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Latest update : 2017-10-12

Years of corruption revealed in Mexico's quake aftermath

In Mexico, three weeks after an earthquake left almost 400 people dead, the country is learning painful lessons. During the quake, several buildings that didn't meet seismic codes or basic safety standards collapsed. At least four had illegally placed billboards on top. The revelation has put corruption in the urban planning sector in the spotlight once again.

Also, as the list of women claiming movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them grows, it has emerged that at least eight women have previously reached settlements over his alleged misconduct. The revelations highlight once again the discrimination women often face in the movie industry.

And the Canadian governement says it's going to spend 800 million dollars to compensate the country's "stolen children". Between 1964 and 1985, thousands of Aboriginal children were removed from their families and placed in foster care or even adopted overseas.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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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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