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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-06-27

Votes go to the highest bidder in Mexican elections

Mexicans will go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president, local mayors, senators and members of Parliament. The presidential campaign has been running for three months and the fear of electoral fraud remains a constant worry. Although the electoral watchdog and thousands of observers will be present at the voting stations, it's very difficult to prevent irregularities in the polling process. The buying of votes, as well as the bribing of people with gifts, are old practices.

By Matthieu COMIN , Laurence CUVILLIER

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2017-07-26 Americas

The limits of affirmative action in Brazil

Brazil has the highest proportion of so-called "mixed race" people in the world. Yet only 13% of people aged 18 to 24 in that category are enrolled at university. Back in 2012,...

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2017-07-25 Africa

Kenyan authorities step up security amid Al-Shabaab threat

The last few weeks have seen a rise in attacks by Al-Shabaab Islamists along the Kenya-Somalia border. One area particularly affected is the county of Lamu, where 18 people have...

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2017-07-24 Africa

How Senegal is leading the fight against AIDS in West Africa

Amid the ongoing international AIDS conference in Paris, we take a closer look at efforts being made to fight the disease. In its report published last week, UNAIDS revealed that...

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2017-07-21 Middle East

Iraq's Mosul: Rebuilding a city fractured by sectarian mistrust

The battle for Iraq's second city of Mosul is officially over and the Islamic State group is defeated, according to the army. But the city is still seeing sporadic suicide...

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2017-07-20 Africa

Unwanted children: 3,800 babies abandoned in South Africa every year

In South Africa, some 3,800 babies are abandoned each year - that's ten every day. Sadly, the figure is steadily increasing. In the meantime, the adoption rate is in freefall....

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