Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Four cities along U.S. border get environmental grants

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. 

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/epa-grants-230k-two-cities-mexico-environmental-projects_774683.html

Mexico starts construction on "bridge to nowhere"

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.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2014/jan/14/mexico-begins-construction-new-international-bridg/

Pena Nieto open to Mexico City airport expansion

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.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-11/mexico-open-to-airport-expansion-as-5-billion-cost-seen.html

U.S., Mexico hail start of work on new border crossing

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. 

Eagle Ford pipeline project moves forward

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.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/eagle-ford-energy/article/Eagle-Ford-pipeline-moves-forward-for-delivery-to-4986345.php

Cross the border to Tijuana, then fly

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.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303559504579196370226844190

ATM malware might spread to English-speaking world

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.

http://www.itworld.com/security/380328/atm-malware-may-spread-mexico-english-speaking-world

68% of disputed 2.5 GHz spectrum recovered

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.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/15/mexico-telecoms-idUSL1N0I501P20131015

Pemex sees refinery expansion adding 40,000 bpd

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.

www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/24/pemex-ica-idUSL2N0HJ27M20130924

Main road to Acapulco reopened partially

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.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24181533

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