Oil & Gas - Mexico's state-owned oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, is planning to invest $27.7 billion in 2014, the most in its history and the vast majority of which will go toward crude oil exploration and production.
AP - Police in northern Mexico detained about 100 people Sunday in a failed attempt to stop a second demonstration in less than a week to voice support for captured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
AP - Efforts to turn the seaside village of Loreto, Mexico, into a major destination have been going on for years. So far, though, the results have been limited, and that in itself makes it worth visiting.
AP -Mexico's National Commission of Human Rights is investigating two possible cases of negligence involving indigenous woman giving childbirth. One of the women died in Oaxaca on Sunday.
Japan Times - Steel-maker Kobe Steel Ltd. and its trading affiliate Shinsho Corp. said Monday they have agreed with three other companies to consider setting up a joint venture in Mexico to process steel wire rod into steel wire of cold heading quality used to make auto parts.
Israeli defense firm Elbit has been awarded a $145 million contract by the US Department of Homeland Security to construct a series of surveillance towers on Arizona’s border with Mexico, the company announced on Sunday.
New York Daily News - More than 1,000 people took to the streets Wednesday, including schoolchildren, chanting 'Release him!' The world's most-wanted narcotics kingpin is said to have caused the deaths of 10,000 people in Mexican drug wars.
Bloomberg - Mexico’s peso was headed for its best monthly performance since September as Moody’s Investors Service raised the nation’s credit rating on Feb. 5, citing an improving economic growth outlook. The peso extended its advance this month to 1 percent, rising along with most major emerging-market tenders.
Railway Gazette - The Secretariat of Transport & Communications has published the environmental impact statement for the proposed high speed line between Mexico City and Querétaro and publishes environmental impact statement.
Reuters - Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex said its losses for the fourth-quarter more than doubled from a year ago after it lowered the value of assets including its Burgos gas field.
Wall Street Journal - Mexican beverage and retail titan Fomento Economico Mexicano, known as Femsa, plans to invest $1.35 billion in its businesses this year, in line with its 2013 investment, a top executive said Thursday.
CBC - Mexico's most wanted drug lord may be behind bars, but the capture of Joaquin (El Chapo) Guzman is unlikely to stem the flow of drugs and could spark new violence in the war waged by the country's notorious and violent cartels.
Reuters - U.S. and Chinese rail companies have expressed interest in the Mexican rail freight market if a bill that seeks to open up the sector to more companies is approved, the head of the lower house of Congress' transport commission said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Foreign investor inflows to Mexican stocks and bonds picked up slightly in the fourth quarter, helping Mexico narrow its current account balance of payments deficit, a central bank report showed on Tuesday.
Bleacher Report - Creativity and depth are two words that could very well be synonyms for Giovani dos Santos. The Mexico international has become a fan favorite over the years for his physical attributes and skills.
EFE - The Federal Police arrested 26 people on kidnapping charges and freed four captives in operations carried out in three Mexican states, the Mexican National Security Commission said Tuesday.
City News Toronto - A Canadian woman is recovering after a very close encounter with a humpback whale. Chelsea Crawford was whale-watching on a zodiac off Baja California when she was slapped in the face by the animal’s tail as it emerged from the water.
euters - Latin America's biggest Coke bottler, Coca-Cola Femsa, said its fourth-quarter profit rose fell 29 percent. The company reported a profit of 3.066 billion pesos ($234 million) for the October-December period, from 4.320 billion pesos in the same period a year ago.
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