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Business Central America

  • MEXICO CITY, May 16- Top Mexican miners Grupo Mexico, Penoles, Fresnillo and billionaire Carlos Slim's Frisco together owe nearly $180 million in mining royalties to Mexico for 2015, according to preliminary government figures seen by Reuters. The documents, which are part of an industry-wide review for tax compliance led by Mexico's tax authority, estimate...

  • Venezuelan opposition activists protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in the capital Caracas on May 15, 2017.

    A day that began with largely peaceful protests against Venezuela's socialist government took a violent turn.

  • MEXICO CITY, May 13- A fire sparked by suspected fuel thieves killed four people and forced Mexico's state oil company Pemex to temporarily halt pumping operations along a pipeline in the country's violent eastern state of Veracruz, the company said on Saturday. The pipeline has a capacity of 73,000 barrels per day and transports gasoline and diesel from...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 13- Suspected oil thieves caused a fire that killed four people at a Pemex pipeline in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, forcing the state oil company to suspend pressure in the pipeline, Pemex said on Saturday. The pipeline transports oil from Pemex's Minatitlan refinery to Mexico City. The incident, near the town of El Mango, comes about a week...

  • MONTERREY, Mexico, May 12- General Electric on Friday praised Mexico as a big part of its future and said the company is "very supportive" of the North American Free Trade Agreement that U.S President Donald Trump has threatened to ditch. Immelt sits on a Trump-appointed manufacturing council that Mexico has targeted for lobbying as Mexico and Canada push U.S....

  • NEW YORK— Sally Jacobsen, a widely experienced Associated Press correspondent who became the first woman to serve as the news service's international editor, overseeing with a cool, steady hand coverage of wars, terrorism and a daily stream of history-making events, has died at the age of 70.. Jacobsen, who retired in 2015 to Croton-on-Hudson, New York, died...

  • MONTERREY, MEXICO, May 12- General Electric Co's chief executive on Friday praised Mexico as a big part of its future growth and said the company is "very supportive" of the North American Free Trade Agreement that U.S President Donald Trump has threatened to ditch. Chief Executive Jeff Immelt, on a visit to Mexico, did not mention GE's interest in ramping up...

  • Immelt met with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City and will spend a few days in Latin America's No. 2 economy at a time of tension between the neighboring countries and major trading partners. "Immelt ratified the company's confidence in Mexico and its national industry, by expressing his interest in doubling purchases from national...

  • MEXICO CITY/ CHICAGO, May 12- Mexico's growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States. The potential for a U.S.- Mexico trade war under President Donald Trump has accelerated efforts by Mexican beef producers to explore alternative foreign markets to the...

  • MEXICO CITY/ CHICAGO, May 12- Mexico's growing beef industry is targeting Muslim consumers in the Middle East for its prime cuts as it seeks to reduce dependence on buyers in the United States. The potential for a U.S.- Mexico trade war under President Donald Trump has accelerated efforts by Mexican beef producers to explore alternative foreign markets to the...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 11- Mexico sent a stark message to U.S. Mexico has tried to deepen commercial links with China for years, and President Enrique Pena Nieto had hoped a Chinese high-speed train contract would presage more investment. Mexico runs a sizeable trade deficit with China, and the government could face resistance from Mexican manufacturers to opening up...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 10- Tropical Storm Adrian, which strengthened in the Pacific Ocean off Central America on Wednesday, is expected turn in toward the Mexican coast and could become a hurricane by the weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Early on Wednesday morning, Adrian was about 460 miles south-southeast of the Mexican port of Salina Cruz, blowing...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 10- Tropical Storm Adrian, which strengthened in the Pacific Ocean off Central America on Wednesday, is expected turn in toward the Mexican coast and could become a hurricane by the weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Early on Wednesday morning, Adrian was about 460 miles south-southeast of the Mexican port of Salina Cruz, blowing...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 10- Tropical Storm Adrian, which strengthened in the Pacific Ocean off Central America on Wednesday, is expected turn in toward the Mexican coast and could become a hurricane by the weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Early on Wednesday morning, Adrian was about 460 miles south-southeast of the Mexican port of Salina Cruz, blowing...

  • MEXICO CITY, May 10- Tropical Storm Adrian, which strengthened in the Pacific Ocean off Central America on Wednesday, is expected turn in toward the Mexican coast and could become a hurricane by the weekend, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Early on Wednesday morning, Adrian was about 460 miles south-southeast of the Mexican port of Salina Cruz, blowing...

  • **BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank holds non-rate-setting meeting. MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds its monetary policy meeting. MANILA- Philippines' Central Bank Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo updates business executives on the Interest Rate Corridor scheme, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel- 0130 GMT.

  • President Donald Trump seeks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement pact with Mexico and Canada and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexican border and have Mexico pay for it. Mexico and the United States last week extended a deadline to June 5 to reach an agreement on how much Mexican refined and crude sugar can enter the United States.

  • MONTERREY, Mexico, May 6- Engineers from across Mexico streamed into a cramped hotel lobby in the industrial city of Monterrey for a chance of a job with the U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc, which is looking south of the border for talent in short supply at home. Mexico boasts a substantial pool of experienced manufacturing engineers, with 19 automotive...

  • LIMA, May 5- Peruvian miners voted on Friday to approve a national strike in June to protest "anti-labor" government proposals, Ricardo Juarez, secretary general of the National Federation of Miners, Metallurgists and Steelworkers, told Reuters. Representatives of Peru's Labor Ministry were not immediately available for comment. Zenon Mujica, secretary...

  • Honduran army soldiers observe a bus full of children deported from Mexico as it crosses into Honduras at Corinto, on the border between Honduras and Guatemala.

    The U.S. is plotting an ambitious attempt to shore up Central America, with President Trump pressing Mexico to do more to stem the flow of migrants.