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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 : 2017-11-16

The Mapuche of Chile: Fighting for their territorial rights

Chile is holding presidential and legislative elections on Sunday November 19. Based in the south of the country, the indigenous Mapuche - literally "people of the land" - have been fighting with the Chilean state to reclaim their lands for the past two centuries. Today, there are between 600,000 and one million members of these descendents of pre-Columbian civilizations. With election day looming, their fate is high on the political agenda. Our correspondents report.

Also, the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia turned up a notch this week, targeting US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He's now blaming his memory for failing to mention, during a previous hearing, that he did witness Trump aides discussing Russia. This comes as the Russia allegations also pinpointed President Trump's son. This week, Donald Junior released a series of private messages he exchanged with WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 race.

And our number of the week is 18. There are 18 percent more homeless people in California, Oregon and Washington than there were just two years ago. American voters in those western states have approved more than eight billion dollars in spending to try to tackle homelessness. But the numbers of people without shelter or living in makeshift dwellings such as their cars continue to rise - we find out why.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Laure WAGNER , Anne POUZARGUES , Genie GODULA

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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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