Independent – At least 11 people have been killed in a shooting at a teenager’s 15th birthday party in southern Mexico. Guerrero state governor Hector Astudillo Flore, said the shooting occurred during a “quinceanera” celebration in Cundancito.
Reuters -Twenty-two members of Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel have been arrested and two were killed in a police raid near the U.S.-Mexico border where authorities seized assault-type weapons, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.
Platts – Falling crude oil production, falling refined product output and falling income have led many to believe that the sky is falling on Mexico’s state-owned oil company Pemex.
AZ Capitol Times – Despite a renewed U.S. State Department travel warning for Mexico, regions like neighboring Sonora are moving forward with ambitious plans to attract U.S. visitors just in time for spring break, according to a senior Mexican tourism official.
The Guardian – Mexico has rechristened its capital city, embracing the name by which it is known worldwide, but causing a conundrum for residents who for decades have referred to the sprawling megalopolis as the Federal District – or “DF.”
WSJ – Canada’s Foreign Minister Stéphane Dion said Friday a long-standing dispute with Mexico over visa restrictions would be resolved shortly.
EFE – The world-famous Mariinsky Orchestra from St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform at Mexico City’s National Auditorium on March 4, the National Auditorium said.
El Universal – A fire that occurred Sunday morning razed at least 35 houses of cardboard, wood and sheet in the Royal Alliance colony of Escobedo in Nuevo Leon. There were no injuries.
Periodico Correrò – The number of counterfeit banknotes in circulation in the Mexican economy rebounded last year and broke two years of efforts by authorities to attack this problem.