TransCanada wins second pipeline contract

Reuters - TransCanada Corp. said its Mexican unit was awarded a $400 million contract from Mexico's federal power company to build the El Oro to Mazatlan pipeline. The latest contract is an addition to the $1 billion contractTransCanada won last week.

Busy Tijuana-San Diego crossing gets makeover

AP - A rerouting of tens of thousands of vehicles a day began Thursday without a hitch at the busiest crossing on the U.S.-Mexico border as part of an expansion that aims to keep lines manageable while allowing heightened inspections.

Mexico City opens new subway line to poor areas

McClatchy - For hundreds of thousands of Mexico City residents, daily life grew less arduous and less expensive Tuesday with the inauguration of a new subway line that reaches deep into poor districts of one of the world’s biggest metropolises.

New border crossing lanes to Tijuana open Thursday

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.

ICA's 3rd quarter net profit dives 6 percent

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.

Sorting out Mexico City's transport system

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.

Fire breaks out in Pemex pipeline in western Mexico

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.

Pena Nieto backs Pemex deal with Spanish shipyards

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.

Tijuana to be first in Mexico to switch to digital TV

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.

Large-scale solar power plant inaugurated in Baja

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.

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