Sentido Comun - Mexicans working abroad sent home $1.897 billion in July, 1.4 percent more than the same month last year when they transferred $1.871 billion, the tenth consecutive increase, while the second lowest in that time span.
Fox News Latino - Mexico's independent National Human Rights Commission said torture was used to extract a confession from one of the suspects in the January 2010 killings of 15 high school students at a party in Ciudad Juarez.
Proactive Investors - Fortuna Silver Mines said Thursday that it has begun commecial production at its San Jose silver-gold mine in Oaxaca. Construction of the mine was initiated in March of last year with a $55 million investment.
Los Angeles Times - Thousands of people have disappeared during Mexico's 5-year-old drug war. But the case of Luis Angel Leon and his colleagues is especially puzzling: fully armed federal officers vanishing on their way to a violence-ridden town.
Fox News Latino
A team of Mexican specialists discovered remnants of a 2,000-year-old Mayan palace at an archaeological site in the southeastern state of Chiapas.
"The discovery constitutes the first architectural evidence of such an early occupation of the ancient Mayan cities of the Upper Usumacinta basin" in the Lacandona Jungle, the National Institute of Anthropology and History said in a statement.
The project's director, Luis Alberto Martos, said this new discovery was made in a sunken courtyard located in the northern part of the the Plan de Ayutla archaeological site and represents the first evidence of occupation of that area between 50 B.C. and 50 A.D.
Sacramento Bee - California-bases biotech firm Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. said its biofungicide, Regalia Maxx, has been approved for use in Mexico. The product controls fruit and vegetable diseases by triggering natural defense systems.
NY Daily News - Mexico plans to administer the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause cervical cancer, to all girls beginning next year, the health ministry said. Cervical cancer kills 4,200 Mexican women each year.
Reuters - The Mexican government aims to scrap in October the rest of the retaliatory duties it imposed on certain U.S. farm and industrial goods during a trucking dispute, the Economy Ministry said on Thursday.