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Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals (part 2)

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Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals (part 1)

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EYE ON AFRICA

Adama Barrow sworn in as President, Ecowas forces enter Gambia

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DAVOS 2017: Trump 'could hit the ball out of the park'

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DAVOS 2017: May's Brexit plan 'not realistic'

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Showdown in Gambia: Foreign troops at border as Jammeh refuses to go (part 1)

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Showdown in Gambia: Senegalese troops enter Country as Jammeh refuses to go (part 2)

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Davos 2017: Global leaders try to understand populist surge

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DAVOS 2017: What next for the global healthcare industry?

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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 : 2012-03-15

Morales takes coca leaf fight to UN meet

This week, Bolivia's president addressed the UN in a bid to overturn a ban on the chewing of coca leaves. Morales said he was not advocating the production of cocaine but rather wanted to protect the country’s cultural and medicinal heritage. In Mexico, being a journalist is a risky business. We meet the reporters learning to treat bullet wounds and deal with death threats. Finally we head to Ohio where we see firsthand the tragic consequences of the US housing meltdown.

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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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