General Motors Corp.’s Brazilian unit reportedly is cutting 300 of 8,500 jobs at its Sao Jose dos Campos facility, northeast of Sao Paulo, due to continued slumping sales in the region. The plant assembles some 609 units per day, including the Corsa, Zafira and S-10 models. Vehicle sales in Brazil and the entire Latin American region have been down this year. GM’s May unit sales dropped 17.3% to 24,549, vs. 26,690 in May 2001. (see related story: Auto Makers Downsize Brazil’s Vehicle Sales)

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