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APLA: Officials assess outlook as shale reshapes prospects

November 19, 2012 | —Kara Sissell in Rio de Janeiro

Wongtschowski: Brazil steps in right direction. Uriegas: Mexico emerges as new regional leader. Latin America is well positioned to take advantage of the demand growth stemming from a rapidly growing middle class in countries such as China and Brazil, but governments and producers in the region must work to remove barriers to growth, including the high cost of production and ballooning trade deficits, according to speakers at the 32nd annual meeting of the Latin American Chemical Industry Association (APLA), held last week in Rio de Janeiro. The region’s...

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