AP – A Mexican woman who said she was forced to work as a prostitute in New York City 15 years ago says she now wants to make sure other Latin American immigrants don’t suffer the same fate.
Trucking Info – The pilot program for allowing Mexican truckers to operate across the border has too few participants to project the outcome of a full border opening, says the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General.
JCK – The Panama Diamond Exchange has partnered with Cámara de Joyería y Platería de Jalisco, the largest jewelry association in Mexico, to develop and improve business relationships.
EFE – A growing number of tourist attractions, the chance to have a symbolic wedding and an atmosphere of non-discrimination have made the coasts of Jalisco and Nayarit a paradise for the international gay community.
Vanguardia – Children and adolescents have suffered more casualties as a result of the increasing violence in Mexico. The rate of murders of children is comparable to countries with armed conflicts such as Iraq and Sudan.
La Voz de la Frontera – Officials have issued an alert for the next days warning of strong winds, snow and very cold temperatures in the northern part of Baja California.
Milenio – Citizens of at least 11 countries showed their solidarity and support to the families of the 42 students in Iguala Ayotzinapa through a video posted on YouTube.
El Sol de Mexico City – The Federal Commission for Protection Against Health Risks has been asked to research information that would allow a ban on the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes.
Azteca Noticias – The Mexican economy will close the year with greater dynamism, which will continue during 2015, said the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit ( SHCP ).
Notimex – The Mexican Stock Exchange (BMV) ended yesterday, Monday, with a gain of 0.43 percent, supported by broadcasters such as Grupo Mexico, in a mixed day for global stock markets.
WebAdictos – The government project Connected Mexico fulfilled its annual goal of connecting more than 65,000 public places with broadband internet during 2014.
By Tracy Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times
When a president is in crisis, it is usually a propitious time for political opponents to pounce. But in Mexico, the controversies, failings and crisis of confidence engulfing President Enrique Peña Nieto have tarred not just his 2-year-old administration but the entire political establishment.
And no political realm has suffered more than the left, some of whose politicians have been exposed as corrupt and in cahoots with drug traffickers.
Bloomberg – A price war is brewing between Canada and Latin America over who will satisfy U.S. Gulf Coast refiners’ hunger for heavy oil.
Reuters – Mexico on Sunday called for an overhaul of the United Nations Security Council, envisaging more member countries across a wider geographical swathe.
Global News – Authorities say the Popocatepetl volcano southeast of Mexico City registered an explosion on Friday that spewed steam, gas and ashes about 3.5 kilometres into the air.
AutoBlog – Just 11 months since production began, Mazda de Mexico has put together its 100,000th vehicle – in this case a Mazda2 hatchback headed for Europe.
Bloomberg – Mexico’s Finance Ministry took out 50 billion pesos ($3.4 billion) from the state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos, according to a statement to the Mexican Stock Exchange.
NBC – Three months after the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, activists plan to mobilize on Jan. 5 and 6 to protest Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to the United States.
Global News – Canada, the United States and Mexico need to begin integrating policies as the three focus on building an economically viable and secure North America, a report by two high profile American leaders says.