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Debra Granik: 'There aren't many women who love making films about blood and gore'

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Medical breakthrough? Researchers find way to tackle Alzheimer's

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Jihadists, but no terror attacks: The case of Italy

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A controversial pastor in Haiti, pollution in Casablanca, and more

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Photojournalist Reza: 'Children are now the best photographers'

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Instagram founders quit photo app

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Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed at least 227

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Presidential parody: The unofficial Elysée shop

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Iran under pressure: Tehran vows retaliation after Ahvaz attack

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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 : 2017-05-25

Is Venezuela on the verge of anarchy?

In Venezuela, anti-government protests continue, with opponents of Socialist President Nicolas Maduro saying they have no intention of backing down. Amid violent demonstrations, the death toll in the South American nation has topped 50. The government, meanwhile, accuses the United States of being behind the uprising and meddling in its domestic affairs. So is Venezuela on the verge of anarchy? Sarai Suarez, a Venezuelan journalist, tells us more about the situation on the ground.

Plus, since the devastating 2010 earthquake that hit Haiti, nearly 59,000 Haitians have benefited from temporary protected status in the United States. President Donald Trump has agreed to extend the protection for six months, but his administration warns it will be the last time.

Finally, we look at a craze that's been sweeping the US. Fidget spinners were originally created to help children with autism and attention defecit disorder to concentrate in class. But now the small plastic contraptions are pretty much everywhere, and not everyone's pleased. 

By Joanna COCKERELL , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI , Sonia BARITELLO , Stéphane BERNSTEIN

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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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