BBC – More than 400 federal police officers and soldiers have been sent to a town in Mexico’s western Michoacan state. The deployment follows a shoot-out between two vigilante groups on Tuesday in which 11 people were killed.
Reuters – Joint talks among the United States, Cuba and Mexico to fix the maritime boundaries of the three countries in the Gulf of Mexico are likely to be complex and stretch beyond 2018, a senior Mexican official said.
Undercurrent News – Regal Springs’ Mexican subsidiary, Acuagranjas Dos Lagos, has secured $10 million funding for an expansion to its tilapia operations. The project will help address increasing demand for tilapia in Mexico and in global markets, and help efforts to reduce pressure on wild fish stocks.
Bloomberg – Altos Hornos de Mexico SA, the steelmaker known as Ahmsa, said it asked a judge to end its 15-year bankruptcy following an agreement with a majority of creditors that calls for repayment of $1.7 billion.
Al Jazeera – A shoot-out between rival vigilantes in Michoacan has left 11 dead. The incident, which occurred on Tuesday, signaled a renewed unrest in an area President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government said had been pacified. The clash pitted two rival vigilante groups against each another in the town of La Ruana.
Sentido Comun – Constellation Brands, the largest producer and distributor of Grupo Modelo beer brands, struck a deal with Owens Illinois to acquire and operate a glass plant in Nava , Coahuila, currently owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Milenio – Grupo Lala has acquired the assets of Eskimo and its subsidiaries in several countries in Central America, significantly expanding its business and operations in that region.
Milenio – President Enrique Peña Nieto said that 2014 was a year of “claroscuros” because both significant reforms to the Mexicans were implemented and there were other “difficult and pain” moments such as the Iguala situation, “a fact that we do not want a repeat.”
Economia Terra – Mexico markets rallied on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve expressed confidence in an economic recovery in the United States.
El Informador -Telcel presented users four new and different prepaid plans – ”Amigo Óptimo”, ”Amigo TU”, ”Amigo por Segundo” y ”Amigo On Life’’ – that offer better messaging and social networking terms.
Washington Post – Everybody’s heard about the economic growth of China, India, Mexico and Russia (well, at least, until recently). But it turns out that success has come with a big asterisk: These countries now are the biggest source of illegal money in the world, exporting $1 trillion a year in laundered funds, drugs, and under-the-table payments.
NBC – The hours and hours of waiting at the nation’s busiest border crossing between San Diego and Tijuana are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to a $741 million construction project.
Breitbart – Almost 200 Americans have been kidnapped in Mexico this past year; 79 of those kidnappings took place just south of the Texas border in the Mexican State of Tamaulipas, according to the FBI.
IBT – An armed group believed to be called the Movement of Guerrero captured Mexican reporters and their families, beating several people, a local publication reported Tuesday.
A federal judge dismissed criminal charges on Monday against two women who witnessed the June 30 army killing of suspected drug gang members in southern Mexico.
NYT – Raúl Salinas de Gortari, the brother of former President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, has been cleared of charges of illicit enrichment, ending his two decades of legal battles over charges ranging from money laundering to murder.
Excelsior – The National Weather Service reported that a frontal system will bring cold to very cold temperatures with frost in the mountainous areas of northern and central Mexico.
Excelsior – The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Jose Antonio Meade said Mexico had “a good year” in foreign policy, despite facing problems such as the Iguala case.
PL – The Piedra del Sol, the colossal monument that summarizes the astronomical knowledge of the Aztecs before the Spanish conquest, turns 224 years old today.
The Guardian – Mexican federal authorities had real-time information of an attack on a group of student teachers by corrupt local police, but did nothing to stop the disappearance and probable massacre of 43 people, according to new evidence published by the news magazine Proceso.