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Mexico: the train of nightmares

Driven by poverty, every day thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America try to cross Mexico to reach the Eldorado to the north. But sometimes the dream turns into a nightmare. These illegal immigrants are defenceless and frequently the victims of criminals who either rob them or hold them for ransom.

FRANCE 24 followed these travellers on this dangerous journey in their search for a better life.

By Matthieu COMIN , Laurence CUVILLIER

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2015-03-27 Venezuela

Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

For more than a year, protests against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government have frequently flared in the town of San Cristobal, in the western state of Tachira.

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2015-03-19 Syria

The Syrian woman who dared film life under the IS group

FRANCE 24 meets the young Syrian woman who secretly filmed the Islamic State group in their Raqqa stronghold in Syria and was forced to flee to France, fearing for her life.

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2015-02-12 Tunisia

Tunisians flock to join jihad

As Tunisia moves slowly forward on the path to democracy, the country is proportionally one of the biggest exporters of jihadist fighters. Over the past three years thousands of...

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2015-03-12 Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s controversial 'Renaissance Dam'

In April 2011, Ethiopia began the construction of a huge dam on the Nile. The dam is expected to produce as much energy as six nuclear power stations for one of the world's...

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2015-03-06 Chad

Chad's war against Boko Haram

For several years, Boko Haram has been sowing terror in Nigeria. And the Islamic sect has extended its reach to Cameroon, Niger, and now to Chad.

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