Reuters – A consortium including an energy company controlled by billionaire Carlos Slim won a contract to build a 230 km (143 mile) pipeline to supply gas to central, northern and western Mexico.
Reuters) – Mexican industrial production rose in November at its slowest pace in two months, as a dip in mining and utilities dragged on an expansion in the construction and manufacturing sectors.
Reuters – Louis Dreyfus Commodities’ Imperial Sugar Co and AmCane Sugar have challenged the U.S.-Mexico trade deal, warning that the pact potentially harms domestic sugar refiners and prolongs a long-running dispute between the two countries.
WSJ – Mexican broadcast and media company Grupo Televisa said it completed the sale of its 50 percent stake in mobile operator Grupo Iusacell and used part of the money to buy regional cable company Cablevision Red.
EFE – Five people were killed and 10 others injured when a truck hauling onions flipped over on a highway in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, officials said Thursday.
Reuters – Mexico’s central bank will pay particular attention to its monetary policy stance relative to that of the United States, Governor Agustin Carstens said, citing U.S. monetary policy as an external risk to domestic inflation in 2015.
World Bulletin – Mexico’s attorney general on Thursday asked Interpol to help find and arrest the main shareholder of a Mexican microfinance firm, Rafael Antonio Olvera Amezcua, who has been charged with defrauding investors.
Informador – A judge in Coahuila has told Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA) and its creditors that suspension of payments has ended and the bankruptcy process has been completed.
Terra – For most Mexicans, the work of state and municipal police has worsened. According to a national survey, 70.7 percent of adults felt that the work of these entities is little or not effective, against 69.6 percent who felt that way 12 months earlier.
TeleSur – A new study by the National Commission on Human Rights released Wednesday reveals that 97 journalists have been killed in Mexico in connection with their work since 2010.
The research also revealed 22 cases of disappearances and 433 attacks against journalists and media offices since 2005. Investigations into the crimes have been carried out in very few cases.
EFE – Authorities in Guerrero, the southern Mexican state where 43 students disappeared, found six clandestine graves containing 10 bodies and 11 human heads, prosecutors said.
Scherer helped expose many of Mexico’s greatest scandals for decades, probing a secret army unit to combat guerrillas, a multimillion-dollar Swiss bank account of a president’s brother and official involvement in the assassination of a journalist.
BBC – Thirteen municipal police officers are being held in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz over the kidnapping of journalist Moises Sanchez on Jan. 2.
Breitbart – Sony Pictures plans on releasing the controversial satirical film “The Interview” starring Seth Rogen and James Franco in 200 movie houses in Mexico on Feb. 6.
The Yucatan Times – A new pipeline will soon carry natural gas from fields in the Gulf of Mexico to shipping yards along the Pacific Ocean. Construction of a fleet of ships for the project has begun.
Reuters – Mexico’s No. 3 supermarket chain, Grupo Comercial Chedraui, said it expects to open 10 new stores in 2015 that will help boost sales by between 6.2 percent and 7.2 percent compared with last year.
Terra – Six out of 10 applicants who took the test last December for teaching positions did not pass. Of 16,283 applicants, 9,719 were judged “not suitable” for a teaching position.
El Sol de Yucatan – The body of Edgar Prado Octavio Ramirez, 36, a member of the musical group Los Bybys, was found Saturday in the sewage of Toeloyucan in the state of Mexico. He had been missing since last December 26 after a concert with his group in Tultepec.
Inquisitr – In Tehuacan, local residents lynched a group of robbers from a tree, including a pregnant woman and a teenager. Local residents grew so tired of the “ladrones” robbing their homes that they decided to take the matter into their own hands.
OEM-Informex – The Ministry of Social Development (SEDESOL) has presented a strategy for comprehensive care of indigenous peoples in southeastern Mexico, with emphasis on Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas.