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One is not enough: China to encourage people to have more children

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Trajectory': Richard Russo on writing small town America

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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 : 2017-11-23

Charles Manson: Murderer and cult leader dies after 47 years in prison

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious criminals in America, died this week. He was the mastermind behind the 1960s Hollywood murders that killed seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski. Manson died of natural causes aged 83, after spending close to fifty years behind bars. We look back at this dark chapter in recent US history.

But first, the fate of an Argentinian submarine and its 44 crew members still hangs in the balance. It went off the radar a week ago, but the crew's friends and family are refusing to give up hope.

And could being Amish be the secret to a longer life? A genetic mutation discovered in people from the Old Order Amish group in Indiana seems to counter the protein responsible for ageing.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Genie GODULA , Sonia BARITELLO , Tamara PAVAN

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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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