The Weekly Standard - The EPA awarded $461,368 in grants this week for various environmental projects along the U.S.-Mexico border. The funds went to projects in Calexico, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Nogales and Ensenada in Mexico.
KPBS Fronteras - The so-called 'bridge to nowhere' is finally going somewhere. After a two-year delay, Mexico has begun construction on its half of a new border crossing outside El Paso. When complete, it will be one of the largest ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Bloomberg - President Enrique Pena Nieto might expand the congested Mexico City airport, the busiest in Latin America, on government-owned land east of the capital. Construction could begin as soon as 2014 and amount to about $5 billion.
KPBS - U.S. and Mexico officials joined together to wave orange flags and signal construction crews to begin work on a $700 million border infrastructure project. The goal of the new freeway, and eventually a new port of entry, is to cut border wait times and boost trade.
My SA - A new pipeline project to move Eagle Ford Shale natural gas into Mexico's growing energy market has received its presidential permit. Houston-based NET Mexico Pipeline Partners got the OK from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Nov. 8.
Wall Street Journal - San Diego has spent decades looking for ways to expand its cramped, one-runway airport. Today the region is edging closer to a solution, but it comes with a catch: It's in Mexico.
ITWorld.com - A malicious software program found in ATMs in Mexico has been improved and translated into English, which suggests it might be used elsewhere, according to security vendor Symantec.
Reuters - Mexico's government said on Monday it had reached a deal with concession-holders, including MVS Multivision, to recover 68 percent of available space in the country's disputed 2.5 GHz spectrum, which could boost competition in the telecoms sector.
Reuters - Mexico's state oil monopoly Pemex expects to add 40,000 barrels per day of capacity by 2018 at its No.2 refinery, under a $3.5-billion expansion planned with construction firm ICA Fluor. The first phase of the Tula refinery expansion is underway.
BBC - Mexican authorities say they have partially reopened the main motorway link between the seaside resort of Acapulco and the capital, Mexico City. At least 600 buses transported out the 20,000-plus stranded tourists.