SAO PAULO – Ford Motor Co.’s South American division recorded a profit in the year’s first quarter following nine years of losses. Although a mere $15 million, it is a cause for celebration and just in time for the 85th anniversary of Ford operations in Brazil, responsible for 70% of sales in South America. Ford EcoSport helped boost South American sales. First-quarter sales totaled 66,126 units in Brazil, up 50% compared with like-2003. Ford Brasil Ltda. is expected to decide by ...

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