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Textile and Apparel Exports Grew 3% in 2014

Mexico representing the largest market for sector exports at $4.63 billion.

– 4:23 PM, EST

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Retail

Amazon Launches in Mexico

The company said today that it is launching its B2C platform, Selling on Amazon and Fulfillment by Amazon, in Mexico.

– 1:47 PM, EST

The Markets

Guatemala’s Apparel Industry Boosts Response Times but Faces Sourcing Woes

U.S. brands are increasing the amount they source from the Central American country.

– June 16, 2015

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Accessories

Paraíba Tourmaline Supplies Tighten With Brazilian Investigation

Illegal mining and export of the rare gemstone yields arrests in the state of Paraíba.

– June 12, 2015

Business

House Passes Trade Preferences, TPA Faces Vote Friday

The trade preference measure, which passed on a vote 397 to 32, is important to the fashion industry.

– June 11, 2015

The Markets

Vietnam Textiles Vow ‘Flexibility’ in TPP Talks

Yarn-forward admission to the TPP would undermine the Vietnamese industry in the short-term but would provide long-term benefits by encouraging investment in new raw-material mills.

– June 8, 2015

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Beauty

Social Studies: Patricia Reynoso’s Favorite Latina Beauty Instagrammers

Patricia Reynoso, editor of Glam Belleza Latina, shares her favorite inspiring and influential Latina beauty Instagrammers.

– June 7, 2015

Business

China Tops in Emerging Markets Ranking

When it comes to retail opportunities in emerging markets, Asia is tops and China is its crown jewel.

– June 1, 2015

Retail

Central America’s Siman Aims to Double Growth

The El Salvador-based retailer operates 14 department stores across Central America, largely in El Salvador and Guatemala.

– May 26, 2015

The Markets

Guatemalan Apparel Show: Textiles Seen Recovering Fortunes

Guatemala’s textile industry is betting exports will rise 6 percent to $1.6 billion this year.

– May 21, 2015