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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 : 2017-09-04

Amid rising crime, Mexican citizens take matters into their own hands

In his recent state of the union address, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said security was his government's top priority. But the first six months of the year have been Mexico's most violent in two decades, with some 12,000 homicides reported. Battles between drug cartels are worsening, and locals are increasingly getting caught in the crossfire. Our team reports on how ordinary people are taking up the role of policing and even becoming forensic citizens in a bid to solve murder cases.

A programme prepared by Jessica Sestili and Laura Burloux.

By Matthieu COMIN , Laurence CUVILLIER

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Esteban ILIADES

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2017-11-21 Americas

Video: An uncertain fate for US's transgender soldiers

In July, US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was re-instating a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Trump justified his shock decision by citing...

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2017-11-20 Africa

From ecological disaster to small miracle in Mauritania

Mauritania is being invaded by typha, a thick type of plant that has sprung up and is growing all over the North African country, destroying other species and even forcing people...

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2017-11-17 Emmanuel Macron

France's newest political party accused of 'old' methods

Six months after becoming France's youngest ever president, Emmanuel Macron is facing signs of rebellion and frustration from within his own party. Some 100 members, including...

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2017-11-16 Africa

Why Anglophone separatists want independence in Cameroon

Over the past year, dozens of people have died in Cameroon fighting for the independence of an English-speaking area of the country, known as Ambazonia. Now their supporters are...

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2017-11-15 Middle East

Middle East: Gaza's armed groups, a sticking point in Fatah-Hamas reconciliation

The process of reconciliation between the two rival Palestinian parties, Fatah and Hamas, is reaching a critical stage. Hamas is soon to hand over control of Gaza to the...

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