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Musical protests in Colombia, ‘cartoneros’ in Argentina and repression in Russia

By France24
21 May 2021   |   3:23 pm
In our show "Correspondence", we explore how the world is coping with the twists and turns of 2021, amid the consequences of Covid-19 and beyond. FRANCE 24 brings you a selection of original reports from our correspondents and teams around the globe.

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