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Latest update : 2018-02-15

Mexico: Indigenous mobile phone network transforms rural areas

This week we head to Mexico, where a new mobile phone co-op has transformed rural communities without any other network. It's up and running thanks to a legal triumph by indigenous activists which cracked the monopoly of Mexico's powerful phone magnates. That opened the door to new services which have slashed the cost of communication, as our team in Mexico reports.

Next, we head to Canada with the sordid story of a serial killer in Toronto. The suspect is a landscape gardener who's been charged with the murder of five homosexual men. Dismembered remains of at least six bodies have been discovered since then. Investigators uncovered some of the human remains in potted plants and fear even more victims may be found.

And the mayor of Rio may have rained on the annual Carnival parade, but that hasn't kept some Samba lovers from fighting back. Our correspondents explain.

By Jeanne LAVENANT , Camille FEVRIER , Stéphanie CHEVAL , Genie GODULA

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2018-02-14 Mexico

Mexico: Indigenous mobile phone network transforms rural areas

This week we head to Mexico, where a new mobile phone co-op has transformed rural communities without any other network. It's up and running thanks to a legal triumph by...

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2018-02-07 USA

Immigration in the US: Families left in limbo as arrests increase

This week we head to the United States, where Donald Trump has vowed to crack down on illegal immigration. It's led to an increase in the number of arrests by the US Immigration...

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2018-01-31 Venezuela

Venezuela crisis: Brazil struggles to cope with influx of refugees

As Venezuela's political and economic woes deepen, more and more residents are choosing to throw in the towel. Tens of thousands have already packed their bags to escape a...

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2018-01-18 Donald Trump

Trump's presidency, one year in: 365 days of outrageous tweets and blunders

Since he came to office one year ago, US President Donald Trump has posted an average of seven messages on Twitter per day. It's a year that's been filled with not just tweets,...

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