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Latest update : 2011-12-29

Caldéron's crusade against drug cartels

Five years ago, Mexican President Felipe Caldéron launched a "crusade against the drug cartels" in a bid to reduce the consumption and trafficking of drugs. Despite these efforts there have been new outbreaks of violence in regions previously protected. One example is Acapulco whose crime rate has increased 350% in just one year. Three months ago, the Mexican government multiplied its efforts to protect its inhabitants, particularly in schools. Laurence Cuviller et Matthieu Comin report.

By Matthieu COMIN , Laurence CUVILLIER

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2018-04-19 Middle East

The citizens finding solutions to Lebanon's chronic waste crisis

For years, Lebanese citizens have been dealing with the consequences of bad waste management. This is especially visible in the capital Beirut and the heavily urbanised coastal...

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2018-04-18 Americas

Video: A look back at the Castro years in Cuba

A new chapter is beginning in Cuba, with the country's National Assembly meeting to elect a new president. Raul Castro is stepping down from his position as head of state after...

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2018-04-17 Europe

Andalusia, the gateway to Europe for cannabis

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2018-04-16 Africa

Video: Embedded with French troops in eastern Mali

Just this weekend, seven French troops in Mali were injured and one UN peacekeeper killed in a four-hour rocket, mortar and car bomb attack on their camp at Timbuktu airport....

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2018-04-13 France

Is Paris ripe for a boom in alternative transportation?

As French rail workers continue their rolling strikes against planned reforms, millions of passengers are looking for other ways to get around. In Paris, several private...

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