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  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 19- One of Mexico's richest men has resigned from broadcaster Televisa's board over a potential conflict of interest because he wants to acquire his own television network, the company said on Friday.

  • Primero reports underground fatality at Mexico mine Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    TORONTO, Sept 19- Canadian precious metals miner Primero Mining Corp said on Friday an employee of one of its contractors was killed in an isolated underground accident at its flagship San Dimas mine in Mexico on Thursday night.

  • FedEx units to raise shipping rates from January Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:34 PM ET

    Sept 16- FedEx Corp, the world's No.2 package delivery company, said it would increase shipping rates for its express, ground and freight services, effective Jan. 5, 2015. The rate change applies to FedEx freight shipments within the United States, Canada and Mexico as well as between the U.S. and Canada and between the U.S. and Mexico, FedEx said.

  • *Japan production capacity at 28- year low. TOKYO, Sept 17- Mazda Motor Corp has returned to profit as the falling yen has rewarded the carmaker's export-heavy strategy. "Companies are not that interested in expanding capacity in Japan," said Kaori Yamato, senior economist at Mizuho Research Institute.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 16- Tropical storm Polo could become a hurricane off Mexico's Pacific Coast on Thursday the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Tuesday. On Tuesday morning Polo was about 275 miles south of Mexico's famous beach resort of Acapulco and moving in a northwest direction at 12 miles per hour, the NHC said.

  • BEIJING/ NAGOYA, Japan, Sept 16- Toyota Motor Corp is reconsidering a move to open a new compact car assembly plant in Mexico after company President Akio Toyoda told planners searching for a site to pause and review its rationale, executives familiar with the matter said.

  • Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:12 AM ET

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico— Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.

  • Mexico lifts limit on businesses' dollar deposits Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:14 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— The Mexican government will no longer limit the monthly cash deposits of U.S. dollars that border businesses can make if the companies allow authorities to monitor their financial transactions and meet other requirements, the president announced Friday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 12- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said on Friday limits on companies making dollar deposits in cash would be scrapped in a bid to spur trade in the border region near the United States.

  • Mexico police chief sought in reporter attack Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:11 AM ET

    They say Nicasio Aguirre, the police chief in the city of Silao, ordered the attack and he is considered a fugitive. Silva covers the industrial city of Silao for the daily newspaper based in the neighboring city of Leon.

  • *Fresnillo says it may hedge some gold output. BANGALORE/ LONDON Sept 12- Silver miner Fresnillo Plc has agreed buy Newmont Mining Corp's 44 percent stake in Penmont, their Mexican gold mining joint venture for $450 million in cash.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 11- Mexico's government will present a bill to stop using the minimum wage to calculate fines, levies and contributions Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Thursday, paving the way for a possible increase in base pay levels.

  • Company to set $151M trust to pay for spill damage Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:28 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— A mining conglomerate will set up a roughly $151 million trust to pay for damage caused when one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers in northern Mexico, authorities said Thursday.

  • Mexico pollution, water disputes turn political Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    MEXICO CITY— Water pollution disasters in Mexico have turned into political battles as officials struggled Wednesday to blame each other for the problems. A town in western Jalisco state is fighting state officials over what caused the death of more than 200 tons of fish at a local lake.

  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980 s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.

  • Feds: Cartel laundered ransom money in fashion hub Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:38 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— A family pleaded for help from the FBI when an American who delivered cocaine for a drug cartel was kidnapped and held captive in 2012 in Mexico. However, it wasn't the end of the case that led FBI agents to what they now believe was a scheme to launder drug money in the fashion district of Los Angeles and return the cash to a Mexican cartel.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Mexican construction companies, including Grupo Ica and billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, have formed a consortium to bid on contracts to build a new airport for Mexico City, construction industry group CMIC said on Tuesday.

  • Private equity preps Latin America push Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    Rio de Janiero, Brazil

    Private equity and venture capital firms are set to increase their investments in Latin America after netting billions in new funds.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 4- Mexico is likely to pick an experienced, foreign construction company, working in partnership with local firms, to build a new $9 billion international airport in Mexico City, Telecoms and Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said on Thursday.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 4- Mexico is likely to pick an experienced, foreign construction company, working in partnership with local firms, to build a $9 billion Mexico City airport, Telecoms and Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said on Thursday.