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French education: Reinventing the idea of school

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

Latest update : 2011-11-17

Brazil: retaking Rio's favelas

Brazil's police moves in to take back the favelas from the drug lords, two years ahead of the football World Cup. Also, Cuba overturns a 50-year ban on property sales - we look at the latest signs of reform under Raul Castro. Finally, with gaffes, scandals and roller-coaster approval ratings, the US Republican race is keeping us all entertained.

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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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