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26,000 Mexicans disappear during Calderon's term in office

The Mexican government announced shocking figures this week, revealing that 26,000 people went missing between 2006 and 2012 - the time that former president Felipe Calderon was in office. This comes just day after Human Rights Watch claimed that the army and the police may have been involved in a number of those disappearances. Taking power three months ago, incoming president Enrique Pena Nieto vowed to put an end to kidnappings - but can he keep that promise?

By Damien COQUET , Kate WILLIAMS

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2018-05-22 France

France's newest political parties go to school

New arrivals on the French political scene are developing training centres to teach their campaigners how to propagate ideas and develop fieldwork skills. France's Communist...

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2018-05-21 Americas

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

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2018-05-18 Europe

A closer look at Finland's 'open prisons'

In many countries, the prison system has become synonymous with overcrowded cells, derelict infrastructure, and repeat offenders - with jails sometimes depicted as little more...

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2018-05-17 France

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2018-05-16 Europe

Workers or servants? Au pairs are vulnerable to exploitation

This week a British court is due to deliver a verdict on the murder of Sophie Lionnet, a 21-year-old French au pair allegedly tortured and killed by her host family in London....

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