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Guatemala ex-first lady faces battle for presidency after first round win

17 Jun 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Former first lady Sandra Torres won a clear victory in the first round of Guatemala's presidential election, results showed on Monday, but the centre-left candidate faces a tough test to see off her nearest conservative rival in a direct runoff in August.

Former first lady Torres takes lead in Guatemala election

17 Jun 2019

GUATEMALA CITY Centre-left candidate Sandra Torres took an early lead in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday but was well short of an outright majority and will likely face a major test from a conservative challenger in a run-off.

Drug cartels' ties to politics in spotlight as Guatemala votes

14 Jun 2019

NUEVA CONCEPCION, Guatemala The mayor of Nueva Concepcion, a town on the Pacific coast of Guatemala, stands accused by prosecutors of drug trafficking and money laundering for Mexican cartels that use the coastal route to transport cocaine to the United States.

Mexico to cancel October auctions for Pemex joint ventures - sources

13 Jun 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico's oil regulator plans to announce the cancellation of auctions scheduled for October to pick joint venture partners for state-run energy company Pemex in seven onshore areas, two sources close to the decision told Reuters on Thursday.

Mexico to cut Pemex tax bill, banks to refinance debt to ease woes

13 May 2019

MEXICO CITY The Mexican government on Monday announced measures to ease state oil firm Pemex's debt woes, including $2.5 billion in debt refinancing plus the renewal of credit lines with three banks and a gradual tax cut.

UPDATE 2-Mexico to cut Pemex tax bill, banks to refinance debt to ease woes

13 May 2019

MEXICO CITY, May 13 The Mexican government on Monday announced measures to ease state oil firm Pemex's debt woes, including $2.5 billion in debt refinancing plus the renewal of credit lines with three banks and a gradual tax cut.

Mexico eyes fresh U.S. targets for tariffs to pressure Trump over steel

02 Mar 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government on Friday threatened to slap duties on new U.S. products in retaliation for the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs as it seeks to turn up pressure on Washington to exempt it from the measures.

Wild cats, boas are obstacles in Mexican president's refinery race

22 Feb 2019

PARAISO, Mexico Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's race to build an oil refinery in record time on land that was until recently alive with mangrove, wild cats and boa constrictors, has run into trouble, complicating his effort to revive ailing state-oil company Pemex. | Video

Death toll from Mexico pipeline blast reaches 91, Pemex defends response

22 Jan 2019

MEXICO CITY The death toll from a fuel pipeline explosion in central Mexico last week rose to 91 on Monday as Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) defended its response to one of the deadliest incidents to hit the state-run oil company in years.

Mexico to delay clean diesel rule as fuel is scarce: sources, documents

16 Jan 2019

MEXICO CITY Mexico's government, dealing with fuel shortages stemming from a crackdown on theft, is expected to postpone a new rule requiring pumping stations to sell cleaner diesel, according to sources with knowledge of the decision and documents from the regulator.

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