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20 September 2014 Last updated at 01:26 ET

Mexico 'leading drug lord' killed

Mexican police find the body of Aquiles Gomez, who was believed to be one of the top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel.


Former President Francisco Flores leaves court in San Salvador, 5 Sep 14Former El Salvador leader in custody

Former El Salvador president Francisco Flores is transferred to police custody after having his house arrest revoked by a court in the capital, San Salvador.

Winds blow palm trees on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. UK couple missing after hurricane

A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.

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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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