UT San Diego - Starting at 6 a.m. Thursday, Mexico’s federal government plans to route all San Ysidro southbound traffic into Tijuana through the newly constructed El Chaparral facility located west of the current lanes at Puerta Mexico.
Reuters - Mexican construction firm ICA said that its third quarter net profit plunged 61 percent from a year ago, when the company recorded an extraordinary gain from the sale of a tollroad project.
IPS - Greater integration of public passenger transport is a major challenge facing the next government of the Mexican capital, one of the most traffic-congested cities in the world, if it wants to guarantee people the right to mobility.
Reuters - A fire has broken out at a liquefied petroleum gas pipeline of Mexican state oil monopoly Pemex in western Mexico. A Pemex spokesman said the blaze in the town of Zapotlanejo was caused by a digger striking the pipeline.
EFE - Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto said his administration will move ahead with the deal cut by state-owned oil giant Pemex with shipyards in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia for the construction of floating hotels.
U-T San Diego - Tijuana, a city of more than 1.7 million residents, next year will become the first in Mexico to make the switch from analog to digital television. The rest of Mexico is scheduled to follow suit by the end of 2015.
Latin American Herald Tribune - Mexican President Felipe Calderon inaugurated a solar power plant that he touted as the region’s first, a pilot facility in Baja California that features 4,000 photovoltaic panels and 1 MW in generating capacity.
New York Times - Officials from both sides of the Rio Grande expect the completion in December of the Brownsville West Rail Bypass International Bridge, an eight-mile project that should make the growing trade between Texas and Mexico easier.
Nasdaq - ICA Fluor, the industrial construction joint venture of Empresas ICA and Fluor Corp., is part of the venture awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to build new petrochemical complex Etileno XXI in Veracruz.
EFE - The government has inaugurated a federal prison featuring state-of-the-art technology in the northern Mexican state of Sonora, the first penitentiary built with the participation of the private sector.