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The Pope in Mexico: How to take on corruption and inequality (part 2)

The world's first Latin American Pope is in Mexico where the Church has some big decisions to make. For instance, do you forgive or excommunicate drug traffickers as was done with mafia bosses in Italy? A question that will come up when the Pope visits one of Mexico's jails, a week after yet another fatal prison riot in Monterrey. And what message for a Mexican government which faces scrutiny over lawlessness and inequality, as highlighted by Francis's visit this Monday with indigenous people?

Produced by Charles Wente, Chris Davis and Emerald Maxwell

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2018-10-17 Debate

Where do you draw the line? Brexit deadline summit stumbles over Irish border

The Irish border is the biggest hurdle at a deadline summit on concluding the terms of divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union. As a safeguard in case there's...

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2018-10-16 Debate

Macron malaise: Can the French president reverse his plummeting popularity?

You'd think it would be easy to appoint an interior minister. After a two-week vacancy and several snubs, Emmanuel Macron has settled on loyal insider Christophe Castaner. The...

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2018-10-15 Debate

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Can Mohammed bin Salman ride out the storm? The Saudi crown prince is defiant over threats of sanctions after the disappearance of Jamal Khashogghi. There's growing outrage over...

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2018-10-11 Debate

French club: Rwandan FM tipped to head group of Francophonie nations

The club of French-speaking nations is holding its bi-annual summit in the Armenian capital with at least two reasons to pay attention. For starters, the Francophonie, as it's...

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2018-10-10 Debate

Not fast enough: As planet warms, Europe spars over car emissions

Is now the time to be compromising on carbon emissions? EU environment ministers met on Tuesday, hot on the heels of a new UN climate report that warns it may already be too late...

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