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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.

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/aug/08/sweet-victory-beekeepers-monsanto-gm-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.

http://recode.net/2014/08/08/wickr-partners-with-mexicos-iusacell-on-secure-messaging-app/

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.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/doliaestevez/2014/07/30/texas-court-reinstates-multi-million-dollar-judgment-against-mexicos-oil-union-and-its-leader-romero-deschamps/

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.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-07-30/mexico-s-pemex-to-buy-u-s-natural-gas-through-mercuria.html

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.

http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2014/07/28/335903.htm

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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/23/walmex-results-idUSL2N0PY2G520140723

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.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/07/18/mexico-cemex-idINASA09EOH20140718

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.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/mexicos-grupo-bimbo-to-buy-ecuadorean-bread-maker-supan-1405466345

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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/16/us-vodafone-mexico-idUSKBN0FL0Z320140716

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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/16/mexico-pinfra-idUSL2N0PR0Y820140716

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