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Imperial Valley shuns historic Colorado River pact

Imperial Valley Press - A historic water pact between the United States and Mexico was signed Tuesday, and absent from the proceedings was the entity with the largest allotment of the Colorado River’s water, the Imperial Irrigation District.

www.ivpressonline.com/news/ivp-iid-sits-on-the-sidelines-of-usmexico-water-pact-20121121,0,765504.story

Interjet to buy more Russian Superjets

The Voice of Russia - The SuperJet International company and Mexico’s Interjet airline have signed an agreement on buying 20 Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) planes. Interjet also has an option to buy 10 more SSJ-100 planes. The deal exceeds $1 billion.

english.ruvr.ru/2012_11_19/Mexico-to-buy-more-Russian-Superjets/

Mexico’s first state-funded satellite ready for launch

First Post - The Bicentenario satellite, the state-run Mexsat system’s first launch into space, is ready for lift-off next month and will begin operating in orbit in late January 2013, the Mexican government announced.

www.firstpost.com/world/mexicos-first-state-funded-satellite-ready-for-launch-524857.html

El Paso Natural Gas to build pipeline to serve Mexico

Financial Post - El Paso Natural Gas, owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and Kinder Morgan, has entered into a 25-year transportation precedent agreement in connection with plans to build a new pipeline to serve customers in Mexico.

www.financialpost.com/markets/news/Kinder+Morgan+Paso+Natural+Pipeline+Signs+Long+Term+Contract+Serve/7547253/story.html

Peoples tribunal fights El Zapatillo dam

IPS - Residents of small towns Temacapulín, Acasico and Palmarejo in Jalisco have condemned the Mexican government and demanded cancellation of El Zapotillo hydoelectric dam complex nearby.

upsidedownworld.org/main/mexico-archives-79/3964-mexico-peoples-tribunal-defends-native-villages-from-dams

APM investing $2 billion in Lazaro Cardenas port

Fresh Plaza - Netherlands-based APM Terminals plans to invest $2 billion to expand the containers terminal of the Mexican Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas, a project that will create 3,000 direct jobs, officials said.

www.freshplaza.com/news_detail.asp

U.S., Mexico near to Colorado water-sharing pact

Circle of Blue - The United States and Mexico are nearing an agreement on water-sharing rights for the Colorado River south of the U.S.-Mexico border. The talks remain delicate as final documents are reviewed by 15 water agencies and state officials.

www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2012/the-stream/u-s-mexico-near-water-sharing-agreement-on-border/

America Movil launches LTE service in Mexico

Total Telecom - Telecommunications heavyweight America Movil, Mexico's largest wireless service provider, has launched its fourth-generation mobile service in Mexico, with plans to expand the service to two-thirds of the country by early next year.

www.totaltele.com/view.aspx

ICA wins tollway project with $202 million payment

Bloomberg - Empresas ICA, Mexico’s largest construction company, won a concession to build and operate a tollway in Queretaro and Guanajuato states with an initial payment of 2.63 billion pesos ($202 million) to the government.

www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-05/ica-wins-mexico-tollway-project-on-202-million-payment.html

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.

www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/05/transcanada-mexico-idUSL3E8M54HH20121105

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