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Mexican Xolos: Bald is beautiful!

The new Disney movie “Coco” pays tribute to Mexican culture with its vibrant music and “Day of the Dead” festivities. It also celebrates the country's national dogs, those hairless wonders known as the Xolos. Their real name is actually much more complicated than that... as our correspondents in Mexico discover.


There is still no sign of the Argentine submarine that went missing two weeks ago. A dozen countries are desperately trying to find it.

And this week, the European Union voted to extend a licence for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate, a pesticide that critics say causes cancer. By contrast, the tiny Central American nation of El Salvador has steamed ahead and set an example by having banned a series of pesticides already.

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