Inside the Americas

USA: Hazleton residents wrestle with town’s new identity after huge influx of migrants

In the mid-2000s, the small coal-mining town of Hazleton, Pennsylvania, was in a steep economic decline, with jobs dwindling and few opportunities of making a solid income. Now, just 10 years later, Hazleton seems to be on the rebound, but its population has also become 50 percent Latino. It's a story that's becoming more and more common across America, as small towns are forced to choose between preserving their “American” identities and saving their economies.


And in Brazil, the deforestation of the Amazon has hit its highest rate in a decade. Trees that covered an area five times the size of London have wiped away. FRANCE 24's Olivia Salazar-Winspear explains why.

Finally, the second leg of the all-Argentine Copa Libertadores final will be played outside of Argentina. The long-awaited match that has been postponed twice already due to fan violence.

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