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US-China trade war deepens as Beijing calls for global support

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Amnesty warns of 'horrific' violence in Cameroon's anglophone regions

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Maduro: Let them eat steak

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Syria: What's the deal? Russia, Turkey agree to Idlib buffer zone

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Mexico's seaweed invasion: Disaster or opportunity?

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Iwao Hakamada, the Japanese boxer still fighting... for his life

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Child development: Inside a child's incredible brain

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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 : 2017-02-02

Discovering the electric blue bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico

This week, we take you to the bay of Vieques in Puerto Rico, where an all-natural phenomenon has become a major tourist attraction. It's called bio-luminescence and it occurs when plankton in water turn a magical electric blue, delighting tourists with a spectacle of dancing blue light. Dheepthika Laurent checks it out.

But first, we focus on the United States. The US President has fired the acting attorney general after she refused to enforce his executive order, also called the Muslim ban. Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues to make controversial appointments to key cabinet positions, but not without a political and public backlash.

Also this week, Canada mourned six people who were shot dead during evening prayers at a Quebec City Mosque. A French Canadian student known for his radical extreme-right views has been charged with the murders. It was a brazen and shocking attack in a country usually known for its multiculturalism and tolerance. 

By Genie GODULA , Joanna COCKERELL , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-09-13 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Lehman Brothers collapse: What went wrong ten years ago?

Ten years ago this week, US investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, unleashing a global financial crisis. In this special edition of the show, we focus on that crash, its...

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2018-09-06 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Rio museum fire: Thousands of years of history up in flames

This week, a devastating fire broke out at Brazil's National Museum. Only an estimated 10 percent of its 20 million artefacts have been saved. The blaze has sparked outrage, with...

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2018-08-30 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Bolivia: Pollution plagues Lake Titicaca

Straddling the border between Bolivia and Peru, Lake Titicaca is the size of the French island of Corsica. It's one of the largest and highest bodies of water in the Americas....

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2018-08-23 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Venezuela hit by massive currency devaluation

As Venezuela devalues its currency by 96 percent, President Nicolas Maduro is accused of mismanaging the country's economy. The capital, Caracas, used to be a stronghold for late...

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2018-08-16 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

This week, we take a closer look at the native communities living in the Americas. From the north to the south, indigenous people still face massive discrimination, land theft...

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