Ivan Castano

Government and Trade

Brazil Moves to Eradicate 10,000 Sweatshops in São Paulo Area

The AFL-CIO alleges the illegal factories employ workers in sub-standard conditions.

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Donald Trump, who met with Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto, last August, has vowed to renegotiate NAFTA with Mexico and Canada.

Government and Trade

Mexican Apparel Makers Set Out Stance for NAFTA Renegotiation

The Mexican industry is pressing for the U.S. to maintain the TPL provisions of the pact.

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Government and Trade

Haitian Apparel Workers Threaten Strike Unless Wages Increased

The workers are demanding an increase in pay to 800 gourdes a day, or $12.70.

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The Guatemalan flag

Government and Trade

Guatemala Says It Won U.S. Labor Suit, Avoids $15 Million Fine

The Central American country says a panel cleared it of allegations by the USTR and AFL-CIO that it abused workers trying to unionize in the apparel sector.

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Hispanic shoppers are cutting back on their apparel purchases because of Trump's anti-immigration and deportation policies.


Trump Policies Hit Hispanic Apparel Sales

The threat of deportation and crackdown on immigration have stunted Hispanic demand for apparel, analysts say.

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Government and Trade

Mexico Concerned Over $700M in Off-Price and Used Clothing Imports From U.S.

The bulk of the unloaded merchandise includes aspirational labels such as American Eagle, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s or Calvin Klein.

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Government and Trade

Central American Apparel Makers Fret Over BAT, CAFTA

Textile and apparel manufacturers in the region are worried the Trump administration’s policies could severely hurt exports.

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Government and Trade

Mexican Apparel Exports Up 10 Percent as Trump Begins NAFTA Rewrite

The industry has been boosted by the weak peso.

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American Apparel to Shift One-third of Production to Central America

The revived brand under Gildan plans to introduce a lower-cost basics line produced in Central America.

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A look from Anuar Layon's collection.

Designer and Luxury

Mexico Fashion Week Gets a High Dose of Patriotism

Mexican designers are seeing a surge of interest thanks to Trump.

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Renderings of future malls in Mexico.

Real Estate

Mexican Mall Developers Push Ahead Despite Trump Uncertainty

The nation’s major developers are sticking with plans to invest a total of $6.5 billion over the next four years.

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Mexico’s Mercado Libre Takes on Amazon Fashion

Mercadolibre.com.mx recently launched the nation’s first digital fashion awards.

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The Oscar Niemeyer designed Bemge building.

Government and Trade

Brazilian Industry Hopes for Upturn

Despite widening corruption scandals in Brazil, the industry hopes to get a boost from a recovering economy.

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Colombian Mills Aim to Boost Investment, Expand Retail

The goal is to significantly increase revenues over the next four years.

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A woman carries a sign that reads ?No Dictatorship? during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela, 31 March 2017. Several protests broke out after a Supreme Court ruling took power from congress raising fear of a dictatorship. The ruling is being condemned by opponents of President Nicolas Maduro and foreign governments.Demonstrations erupt in Venezuela after the Supreme Court's rulings, Caracas - 31 Mar 2017

Business Features

As Venezuela Sees Chaos, Fashion Industry Falls Into Abyss

The nation’s fashion and textile industries have withered under the economic and political polices of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

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