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South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

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Zero Tolerance: Does Border Security Trump Compassion?

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Taking sides: The dual-nationality footballers playing at the World Cup

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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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2018-06-21 Jeanne LAVENANT

Outcry over migrant family separations in US

This week, anger mounted over the Trump administration's zero-tolerance stance on migration. A new policy has seen migrant parents and their children separated at the US-Mexico...

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2018-06-14 Jeanne LAVENANT

World Cup 2018: Panini sticker enthusiasts get their game on in Brazil

In Brazil, adults and children alike are getting stuck into the ultimate retro collectibles. Panini sticker fever is taking over the country as the 2018 World Cup kicks off in...

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2018-06-07 Jeanne LAVENANT

Nicaragua's indigenous tribes fight for their land

In Nicaragua, at least 121 people have been killed since anti-government protests broke out seven weeks ago, according to the country's main human rights group. The protesters...

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2018-06-01 Jeanne LAVENANT

US: Starbucks closes 8,000 stores for racial bias training

In the US, Starbucks is shutting down 8,000 of its stores for one afternoon this week to get their employees to talk about race. This anti-bias training session comes after two...

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2018-05-25 Jeanne LAVENANT

Venezuela hit by sky-high inflation despite large oil reserves

This week saw Nicolas Maduro re-elected as Venezuela's president. Maduro won a second term in spite of the economic crisis crippling the country. It's left Venezuela with the...

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