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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Brazil produced more cars than Mexico in May, reversing normal patterns as Latin America’s top carmaking countries slowly restarted auto factories in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

In normal times, both countries produce a total of half a million cars a month. In May, Brazil rolled out 43,100 units and Mexico 22,119 units, down 84 percent and 93 percent respectively from a year ago. Still, the numbers were up significantly from April when their auto plants were all but paralyzed by the pandemic.

Mexico’s export-focused auto industry has been . . .

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