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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 : 2017-12-07

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 hairless wonders known as the Xolos. Their real name is actually much more complicated than that... as our correspondents in Mexico discover.

There is still no sign of the Argentine submarine that went missing two weeks ago. A dozen countries are desperately trying to find it.

And this week, the European Union voted to extend a licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, a pesticide that critics say causes cancer. By contrast, the tiny Central American nation of El Salvador has steamed ahead and set an example by having banned a series of pesticides already.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Joanna COCKERELL , Tamara PAVAN , 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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2017-11-22 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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