Mexico took unprecedented strides to rein in the country's telecommunications and television operators, imposing a rash of measures on the phone companies of billionaire Carlos Slim and on the country's top broadcaster Grupo Televisa in a bid to improve competition in their markets.
The picture that emerges from General Motors's disclosures about events that led to the recent recalls of 1.6 million vehicles is of a company still burdened by bureaucratic complexity, and unable to respond decisively.
General Motors has apologized profusely in recent days for an ignition-switch defect that existed for nine years and has been tied to at least 13 deaths in U.S. But apologies might be all many of the injured get.
Auto makers are taking a fresh crack at solving the problem of how to make money on the tiny cars that European regulators, and many consumers, want them to sell. Profit margins on what are commonly known as city or mini cars are wafer-thin.