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From Our Own Correspondent - USA and France

It's a slow road to recovery in one suburb of New York after superstorm Sandy; while Catalans in France cherish their heritage.

On the east coast of America many people are still trying to climb out of that abyss of damp destruction caused by superstorm Sandy. Stephanie Hegarty got a frontline-sense of the scale of the task, when she volunteered to help people in a low-lying part of New York City Meanwhile, people will vote in snap elections on Sunday in the Spanish region of Catalonia. If pro-independence parties win, they've promised to hold a referendum on full-blown nationhood- to the fury of the central government in Madrid. Could this have consequences for the Catalans who have lived north of the Spanish border in France for more than three centuries? Petroc Trelawney has been getting a sense of the feeling in French Catalonia. (Image: A sign reads 'Volunteers needed please', Credit: Getty Images)

  • Broadcast on BBC World Service, 4:50AM Sat, 24 Nov 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC World Service, 11:50AM Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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  • Duration 10 minutes

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