Efforts underway to rejuvenate Mexico's urban centers

New York Times - Mexico’s leading architects, planners and civil servants are working together in a long-overdue battle to clean up some of the country’s most polluted urban areas. Parks are being rehabilitated and pedestrian zones are cutting traffic.

Pemex to revise Chicontepec project

Reuters - Mexico's state oil monopoly Pemex will revise its key Chicontepec oilfields project, seen as crucial to boosting output in coming years, and might also adjust its overall investment plans, a Pemex adviser told Reuters.

Conditions imposed on Televisa-Iusacell tie-up

Reuters - Mexico said on Thursday it approved broadcaster Televisa's bid to buy half of cell phone company Iusacell, seen as crucial to helping them challenge tycoon Carlos Slim's telecoms empire, but imposed "harsh" conditions, one of the partners said.

Mexico publishes frequencies for TV auctions

Reuters - Mexico's telecom watchdog on Tuesday published the frequencies it plans to auction to create up to two new nation-wide channels, the first step of a long-awaited plan to boost competition in the broadcast television market.

U.S., Mexico reach border spectrum agreement

IDG News Service - The U.S. and Mexican governments have reached agreements on the sharing of wireless spectrum on the border of the two countries, opening up spectrum in the 800 MHz and 1.9 GHz bands to commercial services and public safety agencies.

Report says Slim won't enter TV competition

Reuters - Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's fixed line phone giant Telmex does not aim to enter the television market via a planned auction of two new nationwide channels, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

Mexico to complete Tijuana border crossing by Nov. 1

U-T San Diego - Mexico’s plans to complete its new El Chaparral port of entry south of the San Ysidro border crossing this year is creating a growing level of pressure for U.S. officials.

OHL starts process to recover Puebla highway project

Dow Jones - The Mexican unit of Spanish infrastructure firm Obrascon Huarte Lain (OHL) said it has begun legal proceedings against the government of the Mexican state of Puebla in an effort to recover a highway concession that the state revoked.

Mexico launches national tsunami warning system

AFP – The Mexican government on Tuesday launched a national tsunami system to monitor quakes around the world that could impact the country's coastline, the Interior Ministry said.

Acciona eyes $3.04 billion expansion of Veracruz port

Business News America - Spanish company Acciona is eyeing a potential project to expand Mexico's port of Veracruz, Acciona Mexico director Guillermo Jiménez said. The proposed $3.04 billion project would add 32 docks as well as specialized terminals.

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