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3 September 2014 Last updated at 07:38

'Cartel links' mayors to be chargedA federal police officer crosses a river on the outskirts of Arteaga during a search for Knights Templar leader Servando Gomez (26 April 2014)

Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.


Rescued miner in Nicaragua, 30 Aug 14Nicaragua suspends search for miners

Rescue teams in Nicaragua suspend efforts to locate seven men trapped by a cave-in at a gold mine in a remote region in the north of the country.

Pile of dollars (file picture)Corruption 'costs millions of lives'

About $1tn a year is being taken out of poor countries and millions of lives are lost because of corruption, the One campaign group says.

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Brazil candidates engage in verbal sparring in TV debate

The first of Brazil's televised presidential debates is the first chance many Brazilians have to compare the main contenders, the BBC's Wyre Davies reports from Rio de Janeiro.

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