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France's Basque country, where singing is sacred

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Charitable donations: 'By 2024, we believe giving will be the norm'

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Ex-Carrefour boss urged to give up €13 million retirement package

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Egypt, Morocco lose first World Cup matches after conceding last-minute goals

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Macron likes his china fancy

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World Cup kicks off; Trump hits back at critics; Migrant crisis divides EU

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The Jewish community's place in French society

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Football and tech: The data game is on!

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John Cameron Mitchell on his new film 'How to Talk to Girls at Parties'

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INSIDE THE AMERICAS

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

Latest update : 2018-02-15

Mexico: Indigenous mobile phone network transforms rural areas

This week we head to Mexico, where a new mobile phone co-op has transformed rural communities without any other network. It's up and running thanks to a legal triumph by indigenous activists which cracked the monopoly of Mexico's powerful phone magnates. That opened the door to new services which have slashed the cost of communication, as our team in Mexico reports.

Next, we head to Canada with the sordid story of a serial killer in Toronto. The suspect is a landscape gardener who's been charged with the murder of five homosexual men. Dismembered remains of at least six bodies have been discovered since then. Investigators uncovered some of the human remains in potted plants and fear even more victims may be found.

And the mayor of Rio may have rained on the annual Carnival parade, but that hasn't kept some Samba lovers from fighting back. Our correspondents explain.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Genie GODULA

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2018-06-13 football

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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2018-06-06 Nicaragua

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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2018-05-30 USA

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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2018-05-23 Venezuela

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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2018-05-16 Iran

Iran deal pullout: Critics in US voice concern at Trump's move

Iran is scrambling to lock in guarantees from the EU after the US pulled out of the nuclear deal. People around the world have criticized the move - including a former hostage in...

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