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France's new frontman, America's absent center, May's Brexit gambit, Saudi royal reshuffle, after Mosul & Raqqa fall

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Senegal’s Casamance hopes for new era of peace

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FARC disarmament a 'historic day' for Colombia, says president

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Cruise collections: All aboard for Dior and Chanel's latest fashions

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Colombia comes to France

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The last taboo: Helping women and girls. Period.

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Who benefits when the ice caps melt?

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Frustration mounts over state of economy in Nigeria

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Will global warming ruin French wine production?

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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 : 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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2017-06-22 Uber

Travis Kalanick: Uber boss steps down amid controversy

It's been eight years since Uber came onto the scene and shook things up with its ride-hailing app that matches drivers with passengers. In that time, the company has been hit by...

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2017-06-14 Venezuela

Censorship in Venezuela: Journalists find novel ways to get the news out

In Venezuela, violent protests against the president have been going on for the past two months. The situation is becoming increasingly difficult for journalists there, faced...

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2017-06-07 racism

USA: White supremacists recruiting on campus

In the United States, an NGO accuses white supremacists of stepping up their recruitment efforts on college campuses across the country. It links the phenomenon to the election...

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2017-06-01 Venezuela

Venezuela's ‘Green Cross’: First aiders on the front line

This week start out in Venezuela, where two months of daily protests have left almost 80 people dead and hundreds more injured. With the support of firefighters and health...

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2017-05-24 Venezuela

Is Venezuela on the verge of anarchy?

In Venezuela, anti-government protests continue, with opponents of Socialist President Nicolas Maduro saying they have no intention of backing down. Amid violent demonstrations,...

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