El Financiero - The consumption of contraband cigarettes entering Mexico has increased 500 percent, from 40 million packs in 2010 to 200 million in 2011, according to British American Tobacco (BAT), which boosted the price per pack by 7 pesos.
CBS - The killing of a Mexican woman purportedly in retaliation for her postings on an anti-crime website has left stunned chat users and employees at the newspaper where she worked wondering who can still be safe in the violent border city of Nuevo Laredo.
BBC - The wife of Mexico's most wanted drug baron, Joaquin "Chapo Guzman, has given birth to twin girls at a hospital in the U.S. Emma Coronel had her daughters at Antelope Valley Hospital in northern Los Angeles on Aug. 15 and returned home.
Associated Press - The Mexican government said it is investigating videos posted on the Internet in which a gang of masked men vow to exterminate the violent Zetas drug cartel, and said it opposes such vigilante methods.
AFP - Footprints from early humans that are between 4,500 and 25,000 years-old have been found in the Sierra de Tarahumara mountains in Chihuahua. The five footprints "are among the few impressions of the first inhabitants in the American continent."
By Steve Pond / TheWrap
A new documentary about Mayan civilization will provide evidence of extraterrestrial contact with the ancient culture, according to a Mexican government official and the film's producer.
"Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond," currently in production, will claim the Mayans had contact with extraterrestrials, producer Raul Julia-Levy revealed.
"Mexico will release codices, artifacts and significant documents with evidence of Mayan and extraterrestrial contact, and all of their information will be corroborated by archaeologists," said Julia-Levy, son of actor Raul Julia.
Voice of America - U.S. weather forecasters say Hurricane Hilary has slightly weakened as it swirls off Mexico's Pacific coast. The storm is expected to gradually lose power over the next two days.
Supply and Demand Chain - The Georgia Institute of Technology and Tecnológico de Monterrey are launching the Trade & Logistics Innovation Center in Mexico City, which will focus on improving logistics and increasing trade competitiveness.
Energy Business Review - Goldgroup Mining has entered into an agreement with Almaden Minerals and its subsidiary to acquire Almaden’s 30 percent interest in the Caballo Blanco project in Veracruz for $2.5 million.
PRNewswire - NeoGames, global leaders of online scratch and instant win games, announced today that they have integrated their premium platfrom of online scratch cards and instant win games with Mexico's National Lottery, Lotería Nacional.