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

Latest update : 2017-06-29

Combatting corruption in Brazil through smart software

We head to Brazil for a closer look at the world's first anti-corruption software. It might not be capable of stopping the graft scandals engulfing the country, but it does keep track of MPs' expenses. Behind the software are four young Brazilians, who now plan to export their invention worldwide.

Also, UN monitors in Colombia say FARC rebels have handed over the last of their weapons, marking a key milestone in a peace deal agreed last year.

And a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States on August 21. Some of the best viewing locations are expected in the state of Oregon and preparations are already in full swing.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-08-16 Jeanne LAVENANT

Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

This week, we take a closer look at the native communities living in the Americas. From the north to the south, indigenous people still face massive discrimination, land theft...

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2018-08-09 Jeanne LAVENANT

Legal highs: the pros and cons of legalising cannabis

Call it pot, marijuana, grass or skunk; the way we smoke cannabis is changing. Once confined to hazy student dorm rooms, its use is increasingly out in the open. From complete...

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2018-08-02 Jeanne LAVENANT

California wildfires: a struggle to contain deadly blazes

In California, the sixth most destructive fire in state history continues to rage, one of more than a dozen currently burning. The blazes have destroyed more than a thousand...

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2018-07-26 Camille FEVRIER

Nicaragua in crisis: Residents torn between anger and fear

This week in Nicaragua, witnesses say police attacked protesters in the northern city of Jinotega, leaving at least three people dead. Since July 19, President Daniel Ortega has...

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2018-07-19 Jeanne LAVENANT

Trump's Helsinki summit with Putin causes outrage in US

This week, Donald Trump rowed back on remarks he made in Helsinki alongside Vladimir Putin after outrage at home. The US president said he "accepted" the conclusion of his...

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