AP - A gun battle in a rural area south of Mexico City has led to the death of nine suspected gunmen on Monday. People in several cars were exchanging gunfire and police began to chase them, Guerrero state police said. Soldiers also joined the hunt.
Centredaily.com - Watsco announced a definitive agreement to add Carrier Corporation’s HVAC distribution operations in Mexico to their existing joint venture. Carrier operates from six locations and has 90 employees servicing its customer base.
Houston Chronicle - But for its problematic pedigree, Mexico's marijuana might be hailed as a marketing miracle. Yet, production grows, quality improves and exports northward hum along. Mexican marijuana remains widely available.
Politico - U.S. officials in Mexico City urged the ATF to stop the botched “Operation Fast and Furious” gunrunning sting, but their superiors blocked those efforts, an investigation by congressional Republicans has found.
Los Angeles Times - U.S. Embassy officials in Mexico did not know about the ill-fated Fast and Furious sting run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in which illegal purchasers were allowed to buy guns to track smuggling routes into Mexico.
Los Angeles Times
The Sinaloa cartel, Mexico's most powerful organized crime group, has its version of a corporate headquarters in gaudy mansions and hilly estates that dot the state of Sinaloa.
But its U.S. distribution hub sits 1,000 miles northwest, in the immigrant neighborhoods that line the trucking corridors of Southern California.
As one of dozens of transportation coordinators for the cartel, Gabriel Dieblas Roman bought tractor-trailers, hired drivers and arranged for loads of frozen chickens as cover. He received the drugs from Eligio "Pescado" Rios, who operated a string of stash houses.
Together they formed part of a pipeline that extended across the country to a distributor living near Yankee Stadium in New York.
Reuters - More than 100 oil workers and contractors hired by Mexico's state oil monopoly Pemex have aided criminal gangs stealing millions of barrels of fuel over the past decade, a document obtained by Reuters shows.
Fox News Latino - Diario de Mexico USA, founded in 2002 as the U.S. edition of a Mexico City-based daily, will begin circulating in Chicago and its suburbs starting in the second week of August, defying the overall decline of the print media.
The Hollywood Gossip - Linda Christian, a 1940s Hollywood star with the distinction of being the very first Bond Girl, has died in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 87. The brunette beauty was born Blanca Rosa Welter in Mexico.
Wall Street Journal - The Obama administration on Monday lobbed economic sanctions against some of the world's most feared criminal organizations, including Los Zetas, as part of an effort to economically cripple groups that pose a threat to the U.S.