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Italy votes in referendum with PM Renzi's future at stake

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ROME Italians started to vote on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform which will decide the political future of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has promised to resign if he loses.

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BP approves $9 billion Mad Dog project in Gulf, a first since spill 01 Dec 2016

LONDON Oil major BP has approved a $9-billion (7.14 billion pound) investment in its Mad Dog project in the Gulf of Mexico, its first major new platform in the region since a 2010 explosion at its Macondo well led to the worst offshore disaster in U.S. history.

Mexican army involved in students disappearance two years ago, author says 26 Nov 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexican soldiers were involved in the disappearance and apparent massacre of 43 students two years ago, according to a leading journalist, implicating the military directly in a crime that has been blamed solely on corrupt police and drug gang members.

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InvestaBank to buy Deutsche Bank assets despite scandal 26 Nov 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexican bank InvestaBank will stick to its plan to acquire Deutsche Bank assets in the country, saying it has been cleared in audits by local regulators after one of its partners was arrested in the United States.

Mexicans very negative on Trump, but back talks with him - poll 25 Nov 2016

MEXICO CITY An overwhelming majority of Mexicans hold a negative view of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, but most believe their own president should meet with him to defend the country's interests, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

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Central Americans surge north, hoping to reach U.S. before Trump inauguration 25 Nov 2016

TEGUCIGALPA/GUATEMALA CITY Central American countries warned on Thursday that large numbers of migrants have fled their poor, violent homes since Donald Trump's surprise election win, hoping to reach the United States before he takes office next year.

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Mexican cement maker ready to help Trump build border wall 23 Nov 2016

MEXICO CITY A Mexican cement maker is ready to lend its services to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to build the wall he wants to erect on the southern border of the United States to curb immigration.

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Mexico sees trade deals in TPP leftovers, flags China opportunity 22 Nov 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexico said on Tuesday the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could form the basis for bilateral trade deals between signatories, and saw a bigger role for China on world trade after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump vowed to withdraw from the accord.

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Mexico president's rating hits new low after Trump victory 20 Nov 2016

MEXICO CITY Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's approval rating has slumped to a new low since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency last week, in part due to his invitation of the real estate tycoon to Mexico during the campaign, a poll showed on Sunday.

Ten kidnapped in Mexican state where 43 students were abducted 20 Nov 2016

MEXICO CITY A group of armed men have kidnapped 10 people in the violent southwestern Mexican state of Guerrero, where 43 students were abducted and likely massacred two years ago, authorities said on Saturday.

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Castro to be laid to rest next to Cuban independence hero Marti

SANTIAGO, Cuba Fidel Castro will be laid to rest on Sunday alongside the mausoleum of Cuban independence hero Jose Marti, ensuring that the polarizing nature of Castro's life will continue in death. | Video