Beekeepers force withdrawal of Monsanto GMO permit

The Guardian - A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of genetically modified soybeans.

Wickr partners with Iusacell on Spanish messaging app

ReCode - Secure messaging company Wickr is partnering with Iusacell, Mexico’s No. 3 wireless carrier, to deliver a Spanish-language version of its service.

Texas court awards judgment against Pemex union

Forbes - A Texas court issued a final judgment against Pemex’s powerful Workers Union authorizing Texas company Arriba Ltd to collect millions of dollars in damages for breach of contract.

Pemex to buy U.S. natural gas through Mercuria

Bloomberg - Mexico’s state oil company struck a deal to import U.S. natural gas from a Swiss trading house, Mercuria Energy Group, a step that would help the nation secure a cheaper long-term alternative to fuel oil for its power plants.

Court says WalMart must share docs on bribery case

Reuters - The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed last week a lower court ruling that ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to provide a shareholder with documents related to the company’s internal probe of allegations the retailer had paid bribes in Mexico.

Wal-Mex says its 2nd quarter profit doubled

Reuters - Mexico's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart de Mexico, on Wednesday said its second-quarter profit doubled, driven by the sale of its restaurant business but also helped by a pickup in revenue across its stores.

Cemex reports first quarterly profit since 2009

Reuters - Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's largest cement companies, said on Friday it had a second-quarter profit of $76 million, its first quarterly profit since the financial crisis in 2009.

Grupo Bimbo to buy Ecuadorean bread maker

WSJ - Mexican bakeries company Grupo Bimbo said it has agreed to buy leading Ecuadorean bread maker Supán, ending a long dispute over the Ecuadorean company's use of the Bimbo brand name in its home country.

Vodafone unlikely to look at America Movil assets

Reuters - Britain's Vodafone said it was unlikely to be interested in telecom assets being put up for sale in Mexico by tycoon Carlos Slim's America Movil since a deal would not fit with its focus on the corporate market in Latin America.

Pinfra raises $570 million in stock offering

Reuters - Mexican infrastructure company Promotora y Operadora de Infraestructura, known as Pinfra, closed a stock offering worth more than $570 million on Wednesday . The company operates 15 highway concessions and one port.

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