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Ford to Test New Self-driving Vehicle Technology in 2018

DETROIT —  Ford Motor Co will begin testing its latest self-driving vehicle technology next year in at least one city but has not changed its plan to begin commercial production until 2021, the company said. The automaker said on Thursday that it would test self-driving prototypes in various pilot programs …

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UN Rights Team Warns Mexico of ‘Crisis’ in Journalists’ Safety

MEXICO CITY —  The United Nations said on Monday the Mexican government is struggling to keep journalists safe and prosecute their oppressors, after officials toured regions of the country that are among the most dangerous in the world for reporters. Mexican federal prosecutors have yet to secure any convictions for …

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Peru Prosecutors Ask to Jail Executives Linked to Odebrecht

PARACAS, PERU —  A Peruvian prosecutor asked a judge to jail executives of three local construction companies that had previously partnered with Brazilian builder Odebrecht, which has admitted to paying bribes in the country, chief prosecutor Pablo Sanchez said on Friday. Prosecutors started investigating the five executives of Grana y …

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