DEARBORN — Few involved in South America's automotive sector would argue that 1999 has been a year they wish to forget. But optimistic analysts and experts gathered here for a discussion on the matter say recovery is on the horizon and a return to health around the corner, if automakers and suppliers can survive the next couple years. Latin America's vehicle sales in 1999 have fallen to their lowest level since 1992. Production slipped 20% in Brazil and 43% in Argentina due primarily to ...

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