McClatchy Newspapers — Mexico's two most powerful criminal gangs are locked in a titanic battle for control of the country's heartland in a struggle that's redrawn Mexico's map of violence.
The Packer - Mexico continues to grab market share in greenhouse tomatoes. The country now supplies 78 percent of U.S. imports of tomatoes grown under cover, up from 50 percent in 2005.
Fox News Latino - Several Mexican scientific institutions are seeking on Dec. 3 to set a new Guinness for the number of people observing the moon simultaneously using more than 5,000 telescopes in an action called "Reto Mexico 2011."
AFP — US pop singer Britney Spears will deliver a free Christmas concert in a downtown Mexico City plaza, Mayor Marcelo Ebrard said. Spears will perform at the Monument to the Revolution on Sunday, kicking of Christmas festivities in the populous city.
By Ken Ellingwood and Tracy Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times
Tainted drug money runs like whispered rumors all over Mexico's economy -- in gleaming high-rises in beach resorts such as Cancun, in bustling casinos in Monterrey, in skyscrapers and restaurants in Mexico City that sit empty for months.
Officials say the tide of laundered money could reach as high as $50 billion, a staggering sum equal to about 3 percent of Mexico's legitimate economy.
Officials on both sides of the border now have begun taking tentative steps to stem the flow of dirty money.
Reuters - Mexico reopened the port of Coatzacoalcos, one of its three major oil exporting ports, on Tuesday after it shut all three on Sunday due to bad weather in the Gulf of Mexico, the transport ministry said.
The Korea Herald - South Korea will transfer its technology for offshore drilling facilities to Mexico, a move that could open new opportunities for Seoul to take part in the latter’s future oil development projects, a state think tank said Wednesday.
Truckinginfo.com - Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American neighbors, Canada and Mexico, was 13.8 percent higher in September 2011 than in September 2010, totaling $77.7 billion.
AFP — The increasingly powerful Zetas are likely behind the killings of 50 people in strongholds of the rival Sinaloa cartel in western Mexico, analysts say, as a years-long drug war churns on.
InSight - Federal authorities confiscated 911 guns from a container ship in the port of Lazaro Cardenas, on Mexico's Pacific, which was headed to Nicaragua. The operation was the largest seizure of illegal weapons in the country’s history.