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Nature under threat: Arresting pictures from Wildlife Photography Awards

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Protecting heritage land against mining companies

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BUSINESS DAILY

US tops list of most competitive economies

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EYE ON AFRICA

South African musician Bongeziwe Mabandla on his 'urban African folk'

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Reshuffle and a televised act of contrition for Macron

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THE DEBATE

Macron malaise: Can the French president reverse his plummeting popularity?

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Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy on the red carpet in Paris

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The dictator hunter: Reed Brody on bringing despots to justice

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France explores alternatives to prison

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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 : 2018-02-01

Venezuela crisis: Brazil struggles to cope with influx of refugees

As Venezuela's political and economic woes deepen, more and more residents are choosing to throw in the towel. Tens of thousands have already packed their bags to escape a humanitarian crisis that the Maduro government denies even exists. Many have headed over the border to Brazil. But that mass exodus is clogging up the asylum system and causing a headache for Venezuela's neighbour.

Meanwhile, when he came to office a year ago, he said he was inheriting an America that was in the gutter. Twelve months on, Donald Trump says his administration has radically turned things around. In his first ever State of the Union address, the US president said he'd ushered in a "new American moment" in which things are booming. But his Democratic rivals say Trump's a bully, and that the White House is more chaotic than productive.

And finally, when Haiti makes the headlines, it's usually because of its chronic levels of poverty or because of natural disasters. But for this week's show, we've been to the island's jazz festival to offer you something a little more upbeat. The event is already making waves on the international music scene. Our team reports from the capital.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Thomas WATERHOUSE

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2018-10-11 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Elections in Brazil: The rise of the far-right's Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil's far-right presidential candidate has vowed to put the country first. This as Jair Bolsonaro prepares to go head-to-head with the left's Fernando Haddad in the run-off on...

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2018-10-05 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Elections in Brazil: A divided nation

This Sunday, Brazilians head to the polls for one of the most divisive votes in their country's history. If former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva hadn't ended up behind bars,...

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2018-09-27 INSIDE THE AMERICAS

The US midterm videos that are getting people talking

This week, with the US midterm elections getting closer, we take a look at some of the more surprising campaign advertisements doing the rounds this voting season. That crucial...

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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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