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French police question 8-year-old boy for 'justifying terrorism'

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'Why was an 8-year-old boy questioned by police?'

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The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 1)

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35 Basque independence activists face trial in Spain

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Angoulême comics festival: The power of the pencil

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Mexican government declares missing students dead

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'Snowmageddon' is snow problem for New York

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Libya violence: At least 4 foreigners among those killed in hotel attack

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Political and social events from the Americas, with exclusive reports and interviews. Our journalists also give you a quirky take on the news! Every Wednesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Latest update : 2013-04-04

Francis, a Pope for the poor

Latin Americans are celebrating the historic election of the first pontiff from the region, especially those from Pope Francis' hometown of Buenos Aires - our correspondent reports. Next, we look at how the Panama Canal, merely the width of the River Seine in Paris, is being enlarged in order to allow supertankers through. Finally, we discover how social media has shone the spotlight on a rape case that has gripped and shocked the United States.

By Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Annette YOUNG

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2015-01-29 Venezuela

'Snowmageddon' is snow problem for New York

It was supposed to be the snowstorm to end all snowstorms, but US forecasters admit they got it wrong on New York. Also, Argentina's president seeks to take control of the...

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2015-01-21 Barack Obama

Colorado's 'green rush'

This week, Colorado weighs up the pros and cons of its move to legalise cannabis, one year on. Next, we look at the story of Alberto Nisman, the prosecutor who was found dead...

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2015-01-15 USA

What impact has the Patriot Act had on US citizens?

Should France follow the United States and enact tough new laws to fight terrorism? We look at how the post-9/11 Patriot Act has affected the lives of ordinary US citizens. Also,...

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2014-12-31 USA

USA: 'Copwatchers' keep an eye on the police

In the United States, tensions have risen over the failure to file charges against several police officers involved in fatal shootings. Some residents are now taking matters into...

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2014-12-24 USA

Uruguay: freed Guantanamo detainees try to adjust to normal life

Our reporters meet six men released from the Guantanamo Bay prison earlier this month, trying to adjust to their new lives in Uruguay. Also: the US may have restored ties with...

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