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After hearing, ex-Marine remains jailed in Mexico

CBS - A judge ordered an ex-Marine jailed in Mexico to remain behind bars after a hearing on Wednesday. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi had a hearing with a judge for the first time. The judge decided his next court date would be in August.

Obama, Perry confer on immigrant crisis

USAToday - Texas Gov. Rick Perry and President Obama met Wednesday in a pair of meetings here and discussed border security, housing and other ways to deal with the flood of immigrants.

Mexico passes telecom reform laws

AP — The lower house of Mexico's congress has approved tough restrictions on dominant companies in the country's telephone and television sectors. The new rules must still be signed into law.

Mexico annual inflation ticks up in June

Reuters - Mexico's annual inflation rate ticked up in June but remained below the central bank's ceiling, boosting bets that policymakers will leave rates at an all-time low to support tepid growth in Latin America's No. 2 economy.

Mexico whips Philippines in World Cup Softball

Rappler -Brandi Melero broke the backs of a scrappy Philippine squad, whipping a grand slam homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning in lifting Mexico to a lopsided 7-0 triumph in the Softball World Cup.

Mexico-Guatemala quake death toll rises to five

AP - The death toll in from a magnitude-6.9 earthquake near Mexico's border with Guatemala has risen to five, with authorities confirming two more deaths in Mexico.

Government says Slim plan may improve competition

Reuters - Mexico's government says that a proposal by billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil to cut its share of Mexico's telecommunications market below 50 percent could improve competition in the industry.

Televisa sees profits rise on World Cup ad sales

Hollywood Reporter - Mexican media giant Televisa on Monday reported strong second-quarter growth fueled by World Cup ad sales and programming royalties from Univision. The company saw a quarterly net profit of 2.2 billion pesos ($170 million).

Tropical storm Fausto forms in Pacific off Mexico

AP - Tropical Storm Fausto has formed over the Pacific Ocean far from Mexico's coast and forecasters say it poses no immediate threat to land. Forecasters say the storm should strengthen in the coming 48 hours.

Kia confirms interest in Mexico assembly plant

Automotive News - Kia has confirmed that it’s considering putting its next overseas assembly plant in Mexico. Kia gave no timeline for a decision, and declined to comment further.

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