Associated Press — Mexican police have found the mutilated bodies of six men inside plastic bags dumped on a road leading to the tourist city of Cuernavaca. The bodies were found in Yautepec with a threatening message.
InSight - Officials have dismantled a sex trafficking ring in central Mexico which reportedly smuggled teenage girls to the US, where they were forced to work as prostitutes. Four individuals have been arrested.
Wall Street Journal - But three high-profile cases this month that are being investigated outside the Mexican military's own secret courts have prompted the army's top commander to say the military might have committed serious human-rights abuses.
Bloomberg - Mexico’s central bank will leave interest rates unchanged at 4.5 percent in 2012, according to Barclays Plc economist Marcelo Salomon, who previously predicted that interest rates in Mexico would be 4 percent at year-end.
Bajo el Sol - The U.S. government is ending a rule that prohibited bringing from Mexico foods made from cooked eggs. Effective immediately, people may cross the border with egg burritos, egg sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs and other cooked egg products.
fiber2fashion.com - The Peru-Mexico free trade agreement that came into force this month is likely to harm cotton yarn exports from India to Peru. Under the FTA, duty-free imports have been cut back.
CJREnglish.com - The Canadian government is bringing in a new refugee bill to stem the flood of refugee claimants from Europe and Mexico, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said on Thursday.
Baltimore Sun - By the end of the year, motors for cutting-edge electric vehicles will be built from scratch in a sprawling $244 million plant under construction next to GM's factory near Baltimore. For now, the parts are made in a factory in Mexico.
By Elisabeth Malkin
New York Times
Pablo Téllez Falcón has long ruled supreme over one of the world’s largest dumps at the edge of Mexico City. He was born in garbage, he likes to say, and he intends to die there.
A few weeks ago, though, the city closed its giant Bordo Poniente landfill for good, padlocking the gate and trucking the garbage to distant new dumps. Officials have optimistically outlined fast-track strategies to recycle, burn and compost all but a fraction of the garbage that the city now generates.
But that European-style vision of handling garbage stands in sharp relief to the needs of the 1,500 trash pickers, or pepenadores, who rely on the refuse at Bordo Poniente every day for their livelihood.