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Mexico halts Chinese mega-mall project after damage to environment
Mexico halts Chinese mega-mall project after damage to environment

It was supposed to be a major Chinese foothold for doing business in Latin America, the largest venue for selling Chinese goods in the Western Hemisphere. The multimillion-dollar Dragon Mart mega-mall would cover nearly 1,400 acres two miles from the Caribbean Sea just south of the posh Cancun resort area and cater to an army of Chinese vendors. But Mexico has pulled the plug on the project, the second huge endeavor involving Chinese business that the government of President Enrique Peña Nieto has canceled in just under three months. After a protracted legal tug of war, Mexico’s environmental protection agency ruled this week that the project, which has been in the works...

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