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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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2015-08-31 Italy

The painful truth behind Italy's 'red gold' harvest

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2015-08-28 USA

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In New Orleans, much of the city has been rebuilt ten years after Hurricane Katrina, and many residents have been able to return. But for some, the damage is invisible to the...

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2015-08-27 India

Scandals tarnish reputation of India's pharmaceutical industry

The European Union has just suspended the sale of 700 Indian-made generic drugs. The decision came after Indian pharmaceutical research company GVK Bio was accused of allegedly...

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2015-08-26 Israeli settlements

Ten years since Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip

Ten years ago, Israel withdrew its settlers from the Gaza Strip. Some left voluntarily, others had to be forcefully removed. A decade on, some of the former settlers still do not...

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2015-08-25 France

Video: Building a community in Calais' 'Jungle'

We bring you a special report from the migrant camp dubbed the "Jungle" in the French port city of Calais, where an estimated 3,000 migrants live awaiting their chance to get to...

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