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OPERATOR SERIES: Brazil's Aegea expanding its footprint
OPERATOR SERIES: AT&T maintains high hopes for Mexico
OPERATOR SERIES: Fresnillo's moneyspinning mines
Mexico

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The miner's six Mexican gold and silver operations are generating healthy earnings at current prices, with two mines responsible for two-thirds of gross profits in 2016.

OPERATOR SERIES: Could Liberty forge a path to US-LatAm mobile synergies?
OPERATOR SERIES: Virgin Mobile dancing tango before samba?
OPERATOR SERIES: Pan American Silver's Mexican assets
Mexico

OPERATOR SERIES: Pan American Silver's Mexican assets

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Pan American's Mexican mines will deliver nearly half of the company's total silver output and the bulk of gold production in 2017, boosted by expansions at the La Colorada and Dolores operations.

OPERATOR SERIES: Brazil's pre-salt makeover
OPERATOR SERIES: Brazil's Magnesita
Brazil

OPERATOR SERIES: Brazil's Magnesita

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BNamericas takes a look at Latin America's largest refractory brick manufacturer, Magnesita, which is due to merge with Austrian rival RHI.

OPERATOR SERIES: Brazil's TIM and the single-service challenge
OPERATOR SERIES: Southern Copper's Mexican projects
Mexico

OPERATOR SERIES: Southern Copper's Mexican projects

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The US$3.5bn Buenavista del Cobre expansion cemented Mexico as Southern's main production base, and future projects in the country have the potential to lift copper output by more than 300,000t/y.

OPERATOR SERIES: Axtel to punch above its weight in Mexico
OPERATOR SERIES: Vale's asset sales and debt
Brazil

OPERATOR SERIES: Vale's asset sales and debt

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The Brazilian mining giant confirmed it plans to reach a sound financial position through cash generation and divestments to reduce debt.

OPERATOR SERIES: Tigo-Une's quest to become a 'content supermarket'
Colombia

OPERATOR SERIES: Tigo-Une's quest to become a 'content supermarket'

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After the 2014 merger of Une and Tigo, this multiservice provider now ranks as a more than valid rival alongside Claro and Movistar. Despite Colombia's current economic slump, Tigo-Une is arming itself with strategies to remain competitive.

OPERATOR SERIES: Brazil's Andrade Gutierrez
Brazil

OPERATOR SERIES: Brazil's Andrade Gutierrez

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Created in 1948, the Belo Horizonte-based conglomerate carries out work in a number of sectors, including transportation and logistics, urban mobility, electric power, telecommunications, water and sanitation and oil & gas.

OPERATOR SERIES: Entel tries to keep up with its own standards
OPERATOR SERIES: Telefónica, the Spanish giant chasing América Móvil
Regional

OPERATOR SERIES: Telefónica, the Spanish giant chasing América Móvil

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BNamericas takes a look at how one of the largest telecom groups in the world operates in Latin America. As it competes with América Móvil for Latin American telecom supremacy, Spain's Telefónica faces the challenges of reducing its nearly 50bn-euro debt and transitioning to new leadership in its main market of Brazil.

OPERATOR SERIES: América Móvil, too big to fail
OPERATOR SERIES: Millicom, Central America's core network
OPERATOR SERIES - LatAm Oil&Gas capex update
Regional

OPERATOR SERIES - LatAm Oil&Gas capex update

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Oil companies have slashed global E&P spend for 2015-20 by US$1tn since crude prices began their precipitous fall in mid-2014, Wood Mackenzie showed in June. "Virtually every oil producing country has seen some form of capex cuts," the firm's principal analyst Malcolm Dickson said. "The deepest are in the US lower 48, where forecast capital investment has halved in 2016-17, falling by US$125bn. This is mainly down to a big drop-off in drilling, with the onshore rig count dropping by 53% from 2015 to 2016." Latin America is no exception to the global trend. Foreign direct investment in Latin America and the Caribbean fell 9.1% in 2015 to US$179bn, the lowest level since 2010. But in recent weeks, along with news that the oil price is inching above US$50 per barrel, Latin America has produced some positive signs. This report consolidates the latest oil and gas capex news from majors operating in the region.

OPERTATOR SERIES - Wind power in LatAm: Sky's the limit
Regional

OPERTATOR SERIES - Wind power in LatAm: Sky's the limit

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In the ever-expanding renewable energy industry, no source has made faster growth in Latin America than wind. The region accounted for about 6% of the 63.5GW of global wind capacity brought online in 2015. Investment in the sector is expected to rise exponentially in the coming years as governments strive to meet carbon emission reduction targets. But it is no longer the environmental factor alone that is driving growth in wind and other renewable sources.