EFE - Mexico plans to launch a nearly six-ton Centenario satellite, the second in the state-owned Mexsat system, in the first half of 2014. The U.S.-made satellite is part of the Geomovil family from Boeing and will go into orbit above the equator.
Reuters - Bombardier, the world's biggest train manufacturer, anticipates bidding on all six of the new Mexican passenger rail projects it expects to be tendered later this year, the company's Mexico chief said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Export-Import Bank of Korea has opened a $20 billion credit line for Mexico aimed at funding infrastructure projects spanning agriculture to the oil sector. President Enrique Pena Nieto is preparing a multi-year infrastructure plan.
Bloomberg - Vestas Wind Systems, a the wind-turbine maker, won a 155-megawatt order from Infraestructura Energetica Nova, the Mexican unit of U.S. natural-gas utility Sempra Energy. They’ll be installed at the Sierra Juarez wind power plant in Baja California.
VOXXI - Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto’s vision of high-speed rail seems to be stuck on the tracks. Four months after he announced a high-speed rail across the Yucatan Peninsula, from Merida to Punta Venado, the plan is moving in slow motion.
Dredging Today - Communications and Transport Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza announced a continuing logistics development strategy for the Port of Lazaro Cardenas. The work will service as an example in Mexico's port system.
Sentido Comun - The Federal Telecommunications Commission (Cofetel), the body responsible for regulating telecommunications and broadcasting in Mexico, reported that the digital switchover date in Tijuana television signal is postponed from April 16 to May 28.
Sentido Comun - Industrias CH, a Mexican company dedicated to the production of steel plants in Mexico, USA and Canada, said it signed a contract with TransCanada Pipelines to provide 117.5 miles of pipe 30 "in diameter in the next 14 months.
Christian Science Monitor - Of all the numbers that demonstrate Mexico’s persistent inequality, the digital divide is one of the more surprising. There are fewer than 41 million Internet users in Mexico. That’s a connectivity rate of just 36 percent.
My SA - A new pipeline project will help move Eagle Ford Shale natural gas into Mexico's growing energy market. Houston-based NET Midstream announced it will build a 124-mile pipeline to transport natural gas from the Eagle Ford Shale region to the Mexican border.