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GM Thrives In Latin America, Africa

Automaker said Monday its sales in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East jumped nearly 18 percent in the second quarter.

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) -- General Motors said Monday its sales in Latin America, Africa and the Middle East jumped nearly 18 percent in the second quarter.

The automaker said it sold a total of 346,100 vehicles in the regions during the quarter, up 52,100 vehicles from the same period a year earlier. GM's market share for the regions grew to 17.5 percent from 16.8 percent previously.

Sales grew 36 percent in Africa.

The Detroit-based company, which is struggling to slow declining sales in its home market in the U.S., reported all-time quarterly sales records in Brazil, Chile, Egypt and North Africa.

The Chevrolet Corsa, Celta and Aveo remained the top-selling vehicles across Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

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