World War 4 Report - After nearly 10 years of struggle, Mexican campesinos fighting to protect their lands from the planned La Parota hydro-dam on the Río Papagayo won a victory with the Aug. 16 signing of the "Cacahuatepec Accords."
Chron.com - Mexico is pressing ahead with an $8 billion expansion of the country's 5,500-mile natural gas pipeline system, focusing on central and northern industrial cities. it intends to fuel that network with U.S. natural gas.
EFE - The Mexican government's decision to recover spectrum in the high-frequency 2.5-GHz band was an act of "revenge" for MVS Comunicaciones' decision to rehire a newscaster, CEO Joaquin Vargas said, adding that the firm will challenge the move in court.
Reuters - The Mexican government plans to re-auction the coveted 2.5 GHz band in chunks of 40 MHz to allow a broader number of companies to take part in the process, Deputy Communications Minister Hector Olavarria told Milenio newspaper.
Reuters - APM Terminals, the ports arm of Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it would develop a new specialized container terminal at the Port of Lazaro Cardenas with a total investment cost of over $900 million.
Business Wire - New York Life announced that its wholly-owned Mexican subsidiary, Seguros Monterrey New York Life, celebrated the official opening of the New York Life Tower, a 32-story tower on the Paseo de la Reforma.
EFE - Spanish construction and energy company Acciona said it reached an agreement to sell its interest in Mexico's Concesionaria Politecnica de San Luis to Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund, or MMIF, for 38 million euros ($46.7 million).
Reuters - Mexican state oil monopoly Pemex plans to directly assign the rights to drill its offshore Arenque oil field to a private contractor sometime in the next three weeks. Last month's auction failed to award the Arenque field.
EFE - A consortium led by Mexico's Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste outbid another group headed by Spain's Ferrovial for a contract to lease and operate the San Juan airport, the largest in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean region.
Dow Jones - Mexico's state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it expects maintenance at its top Ku-Maloob-Zaap offshore complex to be completed this week and total "deferred" production losses to be about 750,000 barrels of crude oil.