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  • TOKYO/ WASHINGTON, April 22- U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman arrived in Japan earlier than expected on Wednesday, Japanese media, for a last ditch push for a two-way deal seen as crucial to efforts to create one of the world's biggest trade pacts.

  • Mexico editor: Garcia Marquez left manuscript Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez left behind an unpublished manuscript that he chose not to print while he was alive, an editor told The Associated Press on Tuesday as the writer's compatriots held a musical tribute to him in his native Colombia. Garcia Marquez died at his Mexico City home on April 17.

  • WASHINGTON/ TOKYO, April 22- A meeting between U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week in Tokyo may not seal one of the world's biggest trade pacts, but it could give it a much-needed boost.

  • DIARY - Emerging markets economic events to May 2 Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    April 22- For other related diaries, please. MANILA- Asian Development Bank will launch its latest Asian Economic Integration Monitor, a semiannual review of Asia's regional economic cooperation and integration. COLOMBO- Sri Lanka Central Bank announces interest rate decision- 0130 GMT.

  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46- year-old mother of four from Texas uses home remedies or pays $75 to see a doctor when she has an asthma attack.

  • California cross-border airport clears key hurdle Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 10:16 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO— U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico.

  • Street theater in Mexico City's rough Tepito area Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a neighborhood known as Mexico City's main clearinghouse for contraband ranging from guns and drugs to counterfeit sneakers.

  • NEW YORK, April 16- Mexican mobile phone operator Iusacell SA de CV sued IBM Corp on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. technology giant of making fraudulent representations that caused it to lose $2.5 billion in profits. But the complaint centered on a contract that Iusacell said IBM induced it to enter into in Mexico.

  • Pet boom in Mexico amid rising middle class Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Camila celebrated her first birthday in a blue-and-white striped dress with tulle appliques, playing with her guests in a room decorated with pink balloons, lilacs and Hello Kitty posters. "We've never had a female dog so we wanted to do something special with her," said Valery Palma, a single 35- year-old lawyer who owns Camila.

  • Mexico pledges own anti-money laundering list Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 12:19 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Mexico has announced plans to fight money laundering by using "kingpin" lists like those issued by the United States, although unlike the public U.S. list, Mexico will make its registry confidential, a Mexican official said Monday.

  • Citigroup's earnings edge higher in first quarter Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Citigroup's first-quarter earnings rose, helped by declines in expenses and provisions for bad loans. EARNINGS: Citigroup reported a profit of $4.1 billion in the first quarter, after stripping out the effects of an accounting change and a tax item.

  • Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:25 AM ET

    LONDON— Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas. Martin Birchall, of The Ear Institute at University College London, who co-authored an accompanying commentary.

  • Mexican police issue 'ransom ware' virus warning Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Police in Mexico City have issued a warning about a new type of "ransom ware" virus that can take over computers' cameras and make the user think they are under surveillance. The Mexico City police department's cyber-crime unit says the virus infects computers, generally after they view or download sexually explicit material.

  • Mexico congressmen charge mayors for federal funds Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— The mayor of the central Mexico city of Celaya thought he was having a private conversation when he told his staff that congressmen were requiring him to inflate a paving contract by 35 percent in exchange for $12.2 million in federal public works money.

  • April 9- Bank of America Corp said on Wednesday that it will close three foreign offices and eliminate about 3,000 jobs over the next nine to 12 months in an effort to simplify its global operations.

  • April 9- Constellation Brands Inc said it expects to spend upto $1.1 billion- almost double its previous forecast- to increase capacity at a Mexican brewery, hurting its full-year profit and cash flow forecasts and sending its shares down 5 percent.

  • US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 3:54 AM ET
    “Peace Without Borders” concert in Havana, September 2009. The concert was a perfect opportunity to test the political power of their budding social network masterminded by the U.S. government.

    The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON/ BEIJING, April 1- Manufacturing in Asia and Europe finished the first quarter on a weaker note but activity in the United States remained relatively steady, suggesting severe winter weather in North America had only a modest effect on U.S. factories.

  • MEXICO CITY, April 1- Mexico is considering rigid rules that would ensure a hefty cut of the spoils of a landmark energy overhaul go to Mexican firms, but that could jeopardize billions of dollars in investment from oil majors seen as key to future growth.

  • BOGOTA, March 28- Colombia's government-owned oil producer Ecopetrol said on Friday it made the highest offers in a recent auction to explore 11 offshore blocks for crude oil in the Gulf of Mexico, as part of its strategy to boost investment abroad. Their joint offers totaled $73.2 million, of which Ecopetrol's participation is $33.7 million.

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