Reuters - Mexican construction company ICA said it had reached a deal to sell a majority stake in its prison business to a subsidiary of privately held Hunt Companies for 1.5 billion pesos ($113 million). ICA will sell 70 percent of two 22-year prison service contracts but retain the other 30 percent.
Reuters - Mexican state oil company Pemex and Guatemala will build a $1.2 billion, 600-kilometer (370-mile) gas pipeline linking the two countries and giving local manufacturers access to cheaper energy, a Guatemalan presidential spokesman said.
PBS - Texas, U.S. and Mexican officials met last week to discuss a possible high-speed passenger rail line between San Antonio, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico. The project could begin in 2015, with a projected completion as early as 2018.
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.