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Mexican president meets with kin of 43 missing students MEXICO CITY: President Enrique Pena Nieto met for the first time Wednesday with families of 43 students who went missing over a month ago in violence involving police and drug gang hitmen.The case of the missing in Guerrero state has shocked Mexico -- a country weary of years of mostly drug gang-linked violent crime -- and brought thousands to the streets demanding justice.The parents of the all-male students at a teachers' college in Guerrero want state and federal authorities to continue searching in the Iguala area.As they met with Pena Nieto in Mexico City, federal police extended the hunt for the missing 43 to local rivers.Searchers in Guerrero state were using boats and divers to scour the beds of several rivers near Iguala. As part of that operation, authorities cordoned off an area in Cocula next to Iguala.About 2,000 rescuers have been combing the area for weeks but have turned ...

Africans in New York complain of Ebola stigma NEW YORK: Members of the west African community in New York complained Wednesday that their children were being bullied at school and businesses were losing money because of hysteria over Ebola.Panic has gripped many Americans since a Liberian citizen brought the killer virus into the country and died on October 8 of the disease in a Texas hospital. Two nurses who treated him became infected, though recovered, and a US doctor who returned to New ...
US concerned at Burkina Faso plans to extend leader's rule WASHINGTON: Washington Tuesday voiced concern over plans to amend the constitution of Burkina Faso to allow its veteran president to seek reelection, a move that triggered protests in the west African nation."Constitutionally mandated term limits provide an important mechanism to hold heads of state accountable, ensure peaceful and democratic transfers of power, and give new generations the opportunity to compete for political office and elect new leaders," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.The United States ...
US nurse leaves quarantine, child negative for Ebola NEW YORK: A US nurse, whose enforced quarantine in New Jersey sparked a furious backlash after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, was discharged on Monday, officials said.Kaci Hickox complained bitterly about being placed under mandatory quarantine Friday, claiming she was made to feel like a criminal after being isolated in a tent without a shower or flush toilet.Republican New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced that the nurse was being released, a ...
North Korea holds UN talks amid push for war crimes probe UNITED NATIONS: North Korea's ambassador on Monday met with the UN rights investigator for talks on a possible invitation amid a UN push for the Pyongyang regime to face war crimes prosecution.North Korean counsellor Kim Song told AFP that the meeting with special rapporteur Marzuki Darusman was to discuss "our future cooperation in the area of human rights."The meeting came ahead of a report to be presented Wednesday by Darusman to the UN General Assembly ...
Two arrested in case of 43 missing Mexicans MEXICO CITY: Two drug gang members were arrested Monday on suspicion of direct involvement in the disappearance of 43 students over a month ago, Mexico's top prosecutor said.Authorities detained four Guerreros Unidos members, two of whom are believed to have helped carry out the crime that has shocked Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said.A total of 56 people have now been arrested in connection with the abduction of 43 male teachers' college students, in ...
New governor in Mexico state hit by student disappearances CHILPANCINGO: An academic took over as interim governor Sunday of a crime-riddled Mexican state thrust into the global spotlight by the disappearance of 43 students a month ago.Angel Aguirre resigned as governor of the southern Guerrero state under massive pressure while Mexican authorities are also hunting for the fugitive mayor of Iguala city and his wife in connection with the disappearance of the trainee teachers.Rogelio Martinez, a university administrator, was sworn in Sunday as Aguirre's ...


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Banking Review 2013

Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
Trade Balance $-2.380 bln
Exports $2.181 bln
Imports $4.561 bln
WeeklyNovember 13, 2014
Reserves $13.268 bln