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Julien Brave NoiseCat: ‘Pipelines a real threat to First Nations’ way of life’

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Playing fair and paying fair: Copyright law gets an internet-age overhaul

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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 : 2018-08-16

Indigenous peoples: Fighting discrimination

This week, we take a closer look at the native communities living in the Americas. From the north to the south, indigenous people still face massive discrimination, land theft and violence. We spoke with Irène Bellier, a director of research at the CNRS research centre, about the great challenges they face, and what can be done in the fight for Native Americans rights in 2018.

In Mexico, there are more than 60 indigenous languages, and the communities are as diverse as they are numerous. But one issue unites them all: decades of marginalisation in Mexican society. This year, with the election of leftist Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, native communities hope they might finally be granted more recognition and comprehension.

In the United States, land grabs are a big problem for indigenous communities. The latest source of tension is Bear Ears Park. The Utah nature reserve was recently cut by as much as 85 percent. While President Donald Trump argues it will allow local authorities to develop the land more easily, local Native Americans and environmentalists are more than alarmed by the move.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Nadia MASSIH

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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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