Inside the Americas

Meeting Chumel Torres, the Mexican Jon Stewart

This week, we meet the man who's being called the Jon Stewart of Mexico. His name is Chumel Torres and he's bringing his own comic twist to some of the darkest stories there: drug cartels, murder and corruption. This young comedian has taken this tough material and turned it into a humorous programme that a million fans tune into every week.

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Also, US House Speaker John Boehner resigned this week, leaving the Republican Party in even greater turmoil than it was already.

Finally, Royal Dutch Shell has abandoned its controversial Alaskan offshore drilling project, citing "disappointing" results from preliminary undersea research. 

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