In this edition: the "Palin effect" three weeks left to go in the race for the White House and the short win of Canada's ruling Conservative party which has been re-elected to form another minority government.
Those who stood up to Castro usually vote for the Republican candidate, since they share his tough stance towards Cuba’s communist regime. But the veteran generation is getting old, and younger voters have different priorities.
Residents of the Haitian city of Gonaives are struggling to find food after hurricanes Hanna and Ike. FRANCE 24 visited the main police station, where inmates from the destroyed prison were moved under terrible conditions. Some images are graphic.
US President George W. Bush declared a state of emergency in Texas on Wednesday as Hurricane Ike strengthened again into a category two storm en route to the southern US coast after deadly rampages in Cuba and the Caribbean.
After making a second landfall in Western Cuba, Hurricane Ike is now on its way to Texas. The storm ravaged eastern parts of Cuba on Monday, killing at least 4 people and causing an estimated $3 billion to $4 billion in damage.
After four major tropical storms battered the Haitian city of Gonaives in less than four weeks, rescue teams are struggling to deliver aid as the humanitarian catastrophe continues to unfold in the area.
After making a second landfall in Western Cuba, Hurricane Ike is now on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. The storm ravaged eastern parts of Cuba on Monday, killing at least 4 people and destroying hundreds of homes.