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  • Emerging Market Bonds Land High Returns Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | 4:48 PM ET
    World Expo 2010

    Even if you’re on the "staycation" plan this year, your investments can land in exotic places—like Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico—and yield attractive returns in their emerging market bonds.

  • The Mad Money Is in Mexico? Monday, 19 Jul 2010 | 3:26 PM ET

    Some real estate investments in certain areas of the country could work right now.

  • Severe Weather Halts Offshore Gulf Cleanup Efforts Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 5:04 PM ET

    Bad weather forced Gulf of Mexico oil cleanup efforts off the shore of Louisiana to stop Tuesday, but BP's oil-capture systems maintained operations, the U.S. Coast Guard and BP said.

  • Carlos Slim One-On-One Friday, 25 Jun 2010 | 12:51 PM ET
    Carlos Slim

    Carlos Slim, Chairman of the Carlos Slim Foundation the man who's #1 on Forbes Magazine's World’s Billionaire list with a net worth of $53.5 billion as of March 10th, 2010. Maria Bartiromo recently sat down with the world’s richest man at the New York Forum.

  • Legalize Street Drugs: Mexico's Salinas Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 3:25 PM ET
    Ricardo Salinas

    Ricardo Salinas, the second richest man in Mexico, told CNBC Monday that the sale of illicit drugs should be legalized.

  • For the first time in a decade, Warren Buffett is not one of the two richest billionaires in the world, as ranked by Forbes magazine.

  • Mexico Oil Politics Keeps Riches Just Out of Reach Tuesday, 9 Mar 2010 | 11:02 AM ET
    A Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) oil rig near the shores of the state of Campeche, Mexico.

    Oil production in Mexico's aging fields is sagging so rapidly that the country, long one of the world’s top oil-exporting countries, could begin importing oil within the decade. The New York Times explains.

  • Factory Emissions

    Look for President Obama to sign climate change legislation into law in April, a barrage of carbon footprint commercials on TV, a sustainability label from Walmart and the election of green governors.

  • Politics May Boost Oil Price Further: Analyst Wednesday, 11 Nov 2009 | 8:50 AM ET

    The price of oil looks set to rise further as political factors limiting investment will join rising demand and a weak dollar among factors pushing up prices, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Citigroup could be forced to sell its Mexican subsidiary Banamex as Mexico’s Supreme Court is set to investigate claims that the U.S. government's involvement is illegal, according to a report in the Financial Times.

  • Latin America — A Two-Speed Region Wednesday, 26 Aug 2009 | 6:27 AM ET
    Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    South America, which boasts a range of basic resources and agriculture, is showing signs of rebounding from the global recession. But political uncertainty continues to plague the continent.

  • GM May Focus on Cheaper Imports, Cut US Jobs Monday, 18 May 2009 | 6:33 AM ET
    Auto worker works on assembly line at GM Lansing Grand River plant.

    General Motors is engaged in negotiating a reorganization that could increase vehicle imports from its plants in Mexico and Asia while closing factories and cutting the work force in the United States.

  • Back to Business in Mexico After Swine Flu Scare Tuesday, 5 May 2009 | 8:57 AM ET

    Traffic is picking up again, cafes are reopening and cleanup crews are getting universities ready to resume classes. Mexico City has some of its customary bustle back, and the president promises life is returning to normal after a five-day shutdown to contain the spread of swine flu.

  • Beating Swine Flu W/Movil Phones Monday, 4 May 2009 | 3:19 PM ET

    Plus, Cramer makes the call on retail, health care and more.

  • Mexico Lowers Swine-Flu Death Toll; Italy Has 1st Case Saturday, 2 May 2009 | 1:16 PM ET
    Pharmacist wearing face mask

    Mexico has lowered its estimated death toll from new influenza strain referred to as swine flu to 101 from as many as 176. Italy reported its first case of the H1N1 virus.

  • Larger Pandemic: Swine Flu Virus or Swine Flu Hype? Friday, 1 May 2009 | 5:15 PM ET
    Riders on the subway in Mexico City

    With governments scrambling, global health organizations offering dire warnings, flu masks flying off the shelves and the news media running around-the-clock coverage of the imminent swine flu ‘pandemic’, is the hype more out of control than the virus itself?

  • Peter Greenberg: Swine Flu & Your Travel Plans Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 5:11 PM ET

    As reports continue to come in about the swine flu and travel, it's important to remind you that there's a great deal of difference between an abundance of concern and the worst four letter word that starts with f --- FEAR, writes travel expert, Peter Greenberg.

  • Swine Flu Could Push Oil Lower: Analyst Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 4:49 AM ET

    Swine flu could affect commodities prices, especially oil, as demand may shrink on fears of a further economic slump because of a worldwide epidemic, Eugen Weinberg, senior commodity analyst at Commerzbank, told CNBC.

  • Party Like It’s 2007: The Spring Break Economy Friday, 3 Apr 2009 | 4:51 PM ET
    "The Arch" is an iconic landmark in Cabo

    “It’s the worst I’ve seen," said a Cabo San Lucas restaurant owner, "It is definitely the worst."For a Mexican tourist hotspot like Cabo, that's bad news. One of the busiest tourist seasons for the area comes during the months of March and April, coinciding with the American spring break season. Spring break, the long-time college tradition of excess and irresponsibility, is a time that many tourist destinations depend on to bolster their profits, banking on the liberal spending habits of Americans on vacation.

  • Mexico Out To Capture LA! (Port Business That Is) Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 | 12:59 PM ET

    Mexico's economy is struggling even more than ours, as 40 percent of the country's GDP is based on oil, and prices are plummeting (I saw gas in LA this week for only $2.25! Ay carumba!).