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Mexico’s drug cartels target journalists in brutal killing spree

Scores of journalists have died in a country gripped by violence that has claimed an estimated 60 000 lives since 2006.

9/11 ten years on

"I think you'd better wake up," said a voice in my left ear. "The World Trade Centre's on fire." It was very decent of my partner to stir me.

Ciudad Juárez is all our futures

Mexico's drug cartels are actually pioneers of the global economy in their business logic and modus operandi.

Mexico’s drug wars rage out of control

Despite crackdown by Mexico President Felipe Calderón, more than 2 000 people killed this year as drug cartels vie for turf.

The Zetas: Kings of their own brutal narco-state

A profile of the deadly army which rules its territory through murder and intimidation of public officials – with the narcotics trade as its prize.

Spice invaders

Eyelids closed, I clutched a fistful of marble-white sand, fine as flour, then opened my palm to feel the warm sea breeze blow it gently away. I squinted into the sunlight, across the iridescent white, the palm-lined shore, out to the aquamarine ocean, the azure sky. Here I am, in the place with the most poetic name in the world, writes Ed Vulliamy.

Hitman of Hollywood draws blood

Tinseltown's icons are flayed alive by Basic Instinct scriptwriter Joe Eszterhas in his incendiary new novel, which melds politics and entertainment, writes Ed Vulliamy.

First the US, now the world

He may be bidding farewell to the White House this weekend, but as a force on the global stage, Bill Clinton is here to stay.

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SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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