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Mexico GDP growth beats forecasts as services sector lends boost
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Mexico GDP growth beats forecasts as services sector lends boost

Nacha Cattan | Bloomberg - January 29, 2016

Mexico's economy expanded more than forecast for the fourth consecutive quarter in the final three months of the year as domestic consumption rebounded amid record low inflation.…

Costa Rica registers negative inflation in 2015
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Economy
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Costa Rica registers negative inflation in 2015

AFP - January 8, 2016

Costa Rica ended 2015 with a negative inflation rate, thanks in large part to lower fuel and electricity costs, according to figures released by the National Statistics and…

Costa Rican lawmakers move forward with bill to lower cap on rent hikes
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Costa Rican lawmakers move forward with bill to lower cap on rent hikes

L. Arias - March 5, 2015

The Legislative Commission on Legal Affairs unanimously approved a draft bill this week that would decrease the amount landlords are allowed to hike the rent each year for houses…

Condoms at $755 show Venezuela reeling from plunging oil prices
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Condoms at $755 show Venezuela reeling from plunging oil prices

Anatoly Kurmanaev and Andrew Rosati | Bloomberg - February 4, 2015

Venezuelans who already must line up for hours to buy chicken, sugar, medicines and other basic products in short supply now face a new indignity: Condoms are…

Venezuela’s Maduro caught between pragmatism, ideology
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela’s Maduro caught between pragmatism, ideology

Emilia Diaz-Struck and Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - July 6, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela — In the 15 months since Hugo Chávez's demise, his successor, Nicolás Maduro, has kept the Chávez enterprise rolling, sticking to the comandante's policy prescriptions…

Venezuela protests lose momentum as Maduro toughens his response
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela protests lose momentum as Maduro toughens his response

Anatoly Kurmanaev | Bloomberg News - March 17, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Fewer Venezuelans came out to protest against the government over the weekend after President Nicolás Maduro threatened to use the military to "liberate" middle-class…

Central Bank president warns political campaigns to stay away from the exchange rate
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Central Bank president warns political campaigns to stay away from the exchange rate

The Tico Times - March 4, 2014

The president of Costa Rica's Central Bank warned Johnny Araya’s economic team Tuesday after the National Liberation Party (PLN) blamed the rival Citizen Action Party's (PAC) possible…

Venezuela struggles with getting basic goods under Chávez’s successor
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Bolivarian Revolution
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Venezuela struggles with getting basic goods under Chávez’s successor

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - February 1, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela — On aisle seven, among the diapers and fabric softener, the socialist dreams of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez looked as ragged as the…

Venezuela turns to army general to control soaring inflation
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Venezuela turns to army general to control soaring inflation

Anatoly Kurmanaev and Corina Pons | Bloomberg - January 16, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is turning to an army brigadier general to run the economy, two months after using troops to help control prices…

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