NPR – The PGA Tour is leaving Miami’s Doral golf course after 54 years and taking the tournament to a new site in Mexico City. The Tour began to distance itself from Trump last year after his comments about excluding Muslims from immigrating to the U.S.
Sentido Comun – Asur, the administrator of nine airports in southeast Mexico, said passenger traffic in its air terminals rose 5.7 percent in May compared to the same month of 2015, its 6th consecutive rise but the second lowest in the last 26 months.
SDP Noticias – Italian tire manufacturer Pirelli laid the first stone of what will be its new production plant in the Bajio. The company plans to invest $200 million and generate about 2,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Dario de Yucatan – The death of Rodolfo Rodríguez “El Pana” left Mexican bullfighting without one of its most charismatic, bohemian and extravagant representatives, a unique character, forged in the school of the street and abused to become an idol for the uniqueness of his bullfighting.
By Juan Montes / Wall Street Journal
On a recent day, hundreds of construction workers laid bricks in a fevered rush to finish a new courthouse in the violence-torn city of Acapulco. Their work was just part of Mexico’s broad and daunting effort to build a new criminal justice system.
Every criminal case in Acapulco now will be heard using a new judicial process based on U.S.-style oral trials. It replaces a centuries-old inquisitorial system that effectively presumes defendants are guilty and hands down sentences on the basis of written evidence reviewed behind closed doors.
Within two weeks of its Acapulco rollout, the new system is supposed to operate across the entire country.
“This is the biggest change in Mexico’s judicial system in recent history—a cultural change without precedent,” said María de los Ángeles Fromow, the Interior Ministry official who has led the implementation of the new system across the country.
Supporters say the changes will create a more transparent and accountable system where defense lawyers and prosecutors confront each other in public before a judge or panel of judges.
Critics say parts of the country aren’t ready for the changes and criminals could avoid punishment in the short term, especially in places like this Pacific coastal city widely considered Mexico’s murder capital.
Bloomberg – Mexico’s unexpected move to boost its credit line from the International Monetary Fund suggests the nation isn’t taking lightly the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency or Britain’s exit from the European Union.
AP -Environmental authorities in Mexico have begun removing 800 to 900 wild goats from Espiritu Santo island off Baja California. The goats will be taken by boat to the Baja peninsula, where the first 100 will be given to a local university for research. The others will be given to goat herders on the peninsula.
Business Standard -Federal police of Tamaulipas in northeastern Mexico on Wednesday arrested Osvaldo Velazquez, identified as the alleged mastermind of soccer player Alan Pulido’s abduction over the weekend.
Bloomberg – Metals magnate Alberto Bailleres is posting the biggest gains among Latin America’s wealthiest people thanks to a comeback in silver and gold prices. Mexico’s second-richest man has added $1.3 billion to his net worth this year, buoyed by a surge at Industrias Penoles and Fresnillo, owner of the world’s largest silver mine.
Sports Illustrated – Javier “Chicharito” Hernández is the golden boy of Mexican soccer. Chicharito is 28. He grew up absorbing the culture of the game from his father, Javier, and grandfather, Tomás Balcázar, both of whom also represented Mexico in a World Cup. He has played in the Champions League for Man United, Real Madrid and, this past winter, Leverkusen.
EFE – Mountain biker Daniela Campuzano will carry the Mexican flag at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, the head of the delegation, Mario Garcia, announced Tuesday.
Zack’s – Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transport (SCT) will announce the names of the winners of its 700 MHz nationwide shared broadband network on Sep 29, 2016. The SCT was initially slated to declare the tender winners on Aug 24.
Christian Today – Guillermo Favela, the president of the Tijuana Minsterial Evangelical Alliance, was stabbed on a street near his church on May 18 after he was assaulted by a man who demanded he pay 30,000 pesos per month in protection money for the church.