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Brazil: Rio under pressure ahead of World Cup

This week, we wonder if Brazil will be ready on time, as violent clashes on the streets of Rio de Janeiro spark fears about security at this summer's World Cup. Next, we ask if anything has changed at the controversial Guantanamo bay prison, twelve years after it opened. Finally, large parts of the United States were at the mercy of the weather this week, as a series of deadly tornadoes hit several states across the country's centre and south.

By Laura CELLIER , Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Charles BOBE

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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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