Reuters - Mexican broadcaster Televisa and its partner Nextel are at risk of a major setback in the telecoms market as regulators evaluate their low bid for a new block of wireless spectrum. Some experts are warning that the government could declare the auction void.
Sentido Comun - The Ministry of Agriculture has invested 330.5 million pesos ($25.9 million) in a total of 514 water projects in order to support 28,000 agriculture producers in 525 villages in 101 municipalities in the states of Guanajuato, Jalisco, Michoacán, Querétaro, San Luis Potosi, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Zacatecas.
La Jornada - A large group of people from Mexico City delegation of Magdalena Contreras protested the city government's environmental permit for a super toll road in the western part of the city. A suit has been filed to stop appropriation of colonial buildings.
Sentido Comun - VeriSign, a company that provides digital infrastructure services, said its domain name registrations on the Internet reached 193,000 at the end of the first quarter, a 0.6 percent increase compared to the end of last quarter of 2009.
El Financiero - Construction on the Bicentennial refinery in the Tula-Tepeji region of the state of Hidalgo is on track and the $9 billion facility will begin operating in 2015 even with a change in administrations, Energy Secretary Georgina Kessel said.
Sentido Comun - The Ministry of Communications said it awarded new concessions and amended and extended others in order to expand the nation's supply of telecommunications services. Nineteen grants were given for pay television services in cities in 11 states.
Sentido Comun - Megacable, the largest cable television company in Latin America, has reached an agreement to acquire OmniCAD Group in order to extend its operations to 15 cities in the state of Sonora and San Felipe in Baja California.
CNNExpansion.com - After winning the government concession for dark optical fiber, the partnership of Televisa, Megacable and Telefónica will create a greater diversity of services and competition in data, voice and video and transfers on the internet, analysts say.
Reforma - Nine more months will be required to switch service to the Commision Federal de Electricidad in the area that was served by Luz y Fuerza del Centro because of the obsolescence of facilities, the disorder in client data bases and the lack of technology, said CFE director Alfredo Elías Ayub.
Sentido Comun - The Ministry of Communications and Transport has issued a tender for the construction and operation of a second terminal for fluids at the port of Guaymas in Sonora. The new terminal is expected to cost $60 million.