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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ATM malware might spread to English-speaking world - 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.

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.

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.

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.

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