Reuters - Mexico on Sunday announced the opening of an international tender to build a high-speed passenger train linking Mexico City and the industrial city of Queretaro. The project was previously estimated to cost about $3.3 billion.
El Paso Times - After three years of delays, the Mexican side of the Tornillo-Guadalupe international bridge will finally be completed in August, Mexican officials said. The new border crossing will not be operational until the end of the year.
AFP - More than 30 police officers have been arrested in Mexico for alleged organised crime ties and possible involvement in the killing of fellow cops, authorities said on Sunday.
Reuters - Japan and Mexico have signed a deal for Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by investing in technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico - in Japan's 12th bilateral carbon agreement.
Reuters - The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed last week a lower court ruling that ordered Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to provide a shareholder with documents related to the company’s internal probe of allegations the retailer had paid bribes in Mexico.
Food Safety News - U.S. and Mexico food safety officials have signed a statement of intent last week forming a partnership to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.
BBC - A federal judge in Mexico has charged six employees of a children's home raided by police last week. More than 450 children and teenagers were rescued from the The Big Family Home.
EFE - The leader of the governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, in Nuevo Urecho, Arturo Alejandro Ramos, was gunned down by hitmen suspected of being on the payroll of a drug cartel, state prosecutors said.
Washington Times - The sheriff of Butler County in Ohio said his community has become so overwhelmed with illegals that he sent a letter to Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto — billing him for the costs associated with jailing them.
EFE - Scientists found the skull and tusks of a gomphothere - an ancestor of the elephant - in the central state of Tlaxcala. The remains are at least 10,000 years old, according to Mexico's National Institute and History.
Fox40 - Illegal immigration, jobs, trade and the environment will be topics when Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown travels south of the border next week. Ahead of his trip, Mexico’s Foreign Secretary is in Sacramento making the case to build a better relationship with Mexico.
Globe and Mail - The Senate this week passed four sweeping bills that overhaul Pemex and CFE and set up regulatory bodies that will oversee the first direct foreign investment in the country’s energy production and generation since it was nationalized in the 1930s.
EFE - Nine workers were injured when a gasoline storage tank at the refinery operated by Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, in Ciudad Madero, a city in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas, burst into flames, officials said.
Reuters – Former Mexico coach Javier Aguirre has been appointed to manage Japan’s national team replacing Alberto Zaccheroni. The 55-year-old Aguirre coached Mexico at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups and was in charge of La Liga side Espanyol last season.
The Telegraph - Mexican authorities searching an abandoned house were stunned when they discovered a Bengal tiger locked in a cage. They were searching a property in Chilapa de Alvarez, in the state of Guerrero, when they heard a strange noise.
Fox News Latino - Carlos Slim, the world’s richest man, told a group of businesspeople in Paraguay that workers should think about moving to a three-day work week with work days 11 or 12 hours long.
EFE -Mexico's foreign reserves fell by $104 million last week to $190.23 billion. Reserves have grown by $13.71 billion since Jan. 1, the Bank of Mexico said in a statement.
EFE - A transportation industry regulator and former Michoacan legislator, Jose Trinidad Martinez Pasalagua, was arrested for allegedly having ties to drug traffickers, officials said.
Reuters - Mexico's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart de Mexico, on Wednesday said its second-quarter profit doubled, driven by the sale of its restaurant business but also helped by a pickup in revenue across its stores.
Washington Post - Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) reportedly plans to dispatch some 1,000 Texas National Guardmen to the U.S. border with Mexico to increase security in the Rio Grande Valley.
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