet'

We meet the Mexican who fell foul of authorities for allegedly spreading rumours on Twitter about police operations in the country’s drugs war. Also, countries in Latin America will be looking to assert their growing economic influence at this week’s G20 summit in the south of France. Finally, basketball fans are disappointed as the start of the season comes and goes without a single slam dunk.

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2017-01-18 Americas

Brazil: Docu-drama spotlights harsh reality of prison life

This week, we head to Brazil, where the prison system is once again rocked by gang violence, beheadings and riots. Police fired rubber bullets as part of their battle to control...

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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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