Dallas Morning News - Mexico City is often cited as one of world’s top culinary destinations. There’s never been a better time than now to experience Mexican cuisine. In recent years, Mexico City has undergone a culinary renaissance.
USA Today - Six people examined in Mexico for possible radiation poisoning have been detained over the theft of a truck hauling radioactive medical equipment to a nuclear waste facility. The suspects include five adults and a teenager.
Reuters - Mexico's lower house on Thursday gave general approval to an electoral reform demanded by the opposition, helping pave the way for Congress to focus on an energy bill at the center of President Enrique Pena Nieto's economic agenda.
Reuters - Giant Mexican telco America Movil and broadcaster Televisa, the two companies likely to be most affected by the country's telecoms reform, said on Thursday the regulator has told them it was determining whether they are dominant players in the sector.
AP - Officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 abandoned in a rural field in central Mexico. It could take at least two days to safely get the material into a secure container and transport it to a waste site.
Wall Street Journal - Mexico's government and the main opposition party have agreed on most of the crucial details of a legislative bill to carry out a deep overhaul to the country's nationalistic energy laws, according to lawmakers close to the negotiations.
Associated Press - Lawyers for a former Mexican governor charged in the United States with money laundering and drug trafficking say the charges are based on false accusations by people trying to bargain with U.S. prosecutors.
Bloomberg - Grupo Lala, Mexico’s biggest dairy producer, is seeking to expand with more factory capacity at home and potential acquisitions across the Americas following its initial public offering, its chairman said.
Sacramento Bee - Mexican airline Aeromexico has announced additional nonstop flights between Sacramento and Guadalajara, plus seasonal service between Sacramento and Bajio/Leon in December.
Reuters - Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's biggest cement companies, said on Thursday it had reached a $500 million deal with Neoris which will provide IT outsourcing services over 10 years.
BBC - The New Jersey, Mexican and Korean Grands Prix have all been dropped from the 2014 Formula 1 calendar. Mexico, which last hosted a race in 1992, is expected to reappear in 2015, while Korea appears to be lost to F1.
NYT - Mexico’s Puerto Escondido used to be a quiet fishing village known only to surfers for its legendary waves, but now a more cosmopolitan crowd is beginning to discover this unspoiled stretch of perfectly pristine beach.
LAT - Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s fiery leftist leader, suffered a heart attack early Tuesday and was hospitalized in stable condition. Lopez Obrador was “progressing satisfactorily,” his doctor said.
Bloomberg - Global oil majors from Exxon Mobil Corp. to Chevron Corp. are about to get the clearest indication yet of how far Mexican lawmakers will go to lure them into the largest unexplored crude area after the Artic Circle.
BBC - US prosecutors have accused the former governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, of links with drug cartels. Yarrington, who was governor of the border state from 1999 to 2004, has been charged with money laundering.
UPI - Mexico is hoping a reconciliation between Argentina and Spanish oil major Repsol will lead to a Mexican entry in Argentina's lucrative energy sector and improve chances of its own development, analysts said.
AlJazerra - Mexico will probe the alleged creation of a rebel group in the troubled southern state of Guerrero that is calling on people to take up arms against the government, the office of Mexico's attorney general said.
KPBS - Not too long ago, Arizona was internationally known for its efforts to crack down on illegal immigration from Mexico. Now local mayors are seeing legal Mexican visitors as key to economic development.
Financial Times - Shielded behind barricades three metres high, Mexico’s Senate is preparing to begin its debate on shaking up the country’s energy sector, even as opponents call on their supporters to “blockade” the building from Wednesday morning.
AP - Guatemalan authorities say they have detained 21 people who allegedly laundered money for Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel led by Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. The 16 men and five women reportedly laundered about $46 million through an agricultural company.
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