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The new normal: FRANCE 24 reports from Lebanon to Brazil

THE NEW NORMAL
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In our show "The New Normal", which examines the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond, FRANCE 24 brings you four reports from our correspondents around the globe.

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Our reports:

> In Lebanon, what's left of the October 17 revolution? A year after thousands took to the streets, activists still want the departure of all the politicians who've been in charge in recent years.

> In Morocco, authorities say a million jobs are threatened because of the economic downturn caused by Covid-19. Some entrepreneurs and self-employed workers are developing the digital side of their businesses in a bid to create revenue.

> In Argentina, some 3,000 families have had to leave Buenos Aires as they could no longer pay their rent due to the economic crisis. They chose to move to the suburbs where they seized unoccupied land and set up a kind of commune. They want to create a new way of life in the wake of the coronavirus.

> In Brazil, the small fishing village of Atafona is at risk of disappearing due to rising water levels. Authorities seem powerless to stop the coastal erosion, a natural phenomenon made worse by human activity.

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