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DAVOS 2017: Urban-rural divide defies populist wave

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DAVOS 2017: Will Trump turn to 'energy diplomacy'?

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IN THE PAPERS

'On Inauguration Day, respect for the office and hope for the nation'

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IN THE PAPERS

French papers before Trump's inauguration: 'Here we go!'

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THE DEBATE

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals

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THE DEBATE

Davos Debate: Getting a fair share from multinationals (part 2)

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EYE ON AFRICA

Adama Barrow sworn in as president, ECOWAS forces enter Gambia

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DAVOS 2017: Trump 'could hit the ball out of the park'

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DAVOS 2017: May's Brexit plan 'not realistic'

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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 : 2017-01-05

Prison break: Brazil to overhaul penal system after bloody riot

This week, we focus on Brazil's penal system after a deadly prison riot. 184 inmates escaped from two jails in Brazil in the wake of the worst prison violence there in 25 years. Close to 60 were killed in fighting between rival drug gangs at Manaus jail. Many of those slain were beheaded before being tossed over the prison walls. The violence prompted the justice minister to announce plans to completely overhaul the country's overcrowded prison system.

We also head to the US, where the 115th Congress opened this week. When Donald Trump takes office on January 20th, it will be the first time Republicans have controlled both houses of Congress and the White House since 1928. The GOP has vowed to push through one of the most conservative agendas in decades. But divisions are likely to emerge over Trump's cabinet picks and allegations of Russia's interference in the election.

One of Trump's big campaign promises was bringing jobs back to the United States. This week, US carmaker Ford said it was cancelling a 1.6 billion dollar plant in Mexico in order to beef up a current factory in Michigan. Several major US companies have also started investing in production sites at home. American-made products are still more expensive than those made overseas, but consumers say they're willing to pay a little bit more to buy local.

By Genie GODULA , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO

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2017-01-18 Americas

Brazil: Docu-drama spotlights harsh reality of prison life

This week, we head to Brazil, where the prison system is once again rocked by gang violence, beheadings and riots. Police fired rubber bullets as part of their battle to control...

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2017-01-12 US politics

US politics: The end of the Obama era

This week, we focus on US President Barack Obama's farewell address from his hometown, Chicago. Obama welled up as he was thanking his wife and First Lady, Michelle, for her...

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2016-12-29 Cuba

The year 2016 in review: Political crises, economic turmoil and silver linings

From the USA-Cuba rapprochement to Juan Manuel Santos’s Nobel Prize, we take a look back at an extraordinarily tumultuous year in the Americas. Then, we head to the US naval base...

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2016-12-21 Venezuela

Economic crisis: Venezuela's currency chaos

This week, we look at how desperate Venezuelans are searching for ways to cope with the currency crisis. This week, the new 500 bolivar note arrived to replace the 100 bolivar...

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