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Mexico hit by slow growth despite its booming car industry, rising exports

Over the past 11 years, Mexican auto workers' earnings have risen an average of 0.3 per cent per year more than the inflation rate, and it's a pattern repeated across the economy.

Mexico City

MEXICO'S booming automobile industry is generating more export dollars than oil, building more cars than Brazil and giving a job to Esmeralda Velazquez. What it isn't doing is raising her living standards.

The 37-year-old machine operator at an auto suspension plant...

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