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Not such a feminist paradise: Iceland struggles to deal with violence towards women

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Climate change: Half of Mexico's coffee plantations have disappeared

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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 : 2017-09-28

United States: When sport becomes a political football

In America, football players are idols for millions. It's unusual for them to take part in political protests, however. But all that changed when Donald Trump singled out players who refused to stand for the national anthem. The controversy went up a notch this week when Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and a known Trump supporter, knelt alongside his team ahead of the national anthem as a sign of solidarity with the rest of the NFL.

Meanwhile, the latest attempt to overturn Obamacare failed this week after three Senate Republicans said they could not support it. That made what should have been a shoe-in for the Republican-controlled chamber a failure. That's infuriated the party's conservative flank and could lead to some major fallout in the US congressional elections next year.

And after English, French and Arabic, France 24 has launched its latest channel in Spanish! The editorial staff is based in the Colombian capital and the new channel's team comprises 35 journalists, 10 correspondents and a palette of nationalities.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Genie GODULA

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2017-12-13 Mexico

Climate change: Half of Mexico's coffee plantations have disappeared

Two years after a global climate deal was struck in Paris, we are still no closer to limiting global warming to under two degrees Celsius. And the effects of an increasingly hot...

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2017-12-07 Donald Trump

US universities experiencing massive drop in foreign students

Decisions made by US President Donald Trump’s administration are having an effect on the number of foreign students coming to America to study. A new report says dozens of...

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2017-11-29 Argentina

Mexican Xolos: Bald is beautiful!

The new Disney movie “Coco” pays tribute to Mexican culture with its vibrant music and “Day of the Dead” festivities. It also celebrates the country's national dogs, those...

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2017-11-22 USA

Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious criminals in America, died this week. He was the mastermind behind the 1960s Hollywood murders that killed seven people, including...

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2017-11-15 indigenous peoples

The Mapuche of Chile: Fighting for their territorial rights

Chile is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday November 19. Based in the south of the country, the indigenous Mapuche - literally "people of the land" - have...

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