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The resignation of Mexico’s finance minister has cast a shadow over Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), Mexico’s “leftist firebrand” leader.

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China’s economic growth hits a 27-year low

The release this week of second-quarter economic figures revealed that China’s economy is growing at its slowest pace in 27 years.

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