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May 24, 2014
Mexico’s economy grew less than expected in the first quarter because of weak domestic demand and anemic expansion of industrial activity, and the figures suggest the government could significantly cut back its 2014 growth estimate later on Friday. Latin America’s No. 2 economy grew 0.3 per cent in the first quarter from the last three...
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Costa Rica’s social security system has agreed to extend medical benefits to same-sex couples, in a fresh step toward equal rights for gays and lesbians in Latin America. The board of directors of the country’s social security system, known as the Caja, voted unanimously to extend the benefits on Thursday night. It now has three...
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Mexico’s Ministry of Economy will begin funding explorations projects to locate deposits of rare earth metals, a group of elements of increasing importance in variety of industries including green technology, defense systems, consumer electronics, and high-tech applications. According to country’s Geological Survey (SGM), global demand for rare earths in 2016 will hit 160,000 tons, with...
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