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Rise of populism: Could far-right leader Le Pen be France's next president?

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Countdown to Brexit: 'The eyes of history are watching'

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'Brexit: Day One'

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Charity begins on Twitter

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Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 1)

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THE DEBATE

Famine as a weapon of war: 20 million lives at risk in Africa, Yemen (part 2)

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Video: Putin building bridge from annexed Crimea to mainland Russia

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South Korea: K-pop girl band encourage plastic surgery

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Karl Ove Knausgaard: The Master of the literary selfie

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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 : 2012-12-13

Argentina's epic media battle

Venezuelans are voting later this week, but without President Hugo Chavez who is in hospital in Cuba, leaving question marks over the regional elections. Meanwhile, in Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been waging war on the media group Clarin. But the courts have just ruled in Clarin's favour, prompting a counterattack from the government. Finally, gay marriage goes to court in the US. The Supreme Court could change history for same-sex couples.

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2017-03-24 Brazil

Export bans hit Brazil amid tainted meat scandal

After the discovery by Brazilian police of a corruption network in which some meatpackers paid crooked inspectors to pass off rotten and adulterated meat as safe, worldwide...

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2017-03-15 USA

Trump administration: Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative' world

This week, we focus on the woman known as the "Trump whisperer". Kellyanne Conway is a character full of contradictions, who studied at Oxford and talks about spy microwaves with...

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2017-03-08 Brazil

Brazil, the transsexual murder capital of the world

In Brazil, 144 transsexuals were killed last year - the highest number in the world. Transsexuals are the celebrated queens of the famous Brazilian carnival, admired and...

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2017-03-01 USA

United States: the white nationalists seeking redemption

As the past few months have seen an increase in hate crimes across the United States, we meet some former white supremacists trying to use their new lives to stop the hate spread...

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2017-02-22 Brazil

Brazil: Carnival in a time of crisis

This week, Brazil is gearing up for its annual carnival. From February 24 to 28, Rio de Janeiro will host the world-famous event. It's hoped the close to one million visitors...

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