Chumel Torres dressed in a fancy dress costume
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#BBCtrending: The funniest newscaster in Mexico

During decades of one-party rule in Mexico, criticising the government on TV was taboo.

Fifteen years after politics opened up in the country, political satire has a new champion online. Inspired by his hero Jon Stewart, Chumel Torres is making up for lost time with his satirical YouTube channel Pulse of the Republic, which is watched by more than a million subscribers.

But in a country where a violent drug war makes journalism a high-risk job, there are subjects even he won't touch.

Reporter: Mukul Devichand

Video journalist: Greg Brosnan

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  • 16 Apr 2015
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