AP – U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces.
Bloomberg - Mexican consumer prices fell by the most in 11 months in early April as fruit and vegetable costs declined, with the inflation rate falling to its lowest level since October.
Reuters - Mexican annual inflation likely eased further in early April, backing expectations that policymakers will leave interest rates on hold this year to bolster a wobbly economic recovery.
WSJ - Mexican stocks closed lower Wednesday, while the peso lost ground against the U.S. dollar after disappointing economic data in China. The IPC index closed down 0.4 percent at 40,296 points.
EFE - Mexico's unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in March, the National Institute of Statistics and Geography, or INEGI, said. The unemployment rate stood at 4.51 percent in March 2013.
Reuters - Mexico's Carlos Slim struck an 11th-hour deal on Wednesday with the Austrian government that could give him control of Telekom Austria and allow the multi-billionaire to consolidate his foothold in Europe.
Reuters - Fans and family paid last respects to much-loved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Monday, leaving flowers and playing music in a colorful remembrance of the Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature.
Reuters - The U.S. government on Monday said it had approved the potential sale of 18 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters built by Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp. to Mexico, a deal valued at $680 million.
Reuters - A Hawker 800 jet crashed in northern Mexico late Saturday, killing all eight people on board, the Coahuila state government said. The plane came down in an industrial estate in the municipality of Ramos Arizpe.
EFE - Investigators are looking into a grenade attack this weekend on a hotel in in Chilpancingo, the capital of Guerrero, officials said, adding that no one was injured in the incident.
EFE -The Mexican government has received no reports of casualties or major damage after a magnitude-7.2 earthquake off the Aztec nation's southwestern Pacific coast, emergency services chief Luis Felipe Puente said.
NBCNews - A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico Friday morning, shaking buildings across a large swath of the country, but officials said there were no immediate reports of damage.
Forbes - Mexico’s Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam reaffirmed that Mexico has “no intention” of extraditing drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán to the U.S.
AP - A freak spring hailstorm caused havoc for people trying to leaving Mexico City for Easter weekend. The heavy storm hit Wednesday evening on the mountain pass west of Mexico City, halting all movement on main highways.
AFP - Mexican troops have freed 179 undocumented Central America migrants bound for the United States. Soldiers discovered the migrants in Tamaulipas from April 9-13, the state prosecutor’s office said.
Phys.org - Central-east Mexico gave birth to the domesticated chili pepper—now the world's most widely grown spice crop—reports an international team of researchers, led by a plant scientist at the University of California, Davis.
AP - Few outsiders dare venture after dark into Tepito, a Mexico City neighborhood known for contraband. But a theater project has been taking middle-class audiences into the lives of Tepito residents in recent weeks.
AP - Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday it will investigate the latest apparent case of denial of medical care for poor women, after a pregnant Mixtec Indian woman died in a clinic along with the fetus.
The Guardian - "Drug trafficking is causing an ecological disaster in Central America," according to Kendra McSweeney, an Ohio State geographer and co-author of a recent report on the little-known phenomenon of "narco-deforestation."
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