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2012 attack on U.S. Embassy SUV a "crass error"

McClatchy - A 2012 incident in which Mexican federal police raked a U.S. Embassy vehicle with gunfire was the result of a “crass error” in judgment but was not an ambush ordered by organized crime, the nation’s top security czar said.

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/08/20/237170_mexico-calls-2012-attack-on-us.html?rh=1

Tourist town Valle de Bravo sees uptick in kidnappings

Latin Post - Valle de Bravo has become the latest town in the country to see heightened numbers of kidnappings. At least seven people have been kidnapped; three have been released.

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/19627/20140820/mexico-tourist-town-sees-7-kidnappings-updates-countrys-tourism-travel.htm

Mexico City airport prepares to deal with Ebola

EFE - The Mexico City International Airport is ready to deal with any possible cases of Ebola, a viral disease that is spreading through West Africa, aviation officials said.

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/08/18/mexico-city-airport-prepares-to-deal-with-ebola/

Mexico to offer $4.9 billion in electric projects

AP - Mexico says it expects to put out for bid $4.9 billion in electrical generation and natural gas pipeline projects as part of the opening of the state-run energy sector. It didn't set a date for the opening of bidding.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mexico-offer-49-billion-electric-projects-25027492

Mexico files action against Sonora mine in acid spill

AP - Environmental authorities filed a criminal complaint against a Grupo Mexico copper mine that spilled 10 million gallons of acids into rivers that supply water to tens of thousands of people in Sonora.

http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/18/4080684/mexico-sues-mine-for-acid-spill.html

Acid spill into two rivers closes 88 schools

AP — Eighty-eight schools in northern Mexico will not open Monday because of the danger of water contaminated by the spill of 10 million gallons of acids from a copper mine into two rivers this month.

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2014-08-18/mexico-river-spill-to-keep-88-schools-closed

Artist accused of damaging environment near Cancun

AP - A Polish artist famed for slipping crocheted covers around unlikely objects has gotten into hot water in Mexico for slipping her brightly colored work around underwater sculptures near Cancun.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/artist-accused-damaging-environment-mexico-25009223

MexiChem to pay $630 million for Dura-Line

Reuters - Mexico's Mexichem said it had reached a deal to pay $630 million to buy Tennessee-based plastic pipe maker Dura-Line Corporation from private equity firm CHS Capital.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/18/mexico-mexichem-idUSL2N0QO0UA20140818

Japan beats Mexico in Little League World Series

AP - Shozo Kamata had a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run single in the fifth inning to help Tokyo, Japan, beat Guadalupe, Mexico, 9-5 in the Little League World Series on Sunday. Japan advances to play Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday.

http://www.centredaily.com/2014/08/17/4309770/japan-beats-mexico-in-little-league.html?sp=/99/146/

Mexico protests National Guard troops on Texas border

AFP - Mexico's foreign ministry late Friday protested Texas Governor Rick Perry's deployment of National Guard troops to the southern US border to halt the surge of child migrants.

http://news.yahoo.com/mexico-protests-texas-national-guard-troops-us-border-094615377.html

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