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  • BEIJING, April 18- China's Foreign Ministry on Monday called for talks after Costa Rica's state-run oil company, Recope, said last week it had decided to abandon a $1.5 billion refinery upgrade project it was working on with China National Petroleum Corp. Costa Rica made the surprise move in 2007 of breaking off its decades-long relations with Taiwan, now...

  • PEDERNALES/ PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador, April 18- The death toll from Ecuador's worst earthquake in decades rose to 350 on Monday as traumatized survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and rescuers dug for survivors in the Andean nation's shattered coastal region. Giving the new tally of fatalities from Portoviejo town inside the quake zone, President Rafael...

  • April 18- GoGold Resources Inc said a worker employed by a contractor died on Friday in an accident at its Parral tailings project in Mexico. The company and local authorities have completed an investigation that determined all appropriate safety procedures were in place, GoGold said on Monday. Operations are continuing as normal at the project in the state of...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 15- The chief executive of Petróleos Mexicanos and Mexico's finance minister will travel to New York early next week to meet with investors, two officials said on Friday. The trip follows the announcement this week of measures by Mexico's federal government to improve the ailing finances at the state-owned oil company, which is widely known...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 15- Mexico's top mining official says he backs the industry's push for tax legislation that would save hundreds of millions of dollars a year in exploration costs, though they have yet to win over the country's powerful finance ministry. Mario Cantu, the economy ministry's mining chief, said in an interview on Thursday that Mexico's mining...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 14- Mexican conglomerate Alfa on Thursday reported a first-quarter profit, bolstered by its auto parts subsidiary and improved margins for its petrochemical products, as well as consolidation of its telecoms company Axtel. Monterrey- based Alfa said it earned $142 million in the first quarter, compared to a net loss of $127 million in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 14- Mexico's Pemex is conducting a major review of its financing plans, the company's chief financial officer said in an interview, as the state-owned oil company confronts a liquidity crunch that has forced it to cut investments and delay contractor payments. On Wednesday, Mexico's finance ministry said the company would get a $4.2 billion...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 13- Mexico's finance ministry announced on Wednesday a series of measures to improve national oil company Pemex's ailing finances, giving it a 73.5 billion peso liquidity boost. That includes a capital injection of 26.5 billion pesos and a credit facility for a further 47 billion pesos to pay down pension costs this year.

  • April 12- Torex Gold Resources Inc said it will restart operations at a gold mine in Mexico on Thursday. Operations at its El Limon-Guajes mine, in the Guerrero Gold Belt southwest of Mexico City, had been suspended due to a blockade by three families demanding payments alleging environmental damages. The company said arrangements have been made to lift the...

  • QUITO, April 8- Latin America's main oil exporters on Friday called on both OPEC and non- OPEC nations to take action to stabilize oil markets, in a timid statement that did not explicitly back an output freeze or offer more aggressive proposals to shore up slumping prices. Delegations from Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela met in Quito in the run-up to a...

  • QUITO, April 8- Delegations from Latin American oil exporters Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Venezuela met in Quito on Friday to discuss a proposed output freeze and other methods to bolster international crude prices. Ecuador's Energy Ministry said the purpose of the meeting, which began around 1:00 p.m. local time, was to define the region's position ahead of...

  • MEXICO CITY, April 6- French tire maker Michelin plans to build a $510 million plant in central Mexico that will produce around 5 million tires a year and could be expanded to produce another 5 million annually by around 2020, documents showed. The plant in the state of Guanajuato will begin production in 2017, and will produce passenger and light truck tires,...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON/ MEXICO CITY, April 5- Ford Motor Co on Tuesday announced it would invest $1.6 billion to build more small cars in Mexico, starting in 2018, triggering a fresh blast of criticism from Republican front-runner Donald Trump. The automaker announced the investment in Mexico as Trump, U.S. But data indicates that Ford builds fewer vehicles and...

  • Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said the move by Ford Motor Co to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico "is an absolute disgrace" and shows the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. Trump said deals like the one Michigan- based Ford made to build a plant in Mexico "will continue until we can renegotiate NAFTA to create a...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON/ MEXICO CITY, April 5- Ford Motor Co, criticized by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for manufacturing outside the United States, announced on Tuesday that it would invest $1.6 billion to build more small cars in Mexico, starting in 2018.. Trump labeled Ford's investment in Mexico "an absolute disgrace."

  • Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said the move by Ford Motor Co to build a manufacturing plant in Mexico "is an absolute disgrace" and shows the need to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON/ MEXICO CITY, April 5- Ford Motor Co, criticized by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for manufacturing outside the United States, announced on Tuesday that it would invest $1.6 billion to build more small cars in Mexico, starting in 2018.. Joe Hinrichs, Ford executive vice president and head of the Americas, said on Tuesday...

  • DETROIT/ WASHINGTON/ MEXICO CITY, April 5- Ford Motor Co, criticized by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for manufacturing outside the United States, announced on Tuesday that it would invest $1.6 billion to build more small cars in Mexico, starting in 2018.. Trump, who has criticized U.S. companies for "sending jobs to Mexico," has singled out Ford...

  • The government in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, led by independent Jaime Rodriguez, has been demanding that Kia renegotiate some of the incentives pledged in an accord struck in 2014 under the previous state administration. South Korean President Park Geun-hye was visiting Mexico on Monday and the Nuevo Leon government said state officials held a...

  • April 4- Canadian gold miner Torex Gold Resources Inc said on Monday it was suspending operations at a mine in Mexico due to a blockade by three families demanding payments alleging environmental damages. "The authorities have been actively involved in resolving the situation and we hope that their efforts are successful soon," Chief Executive Fred Stanford...