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Mexico telecom overhaul passes, billionaire Carlos Slim loses -- maybe
Mexico telecom overhaul passes, billionaire Carlos Slim loses -- maybe

Mexican legislators on Wednesday passed a sweeping overhaul of the telecommunications industry that officials maintain will help break up monopolies and provide better service and more competition in the TV and telephone market. Anticipating the approval, Mexican telephone tycoon Carlos Slim -- listed by Forbes magazine as the second-richest man in the world thanks to the near-monopoly he and his family hold -- announced he would sell off part of his empire to avoid a series of regulatory restrictions the new laws impose on any company with more than a 50% market share. By scaling back his holdings in the telephone industry, Slim will avoid having to share certain assets, such as...

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