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Trump halts plan to treat cartels as terrorists

The US president vowed to label Mexican drug gangs as terrorists after US citizens were ambushed.

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Trump halts plan to treat cartels as terrorists

The US president vowed to label Mexican drug gangs as terrorists after US citizens were ambushed.

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Joshua beats Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua wins his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia.

'Hidden servers' used to rig Bolivia election

October's disputed poll was rigged to favour then-President Evo Morales, an independent audit says.

Latin music dominates YouTube's 2019 top videos

Latin America is the fastest-growing music market and the figures reflect its increasing importance.

German WWI wreck discovered off Falklands

Armoured cruiser SMS Scharnhorst was sunk by the British in the 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands.

Colombia protests resume after talks flounder

Trade unions and student groups take to the streets again to increase pressure on the government.

Killers of Honduran activist sentenced to 50 years

Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres was shot dead in 2016 after opposing a dam project.

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Trump halts plan to treat cartels as terrorists

The US president vowed to label Mexican drug gangs as terrorists after US citizens were ambushed.

Related content

Related content

Joshua beats Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua wins his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia.

'Hidden servers' used to rig Bolivia election

October's disputed poll was rigged to favour then-President Evo Morales, an independent audit says.

Latin music dominates YouTube's 2019 top videos

Latin America is the fastest-growing music market and the figures reflect its increasing importance.

German WWI wreck discovered off Falklands

Armoured cruiser SMS Scharnhorst was sunk by the British in the 1914 Battle of the Falkland Islands.

Colombia protests resume after talks flounder

Trade unions and student groups take to the streets again to increase pressure on the government.

Killers of Honduran activist sentenced to 50 years

Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres was shot dead in 2016 after opposing a dam project.

Joshua beats Ruiz to reclaim heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua wins his world heavyweight title rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr by unanimous decision in Saudi Arabia.

'Hidden servers' used to rig Bolivia election

October's disputed poll was rigged to favour then-President Evo Morales, an independent audit says.

Latin music dominates YouTube's 2019 top videos

Latin America is the fastest-growing music market and the figures reflect its increasing importance.

German WWI wreck discovered off Falklands

Colombia protests resume after talks flounder

Killers of Honduran activist sentenced to 50 years

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Posted at 17:51 6 Dec

Mexican cartels: Would a reduction in the US drug habit stop the violence?

The Mexican policy of 'hugs not drugs' isn't working, nor is Trump's desire for a wall
The violence of the Mexican cartels is on the rise, and drugs continue to be smuggled into the US. 

With the Mexican president's new policy of 'hugs not drugs' failing to reduce drug-related violence, and Trump's rhetoric still focusing on the wall, could a reduction in the US appetite for drugs be the change that's needed? 

Monica Campbell reports. 

Photo: A 2019 artwork by Coalicion Pro Defensa del Migrante (Pro Defense of the Migrant Coalition) showing statistics of dead migrants, on the Mexican side of the US-Mexico border Credit: AFP via Getty Images
Posted at 17:00 6 Dec

Cumbrian climbers find new way up 'lost world' mountain

Two climbers from Cumbria have led a new route on the so-called "lost world" mountain of Roraima in the south American country of Guyana.

Coldhouse Collective & Berghaus

Leo Houlding (above) and Anna Taylor, 21, (below), spent two weeks working out how to get up through the vertical jungle and then the overhanging pointed end of the flat-topped mountain.

Its shape and the isolated jungle on the top inspired stories such as Arthur Conan Doyle's Lost World and the Pixar movie "Up".

Coldhouse Collective and Berghaus

As they climbed the 2,000ft (600m) route, they slept in "portaledge" tents hanging off the cliff face.

You can read the full diary here.

It’s been the most incredible experience of my life.”

Anna Taylor
Posted at 12:00 5 Dec

The US kids dreaming of 2026 World Cup

Gary Meenaghan

BBC Sport

At the Under-17 World Cup in November, the US, Mexico and Canada were taking to the international stage - and some players had the 2026 World Cup in mind.

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