Mexico

Mexico economy could pick up in second half of 2014 - central bank's Sanchez

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MEXICO CITY - Mexico's economy likely picked up speed in the second quarter, helped by signs of improving domestic consumption, and growth could be stronger in the second half of the year, a Central Bank deputy governor said on Monday.

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Rape, hunger and nameless kids at squalid children's home in Mexico 18 Jul 2014

ZAMORA Mexico - Children in a squalid home for abandoned and troubled kids run by a controversial mother figure in western Mexico said hunger and regular beatings drove them to offer sex for food and get high by sniffing paint.

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Vodafone CEO says unlikely to look at America Movil Mexico assets 16 Jul 2014

LONDON - Britain's Vodafone said it was unlikely to be interested in telecom assets being put up for sale in Mexico by tycoon Carlos Slim's America Movil since a deal would not fit with its focus on the corporate market in Latin America.

Mexico rescues 458 children from squalid refuge amid abuse fears 16 Jul 2014

MEXICO CITY - Mexico said on Tuesday it had rescued 458 children from a vermin-infested refuge for abandoned boys and girls, some of whom it believes were sexually abused.

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America Movil to own just over half of Telekom Austria 15 Jul 2014

MEXICO CITY - Carlos Slim's America Movil said on Monday it will take control of just over half of Telekom Austria in a $1 billion (£585.51 million) buyout offer, giving the Mexican billionaire a base to build up his presence in European telecoms.

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America Movil to own just over half of Telekom Austria 14 Jul 2014

MEXICO CITY - Carlos Slim's America Movil said on Monday it will take control of just over half of Telekom Austria in a $1 billion buyout offer, giving the Mexican billionaire a base to build up his presence in European telecoms.

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World cities, home to most people, to add 2.5 billion more by 2050 - U.N. 10 Jul 2014

UNITED NATIONS - More than half of the world's seven billion people live in urban areas, with the top "mega cities" - with more than 10 million inhabitants - being Tokyo, Delhi, Shanghai, Mexico City and Sao Paulo, according to a United Nations report on Thursday.

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América Móvil buscará vender a un solo operador activos que quiere desincorporar 09 Jul 2014

MEXICO DF - El gigante América Móvil está buscando un solo comprador para los activos mexicanos de los que quiere desprenderse en busca de quitarse la etiqueta de jugador preponderante en el mercado local de telecomunicaciones y comenzar a ofrecer nuevos servicios como TV de paga, dijo el miércoles un portavoz.

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U.S. in sanctions talks with Commerzbank and Deutsche - source 08 Jul 2014

FRANKFURT - U.S. authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany's Commerzbank and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States, extending a crackdown on European banks at a delicate point in U.S.-German relations.

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U.S. regulators begin settlement talks with Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank - source 08 Jul 2014

- U.S. state and federal authorities have begun settlement talks with Germany's Commerzbank AG and Deutsche Bank over their dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States, a source with direct knowledge of the regulatory investigations said.

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Israel pounds Gaza despite international peace efforts

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as top U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. | Video