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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 : 2017-05-11

Zika: Brazilian families still discovering extent of disease

Eighteen months ago, Brazil was first hit by the Zika virus. Now, thousands of mothers are caring for babies with severe deformities. The Zika outbreak was linked to an alarming rise in babies born with microcephaly, a disease that affects the development of the skull and brain. Health authorities have promised to open specialised treatment centres for the infants. But in the meantime, parents are turning to each other for help.

Meanwhile, in the US, Donald Trump has fired FBI director James Comey. The White House is defending the shock move as a way to restore public trust. But Democrats claim it's just more proof of a cover-up of Trump's alleged ties to Russia.

The US is also being hit by a skyrocketing number of drug overdoses, up 200 percent since the year 2000. We report from West Virginia, the state with the highest number of drug-related deaths.

By Camille FEVRIER , Genie GODULA , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphanie CHEVAL

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2018-09-20 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

US Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation in turmoil

The woman who's accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault calls for an FBI inquiry into the Supreme Court nominee before she'll testify at the Senate. University professor...

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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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