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'Oh my Gad!' French comedian Gad Elmaleh on his American dream

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Democratic Convention: Can the Democrats now unite around Hillary Clinton?

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'Lady Liberty': The story behind the pictures

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'The People Want Bernie' chanted at Democratic Convention

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Air France set for fresh strike action

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Is France 'at war'?

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South Sudan: President Salva Kiir names new vice president

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Leaked emails overshadow Democratic convention

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

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

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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