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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 : 2017-10-12

Years of corruption revealed in Mexico's quake aftermath

In Mexico, three weeks after an earthquake left almost 400 people dead, the country is learning painful lessons. During the quake, several buildings that didn't meet seismic codes or basic safety standards collapsed. At least four had illegally placed billboards on top. The revelation has put corruption in the urban planning sector in the spotlight once again.

Also, as the list of women claiming movie producer Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed or assaulted them grows, it has emerged that at least eight women have previously reached settlements over his alleged misconduct. The revelations highlight once again the discrimination women often face in the movie industry.

And the Canadian governement says it's going to spend 800 million dollars to compensate the country's "stolen children". Between 1964 and 1985, thousands of Aboriginal children were removed from their families and placed in foster care or even adopted overseas.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphane BERNSTEIN , Rochelle FERGUSON-BOUYAHI

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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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