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Mexico’s state-run electricity company will announce on Monday, today, tenders for nearly $4.9 billion in projects in a first round of auctions under a sweeping opening of the government-run energy sector, daily El Financiero reported. The Federal Electricity Commission will announce 16 projects, including four pipelines and three electricity plants, worth $4.899 billion, according to...
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Unearthed in the southeast of the Mexican state of Campeche, the cities were barely accessible to the research team. But the challenging journey reaped great rewards, with the discovery of the ruins of a pyramid, palace, altars and a huge doorway, Discovery News reported. The cities of Lagunita and Tamchen had been first been discovered...
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Mexico’s state-owned oil company, Pemex, is poised to abandon a decades-old devotion to self-sufficiency in crude oil, entering talks with U.S. companies about importing light crude from its northern neighbor, where output is booming. Chief Executive Emilio Lozoya said in an interview late on Thursday that Pemex was very likely to start importing light crude...
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A Canadian-owned mine in northern Mexico spilled over a half-million gallons of a cyanide solution used in heap-leach gold mining, after heavy rains caused a retaining pond to overflow. The accident occurred at the Proyecto Magistral mine in the northern state of Durango. The mine is owned by a subsidiary of Toronto, Canada-based McEwen Mining...
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Mexico’s conservative National Action Party has replaced its congressional minority leader after he and other party leaders were seen on a video dancing with escorts. The party is known as the PAN and has often taken moralistic positions, like banning public kissing in one city it governs. PAN party president Gustavo A. Madero announced Wednesday...
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The North Korean freighter that ran aground on a reef near the Mexican port of Tuxpan last month didn’t have the legally required insurance to cover the environmental damage it caused, according to a press release from the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) in July. The Mu Du Bong damaged 3662 square meters of...
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Mexico tourism has made its comeback. Mexico’s central bank says Mexico tourism grew 19.6 percent in the first six months of 2014, compared to the same period last year. The Bank of Mexico says in a statement Tuesday that 14.2 million foreigners visited Mexico between January and June and spent $8.4 billion. International tourism to...
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Mexico recorded a 29% year-on-year increase in its avocado exports in the first half of 2014, thanks to huge growth in shipments to markets like the U.S., Japan and Canada. The country’s Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food (SAGARPA) reported that exports between January and June this year were around 353,000 metric...
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Representatives of Mexico’s indigenous people have issued a new declaration and announced upcoming mobilizations to further their cause. Unveiled on August 9, the UN-celebrated International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, the declaration followed a week-long meeting between the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) and National Indigenous Congress (CNI) in the southern Mexican border state...
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The government has replaced local police forces with army troops in a rural area about 100 kms (62 miles) southwest of Mexico City that has been plagued by drug gangs. The strategy announced late Monday is the first time the tactic has been used so close to the Mexican capital. Army troops have replaced generally...
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It doesn’t sound like much, but Mexico City’s mayor has raised hackles with a proposal to increase the country’s $5 per-day minimum wage to $6 per day. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says the city will propose raising the 67.29 peso minimum wage to 80 pesos per day. That’s about the price of a hamburger meal...
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President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law on Monday new rules governing a historic opening of Mexico’s state-run oil, gas and electricity industries to foreign and private companies. Pena Nieto said the government will let potential investors know by Wednesday which blocks of gas and oil fields will be open for them. The state-owned oil...
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About 10 million gallons (40,000 cubic meters) of contaminated wastewater have spilled into rivers from a mine in northern Mexico, and federal officials announced Sunday they are restricting water supply to cities and towns in the country’s north, including the Sonora state capital of Hermosillo. The National Water Commission said it was monitoring chemicals in...
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Regenestem, a division of the Global Stem Cells Group, Inc., has announced the launch of a new stem cell treatment center in Cozumel, Mexico, offering the most advanced protocols and techniques in cellular medicine to patients from around the world. A team of stem cell medical professionals led by Rafael Moguel, M.D., an advocate and...
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Representatives of the Yaqui Indian tribe demanded a halt to the operation of an aqueduct in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora, saying here in a meeting with senators that it will leave their communities without water. “Yaqui elders, men, women, youth and children have come to this city to make ourselves heard because we’re...
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