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  • March 25- BlackRock Inc, the world's largest asset manager, is looking to invest in infrastructure projects in Mexico, according to sources familiar with the situation. As Mexico has opened up to foreign capital in recent years, BlackRock's infrastructure investment group sees an opportunity and is setting up a team of specialists to work out of its Mexico City...

  • Mexico says arson at US company linked to extortion Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 2:40 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— An arson attack on a subsidiary of a U.S. energy-services firm was part of an extortion attempt, prosecutors in southern Mexico said Wednesday. The attorney general in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco, Fernando Valenzuela, said five attackers forced their way into the company's yard and burned three trucks. The company whose compound was attacked was...

  • Mexico's Baja farmworkers strike for better conditions Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 2:15 PM ET

    SAN QUINTIN, Mexico— Workers at large, export-oriented farms in the Mexican border state of Baja California have led a week of violent protests over low pay, abuses and poor conditions, threatening a harvest that supplies millions of dollars worth of tomatoes, strawberries and other crops to the United States. Many of the workers are migrants from southern...

  • DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to April 6 Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    MAKATI CITY, Philippines- Asian Development Bank to release Asian Development Outlook Report 2015- 0130 GMT. MANILA- Philippines Investment Forum 2015. Philippines President Benigno S Aquino III, Philippines Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima and Philippines Central Bank Amando M Tetangco Jr are the key speakers. PRAGUE- Czech Republic Finance Minister...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 23- General Motors Co will build its next-generation Chevrolet Cruze small car in Mexico, the company said on Monday. It is the first time the Cruze will be made in Mexico, according to a GM spokeswoman in Mexico, and production will be mainly for the domestic market. The Cruze is currently imported to Mexico from GM's plant in South Korea, she said.

  • TOKYO/ MEXICO CITY, March 22- Toyota Motor is finalising plans for its first passenger car assembly plant in Mexico that could be approved by its board as early as next month, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Toyoda last year asked planners scouting for a site in Mexico to hit' pause' and review the rationale for the project, executives familiar...

  • Mexico mining groups says 3 kidnapped miners were slain Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:10 PM ET

    MEXICO CITY— A Mexican mining industry group says three miners were killed earlier this month in the southern state of Guerrero. The three employees of the Los Filos gold mine in the mountains of Guerrero had been reported kidnapped. The Mexican Mining Chamber said Thursday that the killings "disturb the healthy development of the mining industry in Guerrero."

  • Economic downturn pushes Brazilians into informal economy Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:12 AM ET

    BRASILIA, March 19- Mounting job losses are pushing more and more Brazilians into the informal economy as self-employed workers, leaving them vulnerable to what could be the country's worst recession in 25 years. Self-employed workers, most of them earning no more than about $450 a month, now represent 19.5 percent of employees in Brazil's main cities- the...

  • MEXICO CITY— Police arrested more than 200 people in the Mexican border state of Baja California in a bid to quash protests and road blockages by farmworkers demanding higher wages, officials said Wednesday. Farmworkers around the town of San Quintin often make less than $8 a day picking fruit and vegetables. Many of the large farms export much of their produce...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 18- Mexican Finance Minister Luis Videgaray said on Wednesday he does not expect the recent plunge in oil prices to be temporary and that Mexico's public finances will face major difficulties next year as a result. Mexico is a major oil exporter and the drop in crude prices has pushed its peso currency to record lows, leading it to slow the pace of...

  • MEXICO CITY— The crusading host of Mexico's top-rated national news radio program has been fired in a case that many fear is a blow to freedom of expression. MVS Radio said Sunday that Carmen Aristegui was removed for challenging the firing of two reporters who had misused the company's name by suggesting it was a sponsor of MexicoLeaks, a website meant to reveal...

  • MEXICO CITY— The crusading host of Mexico's top-rated national news radio program has been fired in a case that many fear is a blow to freedom of expression. MVS Radio said Sunday that Carmen Aristegui was removed for challenging the firing of two reporters who had misused the company's name by suggesting it was a sponsor of MexicoLeaks, a website meant to reveal...

  • Homegrown, gourmet pot on the rise in Mexico Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 12:20 AM ET

    But in the new world of legal markets and gourmet weed, aficionados here are looking to the United States and Europe for the good stuff. Instead of Acapulco Gold, Mexican smokers want strains like Liberty Haze and Moby Dick— either importing high-potency boutique pot from the United States, or growing it here in secret gardens that use techniques perfected...

  • In an interview, Vazquez Aldir acknowledged the threat posed to free-to-air TV by new technologies including Netflix, and said the company might at some point follow in the footsteps of Televisa, by looking to move into the more lucrative telecoms market. Vazquez Aldir said he had not spoken with Slim or any other telecom companies. Grupo Imagen expects to...

  • PUEBLA, Mexico, March 9- German carmaker Volkswagen will invest about $1 billion to expand its vehicle assembly plant in Mexico's Puebla state and prepare it for production of the new Tiguan compact crossover SUV, the company said on Monday. As of December, investment in the auto sector in Mexico totaled $19 billion under President Enrique Pena Nieto, who took...

  • PUEBLA, Mexico, March 9- German carmaker Volkswagen will invest around $1 billion to expand its plant in Mexico's Puebla to produce the new Tiguan compact, the company said on Monday. As of December, total investment in the auto sector in Mexico had reached $19 billion under President Enrique Pena Nieto, who took office two years earlier, the government says.

  • MEXICO CITY, March 6- Four workers at a Mexico mine owned by Goldcorp Inc. have gone missing and were possibly kidnapped, the state attorney general's office said in a statement on Friday. Goldcorp, the world's biggest gold producer by market value, owns the Los Filos mine in the violent southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Guerrero state has the highest homicide...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 6- Mexico's peso tumbled on Friday despite central bank intervention, hitting a six-year low as investors fled emerging markets and fixed-income investors bet that higher interest rates are in store on both sides of the border. "With the weak peso and the higher probability that Fed goes in June, that all means that we should think of a...

  • MEXICO CITY, March 5- German carmaker Volkswagen will next week announce an investment worth around $1 billion in Mexico to expand its Puebla plant, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. As of December, total investment in the auto sector in Mexico had reached $19 billion under President Enrique Pena Nieto, who took office two years earlier, the...

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